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Old Age Erectile Dysfunction!

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Dr. Ajay Pal Singh 91% (3888 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Delhi  •  11 years experience
Old Age Erectile Dysfunction!

Erectile dysfunction can be described as the inability to attain and maintain an erection for long enough to be sexually satisfied. There are many causes for erectile dysfunction. One of the factors that increase a person’s risk of experiencing this condition is advancing age. In a survey that was conducted, for this reason, 40% of men said that they experienced erectile dysfunction for the first time between the age of 60 and 69 years. On the other hand, only 2% of the respondents had experienced this condition before the age of 40 years. The good news is that there are a number of things you could do to control your risk of erectile dysfunction.

Lose Weight
Obesity is a major risk factor for erectile dysfunction. Hence, if you are overweight, pay attention to your diet and portion size. This can help you lose weight and keep you from experiencing erectile dysfunction later in life. Losing weight also helps reduce the risk of associated conditions such as diabetes that in turn can also cause erectile dysfunction.

Exercise
Exercise is an important part of weight management. However, this is not the only way it benefits a person. According to some studies, men who exercised for at least 3 hours every week had a 30% lower risk of having erection troubles as compared to men who led a sedentary lifestyle. Exercise boosts blood circulation and ensures that nutrients are transported to all parts of the body. Aim at exercising for at least one hour every day. No matter what your age may be, simple non-intensive workouts such as walking, cycling, swimming etc. are great for your body.

Find better ways to deal with stress
Stress is another contributing factor to this condition. Thus, it is one of the reasons why you should find ways to deal with stress effectively. Try starting your day with meditation or yoga. Learn to identify stress triggers so that you can avoid such situations or prepare yourself for them. Deep breathing techniques such as Pranayama are very effective in reducing stress. Alternatively, go for a short walk when you feel stressed out.

Quit smoking
Smoking not only affects your lungs but also affects your reproductive organs. This is because smoking damages your blood vessels and reduces the amount of blood being circulated to the reproductive organs. Thus, if you want to avoid having erectile dysfunction when you’re older, quit smoking today. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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