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Homeopathy for Impotence, Erectile Dysfunction

Last modified on September 22nd, 2018

Homeopathy for Impotence, Erectile Dysfunction. Detail information about cause, types, symptoms and treatment of Impotence, Erectile Dysfunction. Homeopathy treatment with list of commonly indicated medicines for Impotence, Erectile Dysfunction.

Impotence or erectile dysfunction refers to a man’s absolute inability to obtain a penile erection even after proper stimulation. If the condition is not absolute, i.e.; either erections are not complete or there is an inability to maintain them long enough, then the condition in general is called ‘penile dysfunction’.

What is Erection? let’s understand….

Penis contains following structures:

  • Corpus cavernosum: Two columns of tissue running along the sides of the penis. Blood fills in this tissue to cause an erection.
  • Corpus spongiosum: A column of sponge-like tissue running along the front of the penis and ending at the glans penis; it fills with blood during an erection also keeping the urethra which runs through it.
  • The urethra runs through the corpus spongiosum, conducting urine out of the body.

Corpus cavernosum and corpus spongiosum are responsible for erectile functions. Blood fills in corpus cavernosum to cause an erection.

In the flaccid state, these smooth muscles are tonically contracted, allowing only a small amount of arterial flow for nutritional purposes.

Sexual stimulation triggers release of neurotransmitters from the cavernous nerve which supplies corpus cavernosum. This results in relaxation of these smooth muscles and the following events:

  1. Dilatation of the arterioles and arteries by increased blood flow in penile structures.
  2. This incoming blood is trapped by the expanding sinusoids in corpus cavernosum.
  3. Compression of the subtunical venular plexuses between the tunica albuginea and the peripheral sinusoids, reducing the venous outflow. The tunica albuginea is the fibrous envelope of the corpora cavernosa.
  4. Stretching of the tunica to its capacity, which occludes the emissary veins between the inner circular and the outer longitudinal layers and further decreases the venous outflow to a minimum
  5. An increase in PO2 (to about 90 mmHg) and intra-cavernous pressure (around 100 mm Hg), which raises the penis from the dependent position to the erect state (the full-erection phase)
  6. A further pressure increase (to several hundred millimeters of mercury) with contraction of the ischiocavernosus muscles (rigid-erection phase).

Types of Impotence or Erectile Dysfunction

Primary impotence: A man has never experienced an erection.

Secondary impotence: A man with previously adequate sexual function who is no longer able to achieve erection for coitus.

Causes of Impotence, Erectile Dysfunction

Physical/ Pathological causes:

  • Neurogenic: Neuropathy due to Diabetes
  • Spinal cord Injury
  • Pelvic Injury or Trauma
  • Surgery or Radiation: Prostate or Bladder surgery or Radiation for Cancer treatment
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Circulation or Arterial Disorders-Peripheral vascular disease.
  • Cardio Vascular Causes: Hypertension

Psychological Causes:

  • Stress at work or home
  • Nervousness related to sex
  • Performance anxiety
  • Juvenile depression, religious, moral and social inhibition etc
  • Martial disharmony-frigidity, negative attitude, dishonesty, physical and mental ugliness, emotional upset, argument nature, and acting personality etc of partner.

Causes related to medical intervention [Iatrogenic]:

  • Anti-Hypertensive Treatment
  • Post Surgical or Reconstructive Surgery
  • Age  It usually takes place with advancing age
  • Use of recreational drugs, tobacco, smoking etc. causing arterial narrowing and vaso-spasm

Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction

  • Inability to get an erection is usually the chief complaint.Erectile dysfunction. homeopathy for erectile dysfunction
  • Difficulty maintaining an erection during sexual activities
  • Reduced interest in sex
  • In cases of penile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and spermatorrhoea may be found.
  • Depression often accompanies impotence.
  • Severe depression can lead to impotence and impotence can lead to depression. It works both ways.

Check yourself !

