Is Dehydration Causing Your Erectile Dysfunction?

For many men today, struggling with erectile dysfunction (ED) can be extremely frustrating and overwhelming. There are several different causes for erectile dysfunction, but no matter what the root of the issue may be—ED can completely change your life, making it difficult to get and keep an erection for sexual intercourse.

Erectile Dysfunction can be both a chronic problem or happen sporadically. You may be surprised to find that among this list of potential causes of ED—dehydration is an exceedingly common one. The more you know about the link between dehydration and ED, the better prepared you will be to get to the root of your problem and find the medical help you need.

So, How Does Dehydration Impact Your Erectile Function?

For a man to get an erection that is firm enough for intercourse—there are a few different systems in the body that need to work together in harmony. If fluid levels in the body are low from dehydration, it can prevent these systems from working together. Hydration is essential for optimal sexual health.

When you are dehydrated, your body can experience many different serious side effects, and these effects can lead to ED. On the contrary, when your body is adequately hydrated, it helps ensure you have a higher volume of blood cells and plasma. These are essential to making sure that blood can properly flow through your veins and arteries and to the penis. When you are dehydrated and have a low volume of plasma and red blood cells—it can mean that the penis isn’t getting enough oxygen and blood to maintain an erection.

Dehydration and Your Hormones

Most issues with erectile dysfunction have to do with hormonal imbalances. This is why many men start to experience ED as they age, and as their hormones start to change. When the fluid levels in your body are low from dehydration, your body creates a hormone called angiotensin in response. This hormone will constrict blood vessels and increase your blood pressure. When this happens, it prevents blood from adequately flowing throughout the body and getting to areas such as the penis.

Here at LT Men’s Clinic, we will not only test your hormones but look at your lifestyle to determine if other issues such as dehydration may be contributing to your erectile problems.

If you have questions about what may be causing your erectile dysfunction, or about different treatments that can help you with this condition—then contact the experts at LT Men’s Clinic. We have helped men of all different backgrounds treat erectile dysfunction and find a solution that will work for you. You can call us directly at (817) 369-3605 to make an appointment.