What is the best treatment for erectile dysfunction?

5 natural ways to overcome erectile dysfunction

Can you run as fast as you did when you were 20 years old? Hit a baseball as far as you once could? Bash a tennis ball with the same speed and spin?

Probably not.

But even as we age, there are still plenty of ways to stay in the game and enjoy it. That’s as true of sex as it is of sports.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) can occur for many reasons. Sometimes it is as simple as the side effect of a particular medication. But for roughly 75% of men, the cause is more complex. ED may result from vascular disease, neurological disease, diabetes, or prostate-related treatments or surgeries.

Whether you currently suffer from ED or are hoping to sidestep this condition, try these tips to overcome ED for better health and a better sex life.

  1. Start walking. According to one Harvard study, just 30 minutes of walking a day was linked with a 41% drop in risk for ED. Other research suggests that moderate exercise can help restore sexual performance in obese middle-aged men with ED.
  2. Eat right. In the Massachusetts Male Aging Study, eating a diet rich in natural foods like fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and fish — with fewer red and processed meat and refined grains — decreased the likelihood of ED.
  3. Pay attention to your vascular health. High blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, and high triglycerides can all damage arteries in the heart (causing heart attack), in the brain (causing stroke), and leading to the penis (causing ED). An expanding waistline also contributes. Check with your doctor to find out whether your vascular system — and thus your heart, brain, and penis — is in good shape or needs a tune-up through lifestyle changes and, if necessary, medications.
  4. Size matters, so get slim and stay slim. A trim waistline is one good defense — a man with a 42-inch waist is 50% more likely to have ED than one with a 32-inch waist. Losing weight can help fight erectile dysfunction, so getting to a healthy weight and staying there is another good strategy for avoiding or fixing ED. Obesity raises risks for vascular disease and diabetes, two major causes of ED. And excess fat interferes with several hormones that may be part of the problem as well.
  5. Move a muscle, but we’re not talking about your biceps. A strong pelvic floor enhances rigidity during erections and helps keep blood from leaving the penis by pressing on a key vein. In a British trial, three months of twice-daily sets of Kegel exercises (which strengthen these muscles), combined with biofeedback and advice on lifestyle changes — quitting smoking, losing weight, limiting alcohol — worked far better than just advice on lifestyle changes.

For more on diagnosing, treating, and learning how to overcome ED, read What to do about Erectile Dysfunction, a Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School.

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Corrected, Incorrect or Voided Forms 1095-A

The information provided on this page relates to corrected or voided Forms 1095-A for tax years 2014 through 2018. There are differences amongst the years, be sure to refer to the information for the year that affects you.

Corrected or Voided Forms 1095-A for tax years 2015 through 2018

If you enrolled in coverage through a Health Insurance Marketplace, the Marketplace should mail you a Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, by January 31 in the year following the year of coverage. You will use the information from Form 1095-A to complete Form 8962 to reconcile advance payments of the premium tax credit or – if you are eligible – to claim the premium tax credit on your tax return. However, some taxpayers may receive a second Form 1095-A because the information on the initial form was incorrect or incomplete.

What do I need to do if I received a corrected Form 1095-A?

If you received a Form 1095-A with the “CORRECTED” box checked at the top, it generally means that you previously received a Form 1095-A containing one or more errors.

The corrected Form 1095-A may affect your tax return.

  • If you have not yet filed your tax return, you should use this new form when completing your tax return.
  • If you have already filed your tax return, you will need to determine the effect that the changes in your corrected form might have on your return. Some changes may not affect your tax return or require any action on your part, while others might. Compare the corrected Form 1095-A to the original form to determine the nature of the change. The information below can help you assess whether you should file an amended tax return, Form 1040-X. If you are uncertain whether you should amend your tax return, you may want to consult with a tax preparer.
  • If you believe the information on your corrected Form 1095-A is incorrect, you should contact your Marketplace immediately to receive an accurate Form 1095-A. See our Marketplace page for a list of state and federal contacts.

