Erectile Dysfunction (ED) risk sharply increases above the age of 40. While it is more likely to occur in some men more than others (diabetic cases, high blood pressure etc), in 1995 the estimates showed over 152 million men worldwide were experiencing ED. Since then, projections have been made and estimates approximate that nearly 325 million men will be experiencing ED in 2025 an increase of almost 173 million men.
With the largest increase recorded in developing parts of the world i.e. Asia, South America, and Africa. Statistics, endless numbers, health policies, impotence, male aging, worldwide projections. All this can be confusing, don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with following up the prevalence of ED, however, the real question is, how do you handle erectile dysfunction?
Walking More Often
As mild as it sounds, research has shown that walking for about 30 minutes a day can drop the risk of ED by more than 40 %. It’s a great long-term plan to avoid ED and can help you avert some serious entanglements with drugs. Other research has linked moderate exercise with improvement in sexual performance for middle-aged men with traits of ED.
Exercises such as Kegels and aerobic exercises can help you reclaim your vibrant sex life. At this point, it’s worth mentioning that ED doesn’t make you bad in bed, it weakens the muscles responsible for the normal functioning.
Acupuncture has been used to treat several ailments such as depression, back pain and now studies have shown that acupuncture helps in ED. Getting these injections for erectile dysfunction has been used severally as a placebo and in some cases, ED is a state of the mind.
Through this treatment, several needles are placed in different parts of the body to relieve stress. There are mixed feelings about the treatment of ED with acupuncture, but so far the results are positive.
Which types of food are good for ED patients?
Like all ailments, diet matter, and ED is no different. Diets consisting of natural products such as vegetables, fish and whole grain decrease the likelihood of ED. Generally, a diet that’s bad for a man’s heart is not good for the erections.
Research has shown that some eating patterns can affect the erection in men. This occurs due to the restricted blood flow the through the major arteries in the body. The blood flow needed to erect the penis is, therefore “choked.” The occurrence of ED in men who consume Mediterranean foods such as whole grains, healthy fats like nuts and olive oil are more resistant to ED.
Furthermore, a cold slice of watermelon not only quenches thirst during those summer months but also improves the erection condition in the bedroom.
ED and Vascular Health
The penis needs steady blood flow to remain erect or at least become erect. Vascular diseases affect the blood vessels subsequently leading to unsteady blood flow. Therefore, when blood is restricted to the penis then ED occurs. This is the leading cause of ED in men.
Now that you know how vascular health is associated with ED, how can you assuage the situation? The good news is that with some minor lifestyle changes and drug treatment, can pacify vascular diseases that cause ED. Some of the habits which reduce vascular disease are; by controlling hypertension, less intake of cholesterol, stress management, diet modification, smoking cessation, and exercise.
Before modern treatments became more prevalent, men relied on prostatic massage to treat ED. Some men still supplement ED with drug treatment and the result are nothing short of impressive.
Prostatic massage is thought to help men in clearing the prostatic duct. A good massage can help in removing the blockage in the duct and reduce the cases of infections. Despite its results, the research surrounding prostatic massage as a form of treatment for ED is little. Still, it can be a great alternative for management of ED.
Remember, not all treatments can substitute a doctor’s diagnosis. If need be you can supplement these alternatives with the doctor’s diagnosis. Depending on the person, some herbal treatments can drastically improve the condition. These five treatments can help improve the condition–if not prevent it. Due to the limited studies in some of these treatments, we cannot fully guarantee they will get rid of you ED, what we can do is assure it will help you handle your condition to some extent.