Erectile Dysfunction (my husband)My husband has been injecting testosterone for about a year now, which has completely brought back his desire for sexual intercourse. However, he cannot get a full erection. He would prematurely ejaculate, but we bought some lotion that kinda numbs his penis so that he is able to "go on" awhile longer...but...his erections are very small and very limp. Anything out there to help? He's tried the Cialis and Viagra...but they make him feel sick, almost like a hangover the next day. They're not worth it, in our case.
Debby on 2005-07-26
You'll need to give us more information on your husband (his age, health history, body build, what he does for a living, emotional attitudes, what makes him angry, what makes him happy, his sexual history (as far as how long this problem has been going on), how he feels about sex, environmental concerns that may be creating the low testosterone, etc.
There is a completely herbal product called Super-X made by Chi Enterprises that has worked very well for my patients who have ED. It has four herbs in it (Tongkat Ali, Cistanche, Epedium, Panax Ginseng). It works by increasing blood flow to the penis and "opening up the gate" for nitric oxide (this is the same manner in which Viagra works.) I have heard of no problems (i.e., side effects) from Super-X except that it can last as long as three days (its effects, not the erection.)
Secondly, there has been a very good study done that proves men with ED should supplement with a good grade of pycnogenol and L-arginine. These combine to create the effect you are desiring. But in addition, pycnogenol has MANY other wonderful healing benefits, including being a #1 antioxidant, great for leg cramps, restless leg syndrome, thrombosis, heart protection...the list goes on. I take pycnogenol every single day and will for the rest of my life to ensure proper good health. The ED study found the best results with 120 mg. of pycnogenol a day and just under 2 grams of L-arginine. They must be taken together and best on an empty stomach.
Injection of testosterone, while it IS a godsend for many men, is problematic in the long run. There is a higher risk of cancer (prostate) and tumor growth. While there really are not any herbs that have testosterone, there are those that certainly stimulate its production. Look to sarsaparilla, muira puama, catuaba (rainforest herb), damiana (an aphrodisiac), clavo huasca (another rainforest plant remedy), avena sativa, tribulus, dodder, tongkat ali and maca. I would suggest that you consider formulas that include these herbs in EXTRACT form since they are better assimilated into the system that way.
The product I've mentioned on the Forum called Seroctin, has the ability to certainly raise one's libido as it affects the serotonin and melatonin pathway.
I have had hit and miss personal experience in my practice using homeopathics as the sole means to solving ED. Some men are easier to treat than others. Some men have serious mental roadblocks because of ED that make it difficult to "cure" them. After awhile, the fear of not performing, the effect it has on the wife, the stress it causes....all this builds up and causes such mental torture for the man. And I realize that no matter how understanding the wife may be, after awhile it becomes a very heavy focus on the man's ability to get an erection and all the energy, drama, emotion behind that happening.
I would look to TONIC herbal extracts that are long-term acting and support the entire body. I would also investigate whether he has high estrogen levels (estradiol especially) as this can cause low testosterone. Progesterone creams are another option as they are a precursor to testosterone, thereby allowing the body to create its own testosterone. There is a great herbal formula out there called MYOMIN which has been clinically proven to reduce excess estrogen out of the male or female body, thereby reducing the effects of hormone imbalance.
Jim Sheldon ND last decade
Debby last decade
Get some good essential fatty acids into him. Coconut oil is the best, next to rice bran oil and palm oil. Cook with these oils exclusively.
Tonic remedies are vital for your husband. In his profession, he needs sustained energy that will build his system. Look to a product called Male Plus from Raintree (www. rain-tree dot com). Have him take three dropperfuls in the morning and at night in an ounce of warm water.
Do look into the Super-X, too.
Avena sativa (oat extract) is a great tonic extract he should also take on a daily basis. One dropperful in warm water three times a day. I like the extracts from HerbPharm.
Schizandra is another excellent tonic herb for him. Take it in capsules. Nature's Way puts it out. Three capsules, three times a day.
The Seroctin would also be valuable. Suvida carries it along with the pycnogenol.
Remember that pycnogenol MUST be dosed according to WEIGHT or it is useless. Check the bottle for information.
Let us know his progress.
Jim Sheldon ND last decade
www nmessences dot com
The founder of the company has put a great deal of attention into male sexuality issues. On the home page, scroll down until you see the link to "Sexuality and Gender Issues." If he is open about his past, you can find the perfect remedies to match his issues. Also, Peter (who runs the company) will create a customized remedy for your husband based upon info you email him. I've started using some of his essences in my practice and I'm getting intriguing results.
Jim Sheldon ND last decade
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