Although there are a number of causes that could be leading you to suffer from impotence, there are some common health problems that present themselves commonly within the demographic of men just like you that suffer from erectile dysfunction.
Although these health conditions are not always the main cause of impotence within sufferers, men that have any of the four conditions below come with a higher risk of experiencing problems with either getting erect or maintaining their erection long enough to be able to enjoy sex.
If you suffer from any of the following conditions and experience signs of impotence, we suggest that you consult with your doctor as it has been proven that there are links between them with erectile dysfunction.
How Pre-Existing Conditions Relate to Impotence
Type II Diabetes
Although two completely different conditions, type 2 diabetes and impotence are considered to go ‘hand in hand’ and often when younger males suffer from erectile dysfunction they are tested for diabetes as part of their doctors research into the cause.
The reason that both conditions are linked is that type 2 diabetes is related to poorly controlled blood sugar levels within the body, which in turn can do damage to the nerves and small blood vessels within the body.
The damage caused can reduce the blood flow around a sufferer’s body and that would directly impact the ability to be able to gain and maintain an erection.
Reducing Impotence Effects With Type II Diabetes
If you believe that you are suffering from symptoms of impotence and you already know that you are a type 2 diabetic, there are changes that you can make to your lifestyle that can reduce the risk of the symptoms of impotence:
Control Blood Sugar Levels: Eating a diabetes-friendly diet will not be too much of a shock to those of you that are already having to control the level of glucose levels within their diet.
Reduce Alcohol Consumption: Alcohol intake effects both conditions directly and the consumption of more than two drinks per day can increase the level of damage that can be caused to blood vessels within the body.
Exercise: Physical activities help to moderate the glucose levels within the body as well as helping to improve blood circulation within the human body while also being found to have a direct ability to reduce stress.
Quit Smoking: Smoking causes the narrowing of blood vessels within the body, which in turn makes the circulation of blood throughout the body harder and so impacts impotence directly. Although it can be a cause of erectile dysfunction, it can also worsen symptoms.
Sleep Longer: When you are asleep your body is in a resting state, which in turn helps to combat fatigue. Being overly tired can result in the signs of impotence being intensified and sleeping better for longer will reduce the impact fatigue has.
Keep Stress Levels Low: Stress has been proven to be a psychological cause of impotence and that means that if you allow your stress levels to reach a high level it can impact your ability to gain and maintain an erection when aroused.
High Blood Pressure and Impotence
It will come as no surprise that if you suffer from high blood pressure you are going to be at a high risk of experiencing symptoms of impotence due to the change in the level of blood flow within the body.
Having a high blood pressure means that the body is at risk of experiencing damage to the blood vessels that transport much needed blood supply round the body and that in turn then has a direct impact on erectile dysfunction related problems.
Radical Prostectomy and Erectile Dysfunction
If you have undergone radical prostectomy treatment there is a heightened chance that you are at risk of suffering from the symptoms of erectil dysfunction due to the possibility of damage to the nerves within the body.
Typically following treatment patients are tested for erectile dysfunction signs however they can be under-laying issues which are not made evident until a period after the treatment has completed.
Depression / Severe Depression
Stress and depression have always been closely associated with erectile dysfunction and can be influenced directly by a number of reasonings, both within a sufferer’s life and within their mental state.
Struggling to combat depression can be a challenging time for anyone and that means that they are more likely to have areas within the brain that are failing to allow the body to release the hormones required to be able to obtain and keep an erection.