Erectile Dysfunction Treatment- Other Than Just ED Pills

How marvelous would it be if one pill could eradicate a chronic illness in just one go? But, unfortunately, though there has been much advancement in medical science, I am afraid we haven’t quite reached that level of innovation in medicines yet.

“It is estimated that over 30 million men living in the United States of America live with erectile dysfunction.”

And a majority of them rely on erectile dysfunction(ED) pills like Viagra and Cialis to get an erection during sexual intercourse. Such medicines work by boosting the effect of a chemical called nitric oxide that helps relax the muscles in the penis. Relaxed penile muscles make the blood flow smoothly and help get an erection.

Tablets like Viagra and Cialis belong to a class of drugs called phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor (PDE5 inhibitor) classified as a vasodilating drug and works by blocking PDE 5 enzymes in the body. Blocking such enzymes causes the blood vessels to relax and increases blood flow to certain areas of the body. Therefore, choosing to rely on such ED Pill can help get an erection that is firm enough for sexual intercourse.

Erectile dysfunction is a medical complication that may be temporary or permanent if caused by chronic health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart and arterial diseases.

It should be known that taking ED Pills can only offer a momentary lapse from the symptoms of erectile dysfunction and not a permanent solution to the illness.

Erectile dysfunction is also often referred to as impotence. There are various ways to prevent erectile dysfunction and related symptoms apart from taking medicines every time.

One should first visit a medical professional and get a proper diagnosis done to know the exact cause behind the disease and then start the necessary treatment.

Look through the generic version of PDE5 inhibitors: Sildenafil Citrate(Cenforce), Tadalafil(Tadarise), Vardenafil(Valif).

How To Manage Erectile Dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction like ED can prove challenging in terms of physical and mental health. Therefore, one needs to be aware of the ways to manage such a complication without getting addicted to ED Pills. Some of the ways to manage erectile dysfunction effectively are as follows.

Move a muscle:

It is said that even exercising a minimum of thirty minutes every day can lead to immense health benefits like mood elevation, reduced stress and improved heart health. Exercising daily helps in strengthening the muscles of the pelvic floor. Such muscles play a key role in sustaining blood flow to the penis and in maintaining erections, and exercising regularly can help prevent erectile dysfunction. Medical professionals specifically recommend doing Kegel exercises for patients who are suffering from ED. Rather than taking every time to get an erection, one should make a healthier choice and strengthen the pelvic muscles by exercising.

Eat the right food:

Our diet has quite a larger impact on our physical mental health and the medical complications that we will face in our lifetime. Eating a diet that has lots of fatty, fried and processed food can lead to decreased blood circulation through the body due to high cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure. Doctors often recommend ED patients take a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains fiber, and low in saturated fat and carbohydrates. Choosing to eat right can help prevent erectile dysfunction.

Avoid smoking and drinking:

People who have an unhealthy habit of smoking cigarettes, tobacco products and drinking alcohol in excessive proportions can face life-threatening medical complications like lung cancer, diabetes, heart and kidney diseases. Smoking and alcohol can cause severe damage to the nerves and blood vessels in the body, making it hard for a man to get an erection.

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Maintain a healthy weight:

When a person accumulates an excessive amount of weight in the body or becomes obese, the chances of getting chronic diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart diseases also increase. Such obesity-linked factors can lead to erectile dysfunction due to physical inactivity, insulin resistance, hormonal imbalance and endothelial dysfunction in the body. Maintaining a healthy weight to reduce the symptoms of ED is the right choice than just simply relying on ED pills.

Mental state:

There is scientific evidence that suggests that erectile dysfunction can also be triggered due to psychological reasons like chronic stress, performance anxiety and depression. It is crucial to get the necessary medical treatment for such mental health issues to live a good quality of life. Medical professionals may recommend going for therapy or couples counselling to work on mental problems that might be triggering ED symptoms. Getting the right medical treatment on time can help prevent erectile dysfunction and related symptoms.


Though ED pills are not a one-step solution to impotence, there are pills out there that can cause severe side effects that can make it hard for a man to get an erection. Taking medications like antidepressants, anti-ulcer medicines, tranquilizers, and diuretics can often cause specific symptoms of erectile dysfunction. That is why it is always essential to consult a doctor before taking any medication or undergoing medical procedures. However, such measures can indeed help prevent sexual dysfunction like ED.


Before you decide to take ED pills for getting an erection, do consult the doctor to know the possibility of any side effects or allergic reactions. Such tablets should always be taken under the strict medical guidance of a professional. However, getting a proper diagnosis and working out a proper medical plan to fight the illness can help manage it more efficiently. In addition, by studying the patient’s history and symptoms experienced, a medical professional can help in making the diseases more manageable for the patient.

It is also the patient’s responsibility to make an effort to live a healthy lifestyle by exercising, eating healthy, avoiding unhealthy habits and not just relying on ED pills to get an erection whenever the need arises.

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Julain Carter is mental health expert for He is an experienced clinical mental health counsellor with recognition in cognitive behavioural therapy. Julian’s sharp behavioural observations reflect in both his personal and professional life.