The worst kinds of problems that I face in life aren’t usually the ones that I may have anticipated coming my way, but ones that creep up on me from behind and catch me off guard. Whether it is my boss walking in on me as I binge on dog videos, or an illness knocking at my door without so much as a warning signal, one can never be prepared enough.
And the same goes for men too, who probably don’t see things going south until it’s already too late. And one of those things in men is also being greeted by the early signs of developing erectile dysfunction – the psychological disorder that makes it awfully difficult to get an erection during intercourse.
Now, the thing with ED is that it isn’t a problem that arises because of lack of arousal, but because of a lot of other causes, some of which you don’t even realize are contributing to your lack of drive. These are the things you are doing every day that are ultimately and silently leading you in the grips of erectile dysfunction, making it hard for you (pun intended) to perform in bed.
Questionable Lifestyle Choices
With the pandemic upon us and routine having been thrown out of the window, we’ve all been pushed into a rather laidback and inactive lifestyle, one that has more effect on us than we can measure.
Eating unhealthy with little to no exercise is driving men to become obese which in turn is a driving factor for high blood pressure and cholesterol issues, both of which are prime in leading to ED. So in case your lack of fitness has come up in the recent conversations around health, chances are nothing else will…
Contrary to popular belief where smoking only leads to diseases like cancer or TB, the dangerous stress buster is also one such reason that you might be facing issues in your hardware. The use of excessive tobacco has an adverse effect on health, especially since it decreases blood flow in the body, including the vessels in a man’s penis.
It is always good advice to keep an eye out on your performance after getting prescribed a new medication. Chances are, if it does not suit you, the side effects may start having an impact on your sex life and could be a major and concerning reason for ED.
Bad Mental Health
Erectile dysfunction is essentially a psychological disorder one that starts in the head before it starts having a physical impact. If you feel you are overwhelmed with emotions and struggling with mental health issues like anxiety, depression and the likes of it, they could be playing with your subconscious, making it hard for you (or technically, not) to perform well in the bedroom.
It is therefore important to take care of your mental health to refrain from it being a hurdle to your erection.
By this, I don’t mean having the occasional drink or two with friends is the reason why your soldier is down, but that excessive indulgence in alcohol has proven to tamper with equipment. Drinking heavy is said to have a temporary impact on getting an erection, one that can and perhaps, should be avoided for any awkwardness during the act.