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Tip 1) Quit Smoking

Smoking has been proven to increase blood pressure and constrict blood vessels including the ones in the penis. A reduction of blood flow to the penis will prevent a man from getting hard and may even reduce sensitivity in the penis. Less sensitivity and reduction of blood flow due to smoking can be enough to cause chronic ED issues.

Tip 2) Reduce or stop consuming alcohol

Alcohol is a depressant and suppresses the central nervous system. A suppressed central nervous system hinders arousal and orgasm. Sexual arousal and functioning is not controlled by the penis but rather the brain and once intoxicated, the brain does not function sexually, as it should, leading to ED and the inability to orgasm.

 

Tip 3) Exercise

Exercise can help improve erectile functioning in many ways. First, it improves cardiovascular functioning and blood flow through the body. Exercise also increases energy and testosterone levels; both can translate into increased desire, mood, and even better, longer lasting, erections. Exercise can also improve mental health and body image. Both can make you feel more comfortable being naked with your partner and thus less anxious and more present improving sexual arousal.

 

Tip 4) Lose Weight and Eat Healthier

Being overweight and eating an unhealthy diet can hinder erectile function in many ways. For starters, diseases often associated with obesity like diabetes, stroke, heart diseases can cause erectile problems. Being overweight can cause problems on it’s own by causing testosterone levels to drop and restrict blood flow to the penis. Eating a well-balanced diet featuring at least seven servings of vegetables and fruits a day while maintain a healthy weight can increase blood flow and testosterone levels leading to more erections.

 

Tip 5) Relax and focus on your partner during sex

Men with ED can feel anxiety and even panic like symptoms that can lead to erection issues. In fact, often this is the root cause of ED for men under the age of 40. Anxiety can hinder or even prevent a man from maintaining or gaining an erection by creating muscle tension that constricts the blood flow to the penis not allowing for enough blood to fill the penis making him hard. To make matters worse, anxiety can reduce sensitivity of the penis causing many men to feel little to no sexual sensations in the penis. Anxiety does not just stop there. It causes the mind to wander and the breath to be constricted causing a man to lose focus on the sensation of sex. As a result he may lose his erection even during intercourse.

David Fishman