How to Combat Erectile Dysfunction and Premature Ejaculation Without Medication
25th January 2017
impotenceThere are millions of men around the world suffering with erectile dysfunction (ED), premature ejaculation (PE), and some actually experience both problems in the bedroom. They are genuine health conditions that should be treated as such, whether this be through medication treatment, or other forms of therapy. Medical Specialists® Pharmacy have thousands of patients that have come to us seeking help with ED and PE issues, such as Viagra for ED and Priligy for PE, but according to a celebrity doctor, there could be another method of fighting sexual dysfunction and something that many are probably not even aware of. For a virility boost, celebrity GP Pixie McKenna says that men should start practicing doing 'kegels', or pelvic floor exercises, which could work to both increase erection strength and give men more stamina to keep going in the bedroom. Strengthening your pubococcygeus (PC) muscle through pelvic floor exercises may aid the controlling over men’s ejaculations and also result in better, harder erections.  The PC muscle – stretching from the pubic bone to the tailbone – controls ejaculation, and daily kegels can generate better blood flow to the penis. Speaking to the Daily Star Online, celebrity GP Dr Pixie McKenna commented “No, these aren't just for girls. Pelvic floor exercises can also help lots of men last longer.” This isn’t the first time Dr McKenna has offered advice to men having trouble in the bedroom. Back in February 2016, she again spoke to the same newspaper and said “De-stress, reduce your alcohol intake and check you aren't on any prescription medications that may be having an impact, for example water tablets”, and added “If you are a long distance cyclist cut back on the miles and if you partake in recreational drugs stop, both of these activities can reduce the ability to have an erection.” One study featured in the British Journal of General Practice reported how kegels are an effective treatment for men with erectile dysfunction, boosting erections for 75% of the participants. Also speaking to the Daily Star Online, Jackie Hall, registered nurse at AXA PPP healthcare, offered some words of wisdom for those men experience premature ejaculation. She said: “Occasional episodes of premature ejaculation are common and are not a cause for concern. “However, if you are finding that around half of your attempts to have intercourse result in premature ejaculation then it might help to get treatment. “An ejaculation problem can often have physical and psychological causes – for example, if a man has previously had a health condition that made it difficult to maintain an erection, it may now cause anxiety, leading to premature ejaculation. “If you have premature ejaculation caused by physical conditions, your GP should be able to suggest possible treatment options. “Treating premature ejaculation caused by psychological factors can be more challenging, but most men who persevere with treatment have successful outcomes.” Meanwhile men with erectile dysfunction should consult their doctor about possible treatment options. Jackie said: “Erectile dysfunction is a very common condition, particularly in older men. It can have a range of causes that can be both physical and psychological. Although you may be embarrassed, it is important that a healthcare professional diagnoses ED so that the cause can be identified. “Erectile dysfunction is primarily treated by tackling the cause of the problem. The narrowing of the arteries – called atherosclerosis – is one of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction. “In these cases your GP may suggest lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, to try to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. This may help to relieve your symptoms as well as improving your general health. "You may also be given medication to treat atherosclerosis, such as cholesterol-lowering statins and drugs to reduce your blood pressure. Psychological treatments include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and sex therapy. “Overall, treatments for ED have improved significantly in recent years. These days most people are eventually able to return to successful intercourse. If you have any concerns, you should seek the help of a medical professional.”