Impotence, erectile dysfunction, or any other name you want to give to the problem revolving around getting an erection, is the most common form of sexual dysfunction among men. The degree to which this problem affects a man differs from man to man, to where he can’t maintain his erection for as long as he would like, or in worst-case scenarios an inability to get an erection period.
Impotence is not only an extremely common sexual problem among men, it is an issue that can be extremely embarrassing. No one wants to go through the process of going to the doctor, explaining the problem and then having to get embarrassed a second time by going to the pharmacist. On top of that many of these drugs don’t even work, and many come with nasty side effects.
The good news is that because erectile dysfunction can be caused by so many different issues, it can also be solved in numerous ways. The vast majority of men were able to solve their problems with erectile dysfunction on their own through natural treatments, another promising piece of news for all sufferers of erectile dysfunction.
What Natural Remedies Exist for Erectile Dysfunction?
Change in Diet
Our diet impacts every aspect of our health, so it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to see it listed here. Being obese and eating foods which lead to this problem can cause impotence on their own. The first thing you want to do is to switch to a high-fiber diet if you aren’t already doing so. Doing so will help to keep you regular, and to routinely flush toxins from the system.
Seeds and nuts are foods you want to be eating more of as well. They contain omega 3 fatty acids, zinc and other trace minerals which are used in the production of testosterone. Animal based proteins are other good sources of zinc and other essential minerals.
Supplements which contain ingredients such as Maca root, Ginkgo bilboa, Tribulus Terrestris and other similar adaptogenic herbs will not only help to improve erectile dysfunction, but help to improve libido and energy levels as well. L-arginine and other ingredients which improve blood flow are also beneficial in reducing the occurrence of erectile dysfunction.
Not all exercise is going to be equal here, as the more intense the exercise, the better it can improve our sexual health. This is because more intense exercise encourages a great quantity of skeletal muscle tissue to breakdown on average, which leads the body to produce more HgH or human growth hormone.
Regular exercise is also going to help you shed some extra pounds, which inevitably leads to a decreased risk of erectile dysfunction due to excess weight. Regular exercise will positively impact other areas of your health as well, which could indirectly improve your sexual performance in other respects.
Getting Enough Sleep
Getting enough sleep and keeping you stress levels low are strongly linked together. This is has to do with how the regulation of our hormones, and how the appearance of one hormone can affect another. The ability to get a good night’s rest as well as how stressed we feel are both strongly dependant on the hormone cortisol.
Cortisol is the hormone which the body secretes in response to stress, which excited the nervous system. This excitement is beneficial in the short-term, however long-term excitement can lead to the body becoming extremely stressed, encouraging problems such as a reduction in testosterone, weight gain, moodiness, and other issues involving our hormones.
Another huge negative aspect of stress is that it greatly diminishes our desire to have sex, which if course is the first problem that needs to be tackled as far as sexual dysfunction is concerned.
Getting enough sleep is going to help you better regulate these hormones, including cortisol. If you are having problems falling asleep, stress reducing activities can help you tremendously. Taking time out of your day to exercise, meditate or to do some other stress reducing activity is going to have a positive impact on the quality of your sleep. Allow yourself at least 7-9 hours of rest a night as well to make sure your body is getting all the quality rest it needs to function at its best.