How Salt Affects Erectile Dysfunction


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Springfield, OH ( – If you want to kill your sex life, keep eating salt (if you’re a man) or feeding your man salt. This topic and many other salt related diseases are reported in a new book, Salt: Black America’s Silent Killer by heart surgeon Dr. Surender Neravetla.

Studies have indicated that one out of every three men over the age of 50 have erectile dysfunction (ED) and up to 40 percent of all men over age 40 will experience ED at some time in their lives. No wonder tens of millions of men are now spending up to $5 billion a year on ED drugs including Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. And those are the men who have sought treatment. A 2013 study revealed that only a quarter of the men experiencing ED ever seek treatment.

Most men will experience trouble getting or maintaining an erection at some point in their lives. Only when that happens 25 percent of the time or more are you considered to have ED.

The immediate physical reason behind not being able to get or keep an erection is simple. Despite a man being sexually aroused or stimulated, not enough blood flows to his penis to trigger an erection. The causes for this lack of blood flow are more complex, ranging from psychological to medical.


What can you do to address a condition that involves the brain, nerves, hormones, and blood vessels, as well as emotions? One solution that won’t cost you a dime is to simply hold the salt and avoid salty processed foods.


Really! Here’s what’s behind the salt-ED connection.

We know that eating salt very often leads to hypertension. That alone can cause erection challenges, since high blood pressure can damage arteries thereby impeding blood flow to the penis.

Once you have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, you will need to go on medications to control that condition. The most popular medication prescribed for hypertension is thiazide diuretic (hydrochlorothiazide) due to its relative safety. The list of side effects is only two pages instead of the usual ten or more. One of those side effects, however, happens to be ED.

Dozens of other drugs commonly used to treat high blood pressure as well as hypertension-related heart failure are also rendering men impotent. Considering the fact that drugs that deal with high blood pressure and heart disease are selling at an even greater rate than ED drugs, one can only assume that even more men are going to wind up needing both types of medications unless they cut back on salt and lower their risk for hypertension.

A man’s biggest fear in life is losing his ability to perform sexually. Most women aren’t exactly enamored about the idea either. So why are we continuing to do the one thing that is contributing to erectile dysfunction? Americans’ sex life is in big trouble and a tiny condiment that most of us use every day is partially to blame. The solution is simple. If you want to keep it up, put down the salt.

For more information about the dangers of eating salt check out Salt Kills and Salt: Black America’s Silent Killer by Surender R. Neravetla, MD, FACS with Shantanu R. Neravetla, MD. Also, visit

Author: Surender Reddy Neravetla, MD, FACS with Shantanu Reddy Neravetla, MD
ISBN: 978-1-938009-00-6 (full color) $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-938009-01-3 (black & white) $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-938009-02-0 (e-book) $8.99
6” x 9”
119 pages

Author: Surender Reddy Neravetla, MD, FACS with Shantanu Reddy Neravetla, MD
ISBN: 978-1-938009-04-4 (full color) $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-938009-03-7 (e-book) $8.99
6” x 9”
95 pages

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