Erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence is the inability of some men to develop and maintain an erection that is adequate for satisfactory sexual intercourse.
The new research suggests the problem can be fixed and ED patients can bring sexual pleasure back in life as easily through simple lifestyle changes rather than medication.
"Sexual relations are not only an important part of people's wellbeing. From a clinical point of view, the inability of some men to perform sexually can also be linked to a range of other health problems, many of which can be debilitating or potentially fatal," said Gary Wittert, who is a professor at the University of Adelaide in Australia, and head of the university's Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health.
For the purpose of the study, Wittert and colleagues studied erectile dysfunction and lack of sexual desire in 810 Australian men aged 35-80 years old. All the participants were observed for a five-year period.
Results showed that 31 percent of the studies men developed some form of erectile dysfunction by the end of the study.
The researchers found in their study that physical conditions not psychological ones were the major risk factors for the development of the ED in study men. The physical conditions that triggered the impotency in men were excessive or obesity, a higher level of alcohol intake, obstructive sleep apnea, and age.
"The good news is, our study also found that a large proportion of men were naturally overcoming erectile dysfunction issues. The remission rate of those with erectile dysfunction was 29%, which is very high. This shows that many of these factors affecting men are modifiable, offering them an opportunity to do something about their condition," Wittert said.
The researchers published their findings in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
The take away home message from this study is that erectile dysfunction can be reversed without a viagra pill, by simply making changes in your lifestyle.
So, if you want to overcome erectile dysfunction focus on changing your lifestyle rather than popping that mighty little blue pill for an extra boost. Now, don't suffer in silence with erection problems or premature ejaculation, adopt a healthier lifestyle and feel happy in the bedroom again!
Edited by Neelam Goswami on 30-03-2014.
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