Erectile dysfunction (ED) occurs when men can no longer have or maintain an erection for sexual intercourse. The condition affects around 30 million men only in India and is more common in people who:
- Are older
- Have high blood pressure or diabetes
- Have had an injury to the spinal cord, penis, or pelvis
- Take blood pressure medications and antidepressants
- Have anxiety or stress
- Are overweight
The treatment for ED depends on its cause. It may include certain prescription medications such as Cenforce or Vilitra, vacuum devices, or even surgery. But if you are at an early stage of ED, lifestyle changes and other natural treatments can help improve and even prevent ED.
What are some natural cures for treating erectile dysfunction?
There are many natural remedies for ED. They can be lifestyle changes like eating a healthy diet and exercise, getting mental health, or relationship counseling.
Before trying any new treatment on your own, you should always talk with your doctor. They can help determine the cause of your ED, diagnose the severity of your condition and recommend effective ED treatment options, whether conventional, natural, or a combination.
Eating a healthy and balanced diet may help maintain penis health and decrease your risk of ED. Studies found out that men who consume less red or processed meat and who primarily ate fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and fish have seen a reduced risk of ED in men ages 18 to 40.
Regular exercise can help protect against and improve ED. It is particularly effective if the cause of ED is overweight, cardiovascular disease, inactivity, among other conditions.
Doing exercise for 40 minutes a day, four times per week for 6 months can help reduce ED. Physical activities like running, brisk walking, bicycling, swimming, etc improve blood vessel health, lower stress, and raise testosterone levels, which can all help with ED.
It’s important to get enough sleep each night for your overall health. Healthy sleeping may also improve your ED. Studies found out that men working night shifts with worse sleep quality were at higher risk for ED. So sleep as much as you require after a tiring day.
Your weight is another that can lead to ED. According to research from 2020, ED was found to be more common in men who were overweight or had obesity or larger waist circumferences. If your weight is the cause of your ED, exercise and a balanced diet can help you lose weight and improve your condition.
If your condition of ED is too severe, it may be hard to reverse the problem so in these cases the only option to restore the function of your penis is by taking medications such as Cenforce, Fildena, Vilitra, Vidalista, and others.