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Erectile Dysfunction Treatment(ED)

What is erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a problem that causes an inability to achieve or sustain an erection, and is believed to affect roughly 150 million men worldwide. Erectile dysfunction is a common problem in people aged above 40, though it can affect men of any age. According to Ayurveda, the male has two roles in the reproductive and the sexual process: the first is to bring himself and his partner pleasure, and the second is to participate in procreation.

Causes of erectile dysfunction

The main factors that play a role in the development of erectile dysfunction may be psychological, physical, or physiological. Achieving an erection involves a complex web of hormones, muscles, penis, prostate, thoughts, blood vessels, and emotions, which is a complex process. If a problem occurs at any point in this process it can lead to a failed erection.

Physical causes of erectile dysfunction

Some of the most common physical causes of erectile dysfunction include:

  • Obesity
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Heart disease
  • Abnormal levels of fats in the blood
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Low testosterone
  • Excess alcohol use
  • Tobacco use
  • Prostate cancer or prostate hypertrophy
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Injuries to the pelvic area
  • Prescription drugs

Psychological causes of erectile dysfunction

Some of the psychological problems that can have an effect on a man’s ability to get or maintain an erection include:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship problems
  • Poor communication

Erectile dysfunction in Ayurveda

In Ayurveda, erectile dysfunction is known as dhwaja bhangam. It is believed in Ayurveda that an unhealthy diet may be a cause of erectile dysfunction, which includes excess heavy, sour, and salty foods. Consumption of incompatible and unsuitable foods may also lead to erection problems. Other causes of erectile dysfunction can include:

  • Irregular meals
  • Weakness from illness
  • Drinking excess water
  • Excessive discharge
  • Defective seminal tract
  • Injured penis
  • Excess use of milk products
  • Excessive indulgence in sex

There are five types of erectile problems according to Ayurveda:

  • Pitta Jam – caused by pitta aggravation
  • Vataja – caused by vata humour
  • Raktha Jam – caused by a blood disorder such as high cholesterol or blood pressure
  • Kaphaja – caused by excess kapha in the body (obesity)
  • Old age onset – it is natural to have a weaker erection in older age

Erectile dysfunction symptoms

Some of the symptoms that are associated with erectile dysfunction include:

  • Loss of sexual desire
  • Stress
  • Reduced self confidence
  • Unable to sustain an erection
  • Persistent trouble of weaker erection
  • Troubles in relationships

Herbal treatments for erectile dysfunction

Many Ayurvedic medicines have aphrodisiac qualities, which can help people with impotency and erectile dysfunction. Some of these treatments include:

  • Ashwagandha
  • Kaunch beej
  • Gokhshur
  • Kokilaksha
  • Tulsi beej
  • Jaifal
  • Jwatri
  • Sudh kuchla
  • Akarkara
  • Shilajeet

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is used to help boost libido and increase longevity. This herb may be able to provide strength to the muscles in the penis and help to encourage stronger erections. Ashwagandha may further increase the time span of intercourse, and can be beneficial for patients who suffer from premature ejaculation. Ashwagandha may help to reduce stress levels, which can also help to improve erectile dysfunction.

Kaunch beej

Kaunch beej may act as an aphrodisiac and increase male libido. It may also be helpful for those who have a low sperm count and decreased sperm mobility. Hypertension and antihypertensive medicine can also contribute to erectile dysfunction. Kaunch beej may also be used to reduce anxiety and stress, and may help in treating psychological causes of erectile dysfunction.

Gokhshura

Gokshura may help to treat muscular weakness and make erections stronger. It can also be used in helping male infertility by increasing sperm count, and in reducing premature ejaculation.

Kokilaksha

Kokilaksha may help with releasing nitric oxide in the body from the nerve endings and endothelium of the penis, and increase blood flow to the penis.

Tulsi beej

Tulsi beej may help to increase sperm formation and male fertility. This herb also works by increasing blood flow to the penis and providing a stronger erection. Tulsi can also be used as a general tonic to help with loss of appetite, debility, and weakness of muscles and bones.

Jaifal

Jaifal is a stimulating herb that may be used to treat an erectile dysfunction by encouraging the brain and nerves, and correcting the blood circulation to the penis.

Jwatri

Jwatri may be used in a formula to provide strength to the body and reduce early discharge of semen.

Sudh kuchla

Sudh kuchla is a stimulant and can work by increasing blood circulation, and increasing testosterone levels in the body.

Akarkara

Akarkara is a stimulating herb that can help to bring on sexual excitement, which is helpful in the case of loss of sexual interest and libido. It may also cause erections.

Shilajeet

Shilajeet is a herbal formula that may serve as a rejuvenation agent and reduce impotency related to age. It can increase blood flow to the penis and give strength to the muscles. Shilajeet helps to prevent fatigue after intercourse and can also be used as a general body tonic to assist with general debility, increase stamina, and improve physical strength.

Yoga for erectile dysfunction

Yoga is a natural method that may help in treating a variety of problems, including erectile disfunction. Yoga can help to reduce stress, fatigue, and body passiveness, while also assisting in boosting personal confidence and increasing sexual prowess. Yoga poses that are helpful in assisting with erectile dysfunctions include:

  • Sarvangasana or shoulder pose
  • Supine head knee posture
  • Khandasana
  • Cobra pose
  • Wind releasing pose
  • Sun salutation

Lifestyle changes for erectile dysfunction

  • A healthy diet – eating fruit, vegetables, and natural organic foods can aid in the management of erectile dysfunction by supporting the rest of the body
  • Smoking – this can be an underlying cause of erectile dysfunction as smoking can cause narrowing of blood vessels
  • Limit alcohol use – this can act as a depressant and cause erectile dysfunction
  • Exercise – regular exercise can help to improve blood circulation and combat erectile dysfunction
  • A sound sleep – improper sleep patterns can cause fluctuation in hormones

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