Monday, August 23, 2010
Quick Benefits When You Stop Smoking
Quitting your smoking habit will have quick benefits in your sex life according to a study conducted by the University of Hong Kong. The research shows that 53.8% of smokers being treated have their problems eased within six months of extinguishing their nicotine habits. More than 700 men suffering from erectile dysfunction aged 30 to 50 took part in the three-year study by the university's School of Public Health and Nursing.
The study also shows that compared to simple advice, patient-centered smoking-cessation counseling with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is more effective in helping smokers with erectile dysfunction to quit. The results of the study are published in the latest issue of the “American Journal of Preventive Medicine”.
Impotence or Erectile Dysfunction is defined as the inability of person to develop or maintain an erection of the penis which is sufficient for the satisfactory of the sexual intercourse. The erection process can be pictured as a hydraulic effect due to the blood entering and retained in a sponge like bodies within the penis. This effect is a result of what we called sexual arousal. When signals transmitted from the brain to the nerves in the penis.
There is also dysfunction called, psychological impotence. It is where erection or penetration fails because of thoughts and feelings rather than physical impossibility. That figure compared to just 28.1 per cent of men treated for erectile dysfunction who continued smoking, meaning quitters have a 91.5 per cent greater chance of a better sex life. You can indicate that a person has an Erectile Dysfunction if he can't produce an erection.
“Smokers should be aware of such adverse effects from their smoking and should quit now to prevent erectile dysfunction and other diseases caused by smoking”, said Lam Tai-Hing, who also worked on the study. “In fact, erectile dysfunction patients who smoke can expect some quick benefits after quitting smoking”, Tai-Hing said.
A lot of men are now turning to these impotence treatments. Impotency cures such as Viagra and Kamagra daily have been used for many years by millions of men who are hoping to fight erection problems. However a word of advice, one should know that you have to consult a doctor when treating erectile dysfunction and don't self-medicate.
Smokefree.gov (http://www.smokefree.gov) provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking. The Smokefree website includes a variety of interactive tools to help you quit smoking that you might want to check out http://www.smokefree.gov/tools.aspx.