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Can High Cholesterol Cause Erectile Dysfunction?
In this article I clarify the question that is on many men’s minds – can high cholesterol cause erectile dysfunction?. These two conditions might appear to be completely unrelated but high cholesterol has a number of negative effects on your health and, if you have not already guessed it, yes a lot more than just your cardiovascular health. It sadly affects a number of areas related to erectile dysfunction.
And when it comes to matters down there related to blood flow and sexuality it really is a case of what is good for the goose is good for the gander – our ladies don’t get away scot-free either!.
While it is biologically impossible for women to have erectile issues she does and will have circulation issues down there resulting in reduced stimulation, decreased sensitivity as well as a reduction in lubrication.
All the more reason for you and your partner to work together in getting your cholesterol levels handled.
How Can High Cholesterol Cause Erectile Dysfunction?
The most obvious way in which high cholesterol causes erectile dysfunction is by restricting your blood flow. With high cholesterol waxy fatty plaques clog up your arteries and veins inhibiting the natural flow of your blood, even down there! Poor circulation is a prime cause of sexual dysfunction in both men and women.
Also, when those plaques that build up in your veins and arteries can lead to another cause of erectile dysfunction – high blood pressure. High blood pressure also leads to reduced circulation.
Hammering home the cholesterol and poor circulation issue. The build up of plaque also inhibits the release of the endothelial nitric oxide synthase enzyme which is required to convert the amino acid L Arginine into nitric oxide, which improves circulation, regulates blood pressure and is absolutely required for a good proper hard erection!
Reduced Testosterone Production
High levels of the bad LDL cholesterol can cause damage to your organs that secrete the sex drive hormone testosterone, the very hormone that us men require and need for getting a rock solid hard erection. Reduced levels result is poor erection quality, reduced sexual performance, lower sex drive, a lack of energy, vitality and stamina.
High cholesterol significantly limits your bodies ability to produce the very hormone that makes men, well, men! and has its negative impact on erectile function.
Muscular Damage To Penile Muscles!
Yep, I am pretty sure you don’t want to be damaging the muscles down there! Elevated levels of cholesterol can damage the smooth muscle of your penis resulting in your pelvic and penile muscles being unable to hold an erection for long which leads to erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
A very good way and method of keeping your muscles down there in tone is to do daily Kegels. Thankfully there is a peculiar and effective system and device to help you to tone and strengthen those muscles resulting is stronger erections. For more information about that device read my article on the kegel exercise device.
High cholesterol can lead to diabetes, particularly if you have a sweet tooth! and that sweet sugar is quite bitter for your sex and love life! High blood sugar levels can damage nerves in your manhood which results in you star member being unable to receive the signal from your brain “hey! erection time!” so regardless of your desires or levels of sexual desire not much is going to happen when or if you get nerve damage!.
I hope this answers your question – can high cholesterol cause erectile dysfunction. The answer is evidently yes, it has a very complicated and negative effect on erectile dysfunction and can actually cause ED.
Supplements That Help Reduce Cholesterol
As you can see improving and possibly preventing erectile dysfunction from happening can be achieved by simply controlling and keeping your cholesterol under control. Keeping yourself from under the cholesterol cloud does require discipline if you have my dietary habits!. This is something that does require constant work and the odd cheat day per week can destroy and undo all the hard work you have done all week in keeping to a healthy low cholesterol diet.
One solution and a very good way of keeping your cholesterol in check is to take supplements that are known to help control and reduce your cholesterol. This way you keep your cholesterol in check, know that you are doing something about it other than diet and helping to reduce the plaques that are already there.
I made a list of the top 10 supplements to help lower your cholesterol which ranges from the well-known garlic supplements to fancy Doctor formulated supplements and fancy sounding but rather effective krill oil. Hop on over by clicking the link or post insert below and check out that list – you might just find that ideal supplement that helps you to keep your cholesterol levels in check.
If you have any questions regarding the question, can high cholesterol cause erectile dysfunction, leave a comment below, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Ciao for now,