Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence)

erectile dysfunction impotence st clair west forest hill torontoWhat is erectile dysfunction?

The most common sexual problem among men, erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual activity. The causes of ED can be physical, psychological, or a combination of both.  Psychological implications include stress, anxiety, or any of a variety of mental disorders such as clinical depression or substance abuse.  The physical reasons for ED usually include diabetes or multiple sclerosis (both of which can damage your blood vessels or cause nerve damage), cigarette smoking, antidepressants, or any surgery or disease which may damage your blood vessels or nerves.

Drugs such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra are often prescribed to treat ED, as they assist in improving your blood flow and also inhibit the enzymatic activity that causes erections to fade.  These drugs can cause headaches because of the increased blood flow, and should not be taken with certain medications such as those for the heart.  Other methods of conventional treatment include pumps and prosthetic implants.

How can natural medicine treat erectile dysfunction?

Natural healthcare can help in a variety of ways:

  • Acupuncture and TCM: acupuncture can help improve blood flow, while herbs such as ginseng can increase energy and help with maintaining your erection.
  • Diet modification: a healthy eating plan including supplements such as Vitamin E can help improve blood flow and reduce stress.
  • Yoga and other exercise can improve circulation and help reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Massage therapy can help relax you and improve circulation as well.

Contact us for a FREE consultation on how natural therapy can help you with erectile dysfunction.

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