5 Surprising Causes for Erectile Dysfunction

by Supplement Rant Staff
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Erectile Dysfunction, or simply ED, is a well-known problem in the world of men. Men really fear this one, but only when they notice some symptoms. If they don’t, they don’t think about it and just move on. Until it happens to them, then it gets real.

Basically, erectile dysfunction is the inability to achieve an erection, or sustain one. This, of course, has its effects on a man’s sex life. This article will help you learn more about this problem and how to prevent it. It’s always better to cut the problem in its tracks than to let it fully develop.

What Can You Do to Get Rid of This Problem?

You see, Viagra isn’t the only solution to this problem. Not so many people know that there are actual exercises for erectile dysfunction. As a matter of fact, a U.K university called “University of The West” published their research on this topic. They came to the conclusion that Pelvic floor exercises actually help the male get rid of this problem, or prevent it.

You see, Viagra will give you temporary relief while these exercises may help you once and for all. However, they do require sacrifices from your part. You would need to change your day plan accordingly, but these exercises aren’t that difficult, they are totally worth it.

What Are Some of The Surprising Causes of Erectile Dysfunction?

Beware of this part of the article as you may find something that you are already doing that may cause future problems. Some things become a part of our lives, our habits, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are good for us.

  1. Bicycling

man bicyclingThis one is pretty hard to believe because it goes against all that we already know. Cycling is good for us, right? It’s a healthy way of traveling, for us and for the environment, and it’s also pretty interesting and fun. It’s a good cardio exercise and a good exercise for your entire leg muscles. So why is it a problem then?

Sitting too long in the saddle without changing your position what so ever can leave devastating marks in your body. If the saddle is rather uncomfortable, then the problem is even worse.

You see, if you are bicycling in a bad, uncomfortable saddle for a long period of time, your perineal nerves and blood vessels may get compressed. Their compression will lead to erectile dysfunction.

If you notice some pain in your growing after you’ve ridden a bike, definitely check the saddle and change it if you can.

  1. Medicines

Erectile Dysfunction can be caused by many medicines that people often use on a regular basis. This way, erectile dysfunction could come as their side effect.

Medicines that can cause this vary on a large scale, as some of them are antidepressants, antipsychotics, epilepsy medicines, high blood pressure medicines.

However, there is a group that stands out from the mass as it triggered erectile dysfunction more than any other group of medicines.

The notorious medicine group that I’m talking about takes care of your hair falling problem.

  1. Depression

Depression can kill your mood and destroy your interest in sex. As strange as it seems, this isn’t a joke.

According to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 61 percent of people diagnosed with depression may have problems in their sex lives. As they explain, depression causes a biochemical reaction in our brain that interrupts us from even wanting sex.

  1. Smoking

hipster smoking a cigaretteAs you know, smoking is a notorious silent killer. It not only damages your lungs but your entire body.

Smoking causes damage to blood vessels affecting even those who are supplying your penis with blood, which is a normal, natural process. Without healthy blood vessels, your sex organ cannot achieve a normal erection or will have problems achieving one.

  1. High Blood Pressure

Like I’ve already mentioned, healthy blood vessels, with normal blood flow, are essential for a normal erection. Uncontrolled hypertension can damage your body’s blood vessels, which will prevent them from providing you’re the same level of blood as before, therefore leading to erectile dysfunction.

Those were the five most surprising causes of erectile dysfunction, which, on first, doesn’t seem logical. That’s the main reason why people overlook those symptoms and maintain their bad habits, out of lack of information.

Although people sometimes knowingly keep on with their bad decisions and habits, I hope that this article opened your eyes a bit.


All in all, it is up to you what you will do to prevent erectile dysfunction from happening. Maybe you won’t do anything, but keep in mind that people often think they are untouchable until they get touched.

Keep in mind the causes of this problem, and if you notice something odd, react immediately.

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