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How Smoking Causes ED Symptoms

It is common knowledge that smoking actually causes a restriction of blood vessels which ultimately leads to artery blockages. If a man’s penis is receiving insufficient amounts of blood to and through it a man may not be able to achieve or maintain an erection.

Smoking is actually one of the most common reasons for impotence. Clinical studies have showed that being a smoker may increase a man’s risk of erectile dysfunction in men between 30 and 50 years by 50 percent.

Considerable Damage Is Done To Smokers

Not only does smoking affect a man’s ability to form an erection but it is also responsible for decreasing a man’s sperm count, increasing sperm mortality and decreasing a man’s sex drive.

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High Cholesterol Is Associated With Erectile Dysfunction

Gentlemen if you’re experiencing Erectile Dysfunction (ED) there’s a chance that your high cholesterol could be causing the problem.
If your cholesterol levels are above 240 your risk of ED doubles compared to men with levels below 180.

If you have problems getting and/or keeping an erection during sex you may have ED. The problem may not be constant but should be a warning sign that something is wrong

Bad cholesterol (ldl) builds substances known as plaque in the walls of your arteries thus decreasing the blood flow that is needed to maintain an erection.

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Can Exercise Fight Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) has been reported by 12% of men under 59, 22% of men aged 60 to 69, and 30% of men 70 and over. Being overweight makes it even more likely. Men with a body mass index (BMI) over 28.7 have a 30% higher risk of having ED than those with a normal BMI (i.e. 25 or below).

Physicians in Naples, Italy, have studied whether weight loss and increased physical activity can improve ED in obese men. Their findings are reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and are summarized here.

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