Is it possible to reverse erectile dysfunction?
Over 30 million men in the United States suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED) or an inability to sustain an erection to have sex. This can majorly impact a man’s self esteem and also his marriage or sexual relationships. However, the good news is that usually ED can be reversed with or without medication.
Types of ED
There are two major kinds of ED. Primary ED is a very rare condition where a man has never had an erection. It may be treated with intense medication. Secondary ED happens to men who have regular erectile function, it’s usually temporary. It may be treated with or without medication depending on the cause. In some cases, surgery may be needed.
There are many different kinds of medication to help erectile dysfunction. These medications work by increasing the blood flow to the penis. This results in an erection and helps to sustain it. Some of the most popular medications used to treat ED are Tadalafil (Cialis) and Viagra (Sildenafil Citrate). Certain medications can make ED worse, for instance, blood pressure medication. In such cases, one should consult the doctor.
Making lifestyle changes
Performing exercises will help better blood circulation and this in turn will help resolve ED. Pelvic floor exercises have also been known to be effective. If one is obese, losing weight helps. Relaxation techniques to handle stress due to ED and to control blood pressure also help. Change your diet, increase the consumption of leafy greens such as spinach and beet juice. Cut down on processed food and choose more of nutritious fresh food.
ED can bring down a man’s self esteem and may lead to depression. A psychiatrist or psychologist can drill down to the cause of ED anxiety and counsel the person. Couple therapy helps both to open up about their feelings and find a way through ED.