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Discussion in 'The Healthy Penis' started by D_Wally Walnuts, Nov 18, 2010.
Is there a correlation between the sodium level in your diet and erection quality?
Well, high sodium diets cause water retention. That, in turn, causes high blood pressure. High blood pressure can be attributed to a cause of erectile dysfunction. So I'm sure it could and probably would effect erection quality. If you can keep your sodium intake down!
Thank you, sir. I asked because have been eating Butterball chicken breast for lunch and noticed it has a HUGE amount of sodium.
Naturally, my erection quality was my first concern :tongue:
ED in general is caused by vascular leakage. Vascular leakage has many causes hypertension being one of them. There are numerous others and the only way to know is a doppler test of the penis.
Now, fluid retention would in an otherwise healthy individual give a short term increase in hardness as there would be greater blood volume. The long term consequences however would all be negatives as has already been stated.
In a manner of speaking I am wondering about the question however. OP, is your question asking if an increase in dietary salt would improve erections? The answer to this would be that it would be possible, but the long term would outweigh the short term.
I was actually asking if the opposite is true. I found this online earlier this morning...
In the body, sodium is processed by the kidneys. However, when a person eats too much sodium, the kidneys cannot process all of it. The excess sodium ends up in the bloodstream. Because the mineral retains water, the volume of blood in the body increases. As a result, the circulatory system has to work harder to pump the blood.
Read more: Effects of a High-Sodium Diet | eHow.com Effects of a High-Sodium Diet | eHow.com
Seems it would be more difficult to maintain an erection if the circulatory system has to work harder :dunno:
I prefer sea salt.
Correct. Also, Iirc, some AA have "salt retaining" kidneys, which just exacerbates high blood pressure. Definitely watch your salt intake, Big Choc
I just switched up to Mrs. Dash even though I figure my blood pressure is down since I've quit smoking and started exercising.
Strange thread for me. I am one of the rare eat all the salt you can and believe you need to keep blood pressure down people. Morning wood every morning and purple erections. Being the odd man out here it's interesting to read
Recent research has largely debunked the link between salt and high blood pressure.
Still... thousands of doctors came up being told this was the case....
One of the most common form of High Blood pressure is called essential high blood pressure... this means that doctors have no idea what causes it, and that no changes in diet or exercise seems to significantly address it. ( minor improvements, but its general trend is higher over time- there is solid evidence that tis is an issue originating in the portion of the brain that regulates arterial tension)
Overall... hypertension that is lifestyle related is more correlated with obesity, arterial plaque, and lack of exercise, than it is with salt intake.
Lowering salt intake can lower blood fluid volume, which will slightly lower blood pressure... but then, so does donating blood... and no one would suggest that Not donating blood is a Cause of HBP.
ED is currently understood to have more to do with the low levels of Nitrous Oxide signaling in the body, which can be exacerbated by HBP.
Cialis and similar treatments improve erectile performance thru boosting nitrous oxide production in the blood stream...
Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) or Nitric Oxide Phil?
is it thru "boosting" nitrous oxide or does it trap whats there in the moment for a longer period of time?
L-arginine also boosts the level of nitrous oxide in the blood and acts as a natural stimulant for erections
Oops... damn predictive text
Not sure exactly how it works.... I know that as men age, the processes that produce it in the body decline... for some more than others, and that its affected by many factors.
If your problem is that you Get and erection pretty well, but it fades out on you... it is almost always related to low NO.