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Erectile dysfunction can cause stroke, heart disease and more

An expert has said that men who suffer from erectile dysfunction may be at risk of stroke, heart disease, and premature death.

The founder of Paddy Paddy Wellness, Dr David Paddy, said that over 65 percent of Nigerian men were at the risk of suffering from erectile dysfunction at the age of 40 and over.

Dr Paddy ascribed the cause of erectile dysfunction to eating and resting pattern, continuous consumption of processed foods, lack of regular exercise and other unhealthy habits.

He therefore advised men to tackle the issue frontally before it gets out of hand

Dr Paddy gave the counsel at a health sensitisation programme on Thursday, at Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.

“This issue of erectile dysfunction is alarming because, on a daily basis, I get countless questions from people asking how they could get rid of the problem. I sent out a survey recently to know which was the biggest problem men were facing currently, and among these issues, erectile erectile dysfunction in the form of low libido, weak erection and premature ejaculation was the highest.

“This is not surprising because in 2019, Dr Festus from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife conducted a survey and he found out that the percentage of men suffering erectile dysfunction as of 2019 was 44 percent.

“It got us thinking that if we had 44 percent of men having this issue in 2019, imagine what the number is in 2023. If you look at the statistics, you will see the need for us to begin to educate our men.

“Among the causes of this, we have infections, abdominal fats and low testosterone levels, (which is largely due  to age), because as you grow older, your testosterone level decreases. But God has blessed us with natural herbs to take care all of these things. He has provided a lot of natural resources to increase our hormonal level and a lot more. God knows that as you age, your testosterone and hormonal level is going low, and He has provided things around us with which to increase it, and thereby increase our performance.

“But as I said, ignorance is one of the reasons why a lot of people don’t know that these things exist, let alone use them to help themselves.

“The rate of erectile dysfunction is alarming. It’s very alarming, and I can tell you this for sure. It is increasing on a daily basis, and we have to do something about it.

“Let me give you an instance so as to know why I said this. Clinical research or study carried out about a year ago showed that the average sperm level in men was about 40 million cells. Now, a decade later, it was discovered that the average number of sperm cells in men had reduced to 15 million.

“Can you see the huge gap? Can you see the difference? This simply tells you that there is a problem. It should tell us that there is a very serious silent killer on the prowl among men.

“The silent humiliation and suffering have given rise to an urgent need for conversation and effective solution to address this pervasive problem,” Dr Paddy said.