Until the 1990s, impotence was the term used to describe what most if not all men fear; erectile dysfunction. It was around this time that impotence was faded out and erectile dysfunction, more commonly known as ED was phased in as a diagnosis to prescribe pharmaceuticals for this condition.
As some of you know, my work is all focused on helping men live longer and more optimally and ED is something that I believe can be easily fixed using a series of natural treatments. In fact, I think you’ll be really surprised as to what I think is the primary cause of erectile distress.
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What is Erectile Dysfunction
First off, it’s important to note that I believe Erectile Dysfunction (ED) was created as a disease. ED is a symptom of something being off in your body. ED by definition is the inability to obtain or maintain an erection that’s satisfying both parties. Oftentimes, treatments like Cialis, Levitra, and Viagra work fine but again, ED is a symptom of something being off and these prescriptions are more band-aids than they are solutions. They’ll do the trick if you’re looking to get intimate on a Friday night with your partner but we want to always focus on the root cause, not the symptoms.
ED can be caused by vascular issues, stress, and many more. The most important thing to remember is that a penis is a man’s barometer to indicate how his overall health is. If you’re a man reading this article, you should be aiming to have erections your entire life. If you haven’t had any sort of erection in a period of time, let’s say 3 months, I strongly suggest you see your primary care specialist.
What You Should Know About Erections
Men, you should wake up with an erection. Typically, a man would get an erection during their sleep on average of three to five times a night. In order for a man to get an erection, the muscles of the penis need to be stimulated by nerves that come from the lower back between the L2 and L4 vertebrae. Also, there needs to be blood flow going into the penis and the veins of the penis need to close off and let the blood stay in the arteries in order for a man to obtain an erection. For an erection to happen, healthy nerves and a healthy bloodstream are the names of the game.
And here’s where I think men under 40 are having problems with erections. I think it has to do with technology. In many ways, technology has made our lives easier and more convenient. We have access to a ton of information at our fingertips and access. However, I think the access to this information particularly on social media has increased an immense amount of stress among people. It’s the constant bombardment of images and videos where it empowers you to start comparing yourself to the people you follow. As an example, you start seeing someone bigger in body mass, good looking, and you start to look at yourself as you don’t have the size they have, the muscles or looks. This definitely can impact your mental health and your stress levels which is a contributor to ED.
Also, another problem I see is that younger men are watching way more porn than before. Porn is a problem for men of all ages but I see more and more younger men having problems with erections and porn becomes part of their habit and behaviors that I have identified as a contributor to ED. Porn creates fantasies of how sex should be and how a woman should be and a lot of times, those are carried over in real-world scenarios and men often are finding struggle in their sex lives due to excessive porn consumption.
A Simple Trick to Overcome ED
The most important organ and number one organ for healthy erections is your mind. Yes, in order for you to have and maintain an erection, you have to be all in and present. You can’t have 50% of your mind thinking about work and the stresses of the day-to-day infiltrate your mind and expect to perform sexual activity. And focusing your mind on being present with your partner is the best way to keep healthy erections. I see performance anxiety in men thinking that what if they can’t get it up and what will their partner think of them and gents, keep your mind focused on where you are and your partner.
Some of you may think a drink or two will be good to calm your nerves when it comes to performance anxiety which I am not saying is a problem. But, I do suggest you should be careful of how much you drink especially when you’re expecting to engage in sexual activity. You get too drunk, all bets are off that you’re not getting an erection. A little alcohol may be fine but too much is a problem. Finally, it’s important to keep your heart healthy. If your heart is not healthy, you’re not going to be able to pump enough blood to your arteries.
You can listen to the full episode on ED and much more on the Dr. Geo Podcast
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