Smoking and Impotence – Should Smokers Stop Smoking Before it Leads to Impotency?

A new study conducted by the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, and presented by John Spangler, M.D, have shown that smoking and impotence are linked. Of course, this may be less than surprising to many since the consequences of smoking and its wide reaching negative health effects are becoming clearer every day.

To properly get and maintain an erection a man’s body sends blood to the penis, which reacts and engorges this, is maintained until ejaculation in normal circumstances. Aging can cause narrowing of the blood vessels; high cholesterol in the blood can cause narrowing of the blood vessels all over the body and hypertension. Diabetes can cause impotence as well due to reduced blood flow and obviously, the people already at risk for impotence should avoid smoking. However, smoking and impotence have also been linked in relatively healthy people as well.

Smoking causes blood vessels to constrict which restricts the blood flow to the penis and many men may see no outward adverse affects until middle age when natural aging causes blood vessels to become smaller. Adding smoking to the mix is a recipe for impotence in some people.

Smoking is proving to have long-term adverse effects on almost every system and part of the smoker’s body, smoking and impotence are not the full extent of the damage that smoking causes. Even if the man is not impotent there are other changes taking place that may be undetectable until too late.

One of those changes is a change in the quality of the DNA and some of the chemicals found in tobacco can cause permanent changes to the DNA of a smoking man’s sperm. Second hand smoke is not the only health concern when considering children for a smoker; damaged DNA is also a possibility.

In short, if you do not smoke then well for you, and if you do smoke then it is probably time to quit before you are a victim of smoking and impotence. Living life as it should be your choice, but you must know for sure every action there is always a risk that you have to consider. If you really choose to be an active smoker, then become an elegant smoker. The smoke you produce is polluting your environment, so don’t use fuel any more harm. use usb lighter as your cigarette companion.