Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is said to be a common problem for ageing men. However, ED or impotence affects men of all age groups and can be a sign of an underlying physical and psychological condition.

Let's discuss tips to protect your Erection and prevent Erectile Dysfunction:
  • Maintain a healthy diet-

Research says that an improper and unhealthy diet can cause heart problems, which affect blood flow required for the penis to get and maintain erections. Incorporating vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, olive oil and the like to your diet can improve sexual function.

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  • Stay fit-

Join a gym or practice yoga regularly if you must. Running, swimming, and other forms of physical exercise can help you achieve your weight goal and prevent numerous health issues such as type 2 diabetes, nerve damage etc. Not to mention physical movement will get those endorphins running through your body and boy, does that feel good!

  • Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol levels in check-

Credible studies reveal that high cholesterol or high blood pressure levels can lead to ED as this directly affects vessels that facilitate blood flow to the penis. Hence, it is advised to monitor these indicators. You can buy the equipment and check your BP levels at home or get a regular check-up through a specialist about once in two months.

  • Alcohol is not cool-

If you are an alcoholic, not only will it upset those around you, but also prove detrimental for your erection. It is true that a couple of drinks can help ignite the desire for sex, but chronic alcohol drinking can impact your liver and affect sexual hormones and overall health, negatively.

  • Try to give up on smoking-

Remember the Maine Pyar Kiya movie dialogue 'Smoking is injurious to health'? It's true. That cigarette can damage your blood vessels and reduce blood flow to the penis. So why risk it?

Cigarette and ashtray
Stub out that cigarette for better erections

6) Be positive-

Now we know it's easier said than done, but try. Psychological stress and health issues such as anxiety, prolonged sadness and depression can cause blood vessels to contract. Tension, emotional stress and erection issues are deeply linked.

7) Seek help-

The spectrum of ED is wide, layered and has different stages. If some ED cases can be treated with simple home remedies, others require medical treatment. So do not be reluctant to talk to a licensed professional about your situation. It only gets better from there on out.

Medically reviewed by Rishabh Verma, RP