Preventing impotence

Can impotence be prevented? The answer to that is ‘ yes’ if you choose a healthy lifestyle and treat any existing medical conditions you may have at present. But it is more difficult if you have experienced an accident or injury in that part of your body.

If you have then that will need to be dealt with first.

Impotence or erectile dysfunction affects around 1 in ten men but there is no reason why you should be one of these statistics.

A healthy diet, regular exercise, losing weight “ if you are overweight or obese and limiting your alcohol intake will stop you from developing impotence.

If you are a smoker then stop as this is a trigger for this condition as are recreational drugs.

If you are prone to stress or anxiety/depression then seek professional advice. There are steps you can take to lower your stress levels or to treat the cause of your anxiety or depression. Your GP will be able to advise you about this.

There are certain medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and arteriosclerosis which can cause impotence. If you suffer from any of these then work in conjunction with your GP to manage these. This will also reduce your risk of impotence although in some cases you may have to learn to manage it or live with it for the time being.

Many men experience problems with an erection, once or twice in their lives but if this problem persists over a period of time then it needs to be investigated. If this applies to you then discuss it with your partner and consult your GP.

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