Cures for Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED), or impotence, is becoming more of a major challenge for a lot of men today, both young and old. Men of all ages can, and do experience ED and its symptoms, so discussions regarding the treatments and cures for erectile dysfunction always seem to be a pretty "hot" topic. Erectile dysfunction can often be caused and exacerbated by so many numerous and different factors - such as a health condition, emotional or relationship problems, certain types of medications, smoking, drugs, and/or alcohol use — so many men are looking for answers as to whether or not an erectile dysfunction cure is a possibility. Most men are extremely happy to know that treatment of ED's symptoms and possible cures are available to them.

Often times Erectile Dysfunction can be treated and symptoms alleviated or in certain instances even cured via the use of medications and surgical procedures. However, there are also some noninvasive erectile dysfunction remedies and treatments which you can try that may potentially help in certain situations.

Do it Yourself Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction

Numerous erectile dysfunction or ED treatments are available including drugs, surgery, shockwave therapy, vacuums and natural or do it yourself remedies.

Exercise is a great way to treat Erectile Dysfunction

While there are many lifestyle changes you can make that are erectile dysfunction remedies, the most important and all around healthy change is exercise for your ED treatment. Exercise works on many fronts to reverse the development of Erectile Dysfunction and help prevent future occurrences once it has become a problem.

Exercise helps to improves blood flow, which is of extreme importance to achieve a strong healthy erection, and improves blood pressure by increasing nitric oxide in your blood vessels, which is exactly how the prescribed medication Viagra works. Weight-bearing exercises will also increase the natural production of testosterone in the male body, the most significant factor in erectile strength and sex drive.

Another Erectile Dysfunction Remedy Is eating a Healthy Diet

The everyday foods that you eat have a direct correlation and impact on erectile dysfunction. A Mediterranean that is rich in fruit, veggies, whole grains, and fish, restricting the servings of red meat and refined grains, decreases many complications and the risk for ED.

A healthy diet is also responsible for losing weight, a healthy body weight, which is important because men who have a 42-inch waist are 50 percent more likely to have ED than men with a 32-inch waist. Obesity also increases the risk for vascular related disease and diabetes, two risk factors that contribute to ED.

Sleep can also be a Natural Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

Your poor sleep habits can also be a contributing factor for erectile dysfunction, One review published in the journal Brain Research emphasized the intricate relationship between the level of sex hormones like testosterone, sexual function, and sleep, noting that testosterone levels increase with improved sleep, and lower levels are associated with sexual dysfunction. Hormone secretion is controlled by the body’s internal clock, and sleep patterns likely help the body determine when to release certain hormones.

Adhering to a good sleep schedule is a natural erectile dysfunction remedy, and can help ensure that those signals are clear and consistent to the related bodily organs.

Quit Smoking to Stop Erectile Dysfunction

If you smoke, there are numerous and well publicized and documented health risks and concerns, but an important one is vascular disease which affects your ability to achieve an erection. ED which occurs when blood supply to the penis becomes restricted because of blockage or narrowing of the arteries (often from smoking). Its not just smoking, even smokeless tobacco can also cause the narrowing of important blood vessels and have the same negative impact for many men .

If you smoke, talk to your doctor about quitting and whether prescription aids such as Wellbutrin can help you.

Limit Your Alcohol Intake to Improve ED

Everyone knows that Alcohol is a depressant, most people however are not aware that is can cause both temporary and long-term erectile dysfunction.

The central nervous system is responsible for releasing a chemical called nitric oxide, which is essential for producing and maintaining an erection, heavy alcohol consumption depresses the central nervous system, causing it to function less efficiently. Not enough nitric oxide translates to erectile dysfunction.

Monitor Your Medications (Prescription and OTC)

Erectile dysfunction often occurs as a side effect of medications prescribed for another health condition. Common culprits are high blood pressure meds, antidepressants, some diuretics, beta-blockers, heart medication, cholesterol meds, antipsychotic drugs, hormone drugs, corticosteroids, chemotherapy, and medication for male pattern baldness, among others.

If you think your medication might be causing ED, talk to your physician, do not discontinue using it on your own. Some medication require tapering off under a doctor's supervision.

Acupuncture May Help With Erectile Dysfunction

Research is very mixed on the use of acupuncture as an erectile dysfunction cure, but one study published in November 2013 in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that acupuncture can be beneficial for men experiencing erectile dysfunction as a side effect of antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). One study does not guarantee this will be a quick fix, however we noted it as a possibility.

If you are experiencing Erectile Dysfunction give some of these options a try, or you can call us and make an appointment 215-563-1199.

According to Mayo Clinic, men with erectile dysfunction may experience some or all of these persistent symptoms:

• Reduced sexual desire

• Trouble getting an erection

• Trouble keeping an erection

ED is quickly becoming more accepted as a medical condition and not an embarrassing stigma, one common reason that more and more younger men are visiting their doctor is to get erectile dysfunction medication prescribed. A few common causes of erectile dysfunction are diabetes or heart disease, or may be sedentary or obese, but often times they don’t realize the impact of these health concerns on sexual function. While the ED can be treated it is also important to treat the underlying condition, the doctor may recommend managing the illness, being more physically active, or even losing weight.

There are many causes of erectile dysfunction, these include physical problems like diabetes, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and even sleep disorders. Medication taken for these health conditions can also result in erectile dysfunction, as can smoking and alcohol.

It is important to mention that erectile dysfunction is also caused by mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression, stress, and trouble with relationships (both new and existing). Therefore visiting a health care professional for erectile dysfunction treatment is such a valuable decision.

If your ED is ignored, erectile dysfunction can lead to many complications, such as a poor sex life, low self-esteem, higher anxiety, and most common relationship problems. Getting a partner pregnant also becomes much more difficult if a man is suffering with erectile dysfunction.

A study presented in 2014 in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found that it is possible for some men to reverse erectile dysfunction with healthy lifestyle changes, this can include exercise, weight loss, a varied diet, and good sleep. Australian researchers also noted that even if erectile dysfunction medication is suggested or required, it's likely to be more effective if you implement healthy lifestyle changes and follow your doctors recommendations.

There are many new erectile dysfunction treatments (all prescription drugs which will require a doctors visit) that will help you get an erection which is firm enough to have sexual intercourse, and most have very few or unnoticeable side effects.

Commonly prescribed erectile dysfunction medications include:

• Stendra (avanafil)

• Levitra or Staxyn (vardenafil)

• Viagra (sildenafil)

• Cialis (tadalafil)

If you need erectile dysfunction treatment, give Dr. Sloane a call today at 215-563-1199.

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