Many men suffer silently with the debilitating condition of erectile dysfunction. ED is a medical condition that can affect men over the age of 40. ED is usually diagnosed in middle aged men and increases greatly in the elderly population. According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 30 million men around the world suffer from ED. It is estimated that ED could affect 322 million men worldwide by 2025.
Understanding the critical role played by the endothelium the relationship between endothelial dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, and high cholesterol, nutrition and exercise are logical tools for prevention and treatment.
A new research review from the Journal of Andrology finds that men with ED who participated in an exercise program did demonstrate improved sexual responses. Overall, this review indicated that nutrition and physical activity positively augment normal erectile function.
Researchers in this review emphasized that this is probably the result of … “reduced metabolic disturbances decreased visceral adipose tissue, and improvement in vascular function”.
It conclusion it appears that the best recommendation would be that males participate in a functional fitness program while also adhere to a clinically recommended nutrition plan to aid in prevention and treatment of ED.