Changes you could see on your new Form 1095-A that will likely affect your tax return.

  • The number of individuals covered, or their ages, in Part II of the form.
  • Monthly premiums for your plan in Part III of the form.
  • Amount of your second lowest cost Silver plan premium listed in Part III of the form.
  • Advance payments of the premium tax credit in Part III of the form.
  • Months for which you had coverage in Part III of the form.

If any of these changes appear on your new Form 1095-A, you may need to file an amended tax return, Form 1040X. You may want to consult with a tax preparer to determine if you need to file an amended return.

Changes you could see on your new Form 1095-A that likely do not affect your tax return.

  • Your name, social security number, and other identifying information in Part I of the form
  • The names and social security numbers of covered individuals in Part II of the form

If either of these changes appear on your new Form 1095-A but none of the changes in the list above, you likely do not need to file an amended return.

What do I need to do if I received a voided Form 1095-A?

If you received a Form 1095-A with the “VOID” box checked at the top or if you received a letter from the Marketplace indicating that you should disregard your Form 1095-A, it generally means that you previously received a Form 1095-A that was issued in error. This may happen if you did not complete enrollment in Marketplace coverage.

The voided Form 1095-A – as the well as the previously received Form 1095-A – should not be used to file your tax return.

  • If you receive a voided Form 1095-A after you have already filed your tax return and claimed the premium tax credit using the original Form 1095-A that the Marketplace sent in error, you should file an amended return.
  • If you have not yet filed your tax return, don’t use the information on the voided or on the previously received Form 1095-A to claim a premium tax credit on Form 8962.
  • If you had coverage through the Marketplace and you believe they should not have voided your form, you should contact your Marketplace immediately to receive an accurate Form 1095-A.

Additional Information

  • If you did not receive the benefit of advance payments of the premium tax credit and you are not eligible for this credit, changes to your Form 1095-A would not affect your tax return.
  • If you identify errors on your own or have questions about your form, contact your State-based Marketplace or the Federally-facilitated Marketplace call center at 800-318-2596. See our Marketplace page for a list of state and federal contacts.
  • See our Question and Answers about Health Care Information Forms for Individuals.
  • Additional Amended Return Information

Incorrect Forms 1095-A for tax year 2014

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced in February 2015 that about 800,000 tax filers who purchased health insurance from the Federally-facilitated Marketplace during 2014 received a Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, that contained an error related to the second lowest cost Silver plan (often referred to as the benchmark plan). On February 24, 2015, the Department of the Treasury issued a statement concluding that those affected taxpayers who had already filed an income tax return using the incorrect form do not need to amend their income tax return. On March 20, 2015, Treasury expanded that relief to apply to additional situations faced by tax filers. On April 10, 2015, Treasury and IRS issued Notice 2015-30 (PDF) which provides penalty relief for individuals who were unable to file a complete and accurate return by April 15 due to a delayed Form 1095-A or a Form 1095-A that the taxpayer believes to be incorrect.

The March 20, 2015 guidance was in the form of frequently asked questions which are incorporated into the FAQs below.

Q1. What relief was announced on March 20, 2015?

A1. On March 20, 2015, in light of CMS’s announcement of additional incorrect information on certain Marketplace tax statements (Forms 1095-A), the Department of the Treasury expanded the relief it announced previously on February 24, 2015. If you were enrolled in qualifying Marketplace coverage, filed your return using information from your Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, and you later learn that the information on that form was incorrect, you do not need to file an amended return. This is true even if additional taxes would be owed based on the new information. Under the relief provided, the IRS will not pursue the collection of any additional taxes from you based on updated information in the corrected form. This relief applies to tax filers who enrolled through the Federally-facilitated Marketplace or a State-based Marketplace. Even though you are not required to file an amended tax return, some taxpayers may choose to do so if the updated information is in their favor. You may want to consider consulting with a tax preparer to determine if you want to file an amended return.

Q2. What additional relief was announced on April 10, 2015?

