Some researchers believe that erectile dysfunction is NOT a normal part of the aging process in the male. Yet, other scientists see that the aging process itself may contribute to erectile dysfunction due to the natural changes that take place in the body’s arteries, nerves and, in particular, the male hormone as all men age.

However, these same medical researchers agree that diet, pills like Max Performer, exercise and lifestyle choices contribute to the incidence of Erectile Dysfunction in men.  Smoking, obesity, alcohol (which increases cholesterol), lack of exercise and diet impact not only your overall health, but your heart and your sex life.

Dietary choices and the side effects of fast food increase the incidence of obesity not only in the adolescent population, but also in the aging male.  Any diet that is not good for the heart has also been shown to contribute to erectile dysfunctions.  Obesity contributes to erectile dysfunctions, according to WebMD, because of all the negative repercussions that result from obesity.

It appears logical that if a fatty, high cholesterol diet results in blocked arteries in the abdomen areas, then obesity also decreases blood flow to both the abdomen and pelvic regions, lowers testosterone and increases the incidence of erectile dysfunction.  If the arteries are constricted in the heart due to fatty cholesterol blocks, then changes in coronary artery blood flow also decrease blood flow to other parts of the body.

As noted in an earlier article on Anatomy of an ED, the nerves, muscles, ligaments, veins, blood supply and hormones all support a healthy erection. If fat deposits block the blood flow and decrease hormone levels in men, then certain parts of this intricate system are not able to communicate effectively and produce a healthy erection.Moderation of lifestyle choices can effectively help prevent ED, according to WebMD.

The same recommendations we all must heed to maintain a healthy weight and overall wellness lifestyle applies similarly to men and ED.  One must limit fatty food to decrease cholesterol intake, increase fruits and vegetables in the diet, increase exercise, lower stress and maintain a healthy weight.  Before you start any new exercise and dietary program, please check in with your health care provider to be certain you are able to make these changes without risk to your present health.