If you’ve been experiencing impotence lately, then you might be reassured to know that most men experience erection problems at some time during their life.
It is important to be examined by a doctor to find out the exact cause of your problem. But you should also discover why it happens, and how you can boost your performance naturally.
Causes of impotence
When the brain sends signals to the arteries and veins in the penis, telling them to widen, it fills with blood. After intercourse, the veins become narrow again, squeezing blood out of the penis. This mechanism depends on how flexible and elastic your blood vessels are.
Too much cholesterol or sugar in the blood can make the blood vessels stiffen. In this case, achieving an erection is difficult. Nicotine consumption and smoking can also cause this, as do some commonly prescribed drugs, which keep the blood vessels tight and narrow.
Examples are water tablets, antidepressants and drugs used to lower high blood pressure. Impotence is also caused by hormonal disturbances such as low levels of testosterone, or thyroxin (produced by the thyroid gland). Psychological problems can also contribute to impotence. They include anxiety, stress, depression and fear about poor sexual performance and marital problems. In these situations, the brain sends conflicting and wrong signals to the penis.
Why conventional medicines are costly
Conventional doctors look at the possible causes of impotence and treat these accordingly. For example, they recommend that you stop smoking, stop taking any drugs that contribute to impotence and they may prescribe hormone replacement for any missing hormone. If a cause can’t be found, then special medication may be prescribed. The most common is Viagra (sildenafil). Other variants of Viagra such as vardenafil and taldalafil are meant to act quickly and last longer, but all have similar side-effects such as headache, dizziness, fast heartbeat or
Doctors may also prescribe injections or pellets that need to be inserted into the urethra. As with any prescription, these options can also cause unpleasant side-effects including infection, bleeding and bruising at the injection site, dizziness, heart palpitations and flushing.
Repeated injections may cause scarring of erectile tissue, while suppositories can cause pain in the penis and perineum (area between the scrotum and rectum). Alternative medicines that can enhance your performance Scientists have known for some time that several herbs or natural supplements work the same way as Viagra.
Yohimbine is an extract from an African tree – yohimbe. It is one of the best herbal supplements for the treatment of impotence. Furthermore, it helps the veins of the penis relax and fill with blood, while protecting the arteries against toxic damage from free radicals. You can also use it in tablet form, 6mg three times a day.
Arginine works the same way as Viagra, but it’s a natural chemical in your body. Therefore, it less likely to cause side-effects. The dose in tablet form is 750mg twice a day.
Tribulus terrestris is a plant that’s been used for centuries in order to boost sexual desire. It stimulates the production of male hormones such as androsterone and testosterone, which then make it easier for the blood vessels to relax and fill with blood. Doctors recommend a dosage of 250mg twice a day.
Try to take Saw Palmetto in capsules twice a day. It contains 160mg of purified extract and helps regulate the hormones responsible for regulating sexual desire.
Ginkgo biloba stimulates the circulation and protects the arteries against damage.
Bottom line: Impotence is a common problem. However, these natural alternatives could be as effective as prescription drugs – without the side effects.