A2. In light of some tax filers not receiving their correct Forms 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, in time, the Treasury Department and IRS issued Notice 2015-30 (PDF) on April 10, 2015. It provided penalty relief for individuals who were unable to file an accurate return by April 15. Generally, in order to qualify for this relief, taxpayers must have filed either Form 1040 (series) or Form 4868 (PDF) (requesting an automatic extension) by April 15. This relief applies only for the 2014 taxable year. See Notice 2015-30 for more specifics on the relief.

Q3. How will I know if my Form 1095-A was wrong or delayed?

A3. If you received your coverage through a Marketplace in 2014, you may have received an incorrect 2014 Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, or your form may have been delayed. If you were affected, the Marketplace should have notified you by email, phone, or through your Marketplace account. If you identify errors on your own or have questions about your form, reach out to the Federally-facilitated Marketplace call center at 800-318-2596 or your State-based Marketplace. The IRS provides a list of Marketplace contacts at this .

Q4. I enrolled in qualifying Marketplace coverage, received a Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, and filed my 2014 federal income tax return using this Form 1095-A. I received a notice that the Form 1095-A I used had incorrect information. Do I need to file an amended return?

A4. No. If you enrolled in qualifying Marketplace coverage, received a 2014 Form 1095-A, and filed your tax return based on that form, you do not need to file an amended return based on your corrected Form 1095-A. This is true even if additional taxes would be owed based on the new information. Nonetheless, you may choose to file an amended return. You should consider consulting with a tax advisor to determine if you want to file an amended return.

Q5. The information in my corrected 2014 Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, would cause my federal income tax payment to decrease or my refund to increase. Can I file an amended return since this change is in my favor?

A5. Yes. In some cases, the information on the corrected 2014 Form 1095-A may be in your favor – it may decrease the amount of taxes you owe or increase your refund. Taxpayers have the option of filing an amended return if they choose. Generally, taxpayers have up to three years from the date they filed their return, or two years from the date they paid the tax, whichever is later, to file an amended return. You should consider consulting with a tax advisor to determine if you want to file an amended return.

Q6. I received a 2014 Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, which I used to file my 2014 income tax return and claim the premium tax credit. After I filed, the Marketplace notified me that the Form 1095-A was issued in error because I never completed enrollment or because the Form 1095-A was incorrectly issued for coverage that does not qualify for the premium tax credit. Should I file an amended return?

A6. Yes, you should file an amended 2014 return. The premium tax credit is available only for eligible taxpayers who enrolled in qualifying Marketplace coverage. If you never paid premiums for your coverage then you were not enrolled in coverage. In addition, stand-alone dental plans and catastrophic plans do not qualify for the premium tax credit. If you filed and incorrectly claimed a premium tax credit based on these forms, and you do not amend your return, the IRS may contact you about additional tax due.

Q7. I purchased qualifying Marketplace coverage, and advance payments of the premium tax credit were made to an insurance provider on my behalf. I filed without receiving my 2014 Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, and did not include that information when I filed my taxes. Should I file an amended return?

A7. Yes, you should file an amended return. You are required to reconcile advance payments of the premium tax credit made to your insurer on your behalf through the Marketplace to ensure you receive the correct amount of the premium tax credit. You agreed to this process when you enrolled in the Marketplace. If you filed a 2014 income tax return and failed to reconcile your advance payments of the premium tax credit, you should file an amended return, using the information on your 2014 Form 1095-A. If you do not have a copy of your Form 1095-A, reach out to the Federally-facilitated Marketplace call center at 800-318-2596 or your State-based Marketplace. See question 9 for additional information about filing an amended return.

Q8. I purchased qualifying Marketplace coverage, and advance payments of the premium tax credit were made to an insurance provider on my behalf. I filed without receiving my Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, and did not include the necessary information about my Marketplace coverage on my return. I received a letter from the IRS saying I need to reconcile my advance payments of the premium tax credit using Form 8962. What should I do?

A8. Follow the instructions in the letter from the IRS. If you do not have a copy of your Form 1095-A, request one from your Marketplace.

