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Facts About Alcohol and Erectile Dysfunction
The great William Shakespeare once noted that alcohol, “provokes the desire but takes away the performance” and studies have proven this to be true. For many men, alcohol can help put both them and their partner in the mood, but too many drinks can negatively affect the man’s ability to attain an erection or reach orgasm. Heavy drinkers and alcoholics can also do permanent damage to their penile arteries and become impotent from overindulging in alcohol over a long period of time.
Quick Facts on Alcohol and Erectile Dysfunction
• Alcohol abuse in men can cause impaired testosterone production and shrinkage of the testes (i.e. testicular atrophy).
• Alcohol dilates and expands the blood vessels in the penis. If you are able to achieve an erection during this state, the alcohol in your system actually keeps the blood vessels open, allowing the blood to drain out quickly, returning the penis to a relaxed state.
• Long-term alcohol abuse affects the nervous system and impairs the impulses between the brain’s pituitary gland and the genitals.
• Clinical studies have shown that prolonged alcohol abuse causes irreversible damage to the nerves in the penis, resulting in alcohol impotence.
To get help for erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation, call Boston Medical Group today at 1.800.337.7500. Many men are able to regain full sexual function and are able to please their partner the same day as their initial visit!