Few things hits guys harder than having trouble in the bedroom. Erection problems can sure do a number on your self-esteem, and they can be a big barrier in your relationship.
If your impotence issues have ever gotten so bad that you decided to talk to your doctor about it, no doubt he whipped out his prescription pad and sent you off to the pharmacy to pick up one of the popular sex drugs they’re pushing these days.
If you were brave enough to try them maybe you were one of the unlucky men who’ve had to suffer through side effects that can range from troubling to downright frightening.
Beware sex drug side effects
So called “mild” side effects from sex drugs can include…
- stuffed up nose,
- an achy head,
- an upset stomach,
- back pain,
- facial flushing, and
- memory problems.
And if you’re thinking any one of those could put a serious crimp in a night of romance wait, because you haven’t even heard the worst of it yet.
Some sex drug users get a disturbing ringing in their ears known as tinnitus. Others have experienced frightening hearing loss AND vision loss. Irregular heart beat and chest pain make the list of potential side effects too.
Swelling of the ankles, feet and hands nausea and fainting all have been reported as well. And then there’s the granddaddy of terrifying side effects, a condition called priapism.
Priapism is quite simply an erection that just won’t go away. That’s every bit as painful as it sounds, and often the only cure is a trip to the hospital for an operation to release the build-up of blood and pressure that goes with it.
The bottom line is sex drugs come with some pretty disturbing potential side effects. And for many men the trade off isn’t worth it.
But just learning to live with impotence certainly isn’t the answer either. Instead why not try some natural approaches to reversing bedroom problems?
Natural approaches to impotence target the causes behind the erection problems rather than just treating the symptoms.
Start IN the mouth and ON the scale
The first two solutions will no doubt surprise you…
- Go see the dentist
- Lose weight
As crazy as it sounds erection problems can start with your teeth. According to researchers men with the worst gum and teeth troubles are THREE times as likely to have impotence issues as guys with healthy mouths.
And the reason weight loss works is threefold.
First of all being overweight is linked to sleep apnea which can cause erection problems. Second having a lot of belly fat can accelerate the natural drop guys have in testosterone levels as they age. And finally losing weight can help reverse diabetes a disease that often goes hand in hand with impotence problems.
Try supplements instead
Certain supplements can also help give you a boost in the bedroom without bringing along a bunch of dangerous and annoying side effects to the party.
This amino acid, produced naturally by the body, encourages blood flow by producing the nitric oxide that helps to keep your blood vessels wide open. Since your erections rely on blood flow l-arginine can be just the boost you need to solve an erection problem.
You can add more l-arginine to your diet by eating more fish, red meat, poultry, wheat germ, grains and nuts. It’s also available as a supplement.
Vitamin B12 is a natural energy booster and can help improve your overall stamina. If energy issues are at the heart of your erection problems B12 might be able to help.
PLC and ALC:
The amino acids Propionyl-L-carnitine (PLC) and acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) have been shown in studies to boost blood flow to the penis as well as increase nighttime erections. Like vitamin B12, these nutrients can also assist with energy issues helping with stamina.
Potassium, which you can find in avocados, dark leafy greens and bananas promotes healthy blood flow making it a natural choice for erection issues. You can also get potassium in supplement form.
Herbs have been used for thousands of years to help heat up sex lives.
Some of the most reportedly effective libido-boosting herbs include:
- Panax [Korean] ginseng (boosts blood flow & erection-friendly nitric oxide)
- horny goat weed,
- maca root,
- Muira pauma,
- Malaysian [eurycoma longifolia] ginseng (helps with strength, stamina & stress)
- Avena sativa, and
- Shilajit (legendary Himalayan aphrodisiac said to increase stamina and libido)
Give some of these natural solutions a try and before you know it things could be back on track in the bedroom no heavy-duty sex drugs—or their frightening side effects—required.