In this blog, you’ll discover different practical ways to keep an erection without medication.
To first understand how to achieve and maintain an erection without medication, it’s important to understand why erections can fail in the first place.
An erection is a vascular process. When a male is aroused sexually, the blood vessels in the penis relax and open up, allowing blood to fill in. Blood trapped under high pressure creates the erection.
Therefore, the inability to achieve or maintain an erection, also known as erectile dysfunction, is caused by insufficient blood flow into the penis, often due to damaged blood vessels from age-related diseases or lifestyle.
By targeting and rejuvenating the damaged cells and blood vessels that allow blood to flow through the penis, it’s entirely possible to “reverse” erectile dysfunction without medication in order to enjoy a normal sex life again.
Here are a few ways to do so.
Practical Ways to Keep an Erection Without Medication
Acoustic Wave Therapy
The most common all-natural treatment for erectile dysfunction – without the use of medication, injections, or surgery – is through what’s known as acoustic wave therapy.
Acoustic wave therapy is the gentle, all-natural use of low-intensity sound waves to target erectile dysfunction at its root cause.
This process uses sound waves to begin to stimulate changes and tissue regeneration within the body. Using non-invasive, low-intensity acoustic waves results in the new formation of blood vessels a.k.a. neovascularization. These new blood vessel formations inside a penis improve blood flow encouraging stronger and longer erections.
While acoustic wave therapy is used across the world for a myriad of conditions – neuropathy, chronic pain, erectile dysfunction – erectile dysfunction is the most common use case of wave therapy due to its efficacy and quick relief.
You can find your nearest acoustic wave therapy provider here.
Maintain a Healthy Diet
Research has shown that the same eating patterns that can cause heart attacks due to restricted blood flow in the coronary arteries can also impede blood flow to and within the penis.
Additionally, being overweight can bring many health problems, including type 2 diabetes, which can cause nerve damage throughout the body. If diabetes affects the nerves that supply the penis, ED can result.
Diets that include very few fruits and vegetables along with lots of fatty, fried, and processed foods can contribute to decreased blood circulation throughout the body.
Avoid High Blood Pressure & Cholesterol
High cholesterol or high blood pressure can damage blood vessels, including those that bring blood to the penis. Eventually, this may lead to erectile dysfunction.
Regular physical activity reduces your risks for cardiovascular disease (which is awesome), but it also lowers your risk of ED (Selvin, 2007). Strong evidence links a sedentary lifestyle to erectile dysfunction.
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
- Take a walk whenever you make a phone call.
- Implement long walks, bike rides, and other aerobic exercise as part of your normal routine.
Limit Alcohol Consumption and Stop Smoking
In the long term, heavy alcohol use increases the risk of liver disease, increasing the risk of ED. In the short term, it depresses your central nervous system, decreasing overall arousal. As a general rule, depressants are bad for sexual performance.
Additionally, smoking cigarettes can harm blood vessels and curb blood flow to the penis. And nicotine makes blood vessels contract, which can hamper blood flow to the penis.
Limit these lifestyle behaviors in order to increase the health of your blood vessels and achieve an erection without medication.
WaveTech Therapy: Leading Acoustic Wave Therapy Provider
WaveTech™ Therapy is a leading provider of acoustic wave therapy, commonly used to address erectile dysfunction and low libido in men.
You can find your nearest office here.