Ayurveda remedies for Erectile dysfunction

Written by Dr.SavithaSuri

Definition of Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) isrepparttar inability of a man to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for his sexual needs orrepparttar 146840 needs of his partner. Erectile dysfunction is sometimes called as "impotence". The term "erectile dysfunction" can meanrepparttar 146841 inability to achieve erection, an inconsistent ability to do so, orrepparttar 146842 ability to achieve only brief erections. Ayurveda defines Erectile dysfunction or ED as follows. Sankalpapravano nityam priyaam vashyaamapi sthreeyam || na yaathi lingashaithilyaath kadaachidyaathi vaa yadi | Shwaasaarthaha swinnagaatrshcha moghasankalpacheshtitaha || mlaanashishnashcha nirbeejaha syodetat klaibyalaxanam | This means even though a man has a strong desire to perform sexual act with a cooperative partner , he can not perform sexual act because of looseness (absence of erection ) of his phallus ( penis). Even if he performs sexual act with his determined efforts he does not get erection and gets afflicted with tiredness, perspiration and frustration to perform sex Physiology of erection The two chambers of penis (corpora cavernosa,) which run throughtrepparttar 146843 organ are filled with spongy tissue. The corpora cavernosa are surrounded by a membrane, calledrepparttar 146844 tunica albuginea. The spongy tissue contains smooth muscles, fibrous tissues, spaces, veins, and arteries. The urethra, which isrepparttar 146845 channel for urine and semen runs along underside ofrepparttar 146846 corpora cavernosa.. Due to sensory or mental stimulation, or both,repparttar 146847 erection begins. Due to impulses from brain and local nervesrepparttar 146848 muscles of corpora cavernosa relax and allow blood to flow in and fillrepparttar 146849 spaces of spongy tissue. The flow of blood creates pressure inrepparttar 146850 corpora cavernosa, makingrepparttar 146851 penis expand. The tunica albuginea helps traprepparttar 146852 blood inrepparttar 146853 chambers, thereby sustaining erection. When muscles inrepparttar 146854 penis contract to stoprepparttar 146855 inflow of blood and open outflow channels, erection recedes. 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 ofrepparttar 146856 five types of vayu is located inrepparttar 146857 testicles, urinary bladder, phallus, umbilicus, thighs, groin, anus and colon. Its functions are ejaculation of semen, voiding of urine and stools". Shushruta explainsrepparttar 146858 process of erection and ejaculation as " When a man has desire (iccha) to have sex, his response to touch increases ( Vayu located in skin causes flow of signals from skin to brain, thus causing sensation of touch). This causes arousal or "harsha" . Arousal or Harsha intensifies actions of vayu and at this moment highly active vayu liberatesrepparttar 146859 "teja "or heat of pitta. Thus tejas and vayu increase body temperature , heart beat and blood flow causing erection. " Causes of ED Erection requires a sequence of events. Erectile dysfunction can occur when any ofrepparttar 146860 events is disturbed. Nerve impulses inrepparttar 146861 brain, spinal column, aroundrepparttar 146862 penis and response in muscles, fibrous tissues, veins, and arteries in and aroundrepparttar 146863 corpora cavernosa constitute this sequence of events. Injury to any of these parts which are part of this sequence ( nerves, arteries, smooth muscles, fibrous tissue ) can cause ED. Lowered level of testosterone hormone: The primary male hormone is testosterone. After age 40, a man's testosterone level gradually declines. About 5% of men that doctors see for erectile dysfunction have low testosterone levels. In many of these cases, low testosterone causes lower sexual interest, not erectile dysfunction. The whole male body responds to testosterone. Even sushruta has illustrated about this response of body torepparttar 146864 element "Shukra" . He has said "yatha payasi sarpistu goodashchekshow raso yatha shareereshu tatha shukram nrinaam vidyaadhbishagwara" This means " The shukra (repparttar 146865 element which helps in reproduction) is present all overrepparttar 146866 body . This can be explained withrepparttar 146867 following examples. 1.The ghee is present in milk in an invisible form. This is extracted from milk using many processes. 2.The sugar is present all overrepparttar 146868 sugarcane. It is extracted by subjectingrepparttar 146869 sugarcane to number of processes. Same way shukra is present all overrepparttar 146870 body. Butrepparttar 146871 cream of shukra (semen) comes out ofrepparttar 146872 body only duringrepparttar 146873 process of ejaculation. But this process of ejaculation needs a joyful union of mind and body. Decrease in production of "Shukra" causes erectile dysfunction.

Another 10 Tips for Avoiding Back Pain

Written by Kim Standerline

Many people who start off with underlying back weakness go through repeated bouts of back pain. This is usually because of a combination of poor posture andrepparttar excessive stresses they place on their back.

We know different positions and loads affect our back and can lead to back problems but we can teach ourselves how to minimise those stresses.

How we sit and stand is extremely important and it can really affect our ability to cope with back pain.

My Top 10 Tips for Avoiding Back Pain

Standing upright with head facing forward, keeping our back straight and avoiding slouching goes a long way towards minimising back problems.

At work if you're working at a bench ensure it is high enough for you to stand with a comfortable working posture and more importantly you can stand upright.

If working at a desk, it should be of adequate height with plenty of leg space so you are close enough to sit upright and work comfortably. There should also be enough room beneathrepparttar 146839 work surface so you can get close enough to your work without having to bend forward and allowing plenty of room for your legs and feet.

Try to move about as much as possible, as sitting in one position for long periods of time can cause aching, stiffness and back pain. If sitting at a desk for long periods of time, invest in a good chair which has good lumber support and assists you in sitting upright.

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