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First in Series: Three Exercises to Get Rid of Erectile Dysfunction
What is Erectile Dysfunction?
As I have explained in one of our ongoing series, Erectile Dysfunction—otherwise abbreviated as E.D—is, as the name already implies, a condition whereby someone who identifies as the male sex has trouble getting or retaining penile erection.
Erectile Dysfunction is quite a common condition that affects about 30 million people who identify as male in the United States of America.
As a rule, a whole lot of people suffering from Erectile Dysfunction believe that the only possible way to keep the condition from developing, or take control of it, or get rid of it is to use common erectile dysfunction treatment options, but this belief is not invariably the case!
If you are battling with the effects of erectile dysfunction, engaging in a number of exercises can actually help cinch your victory. Exercises such as Pilates, Aerobics, and Kegels can help regularize or get rid of erectile dysfunction as well as afford you a generally healthier, stronger, and necessarily happier or fulfilled sex life.
How is that so? Well, it is so because Erectile Dysfunction can lead to muscles in your body [particularly the ones that are vital to your keeping a penile erection] losing strength and tone. Now, strengthening and improving the tone of these flaccid muscles are actually the main goal of the named exercises. You get it now, right?
Exercises to Get Rid of Erectile Dysfunction
Aerobic/Cardiovascular exercises are known to improve the ability of your heart to pump blood, your blood vessels to carry the blood to it’s destination, and your tissues to absorb and make use of the blood.
These improvements can make better the natural process of your erection, since erectile dysfunction is usually marked by poor delivery of blood to your penis or your penis having trouble retaining blood to keep pressure.
Generally, penile erections come about when your penis receives nerve impulses that boost the volume of blood entering it by means of arteries [i.e. blood vessels that convey blood from the heart to other parts of the body].
As the measure of blood coming into the penis increases, its components make blood hard to leave by constricting its veins [i.e. the blood vessels that carries blood to the heart]. And this is fundamentally what causes your penis to be erect.
In essence, the process of erection hinges on the power of your penile arteries and veins to dilate and relax respectively; and this is precisely what cardiovascular exercise helps to achieve.
Likewise, the blood circulation system transports nutrients and chemicals. This is also a vital factor because it functions in conveying more nitric oxide to the genitalia, which reacts with the arteries therein to bring about dilatation. This is quite akin to the working mechanism of Viagra!
A 2018 research on the effects of physical activity on erectile dysfunction showed that performing cardiovascular exercises at least four times a week can cure the effects of erectile dysfunction. The duration of these exercises should span over forty minutes, and you must keep a regular exercise groove for nothing less than 5 months before improvement could set in.
Aerobic exercises you could employ include: boxing, cycling, rowing, and running.
Not only do aerobic exercises help get rid of erectile dysfunction, they as well ameliorate the risk factors associated with it. They can enhance your cardiovascular health and heighten your level of physical activity to rid you of problems like obesity or overweight—a major risk factor for Erectile Dysfunction.
This is the leadoff article in a continuous series projected to be published weekly. So watch out for the next article to continue enjoying!