Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects as many as 30 million men in the United States (18 million men over the age of 20), 75 percent of which do not seek treatment
Reiki treatments can help with the underlying issues.
I get it, guys... you’re embarrassed and don’t feel comfortable addressing the issue with your doctor, let alone your partner. But you need to know treatment is available. And I'm not talking about the little blue pill. Viagra and similar medication won’t cure ED if the underlying cause isn’t treated first. This is where Reiki comes in.
Chronic diseases, like heart disease and diabetes, are some leading causes of erectile dysfunction.
Some lesser known are:
Vitamin D deficiency: a risk factor for heart attacks,
congestive heart failure, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), strokes, high blood pressure
Apart from soaking up a safe amount of sun....
Vitamin D is better sourced from
food than supplements such as:
Small servings of pork and beef
...Environments prone to
depression and anxiety, like health care workers,
firefighters, and police officers, etc., Are more likely to cope by smoking,
drinking, and taking antidepressants — each a risk for ED.
Anxiety and depression are the leading "psychological causes" for
Erections require the nervous
system to trigger them, and if the system is depressed or distracted, then it
You Watch Too Much Porn
Excessive pornography is associated with lower self-esteem,
poorer relationship quality, and lower sexual satisfaction.
You Don’t Floss
More than 15% of men with ED also suffer from
periodontitis — a severe form of gum disease. A chronic inflammatory condition.
The hard, narrow seat of a bike can desensitize and damage the nerves and
blood vessels in your pelvic floor. Men who frequently go bicycling, and even horseback riding are at an increased risk for this kind of damage. The
damaged blood vessels are what contribute to ED.
You Snore Way Too Much...
apnea can cause high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease, memory
problems, weight gain, impotence, and headaches.
Americans are affected by sleep apnea, 63 percent experience relationship problems
(including but not limited to ED), 69 percent experience reduced sexual desire,
and 46 percent experience reduced arousal. The good news: sleep apnea, thus ED, can be treated. Again...This is where Reiki Treatment can help.
You Have A Big Neck...
Men with larger necks are at an increased risk of developing erectile
dysfunction. “Larger neck circumference is also associated with sleep apnea, which
is itself associated with low desire.”
The bottom line: The cause for your ED may not be what you think. ED is often believed to be a warning sign
of other serious health conditions. Don’t let embarrassment keep you from an
overall satisfying life.
What is erectile dysfunction (ED)?
Is when you cannot get or keep an erection
firm enough to have sex.
- Can get an erection sometimes, though not every time
- Can get an erection, yet it does not last long enough for sex
- Are unable to get an erection at all
ED is sometimes called impotence
How does an erection occur?
An erection occurs when blood flow into the penis increases, making the penis
larger and firmer. Hormones, blood vessels, nerves, and muscles all work
together to cause an erection. When your brain senses a sexual urge, it starts
an erection by sending nerve signals to the penis.
Touch may cause this urge. Other triggers may be things you see or hear, or
sexual images or thoughts.
When your brain senses a
It starts an erection by sending nerve signals to the
The nerve signals cause the muscles in the penis to relax and let blood flow
into the spongy tissue in the penis. Blood collects in this tissue like water
filling a sponge. The penis becomes larger and firmer, like a blown-up balloon.
The veins then shut off to keep blood from flowing out. An erection requires
healthy blood vessels.
After orgasm or when the man is no longer aroused, the veins open up and
blood flows back into the body.
What causes erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction often has more than one cause. Many diseases can damage
nerves, arteries, and muscles. Some can lead to ED, such as:
- High blood pressure
- Diabetes, when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high
- Clogged arteries
- Heart and blood vessel disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that attacks the nerves
- Treatments for prostate
cancer, including radiation,
surgery to remove the prostate, and hormone treatments
- Injury to the penis, spinal cord, prostate, bladder, or pelvis
- Surgery for bladder cancer
- Peyronie’s disease, in which scar tissue, called a plaque, forms in the
Mental health problems such as the following can also cause or worsen ED:
- Fear of sexual failure
- Low self-esteem
Even when ED has a physical cause, mental health problems can make ED worse.
For example, a physical problem may slow your sexual arousal, which may make you
more nervous and worsen your ED.
In addition, ED can be a side effect of many common medicines.
A small number
of ED cases result from low testosterone,
a male hormone.
Who gets erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction affects men of all races and in all parts of the world.
