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How Do You Treat Erectile Dysfunction Without Viagra?

There are other ways.

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Erectile dysfunction is incredibly common, and it’s a problem to which people strongly want a solution. Therefore a lot of research has gone into different treatment strategies. Everyone knows about Viagra and other male enhancement pills as one path to take, but what else can you do to treat ED? Lifestyle changes are often the simplest solutions:

  • Smoke less
  • Drink less
  • Eat less
  • Exercise more

All men know that there are many obstacles they will have to face as they grow older. Our bodies just aren’t designed to last forever. Among the many problems you will most likely face as you get older, erectile dysfunction is the one that nobody wants to talk about. Even though partial erectile dysfunction is faced by half of men over fifty with the percentage continuing to climb with every additional year of age, there is still a stigma around it.

Healthy Diet and Exercise but Still Having Problems

Even if you have changed your diet and exercise and your problem persists, there are still options other than taking the little blue pill. Viagra and other male enhancement pills can come with a long list of common side effects that most men would like to avoid including:

  • Headaches
  • Flushing
  • Back pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Rash
  • Abnormal or blurred vision

Understandably, you might search for an option that doesn’t come with these risks, not to mention the rarer but very prevalent risk for men taking nitrate blockers of heart attack or stroke.

If you’re looking for painless, non-invasive ED treatments there are many options available, but some can be deceiving. For example, the so-called herbal supplement Extenze, which contains sildenafil, an active ingredient that can be found in Viagra. That’s hardly “herbal.”

 If you’re looking for a solution, you may want to consult an erectile dysfunction expert, such as Male Excel. You can also check out the following options.

Panax Ginseng

Panax ginseng, aka red ginseng, is an herbal treatment for erectile dysfunction. It is known to increase blood flow leading to improved erections. Panax ginseng can be used to help treat a wide variety of illnesses besides ED, as well. Unfortunately, it does come with its own list of side effects, although typically less severe than those of Viagra, with the most common being insomnia.

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)

You can take DHEA as a dietary supplement derived from wild yam and soy. DHEA is a natural hormone produced by the body. Studies have shown that men with erectile dysfunction often have low levels of DHEA and that by replenishing the levels of DHEA in the body, many men were able to experience improved erections. Side effects of DHEA are typically much milder than Viagra, with oily skin and acne being the most prevalent.

Acupuncture

The efficacy of acupuncture as a treatment for erectile dysfunction is still up for debate, but there have been some promising studies. Acupuncture is used as a treatment for a wide variety of ailments and while studies have found it to be legitimately effective as a treatment for certain conditions, its effectiveness has, in most cases, proven to be more of a placebo effect. If done by a licensed therapist, the side effects are few, generally limited to soreness and bruising around the insertion point of the needle.

GAINSWave® Therapy

GAINSWave® therapy has been gaining a lot of ground in the treatment of erectile dysfunction and understandably so. GAINSWave® therapy is painless, it is safe for men of all ages no matter what other health problems they may be experiencing, it is non-invasive, and there are no adverse side effects.

GAINSWave® therapy is a form of shockwave therapy that dissolves plaque build-up in the penis and helps with blood vessel and tissue growth. The treatment uses high-frequency, low-intensity sound waves to improve erectile dysfunction in a session that takes less than 30 minutes.

The only real drawback to GAINSWave® therapy is the price, at $500 per session. However, when you factor in that a few sessions can provide you with years of improved erectile function, as opposed to continued purchases of Viagra pills and without all of the drawbacks associated with male enhancement pills, the price doesn’t seem nearly so high.

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