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Smoking and ED

Postby Job29Man » Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:44 am

I need to counsel a man about sex.
Divorced 20 years ago, celibate for last 10 years, now a newlywed. He's in his 50s and is about 20 pounds overweight and smokes about a half pack to a pack a day. Non drinker, not diabetic, somewhat active lifestyle.

He is experiencing ED sometimes. I'm looking for information on what smoking can do to erectile function.

Your help appreciated.
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Re: Smoking and ED

Postby doug-h » Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:24 am

The coorelation between nicotine use and vascular disorder is well documented.

The acute response is that the arteries and veins constrict reducing blood flow systemically, which is why it raises BP.

Chronic effects include deterioration of the epithelial lining of the vessels, with a reduction in elasticity, and reducing the ability of the vessels to dilate as they should. ... er-really/ ... on-11-tips ... y-erection ... works2.htm

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Re: Smoking and ED

Postby George B. » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:18 am

it absolutely affects erectile function and strength. In fact, one of the most effective anti-smoking ads I've ever seen hinted that smoking could make you "smaller." It does make your penis smaller, in the sense that your erections won't be as hard and it'll be more difficult to get one and keep it if you're a smoker. And who knows what the long term affect of blood flow constriction on erection size?

I remember seeing an article in National Geographic some years ago that showed a man with his hand coated in liquid crystals. As he lit up a cigarette and began smoking, you could see his hand cool (the crystals changed color to reflect this) as blood was drawn from his extremities.

No matter what, if he can quit, it'll really help things in bed.
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Re: Smoking and ED

Postby LiamJ » Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:11 pm

Smoking is highly correlated with stress exposure, and we know that poor mental health can affect ED. Erectile dysfunction is, like many things in life, multi-factorial.

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