Erectile dysfunction among Olympic fans – a weird coincidence or a trend?

When watching the Olympics, the perfect combination is beer and pizza or whatever fatty food. And what if a surprise guest star joined the party…erectile dysfunction (ED)? When reading this article, you’ll probably wonder why and how watching the Olympics and being impotent can be related. Let’s decipher this enigma together…

Why do men experience impotence ?

Impotence is one of the biggest fears among men right behind baldness. Men should indeed feel concerned about this matter as it is a very common issue especially for older people. 50% of men aged between 40 and 70 have experienced impotence to a variety degree of severity. ED or impotence is the inability for a man to get and maintain an erection.

Impotence can result from physical causes

Men over 50 tend to experience more severe and persistent ED. The main reason is that it belongs to the ageing process. When becoming older, they suffer from several diseases. Let’s review them quickly:

Cardiovascular diseases and neurogenic conditions

Heart, blood vessels or arteries are the organs touched by cardiovascular diseases. It affects the bloodstream in the body. To get an erection, blood must be able to flow in the penis. The neurogenic diseases (multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease) affect the body’s movement and balance.

Diabetes and hormonal conditions

High blood pressure and diabetes affect the blood supply in your penis. For sure you can suffer from these diseases because you’re getting old but diabetes type II can be avoided if you have a balanced diet.

If you have a low testosterone level (hypogonadism) or your body produces too much cortisol (Cushing’s syndrome), you are more likely to be impotent. Hormones have pretty much a lot to do with being impotent.

Besides, having a deformation of the penis (Peyronie’s disease) can cause erectile dysfunction.

Psychological causes are responsible for impotence

For this matter, the age is not a prominent factor. Actually, everyone can be affected by anxiety or depression. If you have emotional issues, it can disturb your ability to perform during the intercourse. For example, if you have encountered or have relationship problems, lack of sexual knowledge, past sexual problems, past sexual abuse or a new partner.

What about alcohol?

Alcohol just as tiredness or using drugs (cannabis, cocaine, heroin) are ingredients which can trouble the erection. When you drank too much, it can be hard for some to get it up. Some men are luckier than others. An increased alcohol level in the blood can affect your mood. Alcoholic drinks are associated with fun and joy, they act as a depressant. One can experience the decrease of sexual desire as a side effect. This makes it difficult for a man to have an erection or reach the climax.

An American study shows that sober men have more pleasure when having sex and get an erection more quickly. If you intend to have sex, you’d better drink moderately. Excessive alcohol intake increases the chance of having premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction or loss of sexual desire by 60 up to 70%.

Somehow the combination excessive alcohol intake and watching the UEFA Euro 2016 can ruin your relationship.

Rio 2016 Summer Olympics: the making of the impotent men

Beer and the Olympics: its’ a love story

Such a big event is a reason to celebrate. Major sports events increase consumption in households especially when your national team is about to play.

Those fans who are more likely to be impotent

The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics started on the 5th of August and will end on the 21st of August 2016. The games includes 28 sports and 206 events, which gives the audience many reasons to drink and celebrate.

Among the qualifying countries, you will find the three biggest beer consumers. We cannot say for sure that Illuminati are behind this but there may be doubts… The leading country is the Czech Republic with 143 litres per capita in 2014. Germany and Austria follow with 110 litres and 108 litres respectively. Ireland is in the sixth position with 93 litres per capita while the UK is far behind with only 63 litres per capita. What’s wrong with you guys?

Note to the reader: the following ranking is purely fictional

Top 10: Highest beer consumption for all worldwide in 2016

  1. Luxembourg – 84.4 litres per person

Even one of the smallest countries in the world reaches high numbers of beer consumption.

  1. Finland: 85 liters per person
  2. Denmark: 89.9 litres per person
  3. Belgium: 93 litres per person
  4. United Kingdom: 99 litres per person

Does not come as such a surprise there!

  1. Austria: 108.3 litres per person
  2. Australia: 109.9 litres per person
  3. Germany: 115.3 litres per person

As they are the nation of the famous Oktoberfest, this is absolutely no surprise.

  1. Ireland: 131.1 litres per person
  2. Czech Republic: 156.9 litres per person

It seems to be the Europeans that dominate the Beer Drinking category for this summer.