Impotence or weak erection was once regarded as a man’s worst nightmare.
However, given the advances in medicine and nutrition research, however it is no longer a scary thing.
Impotence can be treated – sometimes even without drugs.
So before you invest in costly and potentially dangerous chemical drugs, you may want to consider natural treatments for impotence.
But first of all, let’s look at the medical definition of impotence/weak erection and what causes it.
What Constitutes Impotence/Weak Erections
Impotence was once solely defined as the inability to achieve an erection. Now it is also defined as the inability to maintain an erection or ejaculate. There are two forms of impotence: primary and secondary.
Men with primary impotence have never had sufficient erections for satisfactory intercourse. This form of impotence is rare and often caused by extreme psychological conditions, such as intense fear of intimacy, extreme feelings of guilt and severe anxiety.
Secondary impotence, defined as the loss of erectile function after a period of normal function, is more common. This is what in street parlance is known as weak erection. Men with secondary impotence are typically able to engage in intercourse only 25% of the time. This form typically comes on gradually and is usually more easily treated than primary impotence.
What Causes Weak Erections
Although middle-aged and older men are more likely to be impotent than younger men, impotence can strike at any adult age. It is estimated to affect between 5 million and 10 million men in Nigeria. Here are the main causes of impotence.
It is estimated that over 70% of all serious impotence as well as weak erection cases are the result of diabetes, kidney diseases, multiple sclerosis, endocrine disorders, vascular diseases and high blood pressure as well as neurological diseases. It is estimated that between 50% and 60% of diabetic men are impotent.
It is important to realize that impotence may be a symptom of a more serious health problem, so if you are impotent or having constant weak erections, you should have a thorough medical checkup.
Prescribed drugs used to treat high blood pressure, ulcers, depression and prostate cancer, as well as medications to prevent baldness or aid in dieting can have side effects that include impotence. In this case, the impotence lasts as long as you are taking the drugs.
Surgery on the spinal cord, prostate, bladder or pelvis can lead to impotence by damaging essential nerves, tissues, muscles or arteries.
Cigarettes, Alcohol And Narcotics
One of the most underestimated causes of impotence is cigarette smoking so you need to stop smoking if you are experiencing weak erections or outright impotence.
The same goes for alcohol and narcotics such as heroin and cocaine; in fact, almost 100% of men who use cocaine regularly are impotent. If you use these recreational drugs, however you have bigger health problems than just impotence.
As testosterone and other male sex hormone levels start to drop after reaching middle age, it is believed that low testosterone level is the culprit in most intermittent impotence problems, especially in older men. Furthermore, studies have shown that lack of testosterone leads to a range of other sexual performance problems, including premature ejaculation and low sex drive.
It is estimated that about 10% to 20% of impotence cases are the direct result of various psychological factors, such as low self-esteem, depression and especially stress and anxiety (general and performance anxieties).
In these cases, all the plumbing is okay, but the otherwise healthy man is unable to achieve an erection.
The man’s comfort level is also frequently a factor, especially in maintaining an erection. Boredom, marital problems or negative feelings toward your partner may contribute to an impotence problem.
Impotence caused by psychological factors is often temporary: It lasts as long as the underlying factor is still there. If you suspect this may be the cause, you can perform a simple test to see if impotence is just in your mind.
The Stamp Test
So, how do you distinguish between impotence or weak erection caused by problems with your body and that caused by psychological factors? A simple stamp test can help.
It turns out that a man often gets multiple erections throughout the night. These involuntary erections mean that everything is fine with the nerves, muscles and arteries involved in the erection process and signals that the cause of impotence lies elsewhere.
To determine this, you can simply wet and “affix” a small stamp on your flaccid penis before going to bed. If the stamp is no longer in place by morning, it means that you had an erection in the night while you were asleep.
How To Treat Weak Erections Without Drugs
The Vacuum Pump
A vacuum pump is a device composed of a plastic cylinder, pump and elastic ring or band can be used to get an instant erection.
It works as follows: the cylinder is placed on the penis and the pump is then used to draw air out of the cylinder. The vacuum created around the penis forces blood into the penis, which in turn causes an erection. Once an erection is achieved, the man places the elastic ring on the base of his penis, which keeps blood from draining from the penis back into the body. The ring remains on the penis until intercourse is finished.
The device works quite well, although some men complain about the discomfort of the elastic ring in addition to the hassle of well, pumping up.
Although they are often dismissed as ineffective solutions to impotence, more and more clinical research studies have found that herbs can help impotent men.
Some of the most popular herbs available on the market today are tribulus, yohimbe, gingko biloba and others. Although they are generally safe and free of side effects (unlike chemical drugs), it is important to know that the quality of their extraction and preparation processes varies widely.
One o the most promising herb is the purified extract of Tribulus Terrestris found in the Libilov for men supplement. To date its effects on treating impotence and other sexual dysfunctions have been extensively studied.
Tribulus Terrestris has been used as traditional medicine to treat sexual dysfunction and male infertility in Europe and Asia for many decades before improvement in scientific extraction techniques allowed identification of its active ingredient called Protodioscin.
Both the seed and leave of pumpkin popularly known as Ugwu here in Nigeria are very useful in treating impotence/weak erections.
First of all, Ugwu is a blood purifier and it also stimulates the production of blood and promotes proper circulation of it.
A lot of guys who have weak erections are actually Anaemic without knowing or that their blood is not circulating properly to aid the flow of blood to the vital area. But by taking Ugwu, you correct this anomaly.
The best way to take Ugwu and make it work for you is to squeeze the leaves and drink the liquid. You can drink a cup of it two or three times every week. Some people add liquid milk or pure honey to it, this is good but Ugwu works well on its own. There will be remarkable improvement after using it for about two months.
NB: If you have tried alternative remedies and you have not seen the result you want. You can try some of the drugs mentioned below. They can give you strong and powerful erections.
Drugs That Make Help Deal With Weak Erections/Impotence
The following are drugs that work both as aphrodisiacs and also give you powerful erections all the time. However, they are not Over The Counter drugs – you need a doctor’s prescription to buy any of these drugs from a pharmacy.
They also have some side effects, so you have to consult your doctor before you even attempt to use any of these drugs especially of you are above the age of 40 years. Here they are:
- Viagra (a brand of sildenafil)
- Levitra (a brand of varedenafil)
- Cialis (a brand of tadanafil)
There you have it and make sure that you take action to solve this problem for good.
Cheers… and have a great sex life!