Here's how ATM printouts and lottery tickets cause erectile dysfunction

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published May 2, 2017, 5:28 pm IST
Updated May 2, 2017, 5:50 pm IST
Apart from ageing, porn addiction, heart problems and stress have been described as causes for erectile dysfunction.
The paper affects hormonal balance in the body (Photo: AFP)
 The paper affects hormonal balance in the body (Photo: AFP)

Erectile dysfunction is a major issue for men over 40 as ageing is considered to be the most common cause for the condition followed by porn addiction and stress. But there are also some causes which may seem completely unrelated to the extent of being bizarre.

It turns out that ATM printouts, lottery tickets or even receipts handed out at supermarkets and eateries are capable of causing erectile dysfunction. While it may sound baffling, the ink and the paper used in these receipts is where the actual cause lies.

 

Bisphenol-A found in high levels in ATM printouts and receipts is a chemical that increases production of female hormone oestrogen. This causes hormonal changes which directly have adverse effects on erection in men.

Apart from these canned foods and hard items are also sources of BPA, so staying away from them helps with better erections. As for receipts and printouts, keeping them in a wallet instead of the pocket and washing hands after touching them are simple yet important precautions.

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