Can Belly Fat Cause Erectile Dysfunction?
Causes Of Impotence
Once settled in a committed long-term relationship many men will unwittingly start to gather some extra weight around their mid-section. Some endearingly call is a spare tire, others a beer belly. Whatever you call it, excess belly fat is usually the worst kind of fat in terms of its effect on one’s health. Belly fat can be the root cause of many health issues, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, or cancer. Now recent studies suggest that being obese or overweight in general can even lead to erectile dysfunction (ED).
Erectile dysfunction is when a man is no longer able to achieve or maintain an erection. Decreased sexual desire can also be a symptom. These types of symptoms are not necessarily always consistent – one week you may not be able to achieve an erection at all, and the next week you may not have any problems. The time to seek help is when the symptoms of ED become chronic, and more consistent.
The main culprits of belly fat are from quite simply eating more calories than one burns. Overeating and poor dietary choices add up, and coupled with inactivity from a desk job, or sitting in front of the television for extended hours, the picture starts to become very clear. The stress of daily life can be another factor, as stress impacts the hormones that create fat.
Belly fat, or excess weight, is not the primary or only cause of ED, however the conditions that come with being overweight or obese, such as heart disease, diabetes, and high cholesterol, can cause ED on their own.
So, losing those extra inches will not only vastly improve your overall health, it can also improve your love life – in more ways than one. First, losing weight can be one of the best ways to restore normal erectile dysfunction. But one also shouldn’t overlook an obvious, not-so-insignificant side benefit: tightening up your mid-section will also tighten up your appearance, making you feel more in the mood for sexy times, and may even make your wife or significant other feel more in the mood as well.
How Else Can ED Be Treated?
Viagra (Sildenafil) is the most common drug used to treat ED. It works is by stimulating the nerves of the penis, which allows the muscles and spongy materials around the penis to relax, allowing blood to flow in. The increased blood flow leads to an erection. One pill of Viagra can stimulate an erection in about 30 minutes.
Online options are available, so you can order Viagra from the privacy of your own home without having to see a doctor face-to-face. We are living in a time where Viagra can now be diagnosed, prescribed, and dispensed all 100% online. Licensed physicians who are experienced in diagnosing ED and prescribing the right medication to treat it will review your information on a case-by-case basis to ensure you are a qualified candidate.