ED, or erectile dysfunction, is one of the most common male sexual health disorders, affecting up to 30 million men in the United States alone. Despite its prevalence, many men are too embarrassed to seek treatment, and even fewer will discuss it with their doctor. As a result, ED is often under-reported and under-diagnosed, and many men suffer for years before seeking treatment.
Men can treat ED with a variety of medications and devices, but like other chronic health conditions, it can also be prevented and managed with proper health and lifestyle choices. One such choice may be the use of olive oil!
Can Olive Oil Be Used To Treat ED?
A 2018 study showed significant improvement in erectile function and quality of life in men with ED who were given a Mediterranean diet (a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fish, and contains olive oil as a primary source of fat) over a control group that was not. In addition, the Mediterranean diet group also had a significant reduction in triglycerides, a type of fat found in the body that is associated with an increased risk of heart disease.
Olive oil has many health benefits, including preventing heart disease, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties that are thought to contribute to its efficacy in treating erectile dysfunction. Studies have shown that the Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil can reduce inflammation and that inflammation is thought to contribute to the development of erectile dysfunction.
How To Use Olive Oil To Treat ED
The first step is to reduce your intake of saturated fats. The Mediterranean diet is rich in olive oil, so this is good news for men looking to treat erectile dysfunction. Olive oil is an important source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. It also contains a large amount of oleic acid, which has been associated with a reduced risk of heart disease.
The next step is to eat less fatty foods. Fatty foods such as beef, cheese, and fried foods are all common causes of heart disease and can also create inflammation. Studies show that men who eat diets that are high in fatty foods are more likely to experience erectile dysfunction.
It is also important to eat more fruits and vegetables. Studies show that men who eat diets high in fruits and vegetables are less likely to experience heart disease. Studies show that it is the antioxidants in fruits and vegetables that help reduce inflammation. Thanks to the wide availability of grocery stores and farm stands, incorporating whole foods and plant-based products is easier than ever before.
Last but not least, you should reduce your intake of meat and dairy products. Meat and dairy products are common sources of saturated fat, and they can also lead to an increase in your intake of cholesterol and sodium. These products can lead to inflammation and heart disease, and they can also increase your risk of diabetes and obesity.
Other Treatments for ED
The best thing you can do for your ED is to talk to a doctor about it. Many men are anxious speaking with a doctor about something so personal, so they ignore the issue and forgo their sexual wellness.
Phoenix Health knows that this can be a sensitive topic. That’s why their male-exclusive telehealth platform offers a discreet and confidential platform that allows men to speak with a doctor from the comfort of their own home without even turning on their camera.
Men can speak with a licensed physician without using their camera, or even talking on the phone. The simple, text-based chat allows men to speak with a doctor about their symptoms in a way that makes them comfortable.
Pheonix Health prescribes both Sildenafil (also known as Viagra) and Tadalafil (also known as Cialis). Both of these medications treat ED by increasing blood flow to the penis, allowing a man to get an erection. Make an appointment today.
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