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Fighting Erectile Dysfunction with a Diet

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Erectile dysfunction is a condition in which a man cannot obtain or maintain an erection. This condition can be frustrating and embarrassing for a man, especially in an intimate moment where he feels he cannot perform. Dr. Pedram Ilbeigi recognizes that this is a sensitive situation for any Rancho Mirage man to be in and as an expert in urology, he works to find patients treatment plans that work specifically for them.

One way that Inland Empire men can battle erectile dysfunction is by changing their eating habits, and choosing the right meals. Erectile dysfunction is thought to be caused by psychological as well as physiological factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. A well-balanced diet can help address those physiological issues, while also fixing erectile dysfunction at the same time.

Choose Lean Meats

If you are eating hamburgers and steak every night for dinner, then you might be finding your erectile dysfunction symptoms to be almost unbearable. Men who eat a lot of red meat have a higher occurrence of ED while those who choose lean meats and whole grains do not suffer from these same severe symptoms. Instead, save your steak for a special night out every once in a while. Choose fish, chicken and turkey instead for your everyday dinners and lunches.

Moderate Dairy Intake

As with anything, moderation is the best motto. This includes how much dairy you consume on a daily basis. When you have erectile dysfunction, excessive dairy consumption can make it more difficult to battle your troubling symptoms. Instead of drinking four or five glasses of milk or downing a bowl of ice cream each night, enjoy yogurt and cheese as a light snack. These dairy products are perfect for your ED-friendly diet, and get you the calcium you need without going overboard.

Cook with Olive Oil

As most Americans, you are probably used to cooking with butter and using butter on most of your dishes. However, switching your butter out with heart-healthy olive oil might be just the change you need to make in order to combat erectile dysfunction.

Olive oil is a mono-saturated fat that is good for your heart, whereas butter is not as good for your heart and arteries. Olive oil tastes delicious when tossed over whole grain pasta, and it can be used as a cooking oil, as well.

Dr. Pedram Ilbeigi often recommends that men who are suffering from erectile dysfunction research a Mediterranean-style diet and see if it is the right diet choice for them. This diet often includes many of the restrictions and recommendations made above and has been proven to help men who have difficulty maintaining an erection.

Studies have shown that men with ED who have enjoyed a Mediterranean-style diet for several years have fewer signs and symptoms of erectile dysfunction. To find out more about erectile dysfunction and to learn about dietary changes that might benefit you, set up a consultation appointment with Dr. Pedram Ilbeigi today.

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