Embarrassment and anxiety often accompany impotence, a condition where a man is unable to achieve or maintain an erection. Many men do not feel comfortable speaking with a specialist about this issue. However, a USGA provider can help you overcome your impotence issues! Consider the following tips to prevent impotence from occurring:
Eat a Nutrient-Rich Diet
When dealing with blood flow, you must look at the source: your heart. What you eat directly affects your heart. Too much sugar, salt, and saturated fats are known to make your heart work in overdrive. If you have a diet full of nutrient-rich foods such as vegetables, whole grains, and fruits, your heart will be able to pump out the necessary blood to achieve an erection.
Achieving and maintaining an erection has much to do with blood flow. And, a great way to keep your blood circulation strong is by exercising regularly! Try to exercise at least 30 minutes every day at a minimum. You don’t necessarily have to head to the gym. Pick an exercise that you enjoy and one that gets your heart pumping.
Avoid Alcohol & Tobacco Use
Did you know that alcohol is a depressant? This means that when you consume an alcoholic beverage, your blood flow decreases. If you smoke, you are breathing in chemicals that negatively affect the lining of your blood vessels. Both alcohol and tobacco use make it difficult to achieve and maintain an erection.
Check Your Testosterone Levels
If you are an older male, you may be experiencing low testosterone levels. When your levels are low, you have a decreased sex drive. Fortunately, you can supplement your testosterone. This can be done at either USGA location by intramuscular injections, by placing a patch or gel on the skin, or by insertion of pellets under the skin.