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Erectile Dysfunction: Can a Plant-Based Diet Help?

There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that a healthy, plant-based diet correlates with a decreased risk of erectile dysfunction. To be clear, approximately 3/4 of men will experience erectile dysfunction at some point. Occasional difficulty in achieving or maintaining an erection is normal, and no cause for concern. However, chronic erectile dysfunction can take a significant toll on mental health and well-being. If you’re struggling with erectile dysfunction, it’s worth looking at your diet.

The most recent study, published in The Journal of Urology, the Official Journal of the American Urological Association involved more than 2,500 men. The study found that those who ate a healthful plant-based diet were less likely to have erectile dysfunction. A healthy plant-based diet is one that is heavy on fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, and whole grains, and light on processed sugars, refined grains, and animal foods.

The findings of this and similar studies match up with what urologists know about the causes of erectile dysfunction. Leading causes of erectile dysfunction include obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, and clogged blood vessels. An unhealthful diet contributes to all these conditions.

Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction

If you’re struggling with erectile dysfunction, it certainly won’t hurt to adopt a diet that is rooted in fruits, vegetables, and healthy grains. However, you shouldn’t expect a change overnight. It may take some time before you notice any difference in your ability to achieve or maintain an erection.

In the meantime, there are a variety of safe treatments for erectile dysfunction. Testosterone replacement therapy, when provided by a urologist may help. Likewise, medications such as Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra may help.

Finally, one of the most revolutionary, non-surgical, non-medication treatments for erectile dysfunction is now available. Considered the only potential cure for erectile dysfunction,

SoftWave is a non-invasive shock-wave treatment for erectile dysfunction. SoftWave uses low-intensity sound waves to break up plaque in the vessels, while simultaneously stimulating new blood vessel growth. In other words, it increases both blood flow and sensitivity in the penis, leading to improved erectile function.

Schedule an Appointment for ED Treatment

If you suffer from erectile dysfunction, you’re not alone, and you’re not without options. From adjusting your diet to medication, to natural sound wave therapy to increase the blood flow in your penis, options are available today. At the Male Anti-Aging Institute, Board Certified Urologist and Male Anti-Aging Specialist Dr. Gary Bellman, MD provides treatment for ED with medication. SoftWave shock-wave therapy, and recommendations for lifestyle changes. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bellman today, call 818-912-1899