Manage Erectile Dysfunction with These Effective Exercises

Updated on April 22nd, 2020
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Kegel exercises also known as pelvic floor muscles exercises are beneficial for ED treatment. It strengthens the pelvic floor muscles and prevents urine leakage, passing of stool or gas and even help to improve orgasms(1). Kegel exercises also help to relieve erectile dysfunction. The best part is both men and women can go for kegel exercises and get the best relief to both.

Do You Know?

  • Aerobic exercises also help to improve erectile dysfunction, because ED is often caused by inactive blood flow and stretching helps in that blood flow.
  • Some vitamins are good to increase blood flow to the penis; these are citrulline and L-arginine, vitamin D, vitamin B3, folic acid (vitamin B12).

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

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Erectile dysfunction (impotence) is the inability to get and maintain an erection. Erectile dysfunction (ED) becomes more common as men age. Because erection primarily involves the blood vessels and in older men the factors that block the blood flow to the penis such as, atherosclerosis or diabetes. Some other causes are heart disease, obesity, and low testosterone and hormonal fluctuations.

[Also Read: Natural Remedies to Cure Erectile Dysfunction]

What Are the Different Treatments for ED?

Doctors suggest vascular reconstructive surgery to improve the blood flow to the penis. There are also some medicines for erectile dysfunction (ED) such as Cialis, Levitra, Staxyn, Stendra, and Viagra. Besides medicines, some exercises also help to treat ED.

Kegel Exercises for ED

Exercise also helps to cure and treat ED. Because Viagra is not the only option for ED, there are exercises that can help in the ED. According to a study, pelvic exercises helped 40 percent of men with ED, after exercises, they regained erectile function. Pelvic floor exercises also help in improving the strength of the pelvic floor muscles. These exercises know as “Kegel exercises”.

Kegel exercises may treat some of the causes of ED because Kegel exercises target the muscles at the bottom of the pelvis which is called “Pubococcygeus”.

Benefits of Kegel Exercises for ED

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Many factors can weaken pelvic floor muscles in men like surgical removal of the prostate (radical prostatectomy) and conditions such as diabetes and overactive bladder.  Kegel exercises for ED are also good if you have urinary or fecal incontinence and dribble after urination.

Kegel exercises help men to strengthen the “bulbocavernosus” muscle. This muscle performs three important functions.

  • Helps to engorge during erection
  • Help to pump during ejaculation and
  • It helps to empty the urethra after urination.

Kegel Exercises for Women

In women, many factors could weaken the pelvic floor muscles, for example, pregnancy, childbirth, surgery, aging, excessive straining from constipation or chronic coughing and also overweight. Kegel exercises are must for those women who have problems such as, leak few drops after while sneezing, laughing or coughing it also known as stress-in-continence and strong and sudden urge to urinate. Women also perform kegel exercises to prepare for childbirth and after childbirth, to regain pelvic floor muscles strong.

[Also Read: Amazing Foods for Ed Treatment]

When to Do Kegel Exercises?

People who want to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles should make kegel exercises a part of their daily life for example,

  • Do a set of kegel exercises during every routine task like while brushing teeth, watching TV, etc.
  • Do Kegel exercises 2nd set after urinating and
  • During any activity that puts pressure on the abdomen, for example, sneezing, coughing, laughing or heavy objects lifting.

Biofeedback Training for Kegel Exercises

Some people cannot perform kegel exercises on their own. So they can get help from a doctor or health care professional. In such cases, a  doctor or health care professional give biofeedback training.

In a biofeedback training session, doctor insert probe into the rectum, a monitor will measure and display the pelvic floor activity. Biofeedback training has proved as a more effective treatment for fecal incontinence.

Kegel exercises are completely safe and can’t be harmful to men and women. Kegel exercises can be made a part of daily routine.

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Kegel exercises are easy to do, no matter wherever you are and whenever you want to perform, you can do it secretly without showing or informing anyone. Whether you are sitting at your desk in the office or sitting on a couch at home, you can make kegel exercises for erectile dysfunction (ED) as a part of daily life’ routines. And if you can’t perform kegel exercises for ED, own your own in such cases you can ask for the help of a doctor or health care professional. Doctor or healthcare professional will insert a small device in the rectum, to monitor the pelvic floor muscles activity.

If you do kegel exercises for erectile dysfunction (ED) on a regular basis, then the results will be amazingly positive, within few weeks urine leakage will become less and erection will be regained. Erectile dysfunction could be treated by regular kegel exercises and make it a part of daily life.

[Also Read: Vitamins for Erectile Dysfunction]


FAQs

1. What Are the Best Exercises for ED?

A: Pelvic floor exercises or kegel exercises are the best exercises for erectile dysfunction (ED) because Kegel exercises target the muscles at the bottom of the pelvis.

2. Which Foods Are Beneficial for Erectile Dysfunction?

A: One should have healthy food for ED including cranberries, apples, peanuts, onions, tea and red wine.

3. What Kind of Physical Activities Are Good for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?

A: A moderate exercise is good for ED; such as walking is a best option for erectile dysfunction (ED) because walk drops 41 percent chances of ED in middle aged men.

4. What Are the Herbal Remedies for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?

A: Herbal remedies for erectile dysfunction (ED) are, Viagra, pansrand ginseng (red ginseng).

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