You are here for two reasons. You are having problems with erectile dysfunction, and you want fix these problems naturally.
First let’s go a little bit into what erectile dysfunction is. Erectile Dysfunction is when a man has a continuous problem getting an erection sufficient enough to penetrate in sexual intercourse.
KNOW if you have erectile dysfunction, most men have been in a situation where they have had a hard time “getting it up.” This can be for a bunch of different reasons.
If you are here because you have had this problem once or twice, you can’t assume that you have erectile dysfunction.
If this is a regular thing for you and you have not been able to achieve satisfactory sexual performance due to lack of an erection for multiple occasions over some time, then you are in the right place. You are experiencing symptoms of erectile dysfunction, NOT just symptoms of drunkenness or lack of attraction.
“Naturally,” means not taking any pills that are advertised in commercials along with a couple holding hands in a bath tub on the beach – what is that anyway? We’re talking about Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, and similar pills.
Fun fact about Viagra: Viagra has saved the lives of many tigers. Asian poachers harvest tiger bones and sell them for use in medicines. One function of tiger bones in medicine is curing erectile dysfunction. Since Viagra was invented, tigers have been less used for this issue. (2)
Natural Ways to Cure Erectile Dysfunction
Now that you’ve learned something today, let’s get into some natural erectile dysfunction cures that don’t require taking pills.
1. Raise Your Testosterone
This is VITAL to increasing your sex drive. You may be thinking, “My sex drive is strong, I just can’t fulfill the wishes caused by my sex drive.” Although normal testosterone levels are not required to maintain a normal erection, if testosterone levels dip low enough, they could be the cause of your erectile dysfunction.
You will notice as you read on in this article, that many of the natural cures for erectile dysfunction are also ways to raise your testosterone levels naturally.
2. Exercise for Erections
Exercise gets the blood flow moving, which is clearly important for getting blood into your nether regions.
Exercise is a good way to prevent the onset of erectile dysfunction, but can also reverse the effects after you are experiencing the symptoms. It is advised to walk – not run – to get the blood flow moving. Running lowers your testosterone levels and can raise cortisol levels and stress on your body. The last thing you need when you are experiencing the struggles of ED is MORE stress.
Weight lifting is a good way to get the blood flow moving while also raising your testosterone levels naturally.
Also, moving your pelvic regions around your penis is a great way to increase continence. According to this study, doing kegel exercises can help with erectile dysfunction.
3. Eat for Erections
Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet is important in reversing the effects of your erectile dysfunction. A diet rich in fruit, veggies, grains, and fish can help with the symptoms.
Both exercise and diet have been proven important for preventing erectile dysfunction because studies show that a man with a 42-inch waist is 50 percent more likely to have erectile dysfunction than a man with a 32-inch waist.
4. Stay on the Same Sleep Schedule
In a study published by Brainresearch in 2011, results showed that men who do not have a consistent sleep schedule have problems maintaining normal or high testosterone levels. The results also showed that hormonal depletion is a cause of sexual dysfunction.
If you do not have a bed time, then you need to get one. Go to sleep and wake up at the same time on a consistent basis.
The amount of quality sleep you get is important as well. Not sure whether or not you are getting enough sleep? A good way to know is to simply stop using an alarm. Do a week or two of testing where you can find the amount of sleep you need so that you can wake up without an alarm every morning. This is when you know you got enough sleep in the night.
If you are still tired after your normal waking time, do not go back to sleep. Make up for the lost sleeping time by taking short under 30 minute naps in the day. This is the best kind of sleep you can get in order to maintain solid testosterone levels.
5. Quit Smoking
Erectile dysfunction can be a result of vascular disease. The process occurs when the blood that is supposed to go to the penis is restricted due to narrowing arteries.
Not only smoking tobacco, but also smokeless tobacco, can narrow the arteries and restrict the blood vessels necessary to get an erection.
If you smoke, this is possibly the cause of your erectile dysfunction. If the dysfunction is bothering you, consider quitting the habit to get your erections back.
6. Stop Drinking So Much
Everyone who has heard the term “Whiskey Dick” knows that alcohol can cause temporary sexual dysfunction. But alcohol is a powerful depressant and high exposure to alcohol can result in full blown erectile dysfunction.
To add to the concerns, alcohol does a great job at lowering testosterone levels. So maybe cut back on the drinks if you feel this may be the cause of your erectile dysfunction.
7. Check Your Medications
Erectile dysfunction can be a common side effect of certain medications.
Medications that have been known to cause erectile dysfunction are medications for high blood pressure, antidepressants, diuretics, beta-blockers, heart medications, cholesterol medications, anti-psychotic drugs, hormone drugs, corticosteroids, chemotherapy, and medications for male pattern baldness.
Look up your specific medication or ask your doctor if your erectile dysfunction could be a result of the medication you are taking.
Acupuncture can be used to cure erectile dysfunction.
According to this study, acupuncture can improve the quality of your erection and it cured erectile dysfunction in 39% of its participants.
So go get poked with some needles if you’re having troubles poking with your needle.
9. Ingest These Natural Remedies
There are plenty of non-pill natural remedies you can ingest in order to cure your erectile dysfunction.
Ginseng is known as “Herbal Viagra” and has been used to improve sexual function in men. It can also be used to help with premature ejaculation.
Taking high doses of L-Arginine has been known to widen the blood vessels in the penis which can stimulate the blood flow and cure erectile dysfunction.
Yohimbe taken from the bark of an African tree has been known to cure erectile dysfunction. BEWARE the side effects of yohimbe are more risky than previously mentioned remedies. This should not be used without doctor’s supervision.
Two more untested natural remedies are gingko and horny goat weed. Gingko can help to increase blood flow to the penis but has no proof that it cures erectile dysfunction. Horny goat weed has been known to increase sexual performance, but has not been formally tested for humans.
10. Drink These Juices – Pomegranate, Watermelon
There are two juices that you can drink to help with erectile dysfunction: Watermelon and Pomegranate. A component of watermelon called citrulline, when eaten in high amounts, can increase blood flow to the penis. Although no proof exists that pomegranate juice helps with erectile dysfunction, results of a 2007 study testing the relationship were promising.
Researchers are confident that larger-scale studies will prove its legitimacy in aiding men in getting over their erectile dysfunction.
Not only are these juices easy and good-tasting ways of treating erectile dysfunction, they also have alternative health benefits. I would recommend that anybody drink these juices regardless.