Erectile dysfunction is the inability to have an erection or to maintain an erection, or ejaculate; impotence. Symptoms may also include loss of sexual desire (libido), premature ejaculation, or inability to achieve orgasm. Almost half of all men experience erectile dysfunction only occasionally.
Beware of sexual performance-enhancing drugs as they have many side effects, and have accounted for over 200 deaths per year. (Some have remarked that they died with a smile on their face; a small consolation for their family.) Some ad disclaimers read that it is possible to have an erection for more than four hours. Again, beware.
Causes can be physical, psychological, or drug-induced. Several conditions may contribute to erectile dysfunction by impairing blood flow to the penis. These include atherosclerosis, diabetes, hypo-thyroidism, multiple sclerosis, and chronic alcohol abuse. Diabetes often plays a big part with either the severity of the disease or the drugs to treat it.
High cholesterol. Along with this health issue, prescription drugs used to treat high cholesterol often have the undesirable side effect that creates liver problems. The Chinese say irritability or anger is a liver imbalance. Grumpiness is not a romantic state. On top of liver imbalances, there may be aching muscles, muscle wasting, lowered energy, and also a possible connection to ALS.
Natural treatments for high cholesterol include regular exercise and change of diet, as well as several natural supplements. Garlic, Red Yeast Rice Extract, Policosinol Extract, and many others have shown to improve health as well as lower cholesterol.
Prescription drugs. The main culprits here are anti-depressants and heart medications. Check with your doctor to evaluate your medication regularly. Do not go off medications without your doctor’s supervision.
From a natural perspective, as the man returns to better health symptoms subside. Some men are more susceptible than others.
Use natural supplements. In the nutritional industry, sexual performance-enhancing supplements are selling well. As the urinary and sex organ systems are connected, the benefit is better sexual performance. L-Arginine is an amino acid (protein) that enhances male genital blood flow without side effects.
What you can do naturally…
Change some bad habits. Ok, so you don’t want to hear about bad habits, but there is still time to start a New Year’s resolution to get rid of tobacco, alcohol, coffee or black tea.
Besides cancer and respiratory problems, tobacco restricts your ability to have blood flow into certain important parts (male parts). Alcohol, although it can release your inhibitions, has a boomerang effect; the initial relaxation, and then an over-stimulation effect, disrupting blood flow into those important parts. Coffee and black tea irritate the whole genitourinary system. If you cut out these things, you will have more money and energy to take out your partner!
Have some grape juice. Now for a surprise from a recent study, several men have reported an improved sex drive from consuming 8 ounces of Concord grape juice each day. In addition to the super antioxidants, all the male parts work better.
Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.
Herbs for Erectile Dysfunction
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
The Chinese have a number of performance-enhancing herbs. Pure Essence has a very effective and safe product called Virility 4 Men which is a combination of specific Chinese herbs used to balance the kidney energy.
Herbs that support hormonal health:
Korean panax ginseng – for better erectile function, best in men over 50 years of age
Gingko Biloba – for peripheral blood flow, and memory as a bonus
Schizandra – for stress and premature ejaculation, also respiratory help
Passion flower – for stress and blood flow improvement
Damiana – for stressin conditions
Cell Salts to Help Erectile Dysfunction
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#9 Nat mur 6X – loses prostatic fluid when thinking of sex, impotence with reduced ejaculation, aversion to sex since grief, genital herpes.
#11 Nat sulph 6X – liver weakness, increased sexual desire and greenish prostatic discharges.
#12 Silicea 6X – extreme exhaustion after sex, feels worse after sex.
Erectile Dysfunction Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Lycopodium(#1) – impotence, erections feeble, premature seminal emissions (Agn, Calad, Sel). enlarged prostate. Digestive problems with gas and bloating. Symptoms worse 4 to 8 pm. Poor self esteem, fear of public speaking, irritable, angry, spells or writes wrong words.
Cantharis – painful swelling of genitals, painful erection. Bloody sperm. Burning pains upon urination. Strong desire, not relieved by sex.
Medorrhinum – inflammation of urethra, sexual fantasies and masturbation. Impotence. Exhaustion after ejaculation.
Merc solubis – excitement with painful nightly erections. Blood sperm. After ejaculation burning pain in back and icy cold hands. Loss of sexual power.
Nux vomica – with digestive problems, craves stimulants. Liver problems and irritability. Premature ejaculation. Problems from masturbation. Penis becomes relaxed during sex.
Phosphorus – social, sensitive people prone to bloody noses. Very interested in sex with impotence. Worse from overexcitement. Erection feeble or none at all.
Picricum acid – with memory problems. Constant erections. Sexual thoughts around women and gets boils easily.
Platinum met – sexual desires alternate with arrogance. Sex of short duration with little enjoyment. Itching genitals with high desire.
Thuja – genital warts, offensive smelling genitals. Sexual desire increased or decreased. Sexual excesses. Nightly ejaculation.
Yohimbinum – nerve problems with impotence. Strong erections without desire for sex. Insomnia.
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