Erectile dysfunction (ED), or impotence, is a condition that makes it difficult, or in some cases impossible, to achieve and maintain an erection. Among its causes are the lack of physical activity, obesity, smoking, drinking, stress, depression and other.
In the past, ED was perceived as a disorder the primary targets of which were men over 50 or 60. It has grown over the years, not only increasing in numbers, but also in reach. Recent studies show that the rate of ED among men over 40 averages 40%, which means that practically every other man is affected. And it only gets worse with time: ED rate nearly doubles – amounting to approximately 70% – for men over 70.
There are ways to treat impotence, such as drugs, vacuum pumps, and surgical implants. Naturally, any chosen method of treatment is going to impose costs, be those financial, time, or emotional. And while these methods may be effective at the given time, none of them can guarantee that erectile dysfunction will not come back.
As is the case with the majority of disorders, the best treatment for ED is prevention. Yoga seems to be the perfect choice since it fights the very causes of this disorder. Below there is a short list of reasons that make yoga a good preventive measure for impotence:
This is by no means an exhaustive list of all the benefits that yoga brings to the table against ED. But it shows how this kind of activity can help you fight off the ever-growing ED pandemic.
What makes yoga attractive is the fact that it does not have barriers to entry, which means you don’t need to spend money on fancy equipment or other unnecessary things. All you need is a bit of free time.