EXCESSIVE SMOKING OR DRINKING
10th February 2022
If you are someone who tends to light up while drinking, you could be further increasing your risk for erectile problems. For men under the age of 40, smoking is the biggest cause of erectile dysfunction — and studies show that men who smoke more than 10 cigarettes daily are at an increased risk for erectile dysfunction.
Men who smoked more than 20 cigarettes daily had a 60% higher risk of erectile dysfunction, compared to men who never smoked. 15% of the past and present smokers had experienced erectile dysfunction.
Smoking have often been associated with plaque build-up in the arteries, called atherosclerosis. The plaque obstructs blood flow through vessels, causing a host of circulatory problems throughout the body, leading to erectile dysfunction.