Also known as impotence, erectile dysfunction is a condition, in which a man is not able to maintain the erection of the penis during sex. This has become quite a common problem with men nowadays. At least 30 million men in the U.S. are the affected with this condition.

Erectile dysfunction may result in the lesser sexual drive, sex desire or libido. There are different symptoms and causes of erectile dysfunction, which every man should know.

Also, there are different ways in which, this condition can be cured. The treatment can include natural or herbal remedies, medicines, surgeries, implants and more. Discussed further in the article are the latest and the most recommended treatments that are effective in curing erectile dysfunction.

Herbal or Natural

There are many men who prefer to go natural. There are many herbs that can help cure erectile dysfunction but the most common and recommended ones are as follows.

Panax ginseng: It is popularly known as herbal Viagra. It is rich in ginsenosides that work at a cellular level, resulting in an improved erection.

Rhodiola Rosea: This herb improves the level of energy in men and reduces fatigue; thereby, improving erection of the penis.

DHEA: This naturally occurring hormone in our body can get converted to both testosterone and estrogens. And, as we all know, lower levels of testosterone can be a cause of male infertility. This dietary supplement has the potential to cure erectile dysfunction.

L-Arginine: This amino acid is naturally present in the body, which helps make nitric oxide and improves blood flow. It relaxes the vessels of the blood in the penis for a successful and long-lasting erection.

Improved Lifestyle and Therapy

Many times, the simple reason behind the symptoms of erectile dysfunction can be stress or anxiety. The causes of this can be many, but it is cured by making certain improvements in one’s lifestyle and going for certain therapies as given below:

Quit Smoking
Limit your alcohol
Exercise daily
Sleep properly
Relax and meditate to relieve stress
Sex therapy
Couple therapy (In case of a bitter relationship with the partner)


Modern-day medicines also play an effective role in curing erectile dysfunction, so as to give men the required satisfaction during intercourse. Medicines, such as sildenafil, avanafil, tadalafil and vardenafil are known to give satisfactory results to nearly 65% of men, who consume these medications.


For men, who do not prefer taking medications for erectile dysfunction, the best option for them is an internal penile implant. This option gives effective results for around 30 years after implant.

The pump is inserted in the penis and when squeezed, the fluid is pumped, which helps you have an erection that would last for long. This requires no maintenance and can remain in its place for the lifetime.

Non-Surgical Treatments

There are nonsurgical ways also to cure erectile dysfunction. There can be different, such as

Penile Self-Injections: Self-injections are good options for those, who are suffering from erectile dysfunction. Just by injecting a medicine into your penis, you get immediate results. Penis gets erected, remains hard and this stays in this position for long.

External Vacuum Pumps: The external vacuum pump contains a plastic cylinder, which is placed over the penis. With the activation of the pump, attached to it, a vacuum is created, which forces the blood to flow in the penis and a rubber ring is snapped around the base of the penis. This keeps the penis erected and the ring helps to maintain the same.

Medicated Urethral System: MUSE or medicated urethral system is another way to cure erectile dysfunction. It fills alprostadil in an intraurethral suppository, which is inserted inside the urethra to help erect the penis intently and for a longer duration.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a new revolution in the field of treating erectile dysfunction. This technology is known as extracorporeal shock wave therapy.

In this therapy, high-frequency waves open blood vessels of the penis and improve the blood flow. It rejuvenates the existing vessels which increase the ability of a man a helps to obtain and maintain an erection.

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