ERECTILE DYSFUCTION (ED)

#ErectileDysfunction is defined as persistent difficulty achieving and maintaining an erection sufficient to have sex.

Causes are usually medical but can also be psychological. Organic causes are usually the result of an underlying medical condition affecting the blood vessels or nerves supplying the penis. Numerous prescription drugs, recreational drugs, alcohol, and smoking can also cause #ErectileDysfunctin.

Normally #ErectileDysfunction occurs due to problems with any of the following

  • Blood flow
  • Nerve supply
  • Hormones

Most common physical or organic causes of #ErectileDysfunction are listed below –

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity and metabolic syndrome
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Hormonal disorder
  • Structural & anatomical disorder of the penis i.e Peyronie disease
  • Smoking, alcoholism and substance abuse, including cocaine use
  • Prostate treatment
  • Surgical complications
  • Injuries in the pelvic area or spinal cord
  • Radiation therapy

Most common psychological causes for #ErectileDysfunction are listed below-

  • Guilt
  • Severe anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fear of intimacy

Drug treatment for #ErectileDysfunction

Men can take a group of drugs called PDE-5 (phosphodiesterase-5) inhibitors. Most of these pills are taken 30 to 60 minutes before sex. Other options are –

  • Vardenafil
  • Tadalafil
  • Avanafil

Vaccum devices –

The penis is made rigid by the use of a vaccum pump sealed around it that draws up blood. This is prevented from then leaving the penis by the use of an accompanying band.

Surgical treatments –

  • Penile implants
  • Vascular surgery

Exercises

The best way to treat #ErectileDysfunction without medication is by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles with Kegel exercises.

Tests

  • Poten test
  • Snap Gauge test

Treatment of #ErectileDysfunction through #Ayurvedic herbs are listed below-

  • Dhajabhangaja Klaibya
  • Shatavari
  • Ashwagandha
  • Tulsi beej
  • Safed musali
  • Gokshura
  • Jaraja Klaibya
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