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Erectile dysfunction and treatment

Maintaining or achieving an erect state of the penis is sometimes problematic. When an erectile dysfunction occurs in more than half occasions where an intercourse is attempted, medical consultation is required. Various methods of treating this malady exist besides the treatment with drugs.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition in which a man cannot achieve or keep a state of erection of the penis during sex, and is frequently affected by, alcoholism, specific medicaments, and psychological effects such as stress, depression and chronic illnesses such as heart disease, atherosclerosis, kidney disease and diabetes. More than 20 percent of all men in their 60s have issues with ED), with 5 percent occurring as early as when the men are in their 40s.

Methods such as surgery, suppositories, counseling, vacuum pumps and medications are all suggested methods of remedying this condition, but a variety of non-conventional treatments, like dietary changes, also exist.

Alternative Methods of Erectile dysfunction treatment

Consuming large amounts of fat can lead to heightening the chances of the blood vessels hardening (atherosclerosis), blocking the flow of blood to the penis. Reducing fat and increasing fiber is thus beneficial for the overall health. Increasing the amounts of Magnesium in the body is also suggested, as a lack of the same can also help cause erectile dysfunction. Magnesium has certain metabolic traits which aid the erection process. Including selenium, vitamin D and vitamin B6, as well as the parathyroid hormone besides magnesium all comprise the full diet. Vegetables of green coloration, like kale or spinach are rich in magnesium, as are pine nuts, beans, peas, squash, pumpkin and almond seeds, tofu, halibut, whole grains and various sorts of seeds and nuts.

Another highly beneficial alteration of the diet is the inclusion of vitamin C, beta-carotene and antioxidants, as they have been proven by researchers from the University of California at Berkeley to increase the semen motility and number. To successfully include the said elements, it is advised to consume mango, spinach, kale and sweet potato for the beta carotene, broccoli, oranges, kiwi and strawberries for the Vitamin C, and sunflower seeds, pecan nuts, almonds and soy yogurt for the Vitamin E. Ginseng and ginkgo herbs are also advised due to their blood flow stimulating traits, as well as circulatory assistance and testosterone level heightening effects.

As mentioned before, smoking can hurt the blood vessels and thus assist ED, so it should be avoided. Regular exercise is highly recommended, as it aids in improving the blood and oxygen flow to all the body parts, sexual organs included.

Any form of treatment, from medication to natural treatment for erectile dysfunction, should be superseded by consultation with a medical professional that can judge the viability of any such option.

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