Medically reviewed by Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Shera.
Erectile dysfunction is pretty common in men. Only a few of them want to talk about their inability to maintaining or getting an erection. This tends to complicate their relationships and self-esteem.
However, if you don’t know much about it and you think you have erectile dysfunction because of one bad day in the bedroom, then read ahead!
Confusion, and more confusion- What is Erectile Dysfunction?
This dysfunction happens when a man has a continuous problem in getting and keeping an erection. So, if you are unable to maintain an erection of sufficient rigidity during sexual intercourse for more than 3 months then you might have erectile dysfunction.
Can I eat my pain away- Foods that help treat Erectile Dysfunction.
There are definitely no ‘miracle foods’ that can prevent the problem down there. But, there are some foods that can help to treat it.
· Some juicy watermelons
This refreshing fruit has a compound that has similar effects to medicines that treat Erectile Dysfunction. Watermelon helps to spike up your sex drive, as well.
· Strong smelling garlic
This might not help out in the streets, but it will definitely help in the sheets. Plaque forming on the walls of your arteries might be a problem because blood flow could be reduced. Therefore, eating garlic can help to keep your arteries clear and healthy.
· Sweet Dark Chocolate
Your sexual life might be pretty dark, but dark chocolate can definitely help you out. This is rich in flavanols that help to increase blood flow and lower blood pressure. Moreover, it helps to make nitric oxide that helps with erections.
· Strong Coffee
Caffeine boosts up your mood and your love life as well. This is because it helps to increase blood flow. You don’t have to be a fan of coffee, though. You can even drink teas, energy drinks (in limitation) to increase your blood flow and avoid erectile dysfunction.
Fixing the hard erectile dysfunction problem- Treating ED
If you are worried about your erectile dysfunction problem, then talk to your doctor. Do not be embarrassed as it can be due to an underlying condition. However, there might be instances where you need medications or other treatments.
Some of the changes that you can make involve quitting smoking, exercising and losing weight. You can also consult a therapist if you have deep anxiety and stress. If, these lifestyle changes aren’t helping you then move towards drug therapy. There is a risk of side effects like back pain, headaches and more with drug therapy. But, remember that medicines might not work for all men. Therefore, consult a urologist or an endocrinologist who can give you the right medicines for your problem. You can also tackle performance anxiety by communicating with your partner and explaining the problem to hem
You can definitely have a functional end if you take some measures. Try to figure out underlying problems and treat them as well. Stay safe, and healthy!
Written By: Asma Qadri