Erectile dysfunction is the modern term for what was once named impotence. It can happen to a man at any age. It is a worrying time for him, and tends to lead to depression. Obviously it also has an impact on his intimate relationship.
Sex is one of the luxuries of life. By that I mean it is not important in the survival of the person. So if the health of the man is below par, this is one area that may be sacrificed, in favour of dealing with more important areas, of restoring his health.
Erectile dysfunction can be caused by a multitude of different areas:
The first, and the most obvious, is diet. Many man have poor diets. If the body is not nutritionally replete, then the luxuries of life are often by-passed.
Alcohol, smoking and other social drugs interfere with the body’s efficiency.
Medication interferes with nutritional uptake. Most are liver toxic. All are immune suppressive. None of these are helpful in maintaining robust health essential to allow for the pleasures of life.
If the body is already in an unbalanced state, with some form of disease, then all spare energy is needed to repair this disease. There is nothing left over for anything that does not contribute to the overall improvement.
There are many psychological reasons for a lack of ability in the bedroom. Anxiety of performance is perhaps one of the most common. A history of sexual abuse, guilt, shame, low self esteem can all lead to this common problem.
Society at large tends to have an unhealthy attitude regarding this topic. While more is now being openly talked about, which must be a good thing, there is still a lot of shame, embarrassment, teasing and worse, carried out in its name.
Many men turn to over the counter drugs such as viagra and similar drugs, to try to fix the problem. Before resorting to such methods, you need to check out what the side effects of these drugs are.
In a two year span from April 1998, 522 people died from cardiovascular problems due to the side effects of sildenafil, the drug marketed under the brand name of viagra. Most of these were under 65 years of age with no previous cardiac risk factors.
The combination of these drugs with other drugs is little understood. But fatalities do occur, especially when the man is also taking nitrate drugs. Other precautionary measures listed on the products, may not be heeded, with disastrous effects.
There is an impressive list of adverse reactions to sildenafil, which few check out before use.
Before considering this route, it is a good opportunity to reflect on why erectile dysfunction has occurred. By addressing one or more of the likely causes, you may be able to completely cure the problem. When you address the cause of a problem, you inevitably reap the rewards in other areas, too.
If the cause can be traced back to a psychological problem, then homeopathic treatment has an enviable tract record.