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Six Major Medical Causes of Erectile Dysfunction in Young Men

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smoking and drinking alcoho Six Major Medical Causes of Erectile Dysfunction in Young MenErectile dysfunction is a condition where a man is unable to achieve or maintain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse.

This condition normally does not begin to affect men until they reach the age of 50 or so, but many men in their 30’s are increasingly reporting symptoms of impotence.

This article proposes to identify some of the key medical causes of erectile dysfunction in young men and some natural remedies.

Major Medical Causes of Erectile Dysfunction for Men in their 30’s.

  1. Smoking
  2. Excessive consumption of alcohol
  3. Use of narcotic substances
  4. Heart Disease
  5. Diabetes
  6. Obesity

1. Effects of Smoking on Erectile Dysfunction

Smoking cigarettes contributes to several health related conditions, and one of them being ED.  The tar, nicotine and other carcinogens in cigarette smoke that are inhaled build up in the lungs and contribute to arterial sclerosis, or hardening of the arteries.  An erection requires a large amount of blood, and when tar builds up in the lungs and plaque build up in the arteries, the heart has to work harder to pump blood to the major organs of the body to function properly, which leaves less energy in the body to push blood to fill the three chambers of the penis.

When blood is sent to the male sex organ, many smokers state they are unable to maintain an erection.  This is due to the weakened heart is unable to maintain blood pressure and blood flow to the male sex organ.

2. Excessive Consumption of Alcohol and Erectile Dysfunction

Alcohol acts as a depressant on the human central nervous system.  When the central nervous system is depressed by alcohol, people may feel more relaxed and even become exited sexually more easily.  A brain under the effects of alcohol can miss the male libido stimulation signals, and thus does not fire the neurons in the brain that tells the body to send blood to the penis to achieve an erection, and results in temporary erectile dysfunction.

Erectile dysfunction in men in their 30’s, may be temporary if alcohol is consumed occasionally.  Men who drink heavily on a regular basis, on the other hand, will find they are unable to achieve an erection all the time, and may have little desire for sex at all, due to a depressed libido.

3. How Does use of Narcotic Drugs Lead to ED?

Most narcotic drugs act as a depressant on the brain, central nervous system, hormones and other parts of the body, and thus result in erectile dysfunction.  While alcohol leaves the system rather quickly, usually within 12 hours, narcotics can stay in the nervous system and blood stream for up to 48 hours, and their effects on the body, brain and central nervous system will last longer.

4. Heart Disease and Erection Problems

Heart disease is one of the leading medical conditions that lead to impotence in men in their 30’s.  This condition is caused by genetics, such as hereditary high cholesterol or high blood pressure, or issues such as a poor diet high in fat, cholesterol and sugar, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, lack of exercise, smoking, or obesity.

These conditions can lead to plaque build up in the arteries, which restricts the flow of blood through the body.  Coronary disease makes the heart work harder to pump blood through the body, which limits the efficient flow of blood to the organs, such as the penis, and this lack of blood flow prevents the penis from filling with blood to achieve or maintain an erection, thus resulting in impotence in young men.

5. Diabetes and Erectile Dysfunction

Diabetes is a medical condition that affects the human body’s ability to regulate sugar in the blood.  If a person is born with diabetes, this is classified as Type-1, while diabetes developed after birth; usually due to a poor diet high in sugar and a sedentary lifestyle is classified as Type-2.  Many men with Type-1 Diabetes can develop erectile dysfunction, due to hardening of the arteries, which is one of the degenerative effects of diabetes on the body.  Hardening of the arteries prevents the easy and efficient flow of blood through the body.

6. Obesity and Erectile Dysfunction

When a person has a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 30, they are overweight and considered to be pre-obese.  A person with a BMI of 30 or above is considered obese.  Erectile dysfunction is common among men of any age who are obese, due to the extra fat accumulated around the heart and other organs makes it hard for the heart to pump blood efficiently throughout the body.  Also, men who are obese tend to have high cholesterol, high blood pressure and even diabetes, and any one of thee condition can lead to or contribute to erection problems.

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