Does higher blood pressure cause E.D?
High blood pressure, or hypertension to be more official sounding is one of the most common medical conditions affecting up to 7 in 10 British adults and about 1 in 4 American adults.
It’s also closely linked to Erectile Dysfunction. Because of this if you bring your blood pressure down into the healthy, optimal range it isn’t just good for your overall health it’s also a brilliant way to minimise the risk of you experiencing issues getting or maintaining an erection.
Blood pressure and blood flow both play a major role in helping you develop and maintain an erection – to see how our products can help in this area click here.
Blood flow and circulation
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Normal blood flow is the key to healthy erections. When you are in a state of arousal the brain sends messages to the penis which increases the blood flow to the tissue and fills the corpora cavernosa.
High blood pressure can make this act more difficult and over time can damage the blood vessels which will negatively impact the blood flow and circulation.
You are what you eat
Avoid foods that can potentially higher your blood pressure such as packaged or processed meats, frozen or pre-packed meals, pastries, doughnuts and fast foods.
Having a diet low in sodium and rich in foods containing potassium, calcium and magnesium may help prevent or normalise high blood pressure.
If you are actively looking to lower your blood pressure and improve your performances between the sheets here`s a list of foods you should stock up on giving you Popeye strength erections!
• DAIRY – Australian researchers found a link between the consumption of low-fat dairy and a smaller risk of hypertension. This was seen to be most effective with low fat yoghurt and milk (but not cheese, sorry!). Though it is thought calcium may play a small role it’s more likely to be down to other compounds such as peptides that are released during digestion.
• FLAXSEED – Eating Flaxseed was linked to a reduction in both systolic blood pressure (when the heart contracts) and diastolic blood pressure (when the heart relaxes)
• CHOCOLATE – Yes, you heard us right – Chocolate! This also made our list of Top 5 natural aphrodisiacs to see the video, click here. Consuming dark chocolate or cocoa products rich in flavanols was linked to reducing the blood pressure among people with hypertension or pre-hypertension.
• OLIVE OIL – A study published in the American journal of hypertension in 2012 looked at how Olive Oil affects blood pressure, Spanish researchers found Polyphenol-rich Olive Oil was linked with drops in systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
• BEETS – A study in the Nutrition Journal looked at the effect of Beet juice on healthy men and women and researchers observed a reduction in systolic blood pressure six hours after they drank the juice, especially in men.
Lowering your blood pressure helps your overall health
High blood pressure is known as the silent killer for a very good reason and over time it can strain every organ in your body…Especially your penis. Time to re-evaluate all those trips to the fast food joint and takeaways lads! Making a few small changes to your diet really can make all the difference to your penile health.