Erectile dysfunction is a sexual dysfunction in men wherein the penis can not develop or maintain an erection required for sexual intercourse. This kind of impotency is distinguished sharply from psychological impotence, since most cases of erectile dysfunction are large a physiological matter.
Erection of the penis in men involves blood flowing into the penis and held there by tissues that act like sponges. Erectile dysfunction occurs when anadequate amount of blood enters the penis. With blood being involved, erectile dysfunction can sometimes be a harbinger of hidden cardiovascular problems.
There are many causes of ED, and these include:
* physiological disorders (hormonal, neurogenic, cardiovascular, cavernosal)
* psychological causes (stress, depression, performance anxiety)
* substance abuse (drugs, alcohol, nicotine)
* surgery (radiation-induced, or cancer-removing surgery)
There are many commercial products circulating in the market that are targeted to cure ED (and related businesses are very lucrative at that). However, one can go natural. There are some substances, typically found in wholly organic food, that can help get erectile dysfunction cured.
Gingko – The herb is one of the safest ways to treat the disorder, and is specifically recommended for those dysfunction that result from anti-depressant drugs.
L-arginine – Found abundantly in meat, fish, and poultry, this amino acid produces nitric oxide, which in turn relaxes the walls surrounding the blood vessels in the penis. Dilated blood vessels allow for freer distribution of blood.
Zinc – Studies have shown that a severe lack of zinc due to digestive diseases, diabetes, and liver disorders can cause sexual dysfunction in men.
L-carnitine – The two forms of L-carnitine, acetyl-L-carnitine, and propionyl-L-carnitine, have been found out to increase the effects of the popular drug Viagra. It is produced by the liver and kidneys and is totally safe.