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ERECTILE DYSFUNCTIONErectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is a very common health problem. According to the Massachusetts Male Aging Study, it is estimated that half of all men experience erectile dysfunction at some point. At age 40, about 40 percent of men suffer from this condition, and it is more common at older ages.
ED is a condition where a man is not able to achieve or sustain an erection. It can lead to low self-esteem, depression and guilt.
Physical causes include narrowing of the blood vessels due to high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol, diabetes, hormonal changes due to aging, surgery or injury, thyroid problems, kidney issues, heavy smoking, obesity, excessive drinking, nutritional deficiencies, certain prescription medications and treatments for prostate cancer or enlarged prostate.
Psychological causes include anxiety, depression, stress, and other mental health issues and relationship problems. This problem may resolve if the underlying cause is treated. You can also try some remedies. As ED may be a sign of a serious health problem, it’s important to check for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Garlic is helpful, it deals with erectile dysfunction as it contains allicin which helps improve blood flow, eating four cloves of garlic daily for three months helped improve erection in six out of seven volunteers suffering.
Also, you can mix together one teaspoon each of garlic powder and cayenne pepper powder and have it with water a few hours before going to bed.
Almonds are considered a great aphrodisiac and people have been using it for thousands of years. Being high in vitamin E, almonds promote healthy blood flow and circulation in the body. Also, almonds are rich in zinc, manganese and copper.
Mix one tablespoon of powdered almond in a glass of warm nut milk. Drink this daily before you go to bed.
Alternatively, soak a handful of almonds in water for a few hours. Eat these almonds daily, 30 minutes before you go to bed.
Try either of these remedies for one month to notice a difference in your condition.
Onions also contain aphrodisiac qualities. Plus, they help treat involuntary loss of semen during sleep or other times.
Slice one to two large white onions. on low flame until they turn brown. Eat them with one tablespoon of honey daily before having your dinner.
Alternatively, finely chop two large onions and steep them in two cups of warm water for 10 minutes. Drink half a cup of this liquid three times daily for one month.
Consider carrots a good remedy for treating ED due to their aphrodisiac qualities and high beta-carotene content.
Blend three medium-size carrots, three celery stalks, half of a medium-size beetroot and one to two garlic cloves in a juicer. Drink a glass of this juice once or twice daily.
Daily consumption of antioxidant-rich pomegranate can protect men against erectile dysfunction. It aids blood circulation and also helps reduce stress. Plus, it helps increase the nitrite oxide level in the body which in turn increases blood circulation.
Drink a glass of pomegranate juice daily.
Pelvic Floor Exercises
Pelvic floor exercises can successfully restore erectile function in men with, exercises can provide a long-term solution for ED. They help strengthen the muscles located at the base of the penile muscle.
While doing pelvic floor exercises, you must pay attention to releasing and tightening the pelvic muscles. This also promotes urinary continence.
It is recommended to learn these exercises from an expert and then do them on your own. Do these exercises daily for at least three months to get positive results.
Ginseng can also be very effective for treating men with erectile dysfunction who took 5 grams of daily noticed huge improvements in their condition.
Eat protein-rich foods like peas, and nuts and seeds that contain L-arginine in high amounts.
If you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or high blood sugar, get it treated.
Make it a priority to do physical exercise at least four times a week.
Quit smoking as it can make your condition worse.
Stop drinking as alcohol can have a huge impact on erections.
Reduce your stress level.
Foods rich in zinc and omega-3 fatty acids must be part of your regular diet.
MALE IMPOTENCE—1 (Male Fertility Problems)
SYMPTOMS—Inability of a man to produce viable sperm which will unite with an ovum and result in conception.
CAUSES — There are more than 20 million sperm in a teaspoon. The most frequent cause of male infertility is low sperm count or an anatomical abnormality. Sperm factors account for 40% of all cases of infertility.
Factors affecting this include excessive heat to the testes, exposure to toxins or radiation alcohol consumption, endocrine disorders, recent acute illness, or prolonged fever.
Any viral illness associated with a fever up to 3 months earlier. Testicular mumps is another cause.
A very common structural damage problem in men is a varicocele. This is a dilated vein of the spermatic duct. If your sperm count is healthy, a cold or flu probably will affect it. But if sperm count is on borderline, an illness might render you infertile for a time.
• Obtain an adequate diet, including enough protein, essential fatty acids,
• Pay special attention to selenium deficiency as a factor in male infertility.
• Strictly adhering to a gluten-free diet has enabled some men, who previously thought they were sterile, to become fathers.
• Do not use anabolic steroids! They can shut down the pituitary gland and throw the body's hormonal system out of balance.
Athletes often have fertility problems. Long-term use of steroids can permanently damage the testicles.
• Drinking alcohol reduces sperm count in men.
• Do not overheat the testes. If you do, they will produce sterile sperm for several hours or up to a day afterward. The testes must remain a half degree cooler than your core body temperature. Fevers to the body, close-fitting underwear, or hot tub baths can cause this.
• Do not have intercourse for several days prior to the special fertile time.
• Tagamet and Zantac, two ulcer medications, decrease sperm counts and may even produce impotence.
• In some cases, sperm count is so low that the only means of fertilization is artificial insemination.
• If a varicocele is the problem, it must be treated.
NOTE: Information which applies to the man applies equally to the woman.
Christ could have spent His days in self-seeking and idleness, but He chose to come to earth and die so you could have eternal life. Trust your life to Him, and you will not regret it.
GENERAL TREATMENT—Graduated Cold Baths; Cold Douche to spine, especially the lower part;
Cold Rubbing Sitz Bath, beginning at 600 F., lowering temperature 50 daily to 600 F.; duration of bath 3-8 minutes and vigorously rubbed, to prevent chilling. If urethral irritation is present, short (2-4 minutes)
Revulsive Sitz Bath; Cooling Compress, 5 minutes daily.
Compiled by Mrs. Christiana Moore