Liquid Courage or Liquid Dysfunction?

Alcohol has many great qualities. Sipping on a liquor can make food taste better, things more entertaining, and a night more memorable (or not more memorable). From college to the day you die, liquor can be a great companion to get you through the best and worst times of your life. However, much like anything, overindulgence can become a problem and offer an array of consequences. Obviously, alcoholism is an issue, especially in the over-consumption of alcohol. Even if you are not an alcoholic, but still indulge in the ever so often binge-drinking extravaganza, you may be doing more damage to your body than you think.
It is known that alcohol can dry out your skin and cause damage to your organs, such as your brain, heart, liver, etc. But, it is rarely discussed the affects liquor has on one of the most important organs — the penis. That’s right, alcohol is bad for your penis. Much like you let liquor seep into your pores, allow that bit of information to soak into your brain.

Erectile Dysfunction Can Happen at Any Age

Now, just one sip of liquor won’t be devastating to the wellbeing of your libidio. But, repeated indulgence of alcohol will affect the rate and length of time you can have an erection. This dilemma is called Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Though erectile dysfunction is known for affecting older men, it can happen at any age.
Roughly 52 percent of men will experience ED in their lives. 70 percent of men experience ED around the ages of 70 and above. 40 percent of men between the ages of 40 and 70 will experience ED as well. Though there is a greater correlation between age and ED, that does not mean one causes the other. You can be any age and experience limpness during sexual activity. But how? How could a young person, develop this problem? What could possible cause this problem in young men?

How Liquor Can Affect Your Penis?

In any social setting, liquor can be an enticing beverage. Liquor makes you calm and releases some of your anxiety. Because of its effects on the brain and the nervous system, liquor is often called “liquid courage.” A couple of sips of liquor and you will be calm, enthusiastic, and down-right suave. And, as you are being irresistibly cool, you also manage to lock eyes with a beautiful partner on the opposite side of the room. As you continue to gulp down glass after glass, the side glances and shy smiles you both share become sexual desires. But, unfortunately, with all the alcohol you have consumed, the liquid courage quickly turns into an agent for erectile dysfunction.
Despite what you might think, alcohol does not ignite sexual drive. In fact, alcohol reduce sex drive and makes it more difficult for the penis to fill with blood, ultimately making it limp, instead of stiff. Though it may seem like a booze-filled night is the a great way to have a fun night, it can actually reduce your sexual performance. When going out, it is important to remember that you want to drink enough to have a good time, but don’t drink enough to make yourself impotent. Alcohol is a natural depressant, which means it will make you calm, but slow your pace to an eventual erection.

Your Pace

When going out to a public drinking place, it is important that you calmly drink. If you indulge in binge drinking the result could lead to erectile dysfunction. Though the problem is very common, if it still a problem that you don’t want to incite. Liquid courage can be useful initiating a conversation, but make sure you drink in moderation. Too much liquor could result in an incident where your penis becomes unable to perform properly. Which, of course, will leave your night incredibly awkward.
In a study conducted in 2009, a team of scientists found that less liquor in depressed nervous systems, eventually led to a deficiency in sexual performance. They analyzed the effects of liquor and found that alcohol actually dehydrates the body and decreases blood volume. Simultaneously, high amounts of liquor increases angiotensin, which is a hormone that induces ED.

Your Treatment

There are many ways to resolve your erectile dysfunction. Modern medicine has evolved quite a bit, which means there are new and better ways to resolve the problem at hand. Medications, therapy, and other methods can be implemented that will actually help resolve blood flow issues. Once the blood flow issue is resolved you should see improvement in your sexual performance.

Charleston Men’s Clinic

At our men’s medical clinic, we can help you find treatment for your ED symptoms. Our practice believes that through powerful, useful treatment options, we can help you and your symptoms. If you are currently struggling with your erectile dysfunction, and want to seek out a way to aid your symptoms, contact our practice today. We can give you fast and easy treatment.