Can Constipation cause erectile dysfunction?

can constipation cause erectile dysfunction, does constipation cause erectile dysfunction, constipation and erectile dysfunction, erectile dysfunction ayurvedaMany men suffer from constipation and erectile dysfunction together. This makes us to think “does constipation cause erectile dysfunction”? Researchers are yet to find an answer to this. But according to principles of ayurveda constipation does cause erectile dysfunction.

According to principles of ayurveda  Apana vayu (one of the five types of vayu) is responsible for carrying the function of erection, ejaculation, urination and also eliminating stools or feces. When apana vayu is in balanced condition these functions take place normally. On contrary if apana vayu is imbalanced these body functions get affected. Vitiation of apana vayu leads to erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and constipation. Indigestion, unhealthy food habits, lack of exercise lead to vitiation of apanavayu.

The principles of ayurveda lay much importance to digestive system, food we consume and digestion of this food. A good digestion helps to supply nutrients and energy to all tissues of body. Male reproductive system is not an exception to this. When the digestive system fails to work properly, our body tissues are deprived of essential nutrients and energy. When our body receives fewer amounts of nutrients due to improper digestion, it withholds nutrient supply to few body systems that are not necessary for a survival. The reproductive system is first to suffer from this because body considers it as not so important organ system to survive.

Hence lack of nutrients to reproductive system causes problems like erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.  Keeping the digestive system healthy is the best ayurveda remedy for erectile dysfunction.  Here are few tips to keep the digestive system healthy.

  • Watch what you eat and how much you eat.
  • Keep processed food, sweets, sugar at bay. These foods contain chemicals. Hence they slow down the digestion and lead to accumulation of toxins in body .
  • Include much more natural foods in your diet. Start eating more fruits and vegetables, and stay away from foods cooked in a lot of oil. Healthy eating helps to flush out accumulated toxins. When toxins are expelled, our body rejuvenates fast with help of added antioxidants which are supplied through natural foods.
  • Most of all, eating right can help get rid of erectile problems caused by poor digestion and constipation.
  • Once the balance of doshas is restored, the digestion gets normalized and the body begins to supply nutrients to all parts of body. This will of course restore erectile function to its previous state.

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