Natural Ways to Improve Erectile Functioning

Natural Ways to Improve Erectile Functioning

Cultures for centuries have been extending cures to fight male sexual dysfunction. Shark fin soup, certain herbs, and special kinds of yoga have all been methods used to overcome this condition. Today, we know that medical science can identify the cause and extend proper treatment.

As men grow older, they are more likely to experience ED. But it is the onset of an underlying medical condition, one that may be more worrisome, even life-threatening that causes it. ED is not only a sign of a health problem, it can also the cause of emotional and psychological distress, as well as relationship issues.

Though a trip to the doctor or urologist is necessary, there are some methods that one can use that naturally improve erectile functioning. Include these in your lifestyle and you will find yourself giving a topnotch performance for years to come.

The first step is eating the right diet. That includes foods rich in flavonoids. One study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition evaluated the data of 25,000 middle-aged and older men. Researchers found that those who ate a diet chockfull of these nutrients were more likely to form and maintain an erection sufficient for intercourse.

These nutrients are found in fruits and vegetables. In fact, those men who consumed more fruit were 14% less likely to experience erectile dysfunction. Those who ate a diet replete with flavonoids had a 21% lower risk. The compound nitric oxide (NO) dilates blood vessels, helping to initiate an erection. That’s why a supplement of L-arginine may be helpful.

This is the precursor to the compound. Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking it. If you are overweight, consider a weight loss program. One study published in Canadian Family Physician found that 30% of men who took part in a weight loss program and lost 15% of their body weight, saw a restoration of sexual functioning.

Even though these options may help, it’s important to get checked out by a physician or urologist if you have ED. A substantial health problem could be causing it. What’s more, there is a therapy out there that’s right for you.