Sankalpapravano nityam priyaam vashyaamapi sthreeyam ||na yaathi lingashaithilyaath kadaachidyaathi vaa yadi |
Shwaasaarthaha swinnagaatrshcha moghasankalpacheshtitaha ||
mlaanashishnashcha nirbeejaha syodetat klaibyalaxanam |
Erectile dysfunction (ED), which is the inability of man to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for his sexual needs or the needs of your partner. Erectile dysfunction can be sometimes called "impotence." The term "erectile dysfunction" can mean the inability to achieve erection, an inconsistent ability to do so, or the ability to achieve only brief erections.
Physiology Of Erection
The two chambers of the penis (corpora cavernosa) that run thought the organ is filled with spongy tissue. The corpora cavernosa are surrounded by a membrane called the tunica albuginea. The spongy tissue contains smooth muscles, fibrous tissues, spaces, veins and arteries. The urethra, which is the channel for urine and semen runs along underside of the corpora cavernosa ...
Due to sensory or mental stimulation, or both, the erection begins. Due to impulses from the brain and local nerves the muscles of the corpora cavernosa to relax and allow blood to flow and fill the spaces of spongy tissue.
The flow of blood creates pressure in the corpora cavernosa, making the penis expand. The tunica albuginea helps trap the blood in the chambers, thereby sustaining erection. When muscles in the penis contract to stop the inflow of blood and open outflow channels, erection is removed.
In Ayurveda Physiology Of Erection And Ejaculation Is Described As Follows
Vrishunow basthimedram cha naabhyuuru vankshnow gudam |
Apaanasthaanamantrasthaha shukra mootra shakrunti cha ||
The 'apaanavayu "one of the five types of vayu is located in the testicles, urinary bladder, phallus, umbilicus, thighs, groin, anus and colon. Its functions are ejaculation of semen, voiding of the urine and feces.
Shushruta explains the process of erection and ejaculation - When a man has desire (iccha) for sex, his response to touch increases. (Vayu located in skin causes flow of signals from skin to brain, causing the sensation of touch). This causes arousal or "Harsha". Arousal or Harsha intensifies actions of vayu and at this moment highly active vayu liberates the "teja" or heat of pitta. So tiles and vayu increase body temperature, heart rate and blood flow causing erection.
Causes Of Erectile Dysfunction
An erection requires a sequence of events. Erectile dysfunction can occur when any of the events is disrupted. Nerve impulses in the brain, spine, around the penis and response in muscles, fibrous tissues, veins and arteries in and around the corpora cavernosa constitute this sequence of events. Injury to any of these pieces that are part of this sequence (nerves, arteries, smooth muscles, connective tissue) can cause ED.
Low levels of testosterone hormone: The main male hormone is testosterone. After 40 years of age, the testosterone level of a man gradually declines. About 5% of men that doctors see for erectile dysfunction have low testosterone levels. In many cases, low testosterone can cause a reduced sexual interest, not erectile dysfunction.
The whole male body responds to testosterone.
Even sushruta has illustrated the body's response to the element "Shukra". He has said
"Yatha payasi shareereshu sarpistu tatha goodashchekshow shukram satin nrinaam yatha vidyaadhbishagwara"
This means "Shukra (the element that helps in reproduction) is present throughout the body.
This Can Be Explained By The Following Examples.
The ghee is present in milk in an invisible form. This is extracted from milk using many processes.
Sugar is present in all sugarcane. It is extracted from sugar cane subject to various processes.
Just as Shukra is present throughout the body. But the cream of Shukra (semen) that leaves the body only during ejaculation. But this process of ejaculation needs a joyful union of mind and body.
Decreased production of "Shukra" causes erectile dysfunction.
The effort - physically and mentally, work long hours at the office, mental stress at work and home, short temperedness, erectile dysfunction, lack of sleep causes.
These causes are explained in Ayurveda as "shoka, chintaa, bhaya, traasaat ...." which means that erectile dysfunction or impotence occurs due to pain, fear, anxiety and terror.
Strained relationship with sexual partner: Erectile dysfunction also occurs when there is an aversion to the sexual partner.
Ayurveda describes this as "naarinaamarasamjnatwaat ..." means rejection of the woman.
Diseases that cause erectile Dysfunction
- Neurological disorders, hypothyroidism, Parkinson's disease, anemia, depression, arthritis, endocrine disorders, diabetes, diseases related to cardiovascular system also become reasons for erectile dysfunction.
- According to ayurveda the diseases which cause erectile dysfunction "Hritpaandurogatamakakaamalashrama " Heart disease, anemia, asthma, liver disorders, tiredness Apart from these imbalances in the tridoshas also causes impotence or erectile dysfunction.
