When it comes to dealing with erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation , there are a number of pharmaceutical drugs and treatments available. There are also alternative natural treatments for men’s sexual health issues though, and the First Men’s Clinic doctor may discuss options that don’t involve taking a pill, using a spray or gel or getting an injection. Some common natural treatments that are used to treat men’s sexual health issues include:

  • Counselling
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Exercise
  • Changes to diet/lifestyle

Counselling

Some causes of common problems, such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation or delayed ejaculation are psychological or emotional. In these cases, treating the problem with appropriate talk therapy and potentially couples therapy will be far more effective than any kind of drugs, needles or medication. It could also be that any drug therapy being used will be more effective alongside counselling to treat any underlying or non-physical causes.

The First Men’s Clinic doctor can recommend different types of counselling and refer you to a trusted psychologist or therapist if this is right for you.

Behavioural therapy

Some sexual dysfunctions are a matter of adapting commonly practiced behaviours or learning about new techniques. When simple changes to someone’s approach to sex may help the doctor will likely discuss this. A sex therapist or other type of counsellor may also be recommended.

Exercise

In some cases, especially with premature ejaculation or delayed ejaculation, exercises to strengthen the muscles involved may be recommended. This includes pelvic floor lifts. British researchers discovered that this could help both premature ejaculation and delayed ejaculation or erectile dysfunction in a study conducted on 55 impotent men. 40% regained normal sexual function after six months practicing the ‘Kegels’ method every day.
The method is simply contracting the pelvic floor muscles and holding for up to 10 seconds, working up to 18 times per day. This can be done while sitting or on the floor.

Unless someone is suffering severe back problems all men are capable of performing pelvic floor contractions up to 18 times a day.

Changes to diet/lifestyle

Many lifestyle factors, including prescription medicines, alcohol intake, smoking and drug taking as well as nutritional deficiency can contribute to erectile dysfunction . In a lot of cases, making small lifestyle changes can help treatment dramatically.

Many of the risk factors for erectile dysfunction in particular can be managed or controlled through reducing the amount of certain foods and drinks you consume or having more of others. Going off unnecessary prescription medication may also be an option depending on what other problems are found and depending what the doctor recommends.

Speak to the clinic today to get an appointment and discuss your options: call 1800 800 453 or e-mail firstlhealth@gmail.com