One of the best ways of avoiding erectile dysfunction (ED) is by ensuring you live healthily. By the time you seek treatment for erectile dysfunction, there is a high chance that you have not been physically active, eating a healthy diet, paying attention to your heart and cardiovascular health, and watching your weight. For instance, the food you eat should provide your body with sufficient vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to improve your health and reduce issues like failing to achieve or maintain an erection. Consequently, the prominent health conditions below can contribute significantly to Downingtown erectile dysfunction.
You may have to undergo different types of surgeries if you have cancer. The surgery you require will depend on the area affected by cancer. Cancer can attack your bladder, rectum, colon, and prostate. For instance, if you have bladder cancer, your health specialist may have to remove your bladder, upper urinary tract, and other organs. As a consequence, your oncologist will have to find a way to build and introduce something resembling a bladder into your body or create a way of collecting urine.
One of the reasons why surgery for cancer treatment can lead to erectile dysfunction is the potential destruction of nerves. Nerves assist you in achieving and maintaining an erection. It is easy to harm the nerves because they are many around your reproductive system and rectum.
Thus, your doctor must try to ensure there is no destruction to prostate nerves. Still, even if the nerves are not destroyed, according to research, it may take a few years for them to recover from a surgical procedure.
Radiotherapy also can severely damage prostate nerves and pelvic arteries.
Being diabetic means, you will have weaker muscles, blood vessels, and nerves, including prostate nerves, which are essential for controlling an erection. If you have type 1 or 2 diabetes, you are at a higher risk of impotence.
Moreover, since you have blood sugar levels in your blood, there may be less production of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is vital in the body to make the inner muscles of your blood vessels inside the penis vasodilate and boost circulation.
Without sufficient creation of nitric oxide, there is an adverse impact on the regulation of blood and your overall physical performance.
Obesity also affects hormonal balance, adversely affecting your ability to erect and maintain an erection.
Poor cardiovascular health
One of the main reasons for poor cardiovascular health is the hardening of the walls of the blood vessels due to gradual cholesterol accumulation. As a result, plaques form, which narrows blood vessels and impedes the normal flow of blood.
If the plaque becomes overwhelming, blood passage can stop, resulting in a heart attack. A heart attack happens due to a blocked coronary artery with blood clots puncturing. The only good news is that a heart attack comes a few years after an ED. Therefore, you can stop an attack.
The hardening of blood vessels prevents them from dilating as they should, which stops filling the penis with enough blood required during sexual intercourse.
Contact MELORA Health & Enhancement today to learn more about erectile dysfunction and your treatment options.