The impact of cigarettes on health is significant. Cigarette smoking is one of the biggest threats to both women's and men's health. This addiction contributes to adverse changes in the human cardiovascular system, making the body less efficient. There are complications in blood transport and difficulties in achieving and maintaining an erection.
Smoking cigarettes not only negatively affects sexual performance, but also destroys lungs, heart and the entire blood and respiratory system. Cigarette smoking is the most common cause of lung, larynx and other organ cancer. Studies show that regular cigarette smoking increases the risk of impotence by about 50% between the ages of 30-49. However, quitting cigarettes gives you the opportunity to recover in a relatively short period of time.
Smoking and impotence
Why is cigarette smoking a threat to men? Nicotine absorbed by the body quickly reaches the brain and acts on the autonomic nervous system, causing the blood vessels to contract. Moreover, nicotine has a direct effect on the vascular endothelium, which is responsible for the production of nitric oxide that dilates the blood vessels during erection. Nicotine causes a rapid contraction of the blood vessels in the current.
In addition to the complications associated with erection, smokers produce much less semen, which translates into impaired fertility. It is estimated that the average volume of non-smokers' semen is about 3.5 mm, while for nicotine addicts it is 2 mm. Moreover, sperm motility is much lower. Unfortunately, the chemicals that come from cigarette smoke damage the genetic material of sperm, so their quality is compromised.
Why does smoking cause libido to drop?
Regular cigarette smoking produces testosterone in men's bodies, among other things. As a result, sexual performance is reduced and there is no desire to have intercourse. The destructive effects of chemicals leave a mark on the functioning of many systems.
Cigarette smoking can cause permanent impotence disorder, which affects the condition of the body. The risk of impotence increases with age and the number of cigarettes smoked. Tobacco is the factor causing erection disorders. Quitting smoking gives the opportunity to return to full sexual fitness and to improve the quality of semen only when the endothelium has not been damaged and there is no development of cardiovascular diseases.