Sexual life is very important for both men and women. It’s not only about procreation. The normal sex life maintains good mental relationship between partners, as well as delivers physical satisfaction. But there are some diseases that do not allow people to have a full sex life. One of them is erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction is the inability to attain and / or maintain an erection for sexual intercourse. Erectile dysfunction is the most common sexual disorder among men in both the U.S. and around the world.
What are the causes of this man’s problem? First of all, I must say that there are many causes of erectile dysfunction and they are different. Sometimes men suffer from erection problem caused by several factors at once. It becomes obvious that in order to successfully treat this disease, it is necessary to establish precisely the reasons that led to it. It is quite difficult for ED sufferer to independently determine the cause of his problem. Therefore, in order to do this, you should consult your doctor. The doctor will determine exactly what caused the erection problem is in your situation.
As a rule, causes of erectile dysfunction are divided into two major groups – physical and psychological ones. Physical causes are most frequent. The physical reasons include certain diseases, which impairs blood flow to the penis and nerve fibers (diabetes, atherosclerosis, hypertension), hormonal imbalances, traumas of the penis and its surrounding area, bad habits such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, intake of some prescription medications, sedentary lifestyle, poor nutrition. Low testosterone therapy
The main psychological reasons are stresses and the lack of proper rest. Sometimes in case a man has had some erection difficulties, as a result he is getting worried and anxious about this when he is going to have sex next time. He begins to think about past failure and that the same can happen again. And that becomes an additional factor that worsens his erection. It looks like a vicious circle. Therefore, in this case, the assistance of a qualified psychologist may be needed.
In most cases, erectile dysfunction can be treated successfully. Treatment solutions are unique in each case and based on the causes of the problem. In most cases, the insufficient blood flow to the penis leads to erectile problems. There are a lot of factors that affect proper blood circulation in the penis such as certain diseases that damage blood vessels, smoking, unhealthy diet plan, and low physical activity. Thus, to get rid of this terrible problem, you should improve blood flow to the genital area. But it is much easier to say than to do it.
Of course, you need to get rid of bad habits and start to have regular physical activity. It is particularly important to have healthy diet plan. You should have more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. If you have diabetes, you have to continuously monitor glucose levels. Because high blood sugar damages blood vessels and impairs blood circulation. If you have atherosclerosis or hypertension, first of all you need to treat them, because erectile dysfunction is just a consequence of these diseases.
In recent years the most popular way to improve blood flow to the genital area is Viagra. Viagra blocks the special enzyme that constricts penile blood vessels and weakens erection. Viagra is truly effective in the case of erectile dysfunction caused by lack of blood supply to the penis. However, Viagra has several side effects such as headache, the impairment of hearing and vision and many others. There is an herbal alternative to Viagra – Epimedium herb or Horny Goat Weed. Scientists have confirmed that the substance contained in this herb, icariin, acts like Viagra, while not causing any side effects.