When it comes to erectile dysfunction, or inability to achieve or sustain an erection suitable for sexual penetration, medications like the blue pill or Viagra and other variants including Cialis and Levitra comes to play as a treatment. Sadly, ED medications do not fix men’s sexual problems according to a study. Of course, appropriate intake of ED medications can be helpful, but not really when it comes to long-term freedom and getting back a totally healthy sexual function.
The good news, simply by doing some healthy lifestyle changes can help reverse erectile dysfunction, which includes good nutrition particularly eating flavonoid-rich foods, zinc-rich foods, and managing stress making sure it stays at minimal level. Of course, when it comes to erectile dysfunction, using a pump is a good idea. With regular use of a penis pump can help manage and reverse ED as long as good nutrition is sustained. Still, consulting your urologist on a regular basis is vital so you can monitor the progress.
Getting an erection seems so simple especially on healthy young men, and even older men who are healthy, as well. However, most men today when they reach that certain point in their life, sex drive and erection quality start diminishing. Now, we could think it’s really age related, but in reality, if we look at closely, there are men of the same age of those men suffering from ED who have an excellent sexual life. Why is that? Turns out, the majority of these healthy men have a healthy lifestyle…they are physically active and eat healthy meals.
The reality behind erection process is complex, although it’s quick and easy for healthy men to experience erection on demand. Aside from sexual stimulation either physically or through thoughts, behind the scene erection process fires up three important things in the body.
It requires a good level of testosterone, which is regarded as the male sexual hormone although it has many other functions other than boosting sex drive.
Erection requires a good immune system function in order get rid of the free radicals making sure the arteries are free from inflammation and clear without obstruction for the blood to flow easily. Keep in mind, erection involved mainly of blood flow to fill the penis erectile chambers.
It requires the relaxation of the blood vessels making sure a good blood flow is maintained. Erectile medications Cialis, Levitra, and Viagra used the third mechanism, which relies mainly on a chemical that the body produced known as Nitric Oxide.
From this perspective, we could assume that a man with a healthy heart has a healthy sexual function…as one doctor says “If you’re sexy, you’re healthy”. According to Steven Lamm, M.D., author of the book “The Hardness Factor” and clinical assistant professor at New York University School of Medicine said, when there’s something wrong with the person’s cardiovascular system, sexual function and penile health is impaired. On the other hand, the reverse is true, a man with a healthy cardiovascular system has a healthy penis that achieved erections on demand.
Dr. Lamm added; the endothelial cells that line the coronary arteries also line all the arteries of the entire body, and that include the arteries leading to the penis. Additionally, the endothelial cells are extremely important for releasing a chemical called Nitric Oxide, which we mentioned earlier. A person’s diet can either make or break these endothelial cells and the good news, a good nutrition can provide and maintain good health to the endothelial cells.
For many years, the only primary option for treating erectile dysfunction is through medication. Today, it has been found that foods can do just as the same provided the person sticks to a clean and healthy diet along with a healthy lifestyle. We should not forget the pills totally as they’re helpful in times, but for long-term solution that is safe without side-effects, go for good nutrition. Foods known to have a good effect on sexual function are called aphrodisiacs, but make no mistake, there are no magic on these foods. Instead, they simply nourish the body with the required and essential nutrients for optimal health.
Taking supplementation is another option, but make sure you do not depend entirely on supplementation because as their name imply, these are just supplementation to support or boost one’s healthy eating habits and lifestyle. Don’t expect to get the most of the supplements while engaging in heavy smoking, over-consumption of alcohol, engaging in a stress-inducing habits like not getting enough rest, and among many others. Start a good life, a healthy life that supports the body’s entire health because that’s the way our body needs and supposed to work.