What Can You Do To Reverse Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?

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What Can You Do To Reverse Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?

Irrespective of age, Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is one of the most common sexual disorders stigmatizing men. But don't worry; there are several ways you can reverse ED, with or without medications. Natural remedies and lifestyle changes can improve and reverse your erectile dysfunction. A 2014 study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine revealed a remission rate of 29% after 5 years.

Before we dive into it, let’s first understand the types of ED. There are 2 types of ED - Primary ED and Secondary ED. The former requires medical intervention, while the latter is temporary and can often be reversed.

Let us now look at ways by which you can reverse erectile dysfunction-

  1. Lifestyle changes

Several studies show that improving your lifestyle can help you perform satisfactorily in bed. A healthy lifestyle can also help you control your diabetes and blocked arteries.

Relaxation exercises and regular workouts can also improve blood flow, making it easier for you to get an erection. Eating a balanced diet can help keep your blood pressure in control, increase your testosterone levels, and improve your cholesterol. A fitter you can satisfy your partner better.

2. Couples therapy

Not being able to perform sexually can affect your self-esteem. You might find it difficult to talk about, but it is a very common condition, and you have nothing to be ashamed of. The first step in curing and reversing ED is acknowledging you have it, especially if it is causing you anxiety.

Talking about it to someone can decrease your stress levels and boost your confidence.

Couples’ therapy or counseling can help you and your partner talk about it freely and find healthy ways to communicate in the bedroom, helping you overcome ED.

3. Heart Health

An unhealthy cardiovascular system won’t deliver the amount of blood required to produce an erection. Several studies associate the following 3 cardiovascular risk factors to erectile dysfunction:

  • Smoking:

Quitting smoking can significantly improve your sexual function.

  • Alcohol:

Regular and high consumption of alcohol increases your chances of developing ED.

  • Obesity:

Being overweight puts you at a higher risk of getting ED.

Controlling your lifestyle choices will help you reverse ED significantly.

4.  Pelvic exercises

The pelvic floor muscles are responsible for urinating and ejaculating. Pelvic floor exercises can help you strengthen these muscles and improve your sexual function and performance.

5.  Boost testosterone

Testosterone is the male sex hormone. Increasing your testosterone levels can notably improve your erectile function. Losing weight, reducing stress, and exercising regularly are some of the natural tips to boost your testosterone.

Eating plenty of carbs, proteins and fats, taking vitamin D supplements, and adhering to a healthy sleep schedule can also help you improve your testosterone levels.

6.  Herbal and other remedies

Therapies like acupuncture can help you with ED. According to a 2018 systematic review, ginseng is a great herb to improve ED symptoms. Other herbs include Pinus pinaster and Lepidium meyenii.

If you are thinking of trying alternative medicines, it is recommended to talk to your doctor first to achieve good results.

7.  Mechanical devices

By using mechanical devices, like penis pumps, you can draw blood into your penis and produce an erection. This method is also useful for men with extreme nerve and blood vessel damage. You can use a ring to trap the blood in your penis.

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8.  Change medications

Certain medications like diuretics, antihypertensives, antihistamines, antidepressants, muscle relaxants, and tranquilizers are known to cause ED or, in some cases, make it worse.

If you think your ED is linked to some medicine you are taking, you need to make an appointment with your doctor.  


Erectile dysfunction is more common and prevalent than you think. It can be easily treated or reversed with the help of medications and natural remedies. Talking about it to someone can decrease your stress levels and boost your confidence. ED can be significantly improved by working on your general health and incorporating healthy habits into your lifestyle.

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