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How Smoking Affects Erectile Dysfunction

How Smoking Affects Erectile Dysfunction

There are plenty of habits that are bad for us. Some habits are harder to kick than others. Smoking is one of the absolute worst habits for your health. As luck would have it, smoking is also one of the most difficult habits to quit. Not only is smoking bad for your health in general, but it’s particularly bad for your urologic health, especially when it comes to erectile dysfunction. Here’s what you should know. 

Smoking Exaspertes Erectile Dysfunction

If you have been struggling with erectile dysfunction, you should know smoking cigarettes can exasperate the condition. Smoking cigarettes affects your circulation which can have a huge impact on erectile dysfunction. 

Smoking cigarettes can cause a lot of damage to your body including your blood vessels. When blood vessels are damaged from the inside, they stop functioning properly. Furthermore, there are more smokers with ED than men with Ed who have never smoked.  

Nicotine is a vasoconstrictor which makes it even more difficult for smokers to have an erection. Vasoconstrictors constrict blood vessels which inhibits blood flow. The combination makes it incredibly difficult to sustain enough blood flow to maintain an erection.

It’s worth noting that when it comes to smoking and ED, age doesn’t matter. A young man who smokes cigarettes is just as likely to develop problems stemming from erectile dysfunction as an older man who also smokes.  

If You’re Struggling with ED After Smoking Cigarettes, You Need to Call Z Urology

Erectile dysfunction can be caused by a number of things. One thing that’s for certain is that smoking can make virtually any case of ED even worse. If you’re a smoker and you have ED, you need to get in touch with the team at Z Urology. Will you have to quit smoking? Probably, but in the meantime, there are plenty of treatment options to explore. 

Looking for a urologist in South Florida? Call Z Urology today and make an appointment! 

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