Learn more about the root cause of erectile dysfunction and five simple things you can do about it.
0:00 Introduction: Solutions and strategies for erectile dysfunction
0:35 Erectile dysfunction causes
1:45 Understanding nitric oxide and erectile dysfunction
5:00 How to naturally increase nitric oxide
7:04 Check out my video on a helpful and unique breathing technique!
Researching potential solutions for erectile dysfunction can be confusing. The biggest strategies for erectile dysfunction are all about managing it—but what about fixing it?
People often think erectile dysfunction is caused by low testosterone. But, while testosterone is part of the answer, there is more to this issue than that alone.
Nitric oxide is one of the most important molecules involved in erectile dysfunction, and it decreases as you age. I believe the most likely cause of erectile dysfunction has to do with a deficiency of nitric oxide.
Nitric oxide helps relax your arteries and increase blood flow. It also helps you make testosterone and is involved in the hormone that controls the amount of testosterone your body makes.
Nitric oxide increases the oxygen release in your blood and regulates cortisol. People with sleep apnea and stress or anxiety have an increased risk of erectile dysfunction. Nitric oxide is also involved in your sleep cycles. A sleeping problem increases your risk of erectile dysfunction. Nitric oxide increases insulin sensitivity, which could explain why diabetes increases your risk of erectile dysfunction.
Keep in mind that statin drugs can also increase your risk of low testosterone and erectile dysfunction.