Drugs, alcohol, depression, relationship problems, fear, systemic illness, and testosterone deficiency are some of the things that can cause low libido.Problems with maintaining an erection is a common symptom of ED, and can be frustrating to deal with when trying to engage in any type of sexual activity.In most cases, ED is triggered by one or more health problems, but can be improved or resolved by treating the underlying cause.
Step 1: Your nutrition can be improved.
Certain foods, such as those that are fat, fried, and processed, can result in decreased blood flow throughout your body and can contribute to a form of ED.Increase your intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and heart-healthy fats to improve your blood circulation and increase the amount of time you can maintain an erection.Your cardiovascular system can be damaged by a diet high in animal fat.Limit the amount of meat and cheese you eat.Bananas, garlic, onions, and almonds are some of the sources of potassium.If you want to increase your endurance, mix a glass of milk with 3 grams of Indian ginseng powder.
Step 2: You should exercise on a regular basis.
Evidence shows that a sedentary lifestyle can be a factor in ED.Running and swimming can help prevent ED.The exercise can improve blood flow and circulation, naturally help lower high blood pressure and cholesterol, and can even help improve hormonal balance and drive weight loss, all of which are factors that can help you improve ED and maintain an erection.The area between your scrotum and penis is known as the perineum.If you like going for long bike rides, make sure you have a bike that fits.Stand up on the pedals regularly, wear some padded shorts, and be sure to use a padded seat.
Step 3: Make sure you watch your weight.
Eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise will improve your health.If you combine a healthy diet and exercise, you can lower your risk of type diabetes, which can contribute to ED.High blood pressure and high cholesterol can damage blood vessels if you are overweight.Maintaining an erection can be difficult if you don’t have good blood flow.Losing weight can help you with ED.
Step 4: Smoking cigarettes and tobacco products can be stopped.
Smoking can affect blood flow and cause problems with erections.Smoking cessation programs can help you kick your habit indefinitely if you stop smoking as soon as possible.Studies show that smokers are more likely to suffer from ED.
Step 5: Limit the amount of alcohol you drink in moderation.
Your ability to maintain an erection can be affected by chronic heavy drinking.The amount of alcohol you should or shouldn’t be consuming depends on your health history.It is not uncommon for a man to be unable to have an erection if he has been drinking a lot.
Step 6: Stress can be treated and managed.
Increased levels of cortisol and adrenaline can lead to hormonal imbalance and the constriction of blood vessels.If you frequently suffer from stress, you should look for ways to reduce it or find a new way to manage it.Set aside time in which to enjoy your favourite activities, such as deep breathing and yoga, or listen to music.
Step 7: You should talk to your partner.
Talk to your partner about your inability to have an erection.It can be hard to be sexually intimate with a partner who is unable to talk openly.Each partner may blame themselves if there is no communication.Counseling may help if you are not comfortable talking about it.Your partner may have ideas about how he or she can help you maintain your erection in the bedroom.Getting to know your partner will make you feel more comfortable.
Step 8: You should be intimate in new ways.
If your sex is only focused on penetration and climax, you may feel under more pressure to get and maintain an erection, which can make it harder to do.Try to find new ways to be intimate with your partner that aren’t just about sprinting to the finish line.Take a bath or shower with each other.You can try to improve blood flow by practicing different sexual positions.Being on top or standing up while engaging in sexual activity can increase your blood flow.
Step 9: Consider counseling.
If you or your doctor suspect that your erection problems are psychological, you may want to consider undergoing counseling.If you have problems with ED, a psychologist may be able to help.Maintaining erections are not usually psychological.Physical and emotional causes are more common in younger men.It is likely that your difficulties maintaining an erection for intercourse are not physical if you have erections in the morning or at night.
Step 10: Go to your doctor.
If you have tried making changes to your lifestyle and still can’t get an erection, make an appointment with your healthcare provider.ED can be caused by diabetes, high blood pressure, stress, and excess body weight.Your doctor will check your blood flow circulation, examine your penis and rectum, and ask you questions about your medical history, such as how long you have had trouble maintaining an erection.Your doctor will rate your cardiovascular risk factors as mild, moderate, severe, and make sure that your heart is healthy enough for sex.Depending on your personal health history, your doctor can recommend the best course of treatment for ED.If you have low levels of testosterone, your doctor may recommend a patch.If you are relatively healthy, your ED may be classified as psychogenic, which means that there is a mental or emotional barrier preventing you from getting and/or maintaining an erection.
Step 11: Test your testosterone levels with a blood test.
Testosterone drops off as you age.There’s a good chance that low testosterone levels are the cause of your ED.Natural lifestyle changes, such as losing weight or increasing muscle mass, will be recommended by your doctor.If your testosterone levels are lower than average for your age, they may prescribe taking supplemental testosterone.Testosterone is not currently advised as a way of addressing this.
Step 12: Consider taking oral medication.
If your doctor prescribes medication that increases the blood flow to your penis, it will help you maintain an erection.Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra are commonly used to treat ED.If your doctor prescribes Cialis, you should take 10 to 20mg at least 30 minutes before sex.If you use nitrates for chest pain, you should not take the medication.If your doctor prescribes Levitra, you need to take it with or without food 60 minutes before sex.The medication should not be taken with nitrates.
Step 13: Understand mechanical aids.
You can ask your doctor about the use of mechanical aids to help you achieve and maintain an erection.There are vacuum devices and constriction rings used by some men.The blood is drawn from the penis by the vacuum and it causes an erection.The penis can be kept erect for up to thirty minutes by placing a band or ring at the base.This is an awkward way to treat ED.
Step 14: Penile injection therapy can be used.
Penile injection therapy is an alternative method that a doctor may recommend.The doctor will teach you how to inject your penis with medicine that relaxes the blood vessels and causes an erection.This treatment can be used to treat a range of physical and psychological issues.There is a risk of painful erections if properly dosed.Injection therapy can cause high blood pressure and dizziness.
Step 15: Ask about transurethral drugs.
This treatment involves placing a suppository into the urethra.The alprostadil in the suppository improves blood flow into the penis and relaxes blood vessels.The treatment is thought to be less effective than injection therapy.
Step 16: Evaluate surgical options.
If the other treatments don’t work, your doctor may recommend a surgical procedure that involves an inflatable penile prosthesis being implanted into your penis.Typically a pair of inflatable cylinders are inserted into the penis, which can be pumped up and deflated using a connected device that is in the scrotal sac.The man’s ability to orgasm and ejaculate is unaffected by the prosthesis.After healing, the surgery is not noticeable.