Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common problem a problem among many men especially as they get older.
ED is caused by a number of factors including physical conditions such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and low testosterone. Psychological issues and blood flow problems, are also known to cause ED.
There are different types of treatment ED including medication such as the popular Viagra pill. However, pills do not work for everyone and will normally cure the effects of ED and not the underlying cause of ED. Experts are continuously encouraging ED patients to explore natural treatments for the condition.
One of these recommended natural remedy is exercising. Various studies have shown that exercises such as pelvic exercises can help 40 percent of ED patients regain normal erectile function. While another 33.5 percent report significantly improved erectile function.
Pelvic muscle training is additionally helpful for:
- treating other pelvic health problems.
- reduce urinary incontinence
- stop dribble after passing urine
- improve your overall sexual pleasure
Two Best Exercises for ED Patients
Let’s take a look at the two most recommended exercises that ED patients can try for improved erectile function or even complete cure of ED:
1. Basic Kegel Exercise
This is a common exercise especially among women. Research has shown that it’s also great for men who want to exercise their pelvic muscle for improved blood flow which helps in holding an erection.
Kegel exercises help you to locate the muscles of the pelvic floor. To do so stop your stream a couple of times as you urinate. You will feel your muscles clench. Keep squeezing these muscles and hold for five seconds, then relax. You can repeat this about 10 to 20 times, twice or thrice a day.
The kegel exercises don’t have to be done only when you’re urinating. Once you locate where your pelvic muscles are you can do the exercises anytime you feel like and you can use different positions. You can lie down with your knees up, sit in a chair, or simply stand up.
2. Aerobic Exercise
Working other muscles other than the pelvic floor muscles is also another way of beating ED. Aerobics are another recommended exercise.
A major cause of ED is poor blood flow. Physical conditions such as diabetes, obesity vascular disease and high cholesterol in men often affect blood flow resulting in ED. Dong aerobics will improve your overall physical health and can lead to improved erectile function.
You don’t have to do an intense workout 30 minutes to one hour of basic aerobics, three to four times every week will help improve your physical health tremendously. Also consider adding brisk walking for 30 minutes a day to your workout routine.
Pelvic floor exercises and aerobic exercises are a great natural way to first confront ED before you consider taking medication. Chances are, you’ll see improvements with just doing the exercise and thus not have to take ED medications at all. Some people may also not qualify to take ED medication if they have other conditions that could be affected by ED medications such as heart disease.
Remember that no matter which method you decide to use to treat ED, the most important thing is to make sure that you find out what is causing the condition and deal with it and not just the erectile problem. This is a more effective way to improve your overall sexual and physical health.