Q9. How do I file an amended return?

A9. Use Form 1040-X (PDF) to amend your return. You can do so by using software, with the assistance of a tax preparer, or by submitting Form1040-X to the IRS. Generally, taxpayers have up to three years from the date they filed their return, or two years from the date they paid the tax, whichever is later, to file an amended return. You should consider consulting with a tax advisor to determine if you want to file an amended return. More information about filing an amended return is available on irs.gov.

Q10. I enrolled in qualifying Marketplace coverage, received a 2014 Form 1095-A from the Marketplace, and filed a tax return based on this Form 1095-A. The Marketplace subsequently informed me that the Form 1095-A I used contained an error and sent me a corrected 2014 Form 1095-A. How do I know if I will benefit from filing an amended tax return based on the corrected Form 1095-A?

A10. If you enrolled in qualifying Marketplace coverage, filed a tax return based on a 2014 Form 1095-A that you have been told contained an error, and have received a corrected 2014 Form 1095-A, comparing the two Form 1095-As can help you assess whether you are likely to benefit from filing an amended tax return.

Specifically, you are likely to receive a larger refund or owe a smaller tax payment using the corrected 2014 Form 1095-A if the two 2014 Forms 1095-A generally show the same information but any one of the five scenarios below is true of your corrected form. If there were multiple differences between your original and the corrected forms or you are not sure if you would benefit from amending, you may want to consult with a tax preparer. You are likely to benefit from amending if, on your corrected 2014 Form 1095-A:

Example: The corrected form shows positive values in lines 21-32 (indicating coverage lasting from January-December), while the original form shows positive values only on lines 21-26 (indicating coverage lasting from January-June).

Example: If the original form showed coverage on lines 21-26, the two forms show the same values on those lines.

Example: The original form shows positive values on lines 21-32 (indicating coverage lasting from January-December), while the corrected form shows positive values on lines 21-26 (indicating coverage lasting only from January-June).

Example: If the corrected form shows coverage on lines 21-26, the two forms show the same values on those lines.

See question 9 for additional information about filing an amended return. Also, see questions 6 and 7 for situations not covered by this question in which you should file an amended return.

  1. The Second Lowest Cost Silver Plan Premium is Larger: The monthly premium amounts of the second lowest cost Silver plan, shown in Part III, column B, lines 21-32, are greater on the corrected form than on the original form.

    Example: If the original 2014 Form 1095-A shows a premium of $200 on these lines, and the corrected 2014 Form 1095-A shows a premium of $300 on these lines, then you are likely to benefit from filing an amended return.

  2. The Monthly Premium Amounts are Larger: The monthly premium amounts of the plan in which you enrolled, shown in Part III, column A, lines 21-32, are greater on the corrected form than on the original form.

    Example: If the original 2014 Form 1095-A shows a premium of $180 on these lines, and the corrected 2014 Form 1095-A shows a premium of $250 on these lines, then you are likely to benefit from filing an amended return.

  3. The Advance Payment of the Premium Tax Credit Amounts are Lower: The monthly amounts of advance payment of the premium tax credit (APTC), shown in Part III, column C, lines 21-32 are smaller on the corrected form than on the original form.

    Example: If the original 2014 Form 1095-A shows APTC of $60 on these lines, and the corrected 2014 Form 1095-A shows APTC of $50 on these lines, then you are likely to benefit from filing an amended return.

  4. It Lists More Months of Coverage and your Situation Meets all the Following Conditions:

    Example: If the original 2014 Form 1095-A shows APTC of $60 on these lines, and the corrected 2014 Form 1095-A shows APTC of $50 on these lines, then you are likely to benefit from filing an amended return.

