Often because of the sensitivity of the matter, men fail to seek medical help for erectile dysfunction. In fact, a recent study done in the US and other countries showed that a total of 75% of men diagnosed with erectile dysfunction didn’t seek treatment or didn’t fill in the doctor’s prescription for it. Of the other 25% who underwent some treatment, the most common medical treatment prescribed for erectile dysfunction included: pharmaceuticals (PDE5i and androgen replacement therapy), treatment for co-morbid hypogonadism or co-morbid prostate cancer, and prostaglandin therapy. Statistics show that 30 million Americans suffer from erectile dysfunction, and a scary seven of every ten of them have an underlying potentially dangerous even deadly condition.
Some of these underlying conditions are: kidney disease, hormonal imbalances, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, multiple sclerosis, prostate cancer or enlarged cancer, alcoholism, liver disease, atherosclerosis or neurological or vascular disease.
Erectile dysfunction is the persistent inability to get or keep an erection before or during sexual intercourse, as well as an overall reduced sexual drive. There are various types of erectile dysfunction. Some men cannot get an erection at all, whilst others may be able to get one but not to keep it long enough, and in third cases, the inability of getting an erection is with a specific old or new sexual partner.
Not only can this sexual dysfunction cause tension among partners, but it can have a strong psychological effect on the men affected, by hurting their confidence, dignity, feeling of masculinity, and can be a cause of a lot of stress, which can interfere with their everyday life and work as well.
Many of the men, who are experiencing problems with getting or keeping their erections, prefer to try to resolve their problem in a natural way.
There are a number of lifestyle and dietary changes which can help resolve problems with the sexual functions of men.
Maintaining a normal weight and BMI is very important for the proper metabolism and the hormonal balance in the body, so it is recommended that men experiencing trouble with their erections try to lose that extra weight through a proper healthy diet and some exercise.
High bad cholesterol levels will plaque the blood vessels, including those supplying the penis with enough blood necessary to get and sustain an erection, so keeping cholesterol levels normal is also important. This can be done by following a low-cholesterol diet including a lot of high fiber foods, more omega 3 fatty acid fish and seafood products, all kinds of nuts, which contain good polyunsaturated fat, and generally cutting down on the saturated fats and sticking to the unsaturated ones.
High blood sugar and insulin levels can also cause erectile dysfunction, so they need to be kept in control too by avoiding foods which cause blood sugar spikes, such as refined carbs found in white bread and pasta or other processed foods.
Smoking also affects the ability to get and maintain erections, because of the fact that tobacco use is known to damage the blood vessels, and thus hinder the supply of blood to the penis necessary to get a firm and lasting erection. So, quitting smoking is an important step for all men experiencing such problems. In fact, a study in the UK showed that men, who did quit smoking for good, actually got bigger erections than the ones they did when they were active smokers.
The excessive use or abuse of alcohol also has a negative effect on the male sexual functions. Chronic alcoholism is a common cause of erectile dysfunction. But even if you are not an alcoholic, binging on alcohol can damage the blood vessels, and cause the inability to maintain an erection. Moderate drinking has not shown any effects on healthy sexual function though – so drink in moderation.
Some men turn to acupuncture to resolve their erection problems, but in actuality acupuncture is found to be successful in resolving such issues only when the causes are psychological. A good acupuncture therapist should be able to relax and balance the man’s nervous system and restore the ability to get and keep an erection.
Another natural way to resolve problems with erectile dysfunction is by using natural herbs and supplements known to improve sexual function and resolve problems in that area. There are certain acclaimed natural aphrodisiacs, which have been used ever since ancient civilizations inhabited earth, such as: Maca, Ginseng, Epimedium and others. Luckily, today there are ready supplements which have been made by combining most of these known natural remedies, with some other vitamins which help boost the sexual function and fertility in men. The good news is that using natural supplements such as: ProCalisX, ProVigraX, Stallion XL will most probably improve sexual performance without any dangerous side effects which other prescription drugs for sexual enhancements have.
So, if you are one of those millions of men experiencing troubles with your erection, and you don’t have an underlying serious health condition which can be causing them, we suggest you try some or all of these natural methods to restore sexual function, get and maintain firmer erections and restore your self-confidence and manliness!