The erectile function domain of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF), which contains 15 self-administered questions, is currently the gold standard for clinical assessment of ED, wherein each question is scored on a scale of 0 to 5 and erectile dysfunction defined as any value <25

These questions ask about the effects that your erection problems have had on your sex life over the
last four weeks. Please try to answer the questions as honestly and as clearly as you are able. Your
answers will help your doctor to choose the most effective treatment suited to your condition.

Assesment of scoring

  • 22-25: No erectile dysfunction
  • 17-21: Mild erectile dysfunction
  • 12-16: Mild to moderate erectile dysfunction
  • 8-11: Moderate erectile dysfunction
  • 5-7: Severe erectile dysfunction

In answering the questions, the following definitions apply:
Sexual activity includes intercourse, caressing, foreplay & masturbation
Sexual intercourse is defined as sexual penetration of your partner
Sexual stimulation includes situation such as foreplay, erotic pictures etc.
Ejaculation is the ejection of semen from the penis (or the feeling of this)
Orgasm is the fulfilment or climax following sexual stimulation or intercourse

1.How often were you able to get an erection during sexual activity?0 No sexual activity

1 Almost never or never

2 A few times (less than half the time)

3 Sometimes (about half the time)

4 Most times (more than half the time)

5 Almost always or always

2.When you had erections with sexual stimulation, how often were your erections hard enough for penetration?0 No sexual activity

1 Almost never or never

2 A few times (less than half the time)

3 Sometimes (about half the time)

4 Most times (more than half the time)

5 Almost always or always

3.When you attempted intercourse, how often were you able to penetrate (enter) your partner?0 Did not attempt intercourse

1 Almost never or never

2 A few times (less than half the time)

3 Sometimes (about half the time)

4 Most times (more than half the time)

5 Almost always or always

4.During sexual intercourse, how often were you able to maintain your erection after you had penetrated (entered) your partner?0 Did not attempt intercourse

1 Almost never or never

2 A few times (less than half the time)

3 Sometimes (about half the time)

4 Most times (more than half the time)

5 Almost always or always

5.During sexual intercourse, how difficult was it to maintain your erection to completion of intercourse?0 Did not attempt intercourse

1 Extremely difficult

2 Very difficult

3 Difficult

4 Slightly difficult

5 Not difficult

6.How many times have you attempted sexual intercourse?0 No attempts

1 One to two attempts

2 Three to four attempts

3 Five to six attempts

4 Seven to ten attempts

5 Eleven or more attempts

7.When you attempted sexual intercourse, how often was it satisfactory for you?0 Did not attempt intercourse

1 Almost never or never

2 A few times (less than half the time)

3 Sometimes (about half the time)

4 Most times (more than half the time)

5 Almost always or always

8.How much have you enjoyed sexual intercourse?0 No intercourse

1 No enjoyment at all

2 Not very enjoyable

3 Fairly enjoyable

4 Highly enjoyable

5 Very highly enjoyable

9.When you had sexual stimulation or intercourse, how often did you ejaculate?0 No sexual stimulation or intercourse

1 Almost never or never

2 A few times (less than half the time)

3 Sometimes (about half the time)

4 Most times (more than half the time)

5 Almost always or always

10.When you had sexual stimulation or intercourse, how often did you have the feeling of orgasm or climax?1 Almost never or never

2 A few times (less than half the time)

3 Sometimes (about half the time)

4 Most times (more than half the time)

5 Almost always or always

11.How often have you felt sexual desire?1 Almost never or never

2 A few times (less than half the time)

3 Sometimes (about half the time)

4 Most times (more than half the time)

5 Almost always or always

12.How would you rate your level of sexual desire?1 Very low or none at all

2 Low

3 Moderate

4 High

5 Very high

13.How satisfied have you been with your overall sex life?1 Very dissatisfied

2 Moderately dissatisfied

3 Equally satisfied & dissatisfied

4 Moderately satisfied

5 Very satisfied

14.How satisfied have you been with your sexual relationship with your partner?1 Very dissatisfied

2 Moderately dissatisfied

3 Equally satisfied & dissatisfied

4 Moderately satisfied

5 Very satisfied

15.How do you rate your confidence that you could get and keep an erection?1 Very low

2 Low

3 Moderate

4 High

5 Very high

Conventional treatment for Erectile Dysfunction.