    • The corrected form shows more months of coverage than the original form. This means that the corrected form shows positive values in more of the rows under Part III than the original form.
    • The values are the same on the corrected form for the months that the original form showed coverage.
    • On your original tax return you claimed a net premium tax credit, meaning you entered a value on line 26 of the 2014 Form 8962 you filed. This would be the case if either your total premium tax credit (line 24 of the Form 8962) exceeds the APTC you received (line 25 of the Form 8962), or because you entered a value for total premium tax credit on line 24 and did not receive APTC (line 25).
  5. It Lists Fewer Months of Coverage and your Situation Meets all the Following Conditions:
    • The corrected form shows fewer months of coverage than the original form. This means that the corrected form shows positive values in fewer of the rows under Part III than the original form.
    • The values are the same on the original form for the months that the corrected form shows coverage.
    • On your original tax return, you reported owing a repayment of excess APTC, meaning you entered a value on line 29 of the 2014 Form 8962 you filed. This would be the case if the APTC you received (line 25 of the Form 8962) exceeded your total premium tax credit (line 24 of the Form 8962).

5. Penis Implants — Pump It Up?

Penis implants come with a high cost and a high success rate.

The cylinder-shaped implants, either inflatable or noninflatable, are surgically inserted into the penis.

Men with inflatable penis implants then trigger erections by squeezing a pump that’s implanted in the scrotum. The noninflatable ones, which are more rare, create a kind of permanent erection.

“Implants work really, really well,” Dr. Freedland said, and they boast a 95% success rate. “You pump it up and it works, and you pump it down and it goes away,” he said. “Patients are very happy with those.”

There’s another potential benefit: Sex partners of men with penis implants might not notice them.

Penis implant risks include infections, pain, bleeding and other side effects. Insurance may cover the procedure, which can cost thousands of dollars.

It’s possible, of course, for a man to give (and get) physical intimacy without an erection. And thanks to over-the-counter sex toys, the University of British Columbia’s Wassersug said it’s even possible for men with ED to keep penetration in their sexual repertoire.

“Even if they don’t work, these appliances can improve intimacy,” he said. “Just exploring these things as a couple can help.”

Best Erectile Dysfunction Pills That Work in 2020

If you discuss the issues which make you chronically distressed with a professional, sexual anxiety may relieve. As a result, the bedroom self-esteem and relationship confidence will grow.

Simultaneous intake of the non-artificial erection pills along with counseling will only facilitate and accelerate the task of combating the impairment of erectile function.

Which ED Pills Exist

Though there is an abundance of different anti-impotence remedies, it’s still possible to distinguish two major groups of ED pills.

Prescription ED Medications

This kind of medications is an invention of the doctors aimed at immediate restoration of the men’s ability to have the erection exactly when needed.

These remedies mainly belong to the PDE5 inhibitors which are the prescription drugs boosting nitric oxide production in men.

These drugs are the strong artificial ones which substantially increase nitric oxide levels. Due to this, the men can experience firm and full erections which are typically unachievable for the men with erectile dysfunction.

However, the powerful action of the prescription anti-impotence medications has the other side which is a high risk of serious adverse reactions and contraindications.

Over-the-Counter ED Supplements

This type of ED pills which improve the male erectile function is nowadays enjoying a greater and greater popularity.

That’s because these products don’t require any prescription and belong to the completely natural remedies.

The principle of their action resembles the action of the prescription PDE5 inhibitors. But as opposed to the latter ones, the all-natural ED pills don’t contain strong prescription ingredients of synthetic origin.

These supplements act mildly and naturally. And they are characterized with a high safety level.

Both of these pill groups have own adherers. That’s because both the natural supplements and prescription ED pills have own upsides worthy of the men’s attention.

So, each man can make a well-considered choice of the best anti-impotence pill.

Why Natural ED Pills Not Always Help

The supplementation industry which actually supplies the non-artificial ED pills to the men with sexual disabilities now floods the market with diverse products.

That’s because the demand for such natural remedies is only rising.

For this reason, the double dealers are on the watch driven by their desire to make a fast buck and play the credulous customers off.

It’s very unsafe to swallow the bait of such faked manufacturers since their pills will not help your solve your intimate problems.

