Among health problems, ED can be one of the most confusing experiences a man may have in life. Often coming seemingly out of nowhere, a case of ED can strike without warning and potentially disrupt what ordinarily would be a stress-free relationship. This is why it is so important to find a solution that works for you. For example, some men choose to search out natural solutions to the problem before turning to the medication. This can include such means as aerobic exercise or the taking on of low-impact hobbies such as swimming.
Understanding Stress and ED
Since considering how to best deal with ED as a medical issue can cause stress in a relationship and add undue pressure to an already uncomfortable situation, men should understand how normal a problem ED is. ED is experienced by millions of men, especially persons in high-demand jobs or situations where stress is creating anxiety. Human sexuality is such that it involves both mental and physical stimulus to function: Since the penis is reliant on blood-flow and mental stimulus to maintain an erection, an absence of blood-flow or surplus of anxiety can severely effect a case of ED. Suppose for example a man has had a stressful period of time in his life and cannot concentrate. This experience may make a sexual relationship difficult. Conversely, if the penis is not experiencing proper blood flow, sexual experiences may also be affected.
Communicate with Your Loved One
Before beginning an exercise regime related to helping ED, it is best to explain to one's loved one what is occurring from a medical perspective. Partners in a relationship or marriage can often be confused by their partner's ED and need to understand that it is merely a common medical issue experienced by most men at some point in their lives.
Exercise as Stress Reliever
Exercise can do much to help ED because exercise acts as a natural stress reliever as well as a method of developing endurance. Research suggests that one of the key difficulties of ED is its psychological component. Excessive anxiety can be a root cause of ED and stress in work or home life can be a major theme in its development.
This is why exercise is so central to battling the disorder. Stress lessens anxiety and hopefully the influence that anxiety can have on sexual function. When we are stressed out or too focused and frustrated about ED, this makes the condition worse. Therefore, when we are relaxed and confident and not thinking about the disorder things may improve.
This is how exercise that increases blood flow throughout the body can be especially helpful to cases of ED. Exercise is unique in that it helps parts of the body that ED makes a person especially vulnerable to: It both relieves anxiety and if done correctly increases blood flow. Add the strength and stamina that exercise can create, and many men feel that exercise is a very good solution to a problem with ED.
How Exercise Can Help
Methods like aerobic exercise can do much to help us in strengthening our bodies and our minds when it comes to ED. Importantly, aerobic exercise can do much to benefit hemodynamic (i.e. regulation of blood-flow) benefits in cases of ED. When blood-flow is good, so the thinking goes, so will sexual performance become better.
Remember not to give up hope. Many men have experienced ED at some point and have fully managed to recover from it. While it is a difficult disorder to be faced with, speaking with a doctor can quickly show you that it is by no means an impossible hurdle to be overcome.