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Erectile dysfunction is considered to be a common health problem among men. According to certain data almost every second one man in the world suffers from some form of erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction is also known as impotence. Impotence is basically the inability of a person to achieve and maintain an erection which is required for normal sexual intercourse.

Heavy Weightlifting and Erectile Dysfunction

These days there are a lot of people who exercise almost on a regular basis. There are many reasons why people do it but one of the main goals is to become better looking. Apart from that , people exercise in order to remain healthy and fit and exercise is an essential part of that aspiration. In most cases when men are considered, almost each of them  will not start lifting weights unless he has warmed up properly first. There are some individuals who neglect the warming up and that is wrong because this part is very important before strenuous trainings. People need to understand that just warming up is good for the overall health. In addition to this, there is almost not one bad effect that warming up can have on the body. On the other hand, weight training has a lot of benefits for the body but it also provides some negative effects as well. One of the potential dangers is erectile dysfunction. Men who lift weights more than it is recommended or normal are in real danger of suffering from erectile dysfunction, according to many experts. 

Looking good and having powerful muscles is one of the main reasons why men take part in the weight lifting practice. This is recommendable and considered to be healthy but men who overdo it are at higher risk for developing erectile dysfunction. According to available data, most men who lift weights cannot maintain an erection which is necessary for them to please their partner. Such men lose an erection before they even get close to that goal. An important thing that men need to know is that this particular situation is not the worst case scenario but it is considered to be a mild issue. It is common for men who participate in heavy weightlifting not to be able to even get an erection or if they have achieved it, erection is not sufficient and the man is not able to have proper intercourse.

The Study

There were numerous research conducted on the topic of men who cannot get an erection or maintaining one. An interesting thing that researchers noticed was that most of the men who had problem with an erection were participating in heavy weightlifting. In addition, these men were consuming huge amounts of steroids as well. Due to that fact, a certain study concentrated on the occurrence of impotence in men who participated in heavy weightlifting and were using steroids on a daily basis. The study included 250 men who underwent heavy weightlifting trainings for at least a period of 6 months or more. All of the men needed to provide answers about their sexual life and more than half of these men experienced certain problems with impotence. Some of the men claimed that they had been using certain drugs like Levitra and Tadalis in order to fight the problem of impotence.

After the questioning, all of the men were told that they suffered from impotence mainly because of the heavy weightlifting. An interesting thing is that all of the men thought that the researchers did not tell the truth due to the fact that they had been told by certain doctors that they need to exercise in order to solve the problem of impotence. However, the men did not know that the exercises they were meant to perform did not include heavy weightlifting. Therefore, the researchers asked the men to quit the strenuous regime of exercising for a period of 60 days. The men agreed and after that period they talked to the researchers again and the results were quite different. All of the participants claimed that there was significant progress regarding their health issue and they no longer needed to take certain pills in order to achieve and maintain an erection.

The Damage Sustained from Heavy Weightlifting

The majority of people are familiar with the fact that by participating in heavy weightlifting they put extra pressure on the arteries and it is not uncommon for the arteries to get injured. There are arteries in the penis as well and they may get damaged as well. When this happens there is not sufficient blood flow for a person to achieve and maintain an erection which leads to impotence. Apart from the arteries, extra pressure is placed on the testis as well. People should avoid heavy weightlifting in order to enjoy a normal sexual life. However, they should not avoid exercising.  

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