Risk Factors for Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction — it’s a topic that many men are curious about but few want to discuss. Studies have shown that doctors may not ask about it as often as they might, either.
Cleveland Clinic expert J. Stephen Jones, MD, shared his thoughts on this common problem with Men’s Health. This Q&A sheds light on a sometimes-taboo topic. Among other things, being out of shape makes a real difference, as Dr. Jones notes in this excerpt from the story:
“While obesity is a handy, obvious warning sign, thin but inactive guys aren’t in the clear. “Frankly, just being out of cardiovascular shape will affect your ability to perform,” says Jones. There is a quick fix. Research conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health found that men who exercised vigorously for 20 to 30 minutes a day were almost half as likely to have erection problems compared to the sedentary men.”