Following medications stimulate blood flow to penis may help in Erectile dysfunction.

  • Alprostadil (Caverject)
  • Avanafil (Stendra)
  • Sildenafil (Viagra)
  • Tadalafil (Cialis)
  • Testosteron (Androderm)

Side effects of these medicines

Side effects include:

  • Flushing,
  • Headache,
  • Backache
  • Dizziness and Lightheadedness
  • Vision Problems
  • Stomach upset

Some medications might also be dangerous if you are taking medicines for

  • Angina pain
  • Low blood pressure
  • Medication for any heart disease.

Homeopathy treatment for Erectile Dysfunction

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat erectile dysfunction but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for erectile dysfunction treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensation and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important remedies are given below for erectile dysfunction treatment:

Commonly indicated medicines for Impotency and Erectile Dysfunction.

  • Staphysagria
  • Damiana 
  • Agnus castus 
  • Moschus 
  • Caladium
  • Sabal serrulata 
  • Natrum Mur 
  • Arnica 
  • Mercurius 
  • Graphites 
  • Titanium
  • Strychnia Phos 
  • Acid Phos 
  • Lycopodium 
  • Onosmodium

Acid phos

This remedy is useful in complaints of pale, sickly people. Patients who have been weak for many years, who have inherited phthisis. Emaciation, weakness, anaemia, loss of appetite, burning thirst and copious pale urine arc a combination calling for Acetic acid. Weakness with seminal losses. Penis relaxed. Weakness in the genital organs after loose of vital fluid. In the abdomen there is great pain, distension, flatulence or dropsy; sore to touch; diarrhoea, thin, bloody or pure blood; profuse bleeding from piles; chronic diarrhoea.

Caladium

Erectile dysfunction due to excess of masturbation. Penis relaxed with violent sexual desire. Erections when half asleep in the morning ceases when fully awake. Mentally and physically prostrated from sexual excesses and smoking or tobacco chewing. It has urethral discharge and is useful in gonorrhoea. In vigorous persons after the gonorrhoeal discharge has been improperly suppressed, sometimes impotency is the result of the suppression. Caladium has cured as frequently as Thuja. Itching eruption on the scrotum. Forgetfulness in persons who are mentally and physically prostrated from sexual excesses or from tobacco poisoning. It is indicated in old debauches who are unable to perform the marital act. He has the most tantalizing craving for the opposite sex with no ability to perform coitus. Lascivious ideas. Such men stand on the street corner and feast upon the forms of passing girls, and their semen dribbles away; a state also found in Picric acid and Selenium.

Agnus castus

Extraordinary distraction, absence of mind and want of recollection. Great anxiety, as the diarrhoea would ensue, with great weakness. Sadness with fear of impending death. Melancholy, hypochondriacal mood, dissatisfied with himself, incapable for work and indifferent to his surroundings, Alternate over – exaltation and want of self – esteem. Yellowish discharge from urethra, Gonorrhea with suppressed sexual desire. Cold testes. Swelled and indurated testes. Itching on. Flagging sexual powers, with torpid, cold, relaxed sexual parts. Desire wanting.

Nuphur –

Entire absence of erections and sexual desire. Involuntary emission during stool or during urination. Voluptuous thoughts do not cause erection. Pain in testicles and at end of penis.

Sabal serrulata –

Sexual intercourse is very painful. Pain at the time of emission. Wasting of testicles and penis feels shrunken. General debility with marked sexual debility. Apathy, indifference towards everything.

Onosmodium –

Sexual weakness with headache and eye symptoms. Constant sexual excitement, psychical impotence. Loss of sexual power, deficient erections. Muscular weakness and tiredness. Acts is if born tired.

About the author

Dr. Manish Bhatia

Dr. Manish Bhatia

- BHMS, BCA, M.Sc Homeopathy (UK), CICH (Greece)
- Ass. Professor, Organon & Homeopathic Philosophy, SKH Medical College, Jaipur
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