Male sexual dysfunction consists of several dysfunctions that occur during any phase of sexual activity resulting in unsatisfied sexual activity. The common male sexual dysfunction problems are erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation (early discharge), decreased libido and small penis.
Erection is a process which includes smooth and coordinated equilibrium among neurological, vascular and tissue compartments that results in arterial dilation and muscle relaxation.
Erectile Dysfunction is one of the common and major male sexual dysfunction nowadays. Causes of erectile dysfunction include hormonal imbalance, drug induced, smoking, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, chronic renal failure, drug abuse, performance related issues, penile fracture, pelvic fracture, psychogenic and partner related issues.
Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction follows the sequence-
- Identification of the cause
- Identification of risk factors and modification in lifestyle
- Patient education and counseling
- Identification of patient needs, expectation, decision making and medical treatment
- Treatment outcome and treatment satisfaction
Some dietary modifications and lifestyle modifications required in Erectile dysfunction Treatment
Quit smoking, limit intake of alcohol, balanced diet, brisk walk (45 minutes daily), proper sleep (7-8 hours). Daily intake of almonds (10-15), walnuts (1-2), figs(1-2), dates (1-2), 200gms fruits except banana, weekly intake of broccoli (2-3 times), black lentils (2 times) and fish ( 2 times).