There are the following risks of taking the ED pills which are sold by the unknown or frankly fraudulent manufacturers:

  • Questionable active substances, frequently forbidden by the law
  • Inauthentic origin of the natural remedies
  • Replacement of natural ingredients with strong synthetic ones
  • Improperly measured doses of components
  • Untruthful claims regarding pill efficacy and safety
  • Production with the use of facilities not approved by the FDA

You should also remember that the natural supplements from the dishonest manufacturers are usually much less expensive comparing to the normal offerings from the reliable manufacturers.

That’s why if someone sells the ED pills claimed to be natural at the knock-down prices you should think critically and shouldn’t swallow hook.

You should understand that only the all-natural anti-impotence supplements from the internationally renowned manufacturers are worth trusting and can help you combat erectile dysfunction.

Upsides of Natural ED Pills

Though the prescription ED medications are the instantly-working ones, the number of users of the slower-working natural ED pills is only growing.

This happens because these pills have many essential upsides which bring in the increasing number of men.

These upsides are as follows:

  • Natural recharge of sexual function
  • Possibility to have much more solid and fuller erections
  • Opportunity to last longer in bed
  • Manhood enlargement in the erect state
  • Revival of sex drive and virile strength
  • Improvement of bedroom endurance and stamina
  • Prevention of early ejaculation
  • Enhancement of sperm quality

All the mentioned changes in the man’s sex life happen gradually and finally ensure a long-lasting therapeutic effect.

Also, the natural ED pills for fighting erectile dysfunction are a very convenient option since there is no need for a prescription and medical supervision.

Careful Choice of ED Pills

The market is overloaded with different ED pills. For this reason, the selection of the best option often becomes an almost unreachable objective.

That’s because among the really effective pills there are too many non-prescription products that can’t be called safe.

According to the FDA, the customers should take care of own safety when choosing the natural supplements for struggling against impotence.

The matter is that these supplements can be only claimed the natural while having dangerous components or even the prescription ingredients in their formulas.

Thus, there are the products positions as the natural ones which were proven to include Sildenafil and Vardenafil.

Such remedies carry a serious threat for the users who undergo pharmaceutical treatment with nitrate medications for healing heart diseases and chest pain.

Over the last years, the FDA caught in a deception a great number of the all-natural erectile dysfunction pills since they are filled with unsafe and unknown components.

According to the laboratory investigations, a few hundreds of products contain hazardous active substances.

The FDA recommends the users not to trust the so-called remedies which are claimed to provide instant effects and serve as the 100% replacement option to the prescription-only medications.

Also, it’s not worth purchasing the ED supplements which contain the information about the ingredient content only in the foreign language without the translation.

In addition, you should never choose the natural remedies from the manufacturers with doubtful reputation or the manufacturers which can’t prove the safety of their products.

Why to Choose the All-Natural ED Pills

The increasing number of men decides to substitute the prescription drugs for curing erectile dysfunction with their natural analogues.

The completely natural ED pills take the leading positions among the impotence-fighting remedies first of all because of their naturalness.

It means that these pills contain only the fully natural active substances.

There are no artificial components with a threatening mechanism of action inside the formulas of such supplements.

The natural ingredients are scientifically investigated.

The scientists confirmed both safety and efficacy of such ingredients.

The natural ED pills mainly work by intensifying nitric oxide production in men. So, each man can use the natural supplements without the fear to harm own health.

And you will not have unpredictable adverse reactions or complications.

Also, the most trustworthy ED-combating products of natural origin don’t deteriorate the male reproductive function.

Instead, they mildly restore erectile function in men, increase libido and endurance, improve sperm characteristics, enhance the overall sexual performance, and give a boost to intimate self-esteem.

That’s why the men often give preference to the all-natural supplements in order to harmlessly and effectively overcome sexual weakness.

Safety of ED Pills

Regardless of whether you are going to take prescription anti-impotence medications or natural ED pills, safety is what you should think of first of all.

