For those who do not know, erectile dysfunction is actually a term used when a man experiences difficulties maintaining erection which is sufficient for sex. This is actually one of the most common medical problems, and fortunately enough, there are numerous different types of treatment methods available for all those who suffer from this medical problem. Another important thing that needs to be stressed out is that there are various natural, herbal remedies which can be used for the natural treatment of erectile dysfunction.
Natural and herbal remedies have been used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in African and Chinese traditional medicine for numerous centuries. However, sometimes it can be rather tricky to determine which herbal remedies will work and which will not. Some of them also may not be that safe for use.
The most commonly used prescription medicaments used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction include tadalafil (marketed as Cialis), vardenafil (marketed as Levitra) and sildenafil (marketed as Viagra). These medicaments have been thoroughly studied, which is not the case with herbs and supplements used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. It is a widely known fact that some herbs and supplements intended for the treatment of erectile dysfunction may be associated with drug interactions and certain types of side effects.
One of the most common natural remedies for herbal dysfunction is DHEA or dehydroepiandrosterone. It can trigger acne and mess with the balance of cholesterol in the blood in some cases. Another common herbal remedy is epimedium, or as some call it, horny goat weed. It may be associated with low blood pressure and blood thinning in some cases. Some men claim that vitamin E and folic acid supplements have been of great help when it came treating erectile dysfunction.
The good thing is that they usually do not trigger any side effects, unless taken in excessive amounts. Gingko is very efficient in increasing the blood flow to the penis but on the other hand it can be associated with increasing the risk of bleeding.
Asian gingko is a traditional Chinese medicament for the treatment of numerous different types of medical conditions. It is usually pretty much safe but in some cases it may trigger the decrease in blood sugar levels, so those who suffer from diabetes should avoid using it.
Yohimbe is a traditional African medicament used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. It may be associated with anxiety, irregular heartbeats, fast heartbeats and increased blood pressure. Zinc is another potent remedy.