Dear Dr. Lovemy question is this: Can smoking effect getting a good hard erection? I am a 43 yr old male in fairly good shape except I smoke a pack a day. Can this effect the heart and blood flow. I also get cold feet(in the literal sence) I’m happily married to the same woman for 20 yrs and have always had a good sex life with her. I have a hard time getting a good hard ( normal) erection and this is straining our relationship. Hope you can help
Yes, smoking effects the circulation.If your feet are cold, this means that the blood flow to your lower extremities isn’t sufficient. And the blood vessels that supply your penis are the same ones that lead to your feet.What’s more, erectile difficulty (not due to emotional causes) is often viewed as an early sign of heart disease (and clogged arteries).The writing is on the wall for you. Your body is giving you a major wake up call and telling you to change your lifestyle. Quit smoking, exercise to improve blood flow, eat properly and take supplements to clear out the gunk in your arteries.You don’t want to wait until you have a heart attack or stroke in order to wake up. It’s time to make changes now, before it’s too late. And, thank your penis for being the messenger.