Since at the present moment it’s possible to find a countless number of remedies advertised as ED fighters and male sex life boosters, there is a very high probability to stumble over poor quality and unsafe products.

But is there any way to see through a rogue?

Though you can’t be 100% sure of pill purchase success, you still can substantially decrease the risk of dealing with fraud.

The very first thing you should pay attention to is the availability of clinical proof of the product efficacy and safety.

The well-established manufacturers with excellent reputation thoroughly investigate their products to show their customers harmlessness and beneficial effects of the pills they produce.

So, if the manufacturer gives you an opportunity to get acquainted with the plausible study findings, this manufacturer and its ED pills deserve your trust.

However, even if you choose a scientifically supported product made from the top-notch ingredients, it doesn’t mean that it is adverse reaction free.

But the trustworthy manufacturer should always warn against adverse reactions and ingredient interactions if they are possible. So, read the product label carefully.

How To Enhance ED Pills Efficiency

Acupuncture

The growing number of men is entrusting their sexual health to the skillful acupuncturists. Acupuncture is actually a time-proven treatment technique.

There is also scientific ground for the modern use of this ancient practice in order to reset sexual health in men without the use of prescription ED pills.

If you want to try this method, you should be ready that the acupuncturing expert will insert very fine needles into your skin.

There is in fact a kind of special map with the predetermined points on the skin where it’s necessary to place the needles in order to improve someone’s health.

It’s also possible to determine the points the activation of which helps cope with the man’s intimate issues.

Thus, the scientists provided evidence that acupuncture has a remarkable potential to heal the impaired erectile function serving as an auxiliary treatment method.

In particular, the clinical trial dated from 1999 has demonstrated that the use of this curing option was helpful for 39% of male participants.

These men finally improved the erection quality and had more frequent sexual encounters.

According to the available evidence, acupuncture can be effective for the psychologically induced erectile dysfunction with severity varying from mild to moderate.

Body Weight Reduction

Excessive weight and obesity impede male sexual function.

There is scientific proof that overweight really worsens erectile function in men. Thus, the studies indicated that waist circumference and likelihood of impotence are interrelated.

According to the clinical trial findings, the men who have 42-inch waist circumference are 50% more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction comparing to the men with 32-inch waist circumference.

In addition, the availability of extra body weight substantially increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

Both of these types of medical conditions are the frequent causes of erectile issues in men.

It means that slenderness is a pledge for the trouble-free erectile function.

So, if you are overweight and especially obese, you should put your best leg forward in order to lose excessive weight.

In such a way, you will decrease the probability of erectile dysfunction and its manifestations.

ED Pills vs Cream: What Is Better?

There are many men who don’t trust any medications.

And the well-reputed ED pills of natural origin are not an exception.

The men, who don’t believe that the pills can really help them tackle the problem of sexual disability, search for the alternative ways to enhance erection strength and duration, as well as to boost sex drive and endurance.

Since the demand for the alternative ED remedies exists, the manufacturers invented special cream with the male enhancement properties.

However, when the action of pills and cream were compared, it was found out that the pills are much more easy-to-use and effective than cream.

The regular intake of non-artificial penis pills according to the user guidelines provided by the manufacturer can result in the improvement of erectile function quite quickly.

But the use of cream can cause much more troubles than you may imagine.

In particular, no one can tell for sure how much cream to spread and for how long in order to meet your targets.

The majority of cream which you put on your manhood simply remains on your clothes instead of working on the solution of your sexual problems.

This is of course not convenient. And the efficacy rate of cream inevitably decreases.

In addition, as opposed to the top-class ED pills, creams frequently lead to the development of different skin allergies. Moreover, even men who typically don’t suffer from any allergies still face the allergic reactions to male-enhancing creams.

However, if allergy is not an unfamiliar word for you, you have to be especially careful with the choice of intimate creams.

And finally, there is a high probability of penile rash emergence in case of penile cream application. Skin rash and irritation are in fact very unpleasant outcomes of cream use.

As for the trustworthy ED pills, you just need to take them timely according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.