- The consumption of medicines, drugs and snuff: Using antidepressants, tranquilizers and antihypertensive medicines for a long time, addiction to snuff, especially smoking, excessive consumption of alcohol, cocaine, heroin and marijuana cause dysfunction ED.
- In Ayurveda texts these causes have said in few words like "rukshamannapaanam tathoushadham" - "dry food, drinks and medicines" cause impotence or erectile dysfunction.
- Trauma to pelvic region: accidental injury to pelvic region and surgeries for the conditions of the prostate, bladder, colon, or rectal area may lead to erectile dysfunction.
- These causes are mentioned as abhighata (trauma), shastradantanakhakshataha (damage of weapons, teeth and nails.) In Ayurveda.
Other Reasons Cause Erectile Dysfunction
Obesity, prolonged bicycle riding, history of sexual abuse and old age can also cause erectile dysfunction.
Ayurveda describes the cause of impotence or erectile dysfunction due to old age as follows. "Reduction of - tissue elements, strength, energy, life span, inability to take nourishing food, bring the physical and mental fatigue impotence"
Remedies For Erectile Dysfunction
ED is treatable at any age. The total treatment of impotence is called as Vajikarana therapy in Ayurveda. As this therapy increases the strength of a man to perform sexual act, like a horse, is called 'Vaajikarana. 'Vaaji "horse.
Vaajikarana Therapy Leads To
Power to produce offspring.
Increased capacity for erection.
Eligibility For Vajikarana Therapy:
Vajikarana therapy should be administered to people between 18 and 70 years of age.
These treatments should be administered only to a self controlled person. If this therapy is administered to a person who lacks self-control becomes nuisance to society through his illegitimate sex acts.
Psychotherapy For Erectile Dysfunction
To reduce the anxiety associated with intercourse, with psychologically based treatment helps to cure erectile dysfunction. The patient's partner can help with the techniques, which include gradual development of intimacy and stimulation. These techniques also can help relieve anxiety when ED from physical causes is being treated.
The same treatment is illustrated in Ayurveda. He said: "A woman who understands a man and liked him, along with the Environmental Law erotic as the best aphrodisiac.
Pharmacotherapy For Erectile Dysfunction
Numerous herbal preparations are mentioned in Ayurveda to treat erectile dysfunction or impotence. It has been said that people who have strong sexual urge, who want to enjoy sex regularly have to consume these preparations regularly to replenish energy, stamina, strength and endurance. These preparations also supply the nutrients needed for the production of semen.
Ayurveda Tips For Overcoming Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction, which is a very common complaint can be generally rectified by following few simple steps. Here is the list of simple but effective tips to correct erectile dysfunction.
1.Avoid consumption of alcohol. If you are addicted to restrict the intake of alcohol. Alcohol acts on central nervous system and causes erectile dysfunction.
2.Keep away from smoking. Men who smoke suffer from erectile dysfunction than men who do not. It is clear from research. Smoking causes the formation of plaques in the arteries (atherosclerosis) which obstruct the blood flow.
3.Avoid working for long hours. Take a break from the usual routine on the weekends and spend time with your partner.
4.yoga are the best to eliminate stress.
5.Are not you afraid of not getting hard erections or do not doubt their ability to satisfy your partner. That will lead to psychological ED.
7.Exercise regularly and every day. Brisk walking for 45 minutes is the best exercise which keeps the cardiovascular system healthy. Research has shown that the incidence of erectile dysfunction in men who regularly exercise are less.
8.Weight reduction helps increase testosterone level and increases sexual energy and stamina. Weight reduction helps maintain blood pressure and diabetes under control. Diabetes causes erectile dysfunction.
9. Marijuana, heroin, cocaine, etc. cause erectile dysfunction. The withdrawal from addiction to the substances mentioned actually helps growing erection and sexual stamina.
10.Reduce the frequency of masturbation. Masturbating twice in a week is ideal. .
11. Full body massage with herbal oil at least once a week. This increases sexual energy and stamina. Massage (Abhyanga) is named as the best aphrodisiac in Ayurveda.
12.Sleep at least 8 hours a day. The body is energized with good sleep.
13.Do not control natural urges. Empty your bladder before going to bed with your partner.
14.Take all measures to prevent indigestion and constipation. Indigestion and constipation vitiate doshas and cause diseases. Hard erections will not occur when the body is not healthy.
15. Avoid hot, spicy and bitter vata imbalance. According to Ayurveda Vata imbalance causes erectile dysfunction.
16.It offers a space of four days between two consecutive intercourses.
17.Vajikarana regularly consuming preparations. Vajikarana preparations always keep sexually healthy men.
18.Anti-hypertension medications can cause erectile dysfunction.
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