Erectile dysfunction (ED) effects almost half of American males. It is a side effect of blood pressure medication, and should be considered if you are experiencing ED. Naturally, there can be several situations associate with ED.
#1 is poor circulation. For your body to achieve an erection, it needs a strong supply of blood or good circulation in your body to make that happen. The drugs that are used for ED enhance Nitric Oxide, which helps blood vessels dilate.
There are supplements out there that use L-arginine and/or nitrates from the vegetable; beets to boost to NO levels.
If your ED is mild and occasional, you can try supplements or herbs such as Yohimbe, Horny Goat Weed, Muira Puama Stem, Saw Palmetto Fruit and Maca. These can be taken individually or as a combo.
If your ED is moderate to severe and happening regularly, you should have a saliva test done to measure your hormone production. Your estrogen could be high and your testosterone and DHEA is probably low. If you are also experiencing fatigue or problems with sleep, your cortisol production is probably low.
This could have happened from prolonged moments of high stress and exhaustion, wearing out your glandular system and hormone secretion.
Don’t worry, there are natural treatments that can help, but the sooner you get tested, the sooner a trained professional can put you on a supplement regimen to help your body balance and restore optimal function. Remember, this can take months and in rare cases, years for lasting improvement, so do not wait!
Also, exercise will help to boost testosterone, but try to do it in the morning when your levels are naturally higher, or you could deplete your body further. Also, good healthy fats from coconut oil and fish oil will help hormone production.
If you are interested in scheduling a Natural Health Evaluation and getting a saliva test done, call our office at 262.334.8188.