Men’s Issues – Erectile DysfunctionDecember 26, 2019
Erectile dysfunction is statistically a problem for 50% of men over 40. Commonly called impotence it happens for many different reasons. Erectile dysfunction can be due to physiological or physical issues such as anxiety, depression and stress. Past events can trigger fear, guilt or pre-conceived incorrect ideas of what it means to be a man. Emotional and relationship problems can also take their toll. Emotional repercussions of erectile dysfunction are loss of self-esteem which is part of the reason this issue is not as freely discussed as it could be in media and amongst men.
Physically the cause can be medication, drugs, alcohol, overweight or hormonal issues. In modern times such drugs as Viagra may appear helpful but, as all drugs, have their side effects. Viagra can be quite dangerous depending on your blood pressure and condition of your heart and can become addictive. This means that performance becomes even less as the person becomes dependent on taking the drug.
Amongst medications drugs regulating blood pressure, antidepressants and immune suppressants may alter the acidity of the system and indirectly affect feedback between the reproductive organs and the brain. This also applies to alcohol and drugs such as cannabis. Nevertheless, recent studies have found that the most common cause of dysfunction is due to overweight which affects the genital area also with weight gain in the tissues. This narrows the arteries lumen and decreases blood flow. In this case the easiest solution is to lose weight. Yoga can also be helpful by increasing blood flow to the reproductive area. Hindu squats and working on the base chakra can also assist. Remember that your body, thoughts and emotions are all inter-related so working on one area will enhance other areas also.
If the issue is due to hormone problems these are often related with thyroid issues and again, this causes a problem with feedback between genital regions and the thyroid creating a vicious cycle of deficiency in hormones secretions.
There are a variety of different ways to handle erectile dysfunction depending of the causes. If there are anxiety issues they tend to cause the hormones to dry up. Herbs such as Ashwagandha can be helpful as they balance the intra cell ph. Brahmi and liquorice may also help as they enhance and balance the brain.
So if you are having issues with erectile dysfunction don’t ignore it as there is much you can do without taking drugs that will perhaps have harmful side effects. Consult a natural therapist who can perhaps use Naturopathy, NLP, herbs, supplements, Hypnotherapy and many other natural means to get your energy and physiology back in sync.