Erectile dysfunction is a condition that affects many men and it is the inability to get or keep an erection in order to have sexual intercourse. Many men may experience this while being stressed out in their relationship or this can be a sign of another underlying health issue (i.e., hormonal, etc.). Erectile dysfunction may be caused by anxiety, relationship problems, drug use, injuries, hypertension, diabetes, and many other things. Symptoms include difficulty getting and maintaning an erection, and sometimes loss of interest in sex.
Thankfully, many dietary and natural treatments can help, such as:
Implementing certain foods in your diet can help treat your erectile dysfunction. Watermelon has similar effects on your blood vessels as erectile dysfunction medication. Watermelon contains lycopene which is an antioxidant that is good for your skin and prostate. DHEA is a hormone that is naturally produced but it can also be taken as a supplement. This supplement can help men with erectile dysfunction. Panax Ginseng is a plant that grows in China and it has also been proven to treat erectile dysfunction by improving sexual function. People use Panax Ginseng to improve their well-being and to deal with stress. Increasing your intake of L-Arginine helps relax blood vessels in the penis which causes an erection. L-Arginine can be found in dairy, fish, poultry, and red meat. Eliminating smoking and drinking from your diet will also stop erectile dysfunction because these things increase the risk of developing erectile dysfunction.
2. Stress management
Stress is a cause of erectile dysfunction and if you reduce stress than you can reduce the chance of experiencing dysfunction. Stress can come from jobs, financial burdens, illnesses, lost loved ones or relationship problems. To relieve stress and anxiety, you can start counseling. Your counselor will identify and address the stress factors in your life. Psychodynamic therapy involves dealing with a subconscious conflict to find the cause of your erectile dysfunction. Meditation, yoga, and other relaxation techniques can help treat symptoms as well.
Acupuncture has been shown to successfully treat erectile dysfunction and improve the quality of sexual intercourse. It maintained the ability to keep an erection and it boosted confidence too. Acupuncture caused the erection to be more firm, there was an overall satisfaction of sex, and a higher ability to maintain the erection until intercourse was over.
4. Vitamins and supplements
Natural supplements have been proven to increase blood flow to the penis and increase nitric oxide levels. A Vitamin D deficiency can be a cause of erectile dysfunction, you can take Vitamin D tablets or get sun exposure for just 15-20 minutes a day to improve your Vitamin D intake. B Vitamins help produce nitric oxide in the body and Folic Acid is a B vitamin that is proven to treat erectile dysfunction. Folic acid can be consumed through vitamins or consuming green vegetables, cereals, rice, beans, pasta, grains, bread, and oranges.
Physical activity can help improve overall health and it also improves blood flow and blood pressure throughout the entire body. All of this can seriously reduce the risks of a man experiencing erectile dysfunction.