Monday, 30 April 2012
SMOKING AND IMPOTENCE
For men in their 30s and 40s,
Smoking increases the risk of erectile dysfunction(ED) by about 50 per cent.
Did You Know?
The British Medical Association estimates that up to 120,000 men have ED because of smoking.
Erection can't occur unless blood can flow freely into penis, so these blood vessels have to be in good condition.
Smoking can damage the blood vessels and cause them to degenerate : nicotine narrows the arteries that lead to the penis, reducing blood flow and the pressure of blood in the penis.