Men with erectile dysfunction, once called impotence, have trouble getting or sustaining an erection long enough to have sex. It’s a common condition, affecting as many as 30 million American men. Erectile dysfunction affects older men more than younger men.
About 1% of men in their 40s, 17% of men in their 60s, and nearly 50% of men 75 or older aren’t able to achieve an erection sufficient for intercourse.
Sometimes erectile dysfunction develops gradually. One night it may take longer or require more stimulation to get an erection. Another time, an erection may not be as firm as usual, or it may end before orgasm. When such difficulties occur regularly, it’s time to talk to a doctor.
The culprit behind erectile dysfunction is often clogged arteries. In fact, in nearly one-third of men who see their doctors about trouble getting or keeping an erection, erectile dysfunction is the first hint that they have cardiovascular disease. Other possible causes of erectile dysfunction include medications and prostate surgery, as well as illnesses and accidents. Stress, relationship problems, or depression can also lead to it.
Regardless of the cause, erectile dysfunction often can be effectively treated. For some men, simply losing weight may help. Others may need medications. If these steps aren’t effective, a number of other options, including injections and vacuum devices, are available. Given the variety of options, the possibility of finding the right solution is now greater than ever before.
How to get ride of ED naturally ?
Whether you currently suffer from ED or are hoping to sidestep this condition, try these tips to overcome ED for better health and a better sex life.
- Start walking. According to one Harvard study, just 30 minutes of walking a day was linked with a 41% drop in risk for ED. Other research suggests that moderate exercise can help restore sexual performance in obese middle-aged men with ED.
- Eat right. In the Massachusetts Male Aging Study, eating a diet rich in natural foods like fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and fish — with fewer red and processed meat and refined grains — decreased the likelihood of ED.
- Pay attention to your vascular health. High blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, and high triglycerides can all damage arteries in the heart (causing heart attack), in the brain (causing stroke), and leading to the penis (causing ED). An expanding waistline also contributes. Check with your doctor to find out whether your vascular system — and thus your heart, brain, and penis — is in good shape or needs a tune-up through lifestyle changes and, if necessary, medications.
- Size matters, so get slim and stay slim. A trim waistline is one good defense — a man with a 42-inch waist is 50% more likely to have ED than one with a 32-inch waist. Losing weight can help fight erectile dysfunction, so getting to a healthy weight and staying there is another good strategy for avoiding or fixing ED. Obesity raises risks for vascular disease and diabetes, two major causes of ED. And excess fat interferes with several hormones that may be part of the problem as well.
- Move a muscle, but we’re not talking about your biceps. A strong pelvic floor enhances rigidity during erections and helps keep blood from leaving the penis by pressing on a key vein. In a British trial, three months of twice-daily sets of Kegel exercises (which strengthen these muscles), combined with biofeedback and advice on lifestyle changes — quitting smoking, losing weight, limiting alcohol — worked far better than just advice on lifestyle changes.
What Foods to Eat to get of rid of ED ?
Goji berries have a long history tied to sexual fertility. The long history uses of Goji showed that goji berries significantly:
- increased sperm quantity and movement
- shortened erection, capture, and ejaculation response
- improved sexual ability
- improved recovery of testosterone levels
Research suggests that goji berries may be an alternative to prescriptions for erectile dysfunction, like Viagra.
Longan is the fruit of the longan tree (which is scientifically known as Dimocarpus longan). It looks like a berry or a grape and tastes mildly juicy and sweet.
Longan tonics have been popular since time immemorial with Chinese women to increase their sensuality and appearance. The fruit helps to increase energy and stave off fatigue.
Chives, aka those little green disks you can find in most Chinese dishes, not only taste great but are full of vitamins, minerals, protein and sugar often used in medicine to cure illness. In Chinese, Chives are nicknamed “grow man health,” which translates to “the grass that raises your man health” Chives actually possess sulfides that, when combined with vitamin B1, help reduce fatigue and recover strength, hence increasing male stamina and virility.
Quail eggs are delicious and nutritious. They are chalk full of amino acids that the body needs, whatever those are. Traditional Chinese medicine says quail eggs mend the human body’s “five viscera” (heart, liver, spleen, lungs and kidneys), benefits the essence of blood and increases male virility. It is said that men who eat quail eggs on a regular basis will have increased sexual capabilities, strength and muscles…all night long.
In order to increase your kidney yang, you sometimes have to eat the kidney of another animal. Lamb kidneys have tons of protein and vitamins needed to get the blood flowing. In China, men who are impotent believe eating lamb kidney will restore their virility. Lamb supposedly warms the joints and strengthens the lower back and legs, increasing your sexual ability.
Ripe okra is used in traditional Chinese medicine for its leaves that contain healing ingredients. Not only does okra increase male virility, it can be used to treat certain urinary problems. No wonder okra has earned its name “the plant Viagra.”