Why Your Lifestyle Matters
So, we shown you some of the prime culprits causing ED. Hopefully you’ll appreciate that your lifestyle can plays a major role in determining your risk of suffering from ED and the chances of successful treatment.
How much does each lifestyle factor play a role in ED? *
Smokers have a 55 percent increased risk of erectile dysfunction compared to men who have never smoked.
Overweight men with a BMI of 25-30 are 18 percent more likely to develop ED compared to men of a normal weight (a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9). Obese men with a BMI of between 30 and 34.9 are even more at risk of ED. In fact, obese men are 61 percent more likely to have ED than men of normal weight.
Men with a waist circumference of 39 inches or more are 2.3 times at risk of developing ED than a men with with a waist measuring less than 35.5 inches.
High Blood Pressure
Men with hypertension (high blood pressure) are 29 percent more likely to develop ED than men with normal blood pressure.
Diabetic men are 2.4 times more at risk of developing ED than men with normal blood sugar levels.
Not Enough Exercise
Men who have sedentary lifestyles are 2.7 times more likely to develop ED than those who take regular exercise.
*Sources: BJU International, Journal of Sexual Medicine, Medical Journal of Australia.