Treating Erectile Dysfunction without Viagra

The stigma that has been associated with erectile dysfunction is the fast has been quickly fading with the introduction of the popular medications that are used to treat erectile dysfunction like Viagra. Though the medications are readily available, more and more patients are trying alternative health remedies before rushing off to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription for the ‘little blue pill’.
With the many natural remedies that can be used to treat erectile dysfunction, patients have many options.

The most effective natural options that can be used to treat erectile dysfunction without Viagra include:

Gingko and Zinc Herbal Supplements
 Gingko and Zinc are used effectively as a treatment to increase the ability to achieve and maintain an erection. In previous studies, Gingko through long term supplementation has been effective in reducing the symptoms of erectile dysfunction when taken daily. More than fifty percent of patients suffering from erectile dysfunction have seen success in the herbal supplements that can mimic the results of the Viagra, opening the blood vessels and increasing blood flow to the penis to increase the ability to obtain and erection and partake in sexual activity.

 Acupuncture works two ways to reduce the symptoms that are associated with erectile dysfunction. The first aspect of the acupuncture is to reduce the stress that can cause short term erectile dysfunction and increase the blood flow throughout the body by opening the areas of the body responsible. Opening the blood vessels through acupuncture can help to increase blood flow to the penis and help to achieve and erection. Making an appointment with a natural health doctor that specialized in acupuncture can be an effective and pain free way to reduce the stress of the lifestyle and increase the ability to achieve an erection.

Reduce Stress
 Stress is one of the main reasons that men may have trouble achieving an erection. Reducing the stress of the lifestyle, leaving the stress of the day at the office and learning techniques to manage the stress without internalizing it can be an effective way for patients to regain the ability to achieve an erection.
 For many men, stress is one of the reasons that the erectile dysfunction has appeared and therefore is worth the investigation and the investment in relaxation techniques before the prescription for Viagra is picked up.

Hormone Therapy
 Hormones are widely responsible for the ability of men to achieve an erection. Having the hormone levels checked to determine whether any hormones are low can be an effective way to avoid using the prescription for Viagra. Using hormone therapy, men can ensure that the body has been regulated and therefore the ability to achieve an erection has been regained.

Quit Smoking
 One of the adverse effects of nicotine, and other drugs, is erectile dysfunction. Smokers suffering from erectile dysfunction should stop smoking immediately to determine whether this is the cause of the inability to gain and erection. Quitting smoking can be achieved with medical assistance, using prescriptions, inhalers and even gum that can help to reduce the cravings for cigarettes.