The Importance of Lifestyle Modification in Men’s Health

I'm often asked, "Hey Doc, what can I do to keep my Prostate healthy and my erections normal?"  My response is always, "Keep your heart healthy and you'll keep your Prostate and erections healthy." That's because men are more likely to die of Heart Disease than Prostate Cancer and become impotent for the same reason. That's why lifestyle modifications are so important in maintaining mens' health. Let's look further into this.  A recent article in The International Journal of Impotence Research thoroughly documented the valid scientific evidence behind lifestyle modifications and the REAL benefits that go along with it. The article recommends a  comprehensive approach to maximizing erectile function  which could lead to better erectile function and overall better health.

Ultimately, good health and body function depends on normal blood flow which depends on normal functioning blood vessels. Fortunately (or not) this can be directly affected by lifestyle factors. All these factors are well known to most people and include smoking, obesity, high sugar and fat intake, exercise and low testosterone.

A huge problem today is obesity. Obesity, which is an excess of fat, increases risk factors for cancer, heart and blood vessel disease and Dementia.  The more fat one has, the more toxic chemicals that are released into the body and the more resultant damage to the body. When risk factors including obesity, high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar, high triglycerides or low HDL levels (good cholesterol) occur together The Metabolic Syndrome is present. This Syndrome increases the risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes as well as Erectile Dysfunction and Low Testosterone.

These are all truly modifiable risk factors with specific lifestyle changes including weigh loss, exercise blood pressure control and lowering cholesterol levels. There is good scientific evidence that these lifestyle changes results in significant reductions in serious health problems and well documented improvements in Erectile Function.

If  you have ED or Low T  and would like a full evaluation and recommendation on treatment and lifestyle modification call 215-563-1199 and schedule a consultation with me.

 

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