Don't smoke

Don't smoke

Anything that is bad for a man's heart will affect his erections. Ensure he eats lots of fruits, vegetables, foods that are low in fat and whole grain products. The Mediterranean diet is a good one to follow in order to maximise the circulation around his body.

Maintain a healthy weight

Being overweight can bring on illnesses like Type 2 diabetes, which causes nerve damage through the body- including the penis. Make sure that his portion controls are sensible and he is active.

Avoid high blood pressure and high cholesterol

This can damage the blood vessels which includes those that take blood to the penis. Get his doctor to check on these two things next time he goes and if they are off the scale then he needs to take the professional advice that is given to him.

Drink alcohol in moderation

Avoid drinking every night and when you do drink together make sure it's not to excess. If you can- both quit alcohol altogether. Heavy drinking can cause liver damage, nerve damage and interfere with the normal balance of sex hormones.

Exercise daily

Find an exercise you can do together to keep you both motivated. There are many studies that link a sedentary lifestyle to erectile dysfunction. Aerobic exercise is suggested to be the most effective such as running or swimming, both of which are great to do with more than one person.

Don't smoke

If he smokes then encourage him to give it up- there is a lot of support out there so if you do some research you can present him with a list of places to seek help. Cigarettes harm the blood vessels and hinder blood flow to the penis so it's well worth putting in the time to help him out.

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