And you will not experience any discomfort and other inconvenience typically associated with the cream application.

Also, the high efficacy of the non-artificial male supplements containing the best natural components is clinically supported and truly safe.

ED Pills and Prostate Health Issues

At the present time, a growing number of men face the problem of prostate diseases which spoil the men’s sex life.

At the same time, the men may have some issues with their erectile function and hence want to take ED pills.

For this reason, these men often wonder whether these pills can worsen their existing prostate health issues.

According to the available evidence, the penis pills of natural origin are not harmful for the men who have prostate problems.

If you suffer from prostate enlargement, had prostate surgery or don’t have prostate at all, you don’t have to be afraid of using the male-enhancing pills which fight erectile dysfunction.

ED pills are not able to negatively affect your both intimate and overall health.

Is the Doctor’s Consultation Required?

In case of natural ED pills, the visit to a healthcare provider is not required before the start of supplementation.

That’s because these pills are not the prescription ones.

They don’t contain the very strong synthetic ingredients the intake of which should be carried out only under the doctor’s supervision. Instead, these supplements are loaded with the all-natural components of high quality and safety.

However, though the non-artificial ED pills from the reliable manufacturers are typically safe and clinically-backed, it’s still recommended to check your health before the use of such pills.

In such a way, you will timely identify possible health problems and choose the most effective solution if needed.

The Verdict

Now, the men have a wide choice of options when it comes tackling the issue of erectile dysfunction.

You can give preference to prescription ED pills to instantly get the result you want.

But you also can choose natural remedies which really cure ED. Everything depends on your goals and needs.

There are also useful tips that will easily help you enhance sexual health if you adhere to them regularly.

Regardless of the remedy you would like to choose, you shouldn’t start any treatment before you get the approval from your doctor.

Rely on the expert opinion of the professional and follow all the recommendations in order to stay healthy and restore your sex life without any problems.

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Which works better?

Both Caverject and Muse should be used before any sexual activity is initiated, so a little planning needs to take place before using them. Caverject tends to work much faster than Muse (in less than 10 mins), as it enters the bloodstream quicker. Muse will take a little more time to start working (in 15 – 30 minutes) because it needs to be absorbed through the penis before it enters the bloodstream.

What are their side effects?

The largest drawback of Caverject is that it is an injection that needs to be applied to the base of the penis, which can cause irritation to the surrounding tissue. Since you are injecting a needle into your penis, it is important to clean the penis before each injection to avoid an infection. Make sure to talk with your doctor or pharmacist about appropriate injection techniques to prevent any problems or mishaps. And let’s be honest, most men don’t want to engage in sex with a bruised member. Caverject also has a higher risk of causing priapism compared to Muse. (Priapism is basically an erection lasting for more than 4 hours, which incidentally, is named after the Greek god, Priapus.)

Muse, on the other hand, can cause a burning sensation to the penis along the urethra (this happens around 20% of the time). But for men who don’t want a needle in their penis, it is an alternative. For this reason, I generally recommend starting with Muse, and if it doesn’t work, to then try Caverject.

Are there any other options?

Unfortunately, if the idea of using Caverject or Muse is not appealing, there are no other approved drug products available in the United States to help with ED. Instead, options would likely include talking with your doctor about mechanical devices or surgery. Mechanical solutions include vacuum pumps that can draw blood into the penis, while surgery consists of an inflatable prosthetic device placed into the penis. A urologist will be able to help you think through the pros and cons of surgery.

Generally, men who are on nitrates tend to have significant heart problems, so it’s natural for there to be concerns about sexual intimacy and how much physical activity can be tolerated. After traumatic events like heart attacks, many men (and their partners) have asked me if it was okay to have sex again or how long they’d have to wait. You should have a conversation with your doctor about these health concerns, and get a sexual counselor involved who can help you better navigate them if you’re really worried. Currently, there are many clinical guidelines on how to help men with such medical issues and sex concerns, so getting appropriate guidance from a healthcare professional can be a positive experience.

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