According to a recent study from the Medical Journal of Australia, where someone lives can indeed affect overall health; with men it can affect sexual health. The study recorded more than 100,000 men over the age of 45. It concluded that men in rural areas had a 12% lower risk of erectile dysfunction than those in major cities.
Erectile dysfunction can occur for a variety of health reasons, including a man’s age, weight and family medical history. But more and more research is revealing that socioeconomic factors like social status, where you live and even education have an impact as well. The connection between socioeconomic factors and erectile dysfunction apparently has to do with lifestyle and its affect on health.
Here are few common risks for impotence in men, and why that may be based on location:
ED Risk Factor: High Blood Pressure
City Factor: People who live in urban areas where air pollution is high tend to have higher blood pressure than those who live in less polluted areas.
ED Risk Factor: Alcohol Abuse
City Factor: Abstinence is particularly common in rural areas, whereas alcohol disorders and excessive drinking are more problematic in urban dwellings.
ED Risk Factor: Stress and Depression
City Factor: Studies have shown that exposure to green space reduces stress, boosts health and makes us less vulnerable to depression. Researchers have shown that the parts of the brain dealing with stress and emotion are affected by living among the crowds in densely populated cities.
While there are exceptions, research is starting to show men that treatment for erectile dysfunction can include more than medicines. Taking care of your psyche and body can go a long way toward improving sexual heath.
If you’re concerned about ED and would like more information on ways to improve your sexual health without using drugs, talk to your doctor about the possibility of using a penis pump to correct your ED. And for further information, feel free to contact Aeroflow Healthcare.