ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION – Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Yoga & Pranayama

                  Erectile dysfunction is also called impotence. It is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
  • CAUSES OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
  • DIAGNOSIS OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
  • TREATMENTS FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
  • PROGNOSIS OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
  • COMPLICATIONS OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
  • ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR ENLARGED PROSTATE
  • AYURVEDIC SODHANA TREATMENT FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
  • YOGA FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Difficulty in getting an erection
  • Inability to keep an erection
  • Reduced sexual drive

CAUSES OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

  • Obesity
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Heart diseases
  • Certain medications
  • Tobacco use
  • Alcoholism
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Injuries

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

Pathophysiology of erectile dysfunction is based on the cause. Vasculogenic, neurogenic, hormonal and psychogenic factors are involved in the pathophysiology of erectile dysfunction.

DIAGNOSIS OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

  • History taking
  • Physical examination
  • Psychological examination
  • Laboratory investigations
  • Ultrasound scan

TREATMENTS FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

  • Treatment for underlying pathology
  • Oral medications
  • Counselling penile implants

PROGNOSIS OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

  • Prognosis is based on the cause of erectile dysfunction. Generally, erectile dysfunction can be reversed.

COMPLICATIONS OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION          

  • Anxiety
  • Unsatisfactory sexual life
  • Low self-esteem
  • Marital relationship problems

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,erectile dysfunction is called ‘klaibya’.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

  • Excess consumption of acrid, sour, salty food items
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Excessive intercourse at a premature age
  • Viruddhahara – incompatible food
  • Lack of sex interest in the sex partner
  • Chronic diseases
  • Injuries

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

  • Difficulty in getting an erection

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

  • Due to the causative factors, different types of klaibya manifested.
  • Types of klaibya :
  • Beejopaghataja klaibya
  • Dhwajopaghataja klaibya
  • Shukrakshayaja klaibya
  • Jarasambhavaja klaibya
  • Sahaja klaibya
  • Khara shukra nimittaja

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

  • Difficulty in getting an erection
  • Inability to keep an erection
  • Imperfect or partial erection for a short time
  • Less excitement with women
  • Low vitality

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

  • Prognosis is based on the type of klaibya  

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

  • Vajikarana – aphrodisiac medicines

AYURVEDIC SODHANA TREATMENT FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

  • Yapana vasthi – medicated enema

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

  • Intake of gooseberry  
  • Avoid sugar-containing diet in patients with diabetes

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like sour, acrid and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Exercise regularly
  • Avoid tobacco
  • Avoid alcohol

YOGA FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind and gets relief from the erectile dysfunction due to anxiety and stress

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

                             

  • Badhakonasana
  • Paschimottasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Ardha matsyendrasana
  • Siddasana

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