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Health conditions that can lead to erectile dysfunction

Written by Editorial Team | Published : April 6, 2019 8:13 PM IST



Erectile dysfunction can create a havoc in your sex life. It could be the reason why you are afraid or embarrassed to get into the act with your partner. It is a condition where a male reproductive organ fail to sustain erection. This condition often leads to reduced sexual desire. However, you can stay a step ahead to counter this condition by understanding about the health conditions that may lead to erectile dysfunction. Here, there are a few health ailments that can cause erection problem.



Obesity: Weight gain can lead to various health problems and it can even make you feel embarrassed in front of your partner when you are about to get into the act. According to an Italian study, men who lost 15 in 2 years managed to restore their erection problem.  Also Read - 5 Dos And Don'ts For Parenting Your Teenager



High cholesterol levels: If you have high cholesterol levels, it can affect the arteries that send blood to your penis. It is imperative that you should keep your cholesterol levels in check to keep erectile dysfunction at bay.



Sleep disorder: Less sleep or excess sleep can be dangerous for your sex life. According to a 2017 study conducted at the University College London Hospitals, 55 per cent of 129 participants were suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea. Also Read - Know The Effects Of Stress And Bad Mental Health On Hair



Stress: Stress is a mental health condition which delays the response from your brain to your body. This impairment can lead to erectile dysfunction as your brain will not be able to provide extra blood flow required for erection.