An erection occurs when the nitric acid released by the penile nerves relaxes the muscles. Due to the stimuli, the blood flow to the penis increases which finally makes the penis hard causing an erection. ED or Erectile dysfunction is the condition when you cannot get an erection even when there is a sexual stimulation. ED or Erectile dysfunction often leads to awkward situations. Even though a man may feel ashamed to address such a condition, he must remember that ED can be treated and can be cured. As soon as the reason behind the ED occurring is discovered by the doctor, there are several ways of treating it.

Is There a Cure for ED?

Is There a Cure for ED?

There are various reasons due to which ED or erectile dysfunction occurs. There can be both medical and psychological reasons which lead to ED. Prostate surgery, certain medications, cancer and cancer treatments are some of the physical reasons. Stress, anxiety and hypertension are the psychological reasons for ED. Each of these reasons can be dealt with and ED can be cured.

How Can You Cure Psychological ED?

If your reason for not being able to perform sexually (because of ED) is psychological then the treatment procedure usually includes therapy sessions. Often young men and teenagers face such a condition due to stress created by performance anxiety and nervousness. This kind of psychological ED goes away by itself. When we notice a sexual stimulation, our brain sends signals to pump in more blood to the penile nerves. In case you are stressed or anxious, these signals get disrupted and erectile dysfunction take place. For middle aged men, stress from relationships and work lead to a continuous cycle of ED. With the help of therapy sessions, the doctor can find out the reason for your stress. Any kind of subconscious reason that may stop you from performing sexually or creates an inhibition in you can be removed. Yoga, meditation, avoiding alcohol and smoking will also help to decrease the stress factors and cure you of ED.

How Can Oral Medication Cure ED?

There are also several oral medications to cure ED. From the Sildenafil group, the most common medicine to cure ED is Viagra. Viagra enhances the function of the nitric acid released from the penile nerves to relax the muscles. Therefore the blood flow to the penis increases and an erection can occur. The oral medication to treat ED takes in 30 minutes to kick in and the effect remains for a couple of hours. The medication cannot give an erection if there is no sexual stimulation. Oral medications for ED have a few side effects like headache, backache and nasal blockage. Therefore only prescribed dosage should be taken in.

What Natural Remedies Can Cure ED?

The alternative to medication is by adopting natural remedies. Most of these remedies are taken from various herbs and plants. There can be some mild (or sometimes severe) side effects to these natural remedies even though they are tested. One must consult the doctor before adopting any such natural remedies.

  • L-arginine: This helps to open the blood vessels in a wider way so that more blood flows to the penis. Therefore if L-arginine is taken in high dosage, then the condition of ED you are suffering from can be improved. The common side effects of it are cramps, nausea and diarrhea. While you are on Viagra, do not take L-arginine.
  • Propionyl-L-Carnitine: This helps to enhance the function of Viagra. If you take in Viagra along with Propionyl-L-carnitine, the erectile function will improve more than it would have if only Viagra would work. This combination of drugs should be taken after consulting a doctor.
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA): Not only does DHEA increase the libido in women, the effects of it is positive in men. DHEA helps to improve the condition of ED when taken in small doses. Sometimes DHEA may develop acne on your skin.
  • Ginkgo: This medication helps to increase the blood flow in penis so that the sexual desire increases and hence helps to fight the condition of ED. It must be remembered that a high dose of Ginkgo may lead to excessive bleeding. If you are on any kind of medication which works as blood thinners, then consult your doctor before taking in Ginkgo.

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD, FFARCSI

Last Modified On: October 10, 2017

Pain Assist Inc.

Pramod Kerkar
  Note: Information provided is not a substitute for physician, hospital or any form of medical care. Examination and Investigation is necessary for correct diagnosis.

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