Here is the rumor. Men think about sex every few seconds. I think I may think about it more often then that. Only kidding. Treating erectile and sexual dysfunction is a huge billion dollar industry. Apparently there is a considerable divide between performance and desire. Sometimes the body can’t do what the mind intended and sometimes we just lose interest because of past failures.
Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is the lack of ability to maintain an acceptable erection to carry out intercourse and ejaculation.
What are some of the causes of erectile dysfunction?
A side-effect from some medications, like for depression, heart disease, high blood pressure and epilepsy. How many drugs does this cover? Quite a few.
Damage to the groin, or nerve damage.
Kidney disease, heart disease, hardening of the arteries or diabetes can cause erectile dysfunction.
Overuse or abuse of drugs including alcohol, tobacco and recreational drugs.
A possible side-effect of some medical procedures, including prostate or urinary tract surgery. How often have we seen this before?
Reduced testosterone level, which can be treated with hormone therapy.
First off, good blood flow is essential. High levels of cholesterol and fat in your bloodstream leave deposits in the walls of your blood vessels. This can be the cause for atherosclerosis and contributes or high blood pressure, both of which can damage blood vessels and decrease blood flow. Exercise helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure. A diet low in fat and cholesterol also helps to prevent and reverse the buildup of fatty deposits in blood vessels.
A number of studies recommend that ginkgo may be helpful in treating erectile dysfunction. In one study of 60 men with impotence caused by poor blood circulation demonstrated a 50% success rate after 6 months. In addition, some investigations suggest that ginkgo may be useful for erectile dysfunction caused by drugs in the Prozac family as well as other types of antidepressant medications.
There go those drugs again. Taking care of one area and harming another part of the body.
Alcohol in moderation may lower inhibitions and help to set the mood. However, when consumed to excess although it may heighten desire it definitely impairs sexual performance.
Chocolate, while it may not be a natural product, contains a compound called phenylethylamine that triggers the release of dopamine a chemical that is also released during orgasm. As a result chocolate can promote feelings of euphoria and enhance pleasure.
Chilies can stimulate the nervous system, which in turn may accentuate the sense of sexual arousal. This may be achieved through the release of endorphins in the brain.
Ginger is believed to have a similar stimulant effect that improves circulation to the genitals.
Honey is rich in the mineral Boron that helps the body utilize the hormone estrogen.
Oysters may be good for you after all. Their magic powers however have nothing to do with their appearance. Instead it is their zinc content, which is valuable. Zinc is essential for production of testosterone and zinc deficiency may cause prostate problems in men. Healthy zinc levels are also vital to maintain sperm counts.
Soy is credited with benefits in combating the effects of PMS and Menopause in women and may help improve vaginal lubrication by better utilizing estrogen. Soy is also believed to promote prostate health.
There may not be any magic concoction to produce an intense libido. Many factors besides what we eat can affect our sexual desire and performance. However, the evidence seems to make sense. Maintaining a generally healthy diet and supplementing it with certain foods in moderation can have a positive impact on sex life. I hope this addressed your erectile dysfunction issues.
With at least five tips listed here you have some information to tackle erectile dysfunction in a secure way. These treatments are being provided to give you an option to the numerous numbers of drugs that are on the market.
By Aron Wallad