There are many different erectile dysfunction treatments that are normally a combination of medicine, lifestyle changes and resolving any psychological causes. Some people prefer to try or use natural remedies rather than medical treatments. But what do natural remedies for erectile dysfunction entail?
In this post, we’ll be talking about natural remedies for erectile dysfunction, including herbal remedies and supplements, exercise, food for erectile dysfunction and alternative therapies.
We’ll be providing some helpful information and guidance about these ED natural remedies and assessing how effective they really are, particularly compared to medical treatments available.
Many people want to try out natural remedies for erectile dysfunction. This might be because they want to avoid any possible side effects from prescription medication, or are worried that medical treatments will be expensive. They may also be embarrassed and will want to try and find natural ‘cures’ for erectile dysfunction at home.
Whatever the reason, there are a few different types of natural remedies for erectile dysfunction available to try. This includes herbal remedies for erectile dysfunction, as well as other alternative treatments like acupuncture. We’ll go further into these in the sections below.
Here are some popular supplements and herbal remedies for erectile dysfunction:
Erectile dysfunction herbs, supplements and other natural remedies have been used for a long time in many different cultures around the world.
However, unlike prescription medication for erectile dysfunction, herbal remedies for erectile dysfunction haven’t been rigorously tested or well-studied. This means that they may cause some unwanted side effects or interact with current medicines you are taking (prescription, over-the-counter or otherwise).
If you are thinking about using any of the natural remedies above, you should consult your GP first. They will be able to advise you further and let you know about any possible interactions. A doctor may also recommend trying a clinically proven medication instead.
Trying herbal remedies and supplements for erectile dysfunction may help some people. However, if you’re looking for natural cures for erectile dysfunction, then trying some positive lifestyle changes is a good place to start.
Some common lifestyle and natural remedies for erectile dysfunction include:
All of the above can naturally help to improve your general health (both physical and mental) and improve erectile dysfunction.
Of course, it also depends on your underlying causes of erectile dysfunction — some health conditions will need medical treatment or a certain course of action. If you are experiencing ED, then it is best to speak to your doctor so that the cause and treatment can be established.
If you’re looking for a natural way to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), then there are some alternative therapies and treatments to consider:
These alternative natural remedies for erectile dysfunction may be successful for some people and are considered safe.
There are lots of myths around the ability of foods to cure erectile dysfunction, and what these foods might be.
Here are some of the foods that are thought to help with erectile dysfunction:
The benefits of food for erectile dysfunction are yet to be clinically established; more evidence is needed to confirm the potential of the above foods.
The truth is, eating a healthy, balanced diet can help to improve your general health and tackle some of the underlying physical causes of ED, such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. As a result, erectile dysfunction can also be improved.
Some people believe that vitamins can help to improve ED.
These vitamins for erectile dysfunction are commonly suggested to improve the condition:
It is worth noting that taking vitamins hasn’t been clinically proven to effectively treat erectile dysfunction, and they don’t treat the condition in the same way that prescription medications and other treatments can.
However, there are, of course, connections between vitamins and general health; getting sufficient amounts of all vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients in your diet is very important.
Olive oil has a range of health benefits and is thought to help with all sorts of things, from reducing the risk of diabetes, keeping blood vessels and your circulatory system healthy, and preventing strokes.
New research from scientists at the University of Athens suggests that olive oil could also help with erectile dysfunction. A study of 660 men with an average age of 67 found that adopting a ‘Mediterranean diet’ and consuming olive oil was linked to a lower risk of erectile dysfunction.
This may be due to improved cardiovascular health that is associated with olive oil consumption; vasculogenic conditions including cardiovascular diseases, hypertension and diabetes are all common causes of erectile dysfunction, so improving and treating this underlying cause may also help with ED.
Olive oil may also help to increase testosterone levels, which are also thought to affect erectile dysfunction.
Further studies need to be done into how olive oil could affect erectile dysfunction.
There is no evidence currently to suggest that an olive oil massage for erectile dysfunction will work.
Erectile dysfunction can have a range of causes and can be a combination of physical, neurological, and psychological factors. Psychological causes of ED include stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, past negative sexual experiences, or relationship problems.
Similar to physical causes, if the underlying cause of your erectile dysfunction is psychological, then it can help to tackle the psychological cause.
Sometimes, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), counselling or sex therapy are recommended.
However, many people with ED have reported positive results by using hypnosis for erectile dysfunction.
The brain plays a key role in triggering the physiological reactions that cause an erection, beginning with sexual excitement.
This means that there is a psychological element to erectile dysfunction, even if cases where the cause is physical, so hypnotherapy for erectile dysfunction should not be discarded as a treatment option.
There are a few different ways that hypnotherapy for erectile dysfunction could work. It may be seeing a hypnotherapist in person or via video conferencing. They may teach you self-hypnosis exercises to practice on your own.
These hypnotherapy sessions might not necessarily focus on the erectile dysfunction itself, either — they may focus on tackling the psychological issues and mental health problems that are causing it.
There are some exercises for erectile dysfunction that can be used to treat the condition.
Exercises that strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor — also known as Kegel exercises — can benefit people with ED. This is because the pelvic floor muscles play an important role in sustaining blood flow to the penis and maintaining erections.
Pelvic floor exercises work to strengthen and train these muscles, which can help to improve erectile dysfunction issues.
Aside from specific exercises for this area, any form of aerobic exercise — such as running, cycling or swimming — could help to reduce ED symptoms and improve erections by improving your general health.
Lots of different health issues (such as high cholesterol or high sugar levels) can cause ED, and healthy lifestyle choices such as maintaining a regular fitness regime can help to improve these underlying causes — ultimately improving erectile dysfunction.
Some people like to use natural remedies for erectile dysfunction.
There are positive and negatives to trying these options out. The main benefit of trying out natural remedies for erectile dysfunction is that some of them are easy and cheap for you to try at home. Simple, healthier lifestyle changes such as exercise or maintaining a healthy diet cost very little to implement and will improve your general health — as well as possibly helping to improve erectile dysfunction.
Depending on the natural ways or remedies that you try, you may or may not encounter negative side effects. Herbal remedies for erectile dysfunction haven’t been well-studied or tested, meaning they might cause unwanted side effects or interact with other medication.
Prescription or over-the-counter treatments that have been specifically created for erectile dysfunction are much more effective than natural remedies for erectile dysfunction.
In most cases, we would recommend speaking to a doctor or pharmacist. It is important to establish the underlying cause of your ED, and then choose a suitable treatment.
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