There are some things which are better left unsaid; however this is an un-talked problem, which requires our attention now more than ever: Sexual Dysfunction. While many people are hesitant to discuss this topic, sexual dysfunction is more common than you would think. Research suggests that 43% of women and 31% of men report some degree of difficulty.
While sexual dysfunction is more common with increasing age, it a problem faced by men and women of all ages. In a matter of fact, approximately 25 % of new sexual dysfunction are men under the age of 40. Research shows erection problems in young men have more to do with their lifestyle and psychological climate than a physical problem. Younger men were found to use more tobacco, alcohol and drugs than older men. The Journal of Sexual Medicine reports that 26 percent of men ages 17 to 40 experience trouble having an erection.
Common Sexual Problems
The most sexual problems are Erectile dysfunction (Impotence), premature ejaculation (reaching orgasm too quickly), delayed or inhibited ejaculation (reaching orgasm too slowly or not at all) and libido (losing your sex drive).
Causes of Sexual Difficulty
Sexual problems can arise as a result of a physical and/or psychological issue.
Physical Causes include:
· Lower Testosterone levels
· Raised blood pressure.
· Alcohol, smoking and illegal drugs,
· Prescription medicines.
Psychological factors include:
· Relationship conflicts
· Performance anxiety during sex
· History of sexual repression.
Cure for sexual dysfunction
The success of treatment for sexual dysfunction depends on the underlying cause of the problem and the nature of the problem. The first step to treating your problem is identifying where you fall on this scale.
Mild Secondary ED (developed later in life), Premature Ejaculation & Libido, can be partially or even completely treated with just a few lifestyle changes.
Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle
While this a much-known fact, most people totally ignore it. But having an unbalanced lifestyle is one of the biggest contributors to sexual dysfunction. Simply, reversing it can really improve sexual functioning.
· Eat a balanced diet comprising of Protein, carbohydrates, fat, and all the essential vitamins.
· Avoid alcohol & smoking
· 7-8 hours of sleep every day
· Exercise regularly
Eat Super Foods to improve Sex Hormones Production
Foods rich in Potassium, zinc, and testosterone-boosting agents act as aphrodisiacs and help boost your sex drive.
· Milk and dairy products
· Dark Chocolate
Cordyceps Sinensis: Include Naturally Occurring herbs in your supplement regime
Caterpillar fungus, scientifically called Cordyceps Sinensis (Tibetan: Yarsagumba) is a superfood that naturally influences the release of testosterone by increasing the blood circulation, thus enhancing erectile function, virility and stamina. It is also known to be effective for women who may be in the menopause or post-menopausal as it enhances the biosynthesis of the steroid hormones cortisol, estrogen. This mother’s nature prescription for a healthy lifestyle are found in high altitude areas of Himalayas and requires very specific conditions to form. Because of their rarity and high demand, it is one of the most expensive naturally consumable items out there.
Talk about the problem with your partner
Discussing the issue with your partner can put you on the right path to resolving and complete reversal of your sexual problems especially if the cause of the difficulty is psychological: Relationship conflicts & performance anxiety. If you find yourself in this situation, it’s a good time to have this discussion rather than letting the frustration and disappointment grow, building a wall between the two of you. This subject can be a little embarrassing to bring up, but admitting your problem can help you relieve some of the stress that has been contributing to your problem. Participating in Individual psychotherapy, couples therapy with your partner, or consulting a sex therapist are also suggested for overcoming psychological barriers.
If you develop erection problems that get worse over time, you should pay a visit to your doctor and consult a specialist, if required. You should also talk to your doctor if you believe a new medication is causing a problem. Do not feel uncomfortable, you are not the first one facing this difficulty and certainly, not the last one.
The views expressed in this article are intended for informational purposes only.
This article is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.