|Summary: ED is a very common sexual dysfunction that men all over the world can experience at some point in their life. It calls for attention when the situation is repetitive and is frequent. In this case, it can adversely affect your sex life and show a negative effect. ED is a sexual condition in which a man is unable to get or hold an erection strong enough to perform sexual intercourse and fails to please their partner. This can over a period of time affect your relationship and healthy functioning of sexual health. It is a very common dysfunction affecting approximately 50% of men in the US in some way or the other. There are various causes that lead to Erectile Dysfunction like stress, diabetes, hypertension, etc. But this dysfunction is very much treatable.|
One of the most recommended tried, and tested ways to treat Erectile Dysfunction is through oral medication. Oral medications include Cialis, Levitra and Viagra. These medications increase the blood flow to the penis by using nitric oxide and help to getting a fuller and long-lasting erection for the man to be able to perform a sexual function. These are FDA approved and many men use them.
But human anatomy is complex, what might work for one may not work for others. Therefore it is not compulsory that oral medications will work for everyone and will show the same effect
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There Are Many Other Alternatives for the Treatment of ED
It is a hormone whose production lowers with increasing age. It boosts the production of hormones like testosterone and estrogen. By taking supplements of DHEA, men’s sexual performance is improved as well as ED.
L-arginine is found in red meat, fish, and dairy products. It is a chemical building block obtained from our diet to make proteins. Some tests show that consumption of high doses of L-arginine improve the condition of ED as it stimulates the blood vessels to open wider causing improved blood flow.
It is an important chemical found in the body that produces energy. Men with ED due to diabetes or poor blood circulation can consume Propionyl-L-carnitine for their treatment and when it is combined with Viagra, it shows better results.
- Panax Ginseng/ Red Ginseng
It is a herb found in Korea and northeastern China that can be effective in treating ED. It can be taken by mouth along with practicing healthy eating habits and regular exercise.
Yohimbe is an active ingredient of the bark of an African tree of the same name. It is a common ingredient found in many supplements. It can be helpful in improving erectile dysfunction associated with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) that are generally used to treat depression
- Vitamin D
Vitamin D deficiency can cause ED. Vitamin D can be obtained from oily fish, red meat, and egg yolks. Having enough Vitamin D can lead to sexual and other health benefits.
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Vitamin B3 also known as Niacin, is a very important nutrient for the body that helps in lowering cholesterol. High cholesterol levels can cause ED. Therefore, consuming supplements of Vitamin B3 can help men in treating Erectile Dysfunction. Vitamin B3 is found in yeast, fish, meat, eggs, leafy vegetables, etc.
Penile injections, Alprostadil is an FDA-approved injection that can be shot directly into the penis to get an automated quick erection.
MUSE is an alternative to penile injections to help men who are unable to self-inject. MUSE Is again FDA has approved this dissolvable pellet that can be inserted directly into the urethra which is the opening of the penis. It is a little painless and has shown positive effects in providing men with sustainable erections.
The idea of using low-energy shock waves to treat ED comes from studies that show that these types of shocks help heart blood vessels regrow, a process called Revascularization. Shock wave therapy may also work on the penis, and there have been some promising results, but it’s not currently an approved ED treatment.
Erectile dysfunction is not only caused by physical causes but due by mental issues too. There can be many factors contributing to ED. You can reach out to a professional and take sex therapy to talk about these unresolved issues and find solutions. Sex therapy can also help in building a bond with your partner and build a stronger relationship as communication is the key.
Erectile Dysfunction Devices
The technology is very advanced, there are many devices in the market that can help you gain erections, such as Vacuum pumps, penis rings, and much more. These are tried and verified to work in helping you gain erections.
Exercising is another habit that you can develop. Staying active and healthy eating has various health benefits other than keeping your reproductive health in check.
There are many ways through which a person can treat Erectile Dysfunction without using ED pills. You can use herbal supplements, sex therapy, shock wave therapy, erectile dysfunction devices, eat healthy, quit smoking, exercise, and take care of your health.