Priapism is a rare or uncommon disorder, but its sudden attacks make it a medical emergency that should be treated timely to prevent the complications. It is a male disorder that affects their Penis. Priapism is of two types Ischemic and Non-Ischemic, out of which one is more painful than the other. But both the conditions need a proper and timely treatment. General treatment for this condition includes injecting the medications in the affected part or operating it to terminate the problem. But, an alternative treatment is far better than the general one that avoids the painless surgery and helps the person to get rid of the disease through a natural way.

Let us know what that treatment is and how it works?

What do you mean by Priapism?

As already introduced briefly Priapism is a male disorder in which the penis gets affected. The disorder is basically related with the blood circulation in the penis causing unwanted and abnormal prolonged erection. Normally the penis erection occurs due to the physical or emotional stimulation, causing an increase in the blood flow to the penis and making it normal as soon as the stimulation ends. Hence, the root cause is directly related to the blood circulatory process. It happens in two different conditions, which further called as two types of Priapism. To understand the main difference between the both, let us have a brief introduction to them.

Types of Priapism

There are two types of Priapism that are medically indicated.

Ischemic Priapism – It is also known as low-flow Priapism as in this condition the blood get accumulated in a particular chamber of the penis causing persistent and painful erection for long hours. It lasts for more than four hours without any sexual stimulation. This type of Priapism involves severe pain.

Non-Ischemic Priapism – Non-Ischemic Priapism is also called as high-flow Priapism in which there is an improper circulation of blood in the penis due to a broken artery. As the blood does not accumulate anywhere but circulates unnaturally, thus, it causes less pain than the ischemic Priapism. The time for lasting erection is between a few min. to four hours.

As here we are discussing about the treatment options available for Non-Ischemic Priapism, so let us focus on that deeply.

Detailed information of Non-Ischemic Priapism

We have already understood the main concept of Non-Ischemic Priapism in the above part. To have more detailed information about this disease and its treatment. We need to understand some related points such as the symptoms, causes and the complications of the disease.

Symptoms of Non-Ischemic Priapism

Some of the signs and symptoms of Non-Ischemic Priapism are similar to that of Ischemic Priapism, but the time factor and level of pain differs. The most common symptoms that can be seen in the patients of low-flow Priapism are:

  • Erections lasting between few min. to 4 hours
  • With the passing of time, the erections start to last longer

The major symptom is when these situations occur without a sexual stimulation.

Causes of Non-Ischemic Priapism

As we are talking about the blood flow again and again and it is clear till now that the root cause for the disease is improper blood circulation in the penis. So, the causes for the abnormal blood flow will be ultimately the causes of Non-Ischemic Priapism. The factors responsible for the unnatural blood circulation may include the following:

  • An injury
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Poisonous Venom
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Blood Clots
  • Leukemia
  • Certain medications like antidepressants, alpha blockers, medicines for anxiety disorders, hormone therapy, blood thinners, etc.
  • Consumption of alcohol, and other illicit drugs

Complications of Non-Ischemic Priapism

The complications of untreated Non-Ischemic Priapism can be severe. The most common complication is conversion of Non-Ischemic Priapism to Ischemic Priapism. Non-treatment of Non-Ischemic or High-flow Priapism can consequently damage the tissues in the penis resulting in the oxygen-deprived blood flow. This further can damage or destruct the penile tissues permanently leading to chronic erectile dysfunction or disfigurement of the penis.

Diagnosis of Non-Ischemic Priapism

A proper treatment of any disease can only be done when diagnose is done correctly. For diagnosing the Non-Ischemic Priapism, generally the symptoms and the physical examination of the genital area is enough, but to be surer some medical tests are recommended by the medical professionals.

These are

Blood Tests – It is to check for the platelet count, any blood disorder or other diseases.

Blood Gas Measurement – The blood sample for this test is collected by directly inserting a needle inside the penis. It is to understand the type of Priapism after knowing the level of oxygen present in the blood flow in the penis.

Toxicology Test – It is done by collecting urine sample to check the presence of any drug, if consumed recently.

Ultrasound – This is done to measure the blood flow in the penis and to determine whether there is any injury or not, which can be the underlying cause of Priapism.

Herbal Treatment for Non-Ischemic Priapism

Planet Ayurveda is serving the society for years to help them get rid of their various health disorders without surgeries. Likewise, it has the best herbal treatment available to combat the situation of Non-Ischemic Priapism without any adverse effects on health. The treatment includes the following herbal supplements:

  1. Pitta Balance
  2. Arjuna Capsules
  3. Curcumin Capsules
  4. Manjishtha Capsules

Product Description

1. Pitta Balance

Pitta Balance is a herbal product prepared by the Ayurveda experts of Planet Ayurveda to balance the digestive fire (Pitta) the major element of the body responsible for our health and disease. It consists of the effective Pishtis such as Coral Calcium (Praval Pishti), Agate Calcium (Akik Pishti), Pearl Calcium (Mukta Pishti), other calcium compounds like Jahar Mohra Pishti, Kamdudha Ras and Giloy satva (Tinospora cordifolia). These all herbs mixed in Pitta Balance have the cooling capacity making it the best herbal supplement for maintaining the blood pressure and ensures normal blood circulation to various body parts.

Dosage: 1 Capsule twice a day with plain water, after the meals.

2. Arjuna Capsules

Arjuna Capsules are prepared using the standardized extract of the bark of Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna). Arjuna is considered as one of the finest herbs for supporting a healthy blood circulation, maintaining healthy blood cells and balancing tri-doshas as well as the psychic energies in the body. Being one of the best herbs for blood circulatory system, it shows amazing effects in the conditions of Non-Ischemic Priapism.

Dosage: 2 Capsules twice daily with normal water, after meals.

3. Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin (Curcuma longa) is a proven and mostly used herb for relieving pain and inflammatory conditions. Curcumin Capsules are manufactured with the use of standardized extract of curcumin that helps in the maintenance of healthy blood cells and proper blood circulation inside the body preventing the blood clots and inflammatory conditions. Therefore, it can be effectively used for the treatment of Non-Ischemic Priapism and the prevention of any severities.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice a day with plain water, after both meals.

4. Manjishtha Capsules

Manjishtha Capsules are prepared with the pure extract of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia). Manjishtha is the best blood purifier that is being used for centuries for treating various blood related disorders. It is also very helpful in poisonous conditions. It maintains the healthy blood flow inside the body and supports the healthy skin cells. Due to all these properties, it effectively supports the treatment of Non-Ischemic Priapism and help the patient get rid of the situation naturally.

Dosage: 2 Capsules two times daily with plain water, after the meals.


Hence, we have tried our best to explain all the necessary details about the non-Ischemic Priapism, including the symptoms, causes, meaning as well as the natural treatment for the same. So, you can now choose the best alternative treatment option available to combat your health disorder.

Have a Disease-free Life Ahead!!

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Author's Bio: 

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert Ayurvedic Doctor based in Chandigarh, India, and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic, and Krishna Herbal Company. For more info visit our website: www.planetayurveda.com