10 Absolutely True Facts About Erectile Dysfunction
Over half of 40- to 70-year-old men, or 52 percent, experience problems getting and maintaining erections.
“One in Five Men Experiences Erectile Dysfunction
.” Philadelphia Urology Associates.
Classic bicycle seats increase pressure on your man parts, which can limit penile blood flow and lead to erectile dysfunction (ED).
Morris Micklewhaite, “10 Weird, Unsettling Facts About Sex
.” Listverse. Sept. 29, 2013.
Stress causes your cortisol and adrenaline hormones to constrict your blood vessels and prevent you from getting an erection.
Stephanie Castillo, “11 Surprising Causes of Erectile Dysfunction.
When your testosterone level is low, you may experience ED as well as decreased sex drive.
Megan McCrea. “The Most Surprising Facts About Testosterone
.” Healthline. Jan. 16, 2013.
A study of 6 million men with ED showed that 75 percent either didn’t receive an ED prescription or didn’t fill their medication order.
Kathleen Doheny, “Most Men with Erectile Dysfunction Don’t Seem to Get Treatment
.” HealthDay. May 6, 2013.
Seeking medical treatment for erectile dysfunction is vital because it’s a barometer of your cardiovascular health.
Dr. Raymond Rosen, “9 Facts on Erectile Dysfunction
.” Health24. Aug. 19, 2013.
If you have both high cholesterol and ED, taking a statin drug can help prevent cardiovascular disease and increase your erectile function.
Mark L. Fuerst, “Statin Therapy Improves Erectile Function, Study Says
.” Rheumatology Network. April 8, 2014.
Olive oil mixed with lycopene, a red antioxidant from tomatoes, improved study subjects’ mild to moderate erectile dysfunction.
Dr. Geo Espinosa, “Best Vegetables for Sexual Health
.” Easy Health Options. July 24, 2013.
Antioxidant-rich pistachio nuts promote blood flow and boost your ability to achieve lasting erections.
Michael Greger M.D., “Pistachios May Help Erectile Dysfunction
.” Nutrition Facts. May 27, 2014.
Citrulline, the amino acid in watermelon juice, enhances blood flow to relieve mild to moderate erectile dysfunction significantly.
Lizette Borreli, “Watermelon Juice, ‘Nature’s Viagra,’ May Act as a Natural Erectile Dysfunction Treatment
.” Medical Daily. April 29, 2014.