5 natural ways to overcome erectile dysfunction

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  1. Start walking: 30 minutes of walking a day is linked with a 41% drop in risk for ED. Moderate exercise can help restore sexual performance in obese middle–aged men with ED.
  2. Eat right: In the Massachusetts Male Aging Study, eating a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and fish — with fewer red and processed meat and refined grains — decreased the likelihood of ED. A chronic deficiency in vitamin B12 may contribute to erectile dysfunction.
  3. Pay attention to your vascular health: High blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, and high triglycerides can all damage arteries in the male organ. Low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol and an expanding waistline also contribute.
  4. Get slim and stay slim: Obesity raises risks for vascular disease and diabetes, two major causes of ED. And excess fat interferes with several hormones that may be part of the problem as well.
  5. Build pelvic muscles and not biceps: A strong pelvic floor enhances rigidity during erections and helps keep blood from leaving the penis by pressing on a key vein. In a British trial, three months of twice–daily sets of Kegel exercises (which strengthen these muscles), combined with biofeedback and advice on lifestyle changes — quitting smoking, losing weight, limiting alcohol — worked far better than just advice on lifestyle changes. (Source: harvard News Letter)