Erectile dysfunction (ED) refers to any disruption in the body that make it difficult to acquire, sustain, or feel sensation from an erection. ED can be caused by “performance anxiety,” but it is much more likely to be the result of an underlying medical condition. Safe and effective ED treatments have helped plenty of men, however understanding the signs and symptoms is important in your success in achieving and maintaining an erection. Below is a list of signs of erectile dysfunction:
- Hormonal disturbances caused by testicular malfunction, liver disease, or thyroid problems.
- Neurological diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, etc.
- Trauma to the pelvic area experienced during certain types of surgery, e.g. prostate surgery, bowel operation, pelvic radiation therapy, or an automobile accident that damages the pelvic structures.
The introduction of Viagra®, Levitra®, and Cialis® has helped many men restore sexual performance. For many others, the high hopes they had for these medications were quickly replaced by the undesirable side effects, and/or the lack of efficacy, especially as men continue to age. For these men, the re-confrontation of these problems can be more challenging than when they addressed them the first time. It is estimated that between 40-70% of men do not respond to Viagra, Levitra or Cialis, depending on their age and underlying health problems, and at least 20% suffer from unwanted and potentially dangerous side effects. It is important to understand the safe and effective treatment options that have helped men achieve
Five Ways to Treat Erectile Dysfunction Naturally
Exercise is a helpful strategy in situations where erectile dysfunction is caused by poor blood circulation. By burning fat and developing muscle becomes easier for the body to supply all its tissues with blood. Aerobic exercise strengthens the circulatory system, which has an overall positive effect on sexual sensation and performance.
2. Less Smoking and Alcohol
Even a little bit of drinking shortly before intercourse can cause temporary erectile dysfunction. When smoking or drinking is habitual it can create severe problems with long-lasting effects. Smoking damages the respiratory system, which makes it harder to energize the cells and organs with oxygen. Alcohol can weaken the circulatory and nervous systems.
3. A Balanced, Healthy Diet
A good diet is one of the keys to general health and well-being. Fruits and vegetables are essential, of course. Healthy proteins like fish and nuts can also impact sexual function. For longer, more enjoyable sex, reduce the intake of unhealthy fats, cholesterol, and sugars. This can even affect stamina, alertness, and awareness of a partner’s needs.
Lack of sleep reduces performance in all kinds of tasks – including sex. As a general rule, you’ll have more difficulty focusing on or even becoming interested in sex if you are very tired. With better sleep on a regular schedule, erectile function will generally improve. It’s no exaggeration to say that every part of the human body benefits from restful sleep.
5. Hormone Replacement Therapy
All of the above items are safe, healthy, natural practices. When a deeper medical condition is the root cause of ED, another safe alternative for treatment is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Many men suffer from hormonal imbalances, including low testosterone, which may not resolve naturally without medical treatment.
Our doctors are experts in bioidentical hormone therapy. As part of our sexual health program, you can take advantage of our comprehensive testing program which measures almost every hormone in the human body. Our medical team is dedicated to customizing a personalized hormone replacement therapy program for every patient. Many patients feel immediate relief after the first treatment.