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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Does Urinary Tract Problems leads to Erectile Dysfunction?


Erectile dysfunction is a problem that affects many men, especially those above the age of 45 years, though it is a condition that is rarely talked about. This is most probably due to the shame associated with the condition and the fact that a lot of men have an attachment towards sex and performance.

Admitting that one has erectile dysfunction is damaging both to the self-esteem of the individual and their ego as well. Erectile dysfunction is defined as a continuous inability to either achieve or maintain an erection which can enable a man to engage in sexual intercourse.

In the United States alone, this condition is estimated to affect well over 15 – 30 million men. Age has been shown to be the biggest risk factor of erectile dysfunction, though there are other causes such as cardiovascular disease around the corner, Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s), conditions such as diabetes, among others.

One of the leading causes of erectile dysfunction has been shown to involve nerves, veins, arteries, tissues and the muscles in the penis. This them makes the man unable to achieve or sustain an erection. In most people who show signs of Urinary tract infection, there have been accompanied cases of people who are at advanced ages. In most people with erectile dysfunction which has been linked to age, it is mostly people of 50 years or above. This type of erectile dysfunction has been shown to affects men who were previously sexually active.

The main cause of urinary tract infection in men is bacteria coming from the bowel. This bacteria is normally prevalent on the skin close to the rectum. The bacteria enters the urinary tract via the urethra. In most cases, lower urinary tract infections commonly referred to as LUTI cause erectile dysfunction in most men. Other causes of urinary tract infections causing erectile dysfunction include having multiple sex partners, uncontrolled growth of bacteria as well as men who have poor hygiene habits.

This case of erectile dysfunction resulting from urinary tract infections is manifest by a swelling in the kidney linings. This is most common in upper urinary tract infections or pyelonephritis. In cases of lower urinary tract infections, inflammation of the bladder is seen, a condition referred to as cystitis. Continued erectile dysfunction problems as a result of unchecked urinary tract infections can result to impotence which is the inability of a man to achieve or maintain an erection when sexually stimulated.

It is however important to note that erectile dysfunction is reversible and with simple techniques, one can be able to enjoy their life, not withstanding problems that come with age. The first stage to dealing with the problem is to understand what the cause of the erectile dysfunction is. If the cause is upper urinary tract infection, it is recommended that one contacts an urologist who can help guide them on the best remedy. Lower tract urinary tract infections can also be dealt with medication or simple lifestyle changes to address the cause such as stopping smoking, weight loss and exercise.

Simple erectile dysfunction exercises have been also shown to offer great relief to the affected men. If it is good for the heart, it’s good for the penis. One thing that most men do not know is that the muscle structure in the heart is similar to that in the penis. This means that engaging in cardiovascular exercise is a great way to fend off erectile dysfunction as a healthy heart means a healthy penis as well. Simple exercises such as jogging, walking or even swimming which offer benefits for the heart will help keep the penis healthy.

Strength training is also a good erectile dysfunction exercise as it helps train the body on endurance and thus, being able to sustain erections longer. This is because strength training stimulates the endothelial cells in the penis, allowing one to last longer. Kegels should also be regularly done as erectile dysfunction exercises. These should be done about 5-8 times a day with one trying to hold the kegel in for about 10 seconds each. This when progressively done teaches the man to be able to last longer and enjoy sex more.

The stated erectile dysfunction exercises should be practiced on a regular basis to achieve the best results. Kegels are great to try out during the day as they can be practiced at any place and quite often, discretely. A combination of the stated exercises is the best way to achieve the mentioned benefits and recovering fully from erectile dysfunction.

References:

https://www.glozine.com/lifestyle/health/truth-behind-male-enhancement-supplements.html

https://www.performanceinsiders.com/home-remedies-for-erectile-dysfunction.html
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