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Erectile Dysfunction Home Remedies: All You Need to Know!

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By Apollo 24|7, Published on - 06 December 2022, Updated on - 17 April 2023

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Erectile dysfunction is a medical condition in which the affected male is unable to get or maintain an erection. While the inability to get an erection occasionally is not a concern, it may require medical evaluation if it is an ongoing issue. 

It is more common in:

  • Older men
  • People with health conditions like type 2 diabetes, hypertension
  • People with high stress or anxiety
  • People on medications like antidepressants
  • People who are regular smokers
  • People who are overweight or obese

There can be several causes of erectile dysfunction. When you visit your doctor for an evaluation, they will evaluate the root cause of your ED and recommend suitable treatment.

6 Effective Home Remedies for Erectile Dysfunction

If you are living with erectile dysfunction, you may want to try anything under the sun to get your sex life back on track and resolve your condition. While it is essential to get an erectile dysfunction treatment by your doctor, here are six effective home remedies that can help you overcome this condition and improve your health and sex life:

1. Aerobic Exercise

Physical exercise is vital for a healthy mind and body. Getting at least 40 minutes of moderate to intense aerobic exercise four days a week for six months can help reduce ED.

A few aerobic exercises you can try include:

  • Swimming
  • Brisk walking
  • Cycling
  • Running

Watch the below video "How Do you Fix an Erectile Dysfunction?" by Dr. Sharma DVSLN

2. Eat a Healthy Balanced Diet

Eating a balanced diet can help improve symptoms of erectile dysfunction in people with the condition and lower the risk of developing it in others. A 2020 study stated that men who ate a Mediterranean diet had a lower risk of developing erectile dysfunction.

Some foods that are particularly helpful in reducing ED are:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Legumes
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Fatty fish (rich in omega-3 fatty acids)

These foods are rich in antioxidants that prevent oxidative stresses in the body and prevent ED.

3. Maintain a Healthy Weight and BMI

Increased weight and obesity are known risk factors for erectile dysfunction.

ED was more common in obese and overweight men. Excess body fat interferes with several hormones, which may cause erectile dysfunction in obese and overweight men. So, losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight and BMI may help improve symptoms of erectile dysfunction.

4. Get Good Sleep

Not getting enough sleep or a lack of good quality sleep lowers your testosterone levels, which may contribute to erectile dysfunction. Multiple studies have stated that men with sleep disorders had a greater risk of developing erectile dysfunction. A study also linked sleep apnoea to an increased risk for erectile dysfunction.

5. Strengthen your Pelvic Floor

A strong pelvic floor improves rigidity during an erection and prevents the blood from leaving the penis by pressing on a vital vein. A study in Britain stated that performing two daily sets of Kegel exercises for three months, along with lifestyle changes, can help improve your symptoms.

6. Quit Alcohol and Smoking

Alcohol and smoking are risk factors for erectile dysfunction.

Quitting smoking and reducing your alcohol intake can help improve erectile dysfunction and reduce the risk of developing the condition in people who do not have the condition.

The Key Takeaway!

Lifestyle and natural home remedies help improve overall health and the symptoms of erectile dysfunction. However, depending solely on home remedies may increase your risk for complications. So, it is important to get your condition evaluated by your doctor and work with them to find a treatment that works for you.

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Frequently Answered Questions (FAQs)

1. Can you fix erectile dysfunction on your own?

While you can improve symptoms of ED with home remedies, you must get it treated by a healthcare professional.

2. What is the fastest way to cure erectile dysfunction?

A few oral medications can help boost blood flow to the penis during sexual arousal, making an individual achieve an erection for satisfactory sexual intercourse.

3. What is the leading cause of erectile dysfunction?

There are many causes of ED, including side effects of medications, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and smoking.

4. Is erectile dysfunction permanent?

Erectile dysfunction can be cured with the right treatment and lifestyle changes. In some cases, depending upon the cause, erectile dysfunction may be permanent.

5. What exercises help with erectile dysfunction?

Aerobic workouts and Kegel exercises help improve symptoms of erectile dysfunction.


Medically Reviewed by Dr. Dhanunjay Reddy B

Sexual Wellness

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