Can Dietary Changes Improve Erectile Dysfunction?

February 17, 2015 12:55 PM

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Erectile dysfunction is not commonly thought of as a diet-related condition, but rather an unfortunate – albeit inevitable – medical phenomenon related to either age or prostate disease. This assumption is bolstered by the fact that most men with the condition are treated with a little blue pill and sent on their merry way without further conversation about the benefit of dietary or lifestyle change. In many cases, however, erectile dysfunction is very much the result of dietary patterns, and can be an early warning signal of more serious health risks such as heart attack or stroke, which are also diet- and lifestyle-related.

When considering how diet and lifestyle choices contribute to erectile dysfunction, it’s helpful to understand a few of the condition’s underlying causes. For starters, erectile dysfunction results from poor blood flow to the penis that prevents achieving or sustaining an erection. One reason blood ...

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