Erectile dysfunction in Diabetes

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Erectile dysfunction in Diabetes

Texts of ayurveda recommend various herbs (Read 5 Best Ayurvedic Herbs for Erectile Dysfunction )and home remedies which help in both erectile dysfunction or impotence and also help in diabetes. These herbs when formulated together form best ayurvedic medicine which act as natural treatment for erectile dysfunction due to diabetes.

We all know that Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability of a man to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for his sexual needs or the needs of his partner. Erectile dysfunction (Read ayurveda remedy and treatment for erectile dysfunction ) is sometimes called as “impotence”. (Read Benefits of walking for men suffering from Impotence)The term “erectile dysfunction” can also mean the inability to achieve erection, an inconsistent ability to do so, or the ability to achieve only brief erections.

Men with diabetes usually face erectile dysfunction. About 75% of diabetic men suffer from erectile dysfunction or impotence. The erectile dysfunction develops earlier in diabetic men than non-diabetic men.

Why diabetic men suffer from erectile dysfunction ?

Erection requires a sequence of events. Erectile dysfunction can occur when any of the event is disturbed. Nerve impulses in the brain, spinal column, around the penis (Read Stallion Best ayurvedic oil for penis massage ) and response in muscles, fibrous tissues, veins and arteries in and around the corpora cavernosa constitute this sequence of events. Injury to any of these parts which are part of this sequence (nerves, arteries, smooth muscles, fibrous tissue) can cause ED.

In ayurveda physiology of erection and ejaculation is described as follows

Vrishunow basthimedram cha naabhyuuru vankshnow gudam|
Apaanasthaanamantrasthaha shukra mootra shakrunti cha||

The “apaanavayu”, one of the five types of vayu is located in the testicles, urinary bladder, phallus, umbilicus, thighs, groin, anus and colon. Its functions are ejaculation of semen, voiding of urine and stools”.

Shushruta explains the process of erection and ejaculation as “ When a man has desire (iccha) to have sex, his response to touch increases ( Vayu located in skin causes flow of signals from skin to brain, thus causing sensation of touch. Generally Vata controls the flow of signals in nervous system.). This causes arousal or “harsha” . Arousal or Harsha intensifies actions of vayu and at this moment highly active vayu liberates the “ teja “or heat of pitta. Thus tejas and vayu increase body temperature , heart beat and blood flow causing erection. “

In men with diabetes, the fluctuating blood sugar level damages blood vessels and nerves (neuropathy) throughout body. When blood vessels and nerves which control erection, are damaged, they do not communicate properly and the blood flow to penis tissue is impaired. This causes Impotence.

According to ayurvedic text “ashtanga sangraha”, diabetes is caused due to vitiation of vata. pitta, kapha and rakta (blood). Vitiated doshas affect almost all tissues of body in diabetes. According to ayurveda the process of erection occurs due to involvement of vata, pitta and rakta . The process of erection will be normal when vata, pitta and rakta are in normal and balanced condition. Vitiated vata fails to cause normal flow of signals and arousal does not occur. Vitiated pitta and rakta fail to complete the process of blood flow to penis.

Is there any ayurvedic Treatment or Medicine for erectile dysfunction due to Diabetes ?

Ayurveda acharyas recommend Vajikarana Therapy for erectile dysfunction in diabetes. This therapy provides nourishment to male reproductive system and helps to build strength and stamina. Diabetic men with Impotence have to prefer vajikarana preparartions which are devoid of sugar, jaggery and ghee. Hence vajikarana herbs in the form of powder and capsules will be of great help in increasing sexual energy, volume of semen and sperm count in men with diabetes.

What are the natural home remedies for erectile dysfunction due to diabetes ?

Texts of ayurveda recommend simple natural home remedies or treatments for erectile dysfunction due to diabetes.

Simple Home remedies to avoid erectile dysfunction in diabetes:

Use Amla and Turmeric: Select fresh amla (Ayurveda Health benefits of Amla )5-6 in number. Remove seeds and grate them. Add a pinch of turmeric (Read Benefits of Drinking turmeric milk) and blend it in a mixer with a cup of water. Drink this amla juice first thing in morning. Amla and turmeric have anti diabetic properties. They are also known as best aphrodisiacs.

Triphala Powder : Triphala powder contains three wonder herbs Haritaki (Harad or Terminalia Chebula) (Read ayurveda health benefits of Haritaki ) , Vibhitaki (Terminalia Bellerica) (Read ayurveda health benefits of vibhitaki )and Amalaki (amla) (Home remedies with amla ). Boil a glass of water and add 2 tea spoon of triphala powder to it. Stir it well and cover the glass. Allow it to warm down a little. Drink this concoction after filtering. Triphala boosts body immunity, helps to balance doshas and blood sugar. It also helps in easy bowel movement and is the best remedy for constipation. (Read can constipation cause erectile dysfunction ). Triphala helps in weight loss too. (Read obesity and erectile dysfunction Ayurveda remedies )

Neem, Giloy or Guduchi and Amla: Take 5 to 6 neem leaves (Read Neem for Diabetes) , 2 to 3 giloy leaves (read Ayurveda health benefits of Guduchi or Giloy)and add 2 amla fruits which are finely chopped. Blend all these in a mixie with sufficient water to form a paste. Mix a glass of water to this and filter to get a clear juice. Drink this every day in early morning. These herbs not only help in diabetes but also act as best adaptogens and aphrodisiacs.

Exercise Regularly: Regular moderate exercises help to reduce blood sugar level and also improve blood circulation. Diabetic patients have to exercise regularly to maintain healthy weight. Exercises also reduce stress level and improve sexual function. (also read Pelvic floor, cardio and aerobic exercises for Erectile Dysfunction)

Yoga and Meditation: Yoga and meditation help a great way to reduce stress level and to keep mind calm. Performance anxiety can be effectively controlled with these methods.


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