How to Treat Your Erectile Dysfunction 🍌

Reviewed by Dr. Ratan Kumar, MBBS, MS
Last Updated Sep 12, 2023

Erectile dysfunction (ED) in men refers to the inability or difficulty in sustaining an erection during sexual intercourse. ED is a sign of underlying health problems (neurological, psychological, and so on) such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, sleep disorders, relationship problems, and so on. Seeking the right treatment for ED can be hard and here are a few things you can start with:

1. Visit an expert:

The first step is to understand that it’s one of the most common problems that men or people who identify as men face. Around experience some form of erectile dysfunction (ED) in their lifetime.

When you consult a doctor, the first step they undertake is finding the root cause of the problem. ED can be caused by a variety of reasons including heart disorders, high blood pressure, past sexual traumas, and more.

They may also recommend tests such as blood and urine tests to find out what’s causing ED. After the proper diagnosis, the next step will be to start the treatment by prescribing proper medication, diet and exercise plan.

2. Lifestyle changes:

Erectile dysfunction is a psychological problem as much as it is a physical problem. Making certain lifestyle changes can help you manage erectile dysfunction (ED) and lead a healthier and happier life.

Check this blog out to find the top 10 food to add to your diet and this blog where we have discussed the exercises to add to your routine.

3. Things to avoid:

Smoking and alcohol can worsen the symptoms of erectile dysfunction. Smoking leads to constriction in the blood vessels thus decreasing blood flow to the penis. Alcohol results in dehydration which is one of the prominent reasons for erectile dysfunction. Chronic consumption of alcohol can also damage the blood vessels thus increasing the chances of ED.

4. Stress, anxiety and ED:

Stress and anxiety can worsen erectile dysfunction. The brain signals that are sent from the brain to the penis are interrupted when you are under extreme stress or anxiety. Try stress-relieving exercises such as deep breathing, mindful meditation and yoga.

5. Medication and Therapy

Your medical healthcare professional will advise you to start medication or therapy depending on the severity of your case.

Your doctor will also prescribe you vitamins and supplements that will boost your sexual health. Apart from that, therapy is another form of treatment for psychological reasons such as relationship problems, job-related stress, past trauma, and so on.

6. How Rocket Health helps thousands of Indian Men!

Finding an experienced doctor is a challenge. The patients of ED are often afraid of the judgment they face or the lack of privacy they encounter in offline or in-person consultations.

At Rocket Health, we provide online consultation with doctors who have 25+ years of experience. You can find consultation, diagnosis, medication, and therapy all in one place at a convenient price. You also get an unlimited messaging option where you can get in touch with our care team at any time, for any query.

❔ Expert Q&A

Can erectile dysfunction be cured?

By Dr. Ratan Kumar
MBBS, MS | 20+ years of experience

Yes, the problem of erectile dysfunction can be cured. The best way to cure ED is to find what are the main causes (physiological, psychological, and so on) and find the right treatment plan for it.

For how long do I have to take medicines for erectile dysfunction?

By Dr. Anupam Ranjan
MBBS, MS | 15+ years of experience

The treatment plan lasts for at least 9-12 weeks. Medicines alone cannot treat the problem of ED and you need to follow a holistic treatment plan (including diet and exercise) to overcome the problem.

How to do the Kegel exercise?

By Dr. Ratan Kumar
MBBS, MS | 20+ years of experience

Here is a blog that explains the process in detail

Can Kegel exercise cure my ED completely?

By Dr. Anupam Ranjan
MBBS, MS | 15+ years of experience

Kegel exercises cannot alone cure the problem. They help you strengthen your sexual health by building up the urethra, bladder, and bowel, as well as other pelvic organs. You need to consult a medical healthcare professional who will develop a holistic treatment plan for you.

💡 Tips

  • Be honest with your doctor and explain your problem in detail to them. You can always let them know about your apprehensions regarding certain treatment options and ask them to change them at any point.
  • If you are comfortable, you can also request your partner to opt for therapy. This way they will find better coping techniques and will be able to find better ways to support you.
  • It takes at least 9-12 weeks to get desired results and this number may vary based on your systems. Following your treatment plan as strictly and accurately as possible will help you get the results you want.
  • Never go for fad pills that offer quick results without any side effects. They harm you more than they do good. Remember a holistic treatment plan from a trusted doctor is the best way to treat ED.

⚠️ Warning

  • Please talk to a doctor before taking any medication.
  • Remember that every treatment differs from person to person depending on the severity of the condition.

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