How cigarettes, weed, and alcohol can effect your erections

Can smoking cigarettes, weed or drinking alcohol cause erectile dysfunction?

We all have those habits we probably shouldn't enjoy; however, some of our practices pose pressing concerns regarding our health. Statistics provided by Stats CAN state that over 15% of Canadians 12 and older smoke.

According to WebMD, Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation are the two most common sexual issues men have. Today we are going to discuss some facts regarding the connections between erectile dysfunction and the recreational use of tobacco, marijuana, and alcohol.


Tobacco and erectile dysfunction

A range of factors can cause impotence, and one of them is cigarette smoking. It's not that astonishing once you realize that smoking damages one's arteries and low arterial blood supply is one of the leading causes of erectile dysfunction. A 2005 study in the American Journal of Epidemiology supplied evidence that erectile dysfunction is more likely to appear in men, and earlier, who smoke. Quitting smoking will help improve your erectile dysfunction symptoms. Your age and other health issues will determine whether you will be able to recover from erectile dysfunction fully.



Marijuana and erectile dysfunction

After a hard day's work, we all love to enjoy a good joint in the afternoon with friends or with family. There has been some concern regarding the smoking of marijuana and erectile dysfunction. Various medical and mental health conditions can also trigger erectile dysfunction. Marijuana may further complicate any existing conditions present.

Medical science has not found conclusive evidence that marijuana leads to erectile dysfunction. The studies are not high quality and can be somewhat contradictory. Another suggestion is that due to the presence of cannabinoid receptors in the smooth muscle layer of the penis, marijuana can impair the penile function and cause erectile dysfunction. The marijuana plant contains a variety of chemicals, including a group of compounds called cannabinoids.

One cannabinoid, the most popular among marijuana enthusiasts, is the THC molecule the (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). However, we can identify why people might assume that marijuana causes erectile dysfunction. Often enthusiasts smoke it with a mix of tobacco, and tobacco is known to restrict the flow of blood in the veins, and therefore a regular smoker has an increased risk of erectile dysfunction.


Alcohol and erectile dysfunction

Alcohol is a commonly shared drink among young people in Canadian society. It is in the very fabric of our social scene meet for dinner, have a few drinks then hit the club. However, excess consumption of alcohol could affect the ability for you to maintain an erect penis, spoiling those after-dinner plans in the bedroom.

Alcohol is a depressant, using it often and excessively can slowly decrease your sexual desire and make it impossible to get erections or orgasm while under the influence. It can cause erectile dysfunction if you are not careful enough. Studies show that men who are addicted to alcohol have a 60-70% chance of acquiring sexual problems. Don't let alcohol get the better of you; practice moderation.


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