Natural and Alternative ED Treatments

The longer erectile dysfunction disrupts your sex life, the more frustrated you may become. Rather than settling for an unfulfilling sex life, take some time to learn about the various natural and alternative treatments currently available. While some treatments can be completed on your own, others require the help of a physician. If you have questions about and want assistance restoring your sexual well-being, talk to a doctor at Pinnacle Men’s Health in Jacksonville, FL.

Lifestyle Changes and ED

Some men may be able to reverse ED by making lifestyle changes. Studies show men can combat long-term ED with lifestyle changes, such as those related to diet, exercise, smoking and alcohol, and mental health. For example, having a healthy diet helps prevent obesity which is linked to diseases like diabetes. Having diabetes can increase the risk of developing ED. Exercising increases blood flood and improves blood pressure, both of which impact sex drive and erectile function. Because of the health risks associated with habit-forming addictions like smoking and alcohol, breaking these habits can assist with stopping ED.

Another aspect of treating ED involves addressing areas in your life that are causing stress. The psychological impact of financial stress, work-related stress and other issues can have a negative effect on your sex life. Finding ways to manage stress – whether it be through counselling or other coping methods – can help reduce the incidence of ED.

Vitamins and Herbal Supplements

Certain vitamins and supplements have positive effects that can help with ED. Some of the ED benefits linked to these natural remedies include increasing blood flow and sexual desire, improving testosterone production, lowering blood pressure, and boosting erection endurance.

Possible natural options for treating ED include vitamins and supplements such as:

• L-arginine and pycnogenol,
• Propionyl-L-cartine
• Flavonoids
• Zinc
• Panax ginseng
• Ginkgo
• Yohimbine

While your doctor may suggest these or other treatments, make sure you are aware of the potential risks involved. You may encounter unpleasant side effects such as anxiety, insomnia, increased heartbeat and other problems, depending on which remedy you use. While studies show these treatments have had positive effects, there are few studies showing that long-term use is safe. Talk to one of the doctors at Pinnacle Men’s Health to find out potential risks associated with these treatments.

Other Natural Treatments

Making lifestyle changes and using supplements are just a few of the strategies used for preventing ED. Some men have found success with other options such as acupuncture and the Priapus shot. The Priapus shot is a non-surgical treatment which uses platelet-rich plasma to encourage natural growth, increase blood flood and enhance sexual sensation. Make an appointment at Pinnacle Men’s Health to learn more about how the Priapus shot can help you.