Alcohol as a Risk Factor for Erectile Dysfunction

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Risk Factors of ED

Alcohol when consumed in moderation can be a fun way to unwind with friends and family. It is often used in many cultures for feasts, and even in some medicines (inclusive of Ayurveda). The dark side of the sauce is that over consumption can lead to a whole host of bad things. Some may even die from it. One of the most common binge drinking effects in men is erectile dysfunction.

Now erectile dysfunction causes can range and vary but this article will talk primarily about alcohol and erectile dysfunction (ED). Listed below are the symptoms of ED, please consult a doctor if it sounds like you may have a few or more of these symptoms.

ED Symptoms

Clinically, ED is described as the inability to get or maintain an erection. Simply that is it. There are several risk factors from physiological to psychological attributes that put you at risk for ED. If it any point trying to get an erection becomes painful, stop by your nearest emergency room or doctor's office as soon as possible. In addition, risk factors can even include lifestyle.

Alcohol and ED

What you need to know is that alcohol and binge drinking are risk factors. Having two or more drinks a day can put you at risk for ED. Alcohol prevents adequate blood flow to the penis. Insufficient blood flow can lead to the inability to become erect. Moreover alcohol hinders testosterone production. Lower testosterone levels can affect your sexual performance as well as urges and arousal.

Additionally alcohol can add to psychological risk factors. Especially if you may suffer from general anxiety or depression. Alcohol is a depressant that can magnify these feelings which can further lead to ED.

More often than not, ED comes and goes. It is important to identify lifestyle factors that you can reduce or eliminate to ensure a healthy sexual life.

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