Men are more likely to have ED as they get older. For example, ED occurs in
- About 12 percent of men younger than 60
- 22 percent of men age 60 to 69
- 30 percent of men age 70 or older
See Your Doctor if You Have Erectile Dysfunction, as Erectile
Dysfunction Could Mean You Have a More Serious Condition
If you have problems getting or keeping an erection, and the problems last
for more than a few weeks, you should talk with your Doctor/Urologist—
a doctor who specializes in sexual and urinary problems. Don’t be shy about seeking help.
Your doctor treats medical problems every day.
How does my doctor find the cause of my erectile
To find the cause of your ED, your doctor may
- take your medical and sexual history
- ask you questions about your mental health
- give you a physical exam
- test your blood ..Blood Tests.. can show possible causes of ED, such as diabetes, clogged blood vessels, or chronic kidney disease. Low levels of testosterone in your blood can explain why you may have lost interest in sex
- give you a nighttime erection test
- perform an injection test
- perform a Doppler penile ultrasound
Changing medicines you take to treat other health problems.
Talk with your doctor about all the medicines you are taking, including
over-the-counter medicines. The doctor may find that a medicine you are taking
is causing your ED.
Counseling. Counseling can help couples deal with the
emotional effects of ED. Some couples find that counseling adds to the medical
treatment by making their relationship stronger.
Surgery to repair blood vessels. Doctors treat some cases of
ED with surgery to repair the blood vessels that carry blood to the penis. This
type of surgery is more likely to work in men younger than 30.
How can I prevent erectile dysfunction?
More physical activity .
Eating, Diet, and Nutrition: whole-grain foods, fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy foods, and lean meats.
A diet that causes you to be overweight and have heart and blood vessel disease can also lead to ED.
You should avoid foods high in fat and sodium, the main part of salt.
You should also avoid drinking too much alcohol, or using illegal drugs.
Homeopathy medicines for Erectile Dysfunction
These are some among the many homeopathic remedies which cater to relieve ED
Agnus castus: This remedy may be helpful if problems with
impotence develop after a man has led a life of intense and frequent sexual
activity for many years. A cold sensation felt in the genitals is a strong
indication for Agnus castus. People who need this remedy are often very anxious
about their health and loss of abilities, and may have problems with memory and
Argentum nitricum: This remedy may be helpful if a man's
erection fails when sexual intercourse is attempted, especially if thinking
about the problem makes it worse. People who need this remedy are often nervous
and imaginative. A person who needs Argentum nitricum is usually warm-blooded,
with cravings for both sweets and salt.
Caladium: This remedy may be helpful to a man whose genitals
are completely limp, despite having sexual interest. Nocturnal emissions can
occur without an erection, even if dreams are not sex-related. A person who
needs this remedy often craves tobacco.
Causticum: This remedy may be indicated if physical pleasure
during sex has diminished and sexual urges are reduced. The person feels tired
and weak, and may experience memory loss, with a compulsive need to check things
(to see that doors are locked, etc.) Prostate problems may be associated with
impotence, and urine may be lost when the person coughs or sneezes.
Commonly called club moss, is a wonderful homeopathic remedy.
need this remedy may have problems with erections because of worry, and can also
be troubled by memory loss. They often lack self-confidence (though some may
overcompensate by acting egoistically). People who need this remedy often have
digestive problems with gas and bloating, and an energy slump in the late
afternoon and evening.
Selenium metallicum: Selenium is a nutrient needed by humans
in micro amounts. It is widely distributed in nature. Brazilian nuts, sea-foods,
yeast, whole grains are all excellent sources of selenium. Homeopathic remedy is
highly potent and has a wide curative spectrum for disorders like impotency,
chronic fatigue syndrome, sterility, depression etc.
This remedy is often helpful to men who have diminished sexual ability,
especially if the problem starts after a fever or exhausting illness. The person
feels weak and exhausted, but interest is usually still present. Erection is
slow, insufficient, weak and has involuntary seminal emissions. unusual hair-loss body hair
or eyebrows) can also suggest a need for Selenium.
Staphysagria: Staphysagria is a homeopathic remedy made from
the seeds of the Delphinium Staphisagria, which has lovely purple-blue flowers,
and in its raw form is highly poisonous, historically used to kill vermin. The
homeopathic remedy, through its preparation, is no longer toxic yet remains
Staphyagria is often an indicated remedy when there is a history of abuse.
This can either be physical, sexual or emotional misuse of power and the
sufferer generally does not have the ability to fight back for whatever
Gentle-natured, quiet men with deep emotions may respond to this remedy.
Problems with impotence often occur from embarrassment or shyness. People who
need this remedy often have a history of emotional suppression and very
Other remedies considered are: