If you’re suffering from impotence and you’re embarrassed by it, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Impotence affects 1 in every 40 men in the world and can range from mild to severe. Depending on the severity, there are different treatments against impotence, but they generally include a drug which is supposed to boost the blood flow to the penis. However, most of these drugs are dangerous, and may cause bigger problems than the ones they’re trying to resolve.
What is impotence?
Impotence, also known as erectile dysfunction, is a condition which occurs when the penis is unable to stay erect during sex. More often than not, impotence is accompanied by low libido. It can sometimes go away on its own, but if it lasts for a few weeks, you might get prescribed pills such as Cialis, Viagra or Stendra. However, all these drugs have adverse side-effects including blurred vision, seizures, painful erection, stuffy nose, back pain, vision loss, heart attack, hearing loss, muscle pain, redness on the skin, headaches and diarrhea. Instead of these pills, you should try to resolve the condition naturally.
Impotence is often a sign of a bigger health problem
Although it generally is a single problem, impotence may be a sign of a much more sinister condition. Here’s what it has been linked with:
- High blood pressure;
- Alcohol abuse;
- Stress, anxiety and depression;
- Heart disease;
- High cholesterol levels;
- Prostate cancer.
Doctors usually diagnose impotence through an exam and a few questions. Once you’ve been diagnosed, here are 3 natural remedies you can try:
Apple cider vinegar
ACV is one of the healthiest liquids you can consume and is a natural remedy against a variety of diseases and conditions. If you’re wondering how ACV can fight impotence, it works by treating the underlying problem behind the condition.
According to studies, men suffering from diabetes are at a higher risk of impotence. The condition has been linked to long-term high blood sugar levels which can definitely damage the blood vessels and nerves. Luckily, ACV can lower the levels of glucose in your blood, in that way assisting in the treatment and prevention of diabetes and impotence.
Another big cause of impotence is obesity, which is currently spreading like wildfire around the world. According to experts, the acetic acid in ACV can suppress the accumulation of fat in our body and lower the body mass, which will reduce the risk of impotence.
ACV can also reduce the risk of high cholesterol levels, in that way assisting in the prevention of different cardiovascular problems which might be the reason for your impotence.
Panax ginseng, also known as red ginseng, is an Asian plant that can be found growing in China, Siberia and Korea. It has been used to improve memory, concentration and other mental problems for centuries, with some experts considering it as a natural way of preventing Alzheimer’s disease.
Recently, a team of scientists from China reviewed 7 studies on the role of Panax ginseng in impotence. The study gave the patients 600-1000 mg. of Panax ginseng extract 3 times a day, and the results showed reduction in the risk of the condition. The team identified the “culprit” as ginsenoids, powerful compounds in the plant which improve erection on a cellular level. In this way, the plant works similar to Viagra, although without the adverse side-effects.
Dehydroepiandrosterone, also known as DHEA, is a natural hormone produced by the adrenals which is converted to progesterone or estrogen in the body. Recently, scientists have been able to get a supplement off wild soy and yam which might prove to be a powerful impotence remedy.
According to a recent British study, men suffering from impotence have low DHEA hormone levels. However, another study showed that taking 50 mg. of DHEA every day for 6 months can improve your erection and may assist in the treatment of impotence. DHEA is especially effective in impotence patients who also suffer from diabetes, as the hormone prevents diabetic complications.
Acupuncture is an ancient method of healing that can also help in the treatment of impotence. One study showed that 39% of the patients treated with acupuncture experienced improvements and had far better libido after a few weeks. If you’re afraid of needles, don’t be – acupuncture is painless, and can treat a wide range of ailments besides impotence.
Impotence can be a big problem for men, but that shouldn’t discourage you. Just try the aforementioned remedies, and we’re sure you’ll see improvements soon.