Experts have warned that men who use electronic cigarettes could suffer from erectile dysfunction.
Doctors say more research needs to be done on different types of e-cigarettes to find out if they have an impact on men’s sexual health.
Many men have erection problems.
According to the NHS, stress, fatigue, anxiety or excessive alcohol consumption can all lead to erectile dysfunction.
Experts agree that there is a link between smoking and erectile dysfunction. The NHS suggests that if you want to reduce erectile dysfunction, quitting smoking is the best option.
According to experts, men between the ages of 20 and 65 without a history of cardiovascular disease and who use e-cigarettes are twice as likely as those who have never used them to report erectile dysfunction.
Experts believe that patients who used electronic cigarettes, regardless of their age, suffered from erectile dysfunction.
Researchers suggest that e-cigarette users should be made aware of possible erectile dysfunction.
Omar El Shahawy was the lead author of this study and a professor in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone. He said the link needs to be explored further.
“Our results underscore the need for further studies to contextualize patterns of electronic cigarette use that are relatively safer than smoking.
“Our analyzes took into account the smoking history of participants, including those who had never smoked cigarettes to begin with, so it is possible that daily e-cigarette vaping is associated with higher risks of erectile dysfunction,” regardless of smoking history, ”he said. added.
These experts used data from PATH’s Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study.
They analyzed data from 13,711 men over the age of 20 who completed a questionnaire about erectile dysfunction.
Study participants were classified as current, former, or never smokers.
The participants included almost half of former cigarette smokers, 21 percent who were currently cigarette smokers, 14 percent who used other tobacco products.
Here are the 5 best ways to quit smoking
Here are five tips to help you quit smoking.
Think about the money: Many people are now facing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, smoking is an expensive habit.
Calculate how much time you spend smoking each day. Then subtract what you spent on cigarettes in a month from what you would spend on cigarettes in a calendar year.
Think about what you could do with the money, whether it’s a vacation or a savings goal.
A pack of 20 cigarettes costs around £ 14 in the UK.
You can try a substituteThe NHS suggests that one way to quit smoking is to use a nicotine replacement.
NHS guidelines state: ‘Cigarettes are addictive and self-control alone might not be enough to stop you completely.
Use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to increase your chances of success. This is available on prescription from your general practitioner, from your local tobacco control service or from a pharmacist.
“You can also consider trying electronic cigarettes. Although not without risk, they are much safer than cigarettes and can help people quit smoking.
Acquire help: Remember, you don’t have to do everything when it comes to smoking cigarettes.
Your pharmacist or general practitioner can help you determine the best course of action.
Join a support network: Talking to people in the same situation can help you quit smoking, according to the NHS.
The NHS says you are four times more likely to quit smoking if there is support from your local group.
Find your closest group by clicking here Click here.
Prepare yourself mentally Last year, more than 300,000 Britons quit smoking over coronavirus fears.
It’s not hard to quit if you do.
It is difficult to quit smoking because it is an addictive drug.
Best-selling author The Easy Way to Stop Smoking, the late Allen Carr, said: “There is absolutely nothing to give up… there is no real
Smoking can be a pleasure or a curse.
“It’s just an illusion, like banging your head against a wall to make it feel nice when you stop.”
Daily users were twice as likely to experience erectile dysfunction (compared to people who have never used e-cigarettes).
Respondents aged 20 to 65 showed a strong association between e-ciagrettes use and erectile dysfunction.
These people had a normal body mass index and no history of cardiovascular disease, suggesting that erectile dysfunction is also common in healthy people.
Experts said the study was still limited because it was based only on self-reported data.
Participants were not required to disclose whether they were taking antidepressants, beta blockers, or other drugs that can cause erectile dysfunction.
To help smokers quit smoking, electronic cigarettes or vapers can be used.
According to the NHS, thousands of UK residents have quit smoking using these devices.
They can help you manage your cravings for nicotine. A 2019 study found that those who used them with face-to-face support were twice as likely to quit smoking.
Another study showed that people who use e-cigarettes are 15% more likely than smokers to have a stroke in middle age.
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