How to Naturally Treat Erectile Dysfunction
For the millions of men in the U.S. who suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED), modern medicine has certainly produced many solutions. Men who prefer erectile dysfunction treatments without pharmaceutical ingredients also have many options available to them in the form of herbal supplements. Read on to learn more about ED and which natural products can treat it.
What Is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the inability to achieve and/or maintain an erection for the purpose of sexual intercourse. ED is not referred to as a condition; rather, it is characterized most often as a symptom of underlying problems. ED may or may not be accompanied by low libido, and this is the diagnosis when it lasts for a few weeks to several months.
ED has many causes, all which inhibit the optimal blood flow necessary to achieve an erection. These include habits like smoking and alcohol consumption, obesity, low testosterone levels, and clogged blood vessels.
Diet and Exercise
The first things to do are to check your BMI, or body mass index. Divide your weight in pounds by your height in square inches, and then multiply this value by 703. A BMI of 25 to 29.9 indicates that you’re overweight. If this is the case, then this is a good time to adopt healthy habits like regular exercise and a better diet.
Starting small, such as walking for a few minutes every day and then gradually increasing the time spent walking is a very effective way to achieve these kinds of goals.
Panax Ginseng has been used in Eastern medicine for over 2,000 years. The root of this plant has been shown to improve libido, erection duration, and penile rigidity significantly. Yohimbe is derived from West African evergreen trees and has been shown to widen blood vessels for increased penile blood flow and increased erection stamina.
Maca root from Peru, available in yellow, red, and black varieties, contains the magnesium, amino acids, iron, and iodine that help to reduce stress, which can cause ED. L-Arginine is an amino acid which increases the body’s amount of vessel-relaxing nitric oxide. When vessels are relaxed, blood is able to flow through more freely and cause an erection.
Other treatments for erectile dysfunction include homeopathic medicines, which are natural medicines produced by the repeated dilution of a plant, mineral, or animal source to its essence, which inspires the body to heal itself. Some common homeopathic remedies for ED include Caladium, Nuphar Luteum, and Agnus Castus.
For men who may already be taking a pharmaceutical ED product, it’s important to consult your doctor or natural health practitioner before starting any natural ED treatments. You’ll also want to ensure you’ve consulted a health professional before beginning any exercise or diet program.
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