Why are men so difficult when they have to confront their sexual health? Men do not hesitate to take charge of established businesses and start up new ones or help our children and neighbors cope with their own crises, but when men have a sexual problem, they suddenly feel all alone and adrift without any sense of where to turn. But sexual problems have always been somehow different, not something easy to talk about because they are frankly too personal or private. If you have a sexual health problem, you should know that you are not alone.
When a man’s problem is not related to the role of his penis as a passageway for urinating, but as a sexual instrument, his thinking and actions change dramatically. If his penis does not stand erect when he attempts to have sex, he does not, as a rule, automatically call his doctor for advice. This is not surprising, because men have been led that male sexual problems were not likely to be caused by real physical problems but rather were the consequence of mental factors or worse were yet an indication of his individual weakness as a male, a misguided perception that persists even today.
Scientist have since cast aside their own prejudices and defined the components of normal male sexuality to establish the template for sexual competence. Now, when a man’s sexual function falters, doctors can look for weak links in the system. You would think that doctors, of all people, would learn this in medical school, but in reality, talk about sex has for the most part been ignored in most medical schools until quite recently. Within the past two decades, new developments have provided doctors with refreshing new insights about the causes of, and treatments for, a range of male sexual problems including impotence also defined as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and erection problems. Doctors now have a better understanding of the details of a man’s sexual desires and his ability to participate in his natural sexuality. Until doctors understood the details of a man’s sexual chemistry, they could offer only limited treatment.
Nutritional measures, exercise, plant-based herbal medicines are often used in the natural treatment of male sexual health issues. Improving sexual desire and function is possible using herbal medicines because they could improve the activity of the male glandular system, improve the blood supply to erectile tissue, and enhance transmission or stimulation of the nerve signal. Herbal medicines have been used for centuries to treat ailments before medicine even existed. Just a few examples of plant-based herbal remedies are listed below.
Panax Ginseng-is the most widely used and most extensively studied ginseng. It is generally regarded as the best ginseng in that it has the most potent effect. Detailed scientific investigations support the use of ginseng as a tonic for men and in conditions involving male reproductive system. In addition, ginseng can be used whenever fatigue or lack of energy is apparent and to increase mental and physical performance.
Muira Puama-One of the best plants used for erectile dysfunction or lack of libido, which is also known as potency wood. This shrub is native to Brazil and has long been used as a powerful aphrodisiac and nerve stimulant. A recent clinical study has validated that muira puama meets safety and effectiveness in improving libido and sexual function. Yohimbe- A tree that grows throughout the African nations of Cameroon, Gabon and Zaire, is the only herb listed in the Physician’s Desk Reference as supporting sexual function. Yohimbe’s energizing effects stem from its ability to increase blood flow to the genitals therefore it is helpful for men with erection problems. Effects can include increased libido, increased sensation and increased stamina.
If you wish to try the herbal remedies, discuss it with your physician. Since he or she is most likely unaware of the herbal medicines available, you may need to do some educating. Remember, although many herbal medicines are effective on their own, they work even better if they are part of a natural treatment plan that focuses on diet and lifestyle for a better sexual health.
Today’s men with sexual health problems are not alone. The range of herbal remedies is now sufficiently mature so that for the individual man with sexual health problems, a personalized palette of herbs can be taken to help with his particular sexual issues.