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Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. It’s also sometimes referred to as impotence. According to the Cleveland Clinic, as many as 52 percent of men experience erectile dysfunction, with it affecting 40 percent of men aged 40, and 70 percent of men aged 70.  ED can have a serious impact on your relationship. So, it is important for you to deal with it. We share some natural ways to battle ED.

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Start Exercising

If you can walk for 30 minutes a day, the risk of you having ED will reduce by 41% according to research. So, do not hesitate to take out time to exercise daily.

Stop Smoking

Smoking usually blocks the arteries which can, in turn, limit the supply of blood to the penis. If this is the case, it can result in ED,

Reduce the intake of Alcohol

Alcohol is a depressant and can cause both temporary and long-term erectile dysfunction. The more you drink alcohol, the higher your chances of ED. So reduce alcohol intake.

Monitor Your Meds

Erectile dysfunction can occur as a side effect of medication taken for another health issue. Common among them are high blood pressure meds and antidepressants among others.

Take some ‘herbal viagra’

Ginseng, specifically “red ginseng,” is known as the herbal viagra. Red ginseng is when the root has been steamed and then dried.

Drink watermelon juice

A cold slice of watermelon can do more than just satisfy thirst and hunger. Citrulline, the amino acid found in high concentrations of watermelon can improve blood flow to the penis.

 
Written By Damilola Faustino

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