Erectile dysfunction is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient to allow vaginal intercourse. The usual causes include damage to nerves (in diabetes), multiple sclerosis, spinal injury, and atherosclerosis. Many times erectile dysfunction can be the effects of the administration of drugs like: antidepressants and antihypertensive. Also men can suffer from erectile dysfunction after excessive use of alcohol, cocaine or nicotine.
According to statistics about 35 million American men suffer from this condition, many of them do not address a doctor and suffer in silence because they think that erectile dysfunction is a normal part of getting old. It is true that sexual function start to decrease over age 40 when levels decrease. As a result, the penis needs more time to get an erection and achieve orgasm. Also at the age of 70 the men who are suffering from erectile dysfunction can reach 70%. Also with age the sperm count and the quality of sperm decreases. However, older men who are healthy and have a good relationship can enjoy a successful sexual relationship.
Doctors treat erectile dysfunction with oral medication, injections or surgical procedures. There are also men who prefer the natural approach; this can be a very successful way to treat mild cases of erectile dysfunction. Sildenafil citrate (Viagra) is the most used substance to treat erectile dysfunction, but on the market are numerous natural substitutes for Viagra. These natural alternatives to Viagra mainly improve sexual function by increasing the blood circulation in the penis and by stimulating the production of male hormone. A good indicator of the level of testosterone is the morning erection; the highest levels of this hormone are present after 7-8 hours of sleep. So if you work late, stay all the night on the net or lose nights in clubs, do not be shocked when your libido begins to collapse.
Try to sleep at least 7-8 hours per night. This hormone is very important for a healthy life; it influences many aspects of life, from sexual life, up to certain personality traits like competitiveness. Unfortunately, the level of this hormone begins to decline after age 30 years and starts to decline rapidly over the age of 40 years, when it values decrease by 2% annually according to medical statistics. A low level of this hormone leads to a low libido which in turn can cause erectile dysfunction. Fortunately, however, there are ways to increase the levels of this hormone naturally, one of them being natural treatments for erectile dysfunction.