SEX AND ALCOHOL: Can Alcohol Addiction Cause Permanent Erectile Dysfunction?

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Can Alcohol Cause Permanent Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is the inability of the penis to become erect. And yes, this can be caused by alcohol intake. Most times, it’s just a temporary phenomenon that eventually wears off with time. Now, the question is: can erectile dysfunction be permanent?

Yes, It can be permanent. This is due to the excessive and chronic intake of alcohol. Research has made it clear that most men that dabble into taking heavy doses of alcohol have 60 percent to 70 percent chance of having sexual problems because the excess alcohol in their body system actually destabilizes the normal and proper function of their body. Chronic alcohol intake also makes men lose their sexual desires.

Can Erectile Dysfunction Be Cured?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a really bad situation for any man out there. Definitely, the search for a cure would be on a very high level. Although, not all erectile dysfunction can be cured. Such ED can only be improved through certain treatments or precautions.

Basically, the treatment of an ED patient is based on the causes of their erectile dysfunction.

Firstly, there are the “reversible” causes of erectile dysfunction. These are the kinds of causes that can actually be put to an end. For instance, erectile dysfunction caused by the side effects of taking medications. Medications such as drugs, cigarettes and alcohol. It can also be caused by stress, relationship problems and being overweight. Although the latter causes can be more difficult to Savage than the former causes. However, your erectile dysfunction can be put to an end if the stress problem and weight problem is taken care of.

More so, there are the “treatable” causes. This type of cause cannot be cured. They can only be treated or improved upon. These are causes such as depression, high cholesterol level and hormonal imbalance.

In addition, there are causes that cannot be cured at all. Treatments such as injections, surgery and implants are advisable at this point.

Finally, if you know the cause of your erectile dysfunction as a man, it would be very easy to get a cure or suitable treatment for your ED.

How Does Heavy Drinking Affects A Man’s Fertility?

As stated earlier on in this article, moderation is the key to drinking alcohol and still retain a healthy body. However, if you are the type that drinks heavily as a man, then there are a lot of side effects  that you should be expecting. Especially the fact that your Fertility is tampered with.

Here are some of the ways heavy drinking affects your fertility as a man:

1. It lowers your testosterone level and luteinizing hormones which eventually causes reduction in your sperm production.

2. Heavy Drinking can shrink your testes. This occurrence can lead to impotence or infertility.

3. It changes the release of gonadotropin which has an effect on sperm production. Gonadotropins are hormones released by the pituitary gland which acts on the sexual reproduction organs to increase the production of sperm and ova. When you drink heavily as a man, it causes the pituitary gland to release gonadotropin irregularly.

4. Drinking heavily can cause changes in the movement, the shape and the size of a healthy sperm.

Final Thought

Both men and women should watch the rate at which they take in alcohol regardless of the reason why it’s been taken. This way, the disadvantages of taking alcohol will drastically reduce thereby giving room for the advantages.