Did you know that 40% of men have trouble getting an erection? It's so common, but we're all scared to talk about it because of the embarrassment factor. At Kegel8 we're dedicated to bringing taboo topics into the light. So this Movember we want to help you if you're suffering from ED! Read on to find out what could be causing your erectile dysfunction and how you can treat it yourself at home.
Possible causes of ED
Erectile dysfunction is a tricky condition, as it can be caused by both physical and mental factors. The most common ones are:
- Hormonal problems (with your testosterone levels or thyroid gland)
- Pelvic floor weakness
- Inadequate blood flow (from high blood pressure or diabetes)
- Pelvic surgery or injury
- Depression, anxiety or relationship issues
- Performance anxiety
- Side effects from medication like anti-depressants or from smoking
If you visit your GP or sexual health clinic they can help you to figure out what's causing your erectile dysfunction. You may feel embarrassed about this, but your doctor is used to diagnosing and discussing your ED. Erectile dysfunction doesn't go away on it's own, so by manning up and talking about it you will do yourself a big favour.
What ED treatment options are there?
It's often possible to reduce ED by making changes to your lifestyle. The healthier you are, the easier you will find it to maintain harder erections. Exercising more, watching your weight and reducing the amount you drink and smoke will all help. You'll also feel a lot better in general!
If you can get an erection when you masturbate and sometimes wake up with one in the morning then it's likely your ED is psychological. One of the best psychological ED treatments is to see a counsellor, whether it's by yourself or with your partner. By working through the thoughts and feelings that are causing your erectile dysfunction you'll see improvements in your every day life as well as your sex life!
Medication can be used to treat ED; when you see your doctor you may be prescribed viagra or alprostadil to increase the blood flow to your penis. These drugs can have nasty side effects such as vomiting and vision problems, so you might want to avoid them. They are also only available on the NHS if you have a condition like diabetes. We've got the answer if you're looking for natural ways to cure ED.
Kegels fix ED in 76% of cases!
Erectile dysfunction can be caused or made worse by weak pelvic floor muscles. In men, the pelvic floor is responsible for how strong erections are, as well as how quickly you ejaculate. This is why male kegels have been found to cure erectile dysfunction in 76% of cases.
Male pelvic floor exercises involve the same muscles that you would use to stop weeing mid-flow. You can try this beginner's programme right now:
- Contract your pelvic floor muscles and hold them for 5 seconds
- Release them to a count of 5
- Repeat this 10 times, three times a day to start seeing improvements
Over 50% of people don't use the right muscles when they try to do kegels manually. This is why a male pelvic floor toner can help you to see much faster improvement in the strength of your erections. The Kegel8 V for Men Pelvic Toner
stimulates and exercises exactly the right muscles without you needing to do anything! It has custom programmes designed specially for erectile dysfunction. We're confident that we've got the best kegel exerciser for men on the market - order yours today to get your confidence back!