31 Oct E-Cigarettes and Erectile Dysfunction
Cigarette smoking affects the whole body, including the reproductive system. Men who smoke are twice as likely to develop erectile dysfunction compared to men who do not smoke. This is because the nicotine and other chemicals found in cigarettes cause damage to the blood vessels within the body that prevents them from being able to dilate. And yes, this includes the blood vessels responsible for achieving an erection.
Many believe that e-cigarettes are a safer way to take in nicotine. The sad truth is that e-cigarettes contain many of the same harmful ingredients found in traditional cigarettes. Although the delivery method is different, blood vessel damage results are the same. It is also important to note that some of the chemicals found in e-cigarettes can reduce the body’s ability to produce testosterone which can also negatively impact your sex life.
Overall, smoking in any fashion, whether traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or vaping, is not beneficial for your heart or erections. To learn more about how smoking can negatively impact your health or how to quit smoking, please talk with your doctor.