“It’s not stress that kills us. It’s our reaction to it.” ~ Hans Seyle
For those who may be experiencing the symptoms of erectile dysfunction, the treatment plan may not need to include prescription medications.
There are a variety of ways to treat ED naturally. Of course, it’s always best to consult your primary care physician before introducing any new forms of treatment. However, you can have hope that you don’t need to turn to a pill bottle to get the desired result.
Three Natural Ways to Treat ED
Here are three ways you can begin naturally treating your ED:
1. Improve Your Sleep
Sleep is the world’s best medicine. During sleep, your body and brain work hard to complete cellular tasks such as cleaning, restoring, and rebuilding.
When these tasks don’t happen, either because of insufficient or poor sleep quality, many things can get thrown off.
One way that poor sleep can specifically affect those suffering from ED is by lowering overall testosterone levels.
The body produces testosterone during deep sleep. However, if you’re not sleeping well or simply not getting enough deep sleep, this process will get skipped over.
If you suffer from ED, consider implementing a new sleep hygiene routine to prepare your body and mind for restful sleep.
2. Get Moving!
Recent research has shown moderate to intense exercise for 40 minutes per day over six months can significantly improve the symptoms of ED.
When you exercise, blood flow happens more naturally, blood vessel health improves, and testosterone is released.
Another common benefit of exercise is stress reduction since stress is a prevalent cause of the development of ED.
A few ways you can get started on a movement practice are…
- Walking briskly
- Strength Training
- Racket sports
…and many more!
The key is to find something you enjoy doing so that you can stick with it!
If you’re considering treating your ED naturally, consider developing an exercise routine.
3. Manage Your Stress
Stress and, specifically, anxiety are often linked very closely with ED.
Stress causes an imbalance in many bodily functions, including the Autonomic Nervous System.
When stress is too high for too long, the ANS switches into chronic levels of “stress” mode or “fight or flight”.
In this state of being, it can be tough to sleep, eat, exercise, and of course, have any interest in sexual activity.
Here are a few ways you can begin managing your stress:
- Deep Breathing
- Walking in Nature
- Talking with Loved Ones
- Meeting with a Therapist
If you’re suffering from the symptoms and side effects of erectile dysfunction, it may be time to consider if you are managing your stress or if your stress is managing you.
Next Steps to Cure ED
You have what it takes inside you to make a definite choice that will change the future trajectory of your health.
Our team at Tiger Medical has the experience, clinical skills, and coaching acumen to help you get your health and energy back.
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