An American oncologist, Ms Edith Declan, has advised men to adopt lifestyle changes rather than using drugs to improve their sex.

Declan, in an interview with our correspondent, said erectile dysfunction could be caused by a variety of factors, including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, spinal cord injury and any other disease. affecting blood circulation.

She said: “Lifestyle changes such as losing weight and exercising or stopping smoking can help improve sexual health without drugs. Weight loss, reduced stress, and a healthy lifestyle have been shown to increase testosterone levels in men.

“Sexual dysfunction in men refers to these conditions as a decrease in sexual desire, difficulty starting and / or maintaining an erection, and several other problems, including premature ejaculation or a complete inability to ejaculate. Here, erectile dysfunction seems to be the biggest concern.

“With a growing aging population and a growing need for sexual performance in younger men, male sexual enhancement pills can help many men live full and active sex lives. However, while there have been some appealing claims of pills and mixtures capable of boosting sex life, you may have to think twice before making such investments.

The expert also warned that sex enhancement pills could exaggerate heart, kidney or liver problems.

“When there are undiagnosed health issues, using male enhancement supplements to boost libido or treat erectile dysfunction may do more harm than good. Some of the ingredients in these sex enhancement pills can exaggerate heart, kidney or liver problems, trigger side effects, or interact with other medications.

“Although some external factors can play a role in a sudden drop in sexual performance, the most important factors to never overlook include factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney problems or other chronic conditions that can cause vascular damage.

“In light of this, a thorough health assessment should be done before using any medication to improve sex. This is especially important because men who have a history of heart attack, stroke or abnormal heart rhythm, men who are already using drugs containing nitrates or alpha-blockers, men with medical conditions severe kidney or liver, certain eye disorders, uncontrolled, high, or significantly low blood pressure; or who have been advised to avoid sexual activity due to unstable heart disease, should not take these drugs, ”Declan added.

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