Now here’s a fact that might surprise you. In our civilized Western cultures, caffeine is the most commonly consumed drug. Indeed, when you look at all the different ways in which we drink and eat it, the amount is sufficient to have a positive medicinal effect on almost every man, woman and child in the West. Apart from the taste which we all seem to like, the reason is the speed with which the drug is absorbed and distributed to every part of the body. The extent of the consumption will vary depending on whether you’ve begun building up tolerance. To a newbie, the physical effects are immediate, raising the blood pressure, changing the rhythm of the heart, increasing the cholesterol levels, and modifying the emotions. After long-term exposure, it takes far longer for the body to experience these effects.
Because one of the effects is to constrict the blood vessels, there’s a theoretical possibility it will increase the risk of erectile dysfunction. In most cases, the reason for the failure to produce an erection is artherosclerosis. This is a hardening of the artery walls, i.e. they will not dilate fully or at all. Fortunately numerous clinical trials have proved that Levitra pills for instance are particularly useful when the cause of the dysfunction is early stage nerve damage caused by diabetes. The active substance in the pills encourage dilation and this lets more blood into the penis. Hence, the two drugs: say, Levitra and caffeine could be working against each other. However, there’s no scientific evidence that the excessive drinking of coffee causes erectile dysfunction. Indeed, new evidence suggests the reverse may be true.
Although the research is still only at the stage of animal testing, work with diabetic rats suggests that caffeine may encourage erections to form. This is not, of course, an indication caffeine may repair the nerve damage often caused by diabetes. There’s no effective treatment for that. But it may suggest that human diabetics who consume a modest amount of coffee, may see an improvement in their sexual performance. It will be interesting to see whether formal human trials are organized. Until then, you will have to rely on erectile dysfunction pills if your erections are poor.