There are many, many studies backing up that claim. At the end of the day, it’s just common senses: low quality of life leads to erectile dysfunction. Let’s go over some erectile dysfunction causes categorized as the “lifestyle” ones.
Lifestyle factors which lead to erectile dysfunction
- Smoking. That’s a big one. Smoking is harmful, everybody knows that. It severely increases the risk of hardening of the arteries. You get an erection thanks to your blood flow. You do the math on this one.
- Extra weight. Having extra weight eventually takes a toll on your body. It can even affect your blood vessels, which obviously is not good for erections.
- Being inactive. People who don’t exercise and mostly just sit around, they are the higher risk of erectile dysfunction.
- Alcoholism. If you have more than two drinks per day, you may be hurting your libido. Alcohol eventually lowers your testosterone level, so it hinders not only your performance but also your libido in general.
- Drugs. Even the seemingly harmless ones (marijuana) can cause blood vessel damage. Hopefully, you don’t need a lesson on why cocaine or heroin is bad for you.
- Stress/anxiety. The biggest causes of impermanent erectile dysfunction. If you’re worried all the time, it’s hard to focus on something else. Especially sex.
Low quality of life
All of the aforementioned issues are closely related to the low quality of life. Without basic social, cultural, emotional, spiritual needs and a low income – of course, people turn to smoking, drugs, alcohol, fast food and what have you. Lack of fulfillment is a dangerous thing, it takes a toll on your psyche really fast and that, in turn, takes a toll on your body. It’s a two-way street and the end result is always depressing. Person’s struggle with erectile dysfunction can lead to even worse downwards spiral, so the main takeaway from this, as silly as it sounds – don’t just pop pills to get it up and keep it up, try changing something. If you fail to adjust your lifestyle – no big deal. Try again. And again. The best advice here is – try improving your quality of life until you finally make it.