Role of Smoking in Occurrence of Erectile Dysfunction in Men

Influence of Smoking on Male Body

At the moment there is a huge number of men of reproductive age who suffer from erectile dysfunction. One of the most important reasons for development of this pathology is terrible environmental situation in most regions, but there are many other factors contributing to occurrence of erectile dysfunction. These include – sedentary lifestyle, irrational nutrition, psychoemotional factors, congestion in small pelvis (chronic prostatitis), hypertension, increased cholesterol, diseases of nervous system, diseases associated with endocrine system, etc. In addition, the strongest negative effect on sexual function of men is provided by smoking. Such a bad habit in short time leads to vascular damage by atherosclerotic plaques, which is why vasculogenic erectile dysfunction develops in men. Such vascular pathology is very difficult to correct and appointment of angiopreparations can only delay onset of sexual impotence. In addition to vascular damage, smoking negatively affects arterial and venous pressure, reducing difference between them. This phenomenon can not but affect pressure in vessels of penis, which plays a major role in onset of erection. In view of such pathological processes, erectile dysfunction of veinoocclusive type can develop, the so-called pathological venous drainage. With this type of disorder, cavernous bodies are unable to completely fill with blood, due to constant outflow through venous system, which prevents penis from becoming rigid (firm). At this pathology only surgery associated with bandaging of deep dorsal veins of penis can help.