Erection Protection 4 Strategies for Guarding Against Loss of Function

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Erection Protection 4 Strategies for Guarding Against Loss of Function Photo by John Dugan

Loss of erectile function is not something that most younger men worry about - as long as everything is in working order, the inability to obtain an erection is not likely to be given much thought. However, getting and maintaining an erection is a more complex process than people tend to think, and a multitude of factors can interfere along the way. Because of this, men of all ages should give some thought to protecting and preserving their erectile health. Fortunately, although there is no magic bullet, some common-sense adjustments to the average male lifestyle - including adequate attention to penis health - can help.

1) Protect Heart Health. Every organ system of the body depends on a steady supply of nutrients and oxygen that are carried by the blood; and of course, erections, in particular, rely on a rush of blood to the pertinent parts of the body. Since it is the job of the heart to pump enough blood to carry out these tasks, preserving heart health should be at the top of every man’s list of self-care requirements.

Keeping the heart healthy means eating right, drinking plenty of water, and - yes - getting a reasonable amount of exercise. ‘Exercise’ in this case refers to regular, sustained physical activity. Men who do participate in some form of aerobic activity for at least 30 minutes, 3-4 times per week, are much less likely than their more sedentary counterparts to experience loss of erectile function.

2) Protect Against Diabetes. Incidence of type 2 diabetes is still on the rise, and more and more men are being diagnosed at younger ages than ever. This autoimmune disease, which is most often caused by an unhealthy body weight and improper nutrition, can have far-reaching effects on the body. One common sign of diabetes is loss of erectile function. This can be related to the overweight issue, as well as overall heart health, which is also affected by diabetes. In addition, men who suffer from diabetes may experience loss of nerve function that disrupts the signals between the brain and erectile tissue.

In the fight to protect a man’s erections, keeping blood glucose levels under control and otherwise addressing the effects of diabetes is absolutely critical.

3) Protect Mental Health. The link between mental/emotional health and erectile function is less obvious on the surface, but most guys will admit that when they are stressed, they are less likely to perform well - or even to feel like performing at all. Mental issues like anxiety, depression, workplace stress, partner conflict, low self-esteem and a range of other problems can all get in the way of a man’s ability to perform. To counter this, at minimum, men need to take time away from the stresses of daily life for a little rest and relaxation. For persistent problems with depression, anxiety and other mood disorders, professional help may be required. Therapeutic interventions may be necessary to alleviate the effects of these common issues.

4) Protect The Penis Itself. Systemic health and emotional health may play a somewhat more important role in erectile function that the outer condition of the penis; however, in order to address the issue from every angle, attention to the manhood is also crucial. Healthy, responsive skin and nerve tissue is more likely to respond appropriately to sexual stimulation, allowing erections to form; and a man whose member appears youthful and pleasing is more likely to feel confidence about his ability to perform. The overall condition of the manhood can be significantly improved by daily use of a premium penis health cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) that is enriched with the vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants that are essential to maintaining nerve and skin health.

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Visit for more information about treating common penis health problems, including soreness, redness and loss of penis sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.

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