When it comes to health issues, we are often our own worst enemies.
You see this with all sorts of diseases. For example, people with high blood pressure and high cholesterol don’t watch what they eat. People with diabetes don’t take their medicine according to schedule.
Erectile dysfunction is no different. Those of us that have struggled with ED know what it’s like to search and search for solutions, but sometimes we forget to look for what we’re already doing, but shouldn’t be.
Here are a five things you may be doing right now, today, that are making your condition worse.
You’re Eating (and Drinking) The Wrong Things
Here is a list of things that you should not be using when you are fighting ED.
- Excess fat
Unfortunately, if you use these things you are guilty of making your ED condition worse.
Even if you do other things to help out, such as medication, those things are less effective than they could be unless you cut out items from the list above. I know it’s difficult. I love caffeine, but it’s important to reduce your intake of these things if you want more reliable erections.
You’re Not Eating Enough of The Right Things
On the other hand, here’s a short list of foods known to increase your vascular health, which in turn, will improve the quality of your erections
- Whole grains
- Green, leafy vegetables
- Fruits (specifically watermelon and blueberries)
If you like those things, eat more. If you don’t like them, try to start. I don’t like oysters, and I don’t plan to begin eating them, but I’ve started more of the others. If you do too, you’ll see your ED symptoms greatly diminish.
If you’re not currently eating any of the above, then you’re definitely making the problem worse.
By itself, diet may not be able to completely cure your erectile dysfunction, but it can make a huge difference and have a tremendous impact on the quality of your erections.
You Work Too Much
This is a hard one to avoid, but stress is a big component of ED. If you’re working too many hours, or if you don’t take the time to unplug and decompress, you’re only making your condition worse.
Humans simply weren’t made for the long-term exposure to stress that we currently endure. Since life is so stressful, you must make time for yourself. You’ve got to take the time to unwind, because guess what? If you don’t do it for yourself, no one else will do it for you. Not your boss, not your family, no one. You have to make it a priority yourself.
Making it a priority can be a challenge, but you’re worth it, aren’t you? Your sex life is worth it, isn’t it? Of course it is, so what are you waiting for?
You Don’t Get Enough Sleep
I’m very guilty of this one. I like to stay up late, but my job doesn’t allow me to sleep in. Too little sleep can impact your sex life. Did you know that after just three days with no sleep, you’re prone to having a psychotic break?
It’s true, and not only that, but lack of sleep is a major contributor to depression, which is another big cause of erectile dysfunction.
So get more sleep and see if that helps with your erectile dysfunction problems.
You Don’t Get Enough Exercise
When you strip erectile dysfunction down to its barest essentials, it is a circulatory condition. Your penis gets and stays hard by virtue of the amount of blood that flows to it.
More blood flow equals firmer erections. Less blood flow equals weaker or even nonexistent erections. It’s that simple.
It’s not too difficult to guess which of those choices most men would prefer, and the good news is, you can do something right now, starting today, that will help you improve and increase your blood flow to all parts of your body, including your penis.
But the best way to do that is also something that most people really don’t like to do. Exercise. Exercise is something that almost everyone acknowledges is both good and necessary, but few people actually make time for.
But you should definitely make time for it. If you do, the quality of your erections will improve, so even if you’re not all that excited about exercise for its own sake, do your sex life and partner a favor and make regular exercise a part of your routine.
Are you doing (or not doing) any of the above? If you are, you’re making your ED worse. You’re literally working against yourself.
Keep in mind, when you combine these tips with natural, over-the-counter medications, you can be well on your way to increasing the quality of your erections. My favorite medication is Prosolution Gel. It comes with a money-back guarantee, and if you decide to keep it, it is much cheaper than prescription medications. I’d definitely give it a try if I were you.