December 10th, 2013
Drink a shot or a glass of booze; kiss your bedroom jitters goodbye: Anyone who’s transformed into Don Juan after a couple of cocktails knows that. As with everything in life, moderation is key here, too. If you consume too much alcohol it will dampen mood, decrease sexual desire and lower the quality of sex life, and make it difficult to achieve erections or reach an orgasm. In fact, overdoing it on booze is a common cause of erectile dysfunction (Read more about ED causes).
Medication prescribed for certain conditions may negatively affect libido and erectile functioning. They do this through several mechanisms by affecting hormonal levels and body functioning. If your sexual life is suffering and you are known to have certain conditions making the use of medication necessary, you may want to consult with your doctor to switch or adjust your medications.
The effect of stress and other mood “issues” have been broadly discussed in our prior blogs. In general, stress and pressure, and just to make it worse depression, all have negative effects on our overall well being. By altering hormonal levels, these conditions are likely to cause low sexual interest, low libido, and associated erectile dysfunction.
Too much body weight is unhealthy in general. It comes with several conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes, which are serious chronic diseases. By reducing body weight you are not only helping your overall health, but also prevent or fight erectile dysfunction. Belly fat especially does convert testosterone, the male hormone, into the female hormone, causing libido loss and erectile dysfunction and lower sex life quality.
Performance anxiety is a psychological fear of not being “good enough” for the partner or lacking confidence in own sex life! The constant fear and anxiety occupy the mind in so far that thinking about sex, desire, and erections become a hard problem to deal with. Relax, talk, and share your feelings and let your partner help you out of the devil’s circle of fear.
Many of the chronic diseases are well known to be associated with loss of libido and erectile functioning. Treating these conditions may help with sexuality and erectile functioning.
In sum, the combination of a healthy body and mind, combined with well balanced habits, and a little work out, can be the right formulation to make you the sex super hero you always wanted to be.
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