- What Is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability of a man to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for his sexual needs or the needs of his partner. Erectile dysfunction is sometimes called as “impotence”. Texts of Ayurveda describe this condition as “Claibya” .
- What are the factors that influence the process of erection?
Erection requires a sequence of events. Erectile dysfunction can occur when any of the events is disturbed. The factors like nerve impulses, blood supply, health of arteries, undamaged nerves, healthy muscles, good cardio vascular system and undamaged tissues of penis play an important role in process of erection. Injury to any of these parts which are part of this sequence (nerves, arteries, smooth muscles, fibrous tissue) can cause ED.
- Is Erectile Dysfunction common in men who suffer from diabetes ?
Numerous studies, statistics and clinical experience point towards the fact that at least 50% of all male diabetes patients experience sexual dysfunction. It is a known fact that Diabetes affects blood vessels, nerves, tissues and blood supply. This leads impaired supply of blood to male reproductive organs and interrupts sequence of events which happen during normal erection. This leads to erectile dysfunction.
- Can Erectile Dysfunction Be Prevented in diabetes?
By maintaining healthy weight, healthy level of cholesterol and controlling blood sugar level helps in a long run. Healthy diet, regular exercises, increased physical activity and lowered stress level helps to overcome ED in diabetes. Quitting smoking and alcohol immensely help to improve this condition.
- What are the treatment options for erectile dysfunction in diabetes?
Various treatments are offered in allopathic system of medicine like oral pills, penile injections, and surgery. Each type of treatment has its own advantages and disadvantages.
- Does Ayurveda offer effective treatment for this condition?
Yes Ayurveda offers safe and effective treatment for erectile dysfunction which occurs due to diabetes. This treatment is known as VAJIKARANA THERAPY which includes various herbal preparations. These preparations help to boost libido, increase quality and quantity of semen, enhance duration of hard erection and reduce incidences of premature ejaculation.
The herbs play a dual role by controlling blood sugar level and boosting sexual energy in men. They supply plenty of anti-oxidants and slow down aging process. Another benefit of these herbs is they purge body toxins and rejuvenate the body and reproductive tissues.
Article by Dr.Rao (Senior consultant ayurvedic physician at Moolika Ayurveda). You can contact him at email@example.com