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0:00 Introduction: Many people suffer from erectile dysfunction
0:58 Risk factors for erectile dysfunction
1:18 How does Viagra work?
3:20 Natural remedies for erectile dysfunction
3:48 Herbal PDE5 inhibitors
4:05 Exercise
4:28 Low-intensity shockwave therapy
5:44 Reducing stress to improve erectile dysfunction

In this video, we’re going to talk about erectile dysfunction. Many people try Viagra or other medications to improve erectile dysfunction, but there are numerous negative side effects. Viagra can cause headaches, low blood pressure, dizziness, and even heart attack.

Erectile dysfunction is said to be complex and caused by hormonal, neurological, and/or vascular problems. Risk factors for erectile dysfunction include:
• Aging
• Smoking
• Drinking
• Obesity
• Diabetes
• Stress
• Heart disease
• Inflammation

When searching for root cause of an issue, I often investigate how a medication works. Viagra inhibits PDE5, an enzyme involved with smooth muscle of the penis. This results in enhanced nitric oxide, which affects the nerves and arteries and allows a prolonged erection. Viagra relaxes the smooth muscle of the penis, promoting more blood flow and preventing venous flow out of the penis.

There are other PDE5 inhibitors that work directly and indirectly. Nitroglycerin cream can be prescribed by your doctor and works directly, works quicker, but also has side effects. L-arginine is an amino acid that has shown positive results in improving erectile dysfunction.

Here are four natural remedies that can improve erectile dysfunction:
1. Fasting
2. Herbal PDE5 inhibitors
3. Exercise (weight training)
4. Low-intensity shockwave therapy (Li-ESWT)

Fasting has shown positive results because it can increase nitric oxide. There are also some herbal PDE5 inhibitors like horny goat weed, forskolin, and black ginger. Weight training and high-intensity exercise have also shown positive results in improving erectile dysfunction.

Low-intensity shockwave therapy is used to improve many different conditions because lower-intensity shockwaves produce an anti-inflammatory effect. The device creates a microtrauma in the body, promoting new blood vessels to form—a process called neovascularization. This treatment also has an anti-plaquing effect on your arteries.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching. I hope you’ll try a natural remedy to improve your erectile dysfunction and avoid some of the negative side effects of Viagra. I’ll see you in the next video.


    75 replies to "The REAL Reason You Have Erectile Dysfunction"

    • int ell

      Here’s another less talked about reason: Dailymail, 1 Oct 2022: REVEALED: The hidden epidemic of sexual dysfunction which experts blame on SSRI antidepressants

      Dr. Berg if you plan in the future to do a video about PSSD that would be greatly appreciated by our community and people in general since antidepressant’s prescriptions is still growing and undoubtedly many more victims gonna get their life crippled by this syndrome, which is currently being ignored and denied by medical community. Effective cure or treatment to manage the symptoms is also non-existent so suicides and broken relationships is sadly too common. This topic needs and urgent discussion and transparency about the true risks of SSRI/SNRI medications.

      • Expletive Deleted

        Anyone prescribing SSRI/SNRI medications A) knows they are purposely doing harm 2) Needs some Jim Jones Kool Aid.

    • Sensei Xiān(山さん)

      I am M2F and ive been on HRT(200mg spironolactone) for 8 years now & i even have breasts, BUT i definitely DON’T have erectile dysfunction in the slightest… Im also in my mid thirties… Go figure! 🥳🤔🧐🧩

    • Sunnysher

      Thank you for the video Dr. Berg. Since you are a wholistic practitioner, I am surprised you did not mention the most common reasons for ED. One need not look past their medicine cabinet to find some of the most common causes of their ED problem. The list is long: blood pressure medications including beta blockers and diuretics, antidepressants, anti-anxiety meds, antihistamines, NSAIDs including naproxen and indomethacin, Parkinson’s meds Tagamet, muscle relaxants, prostate cancer meds, chemotherapy, and anabolic steroids. Recreational drugs are also implicated and include marijuana, alcohol, and many others. Smoking is another risk factor. Drugs that cause low libido are the statin class. Additionally, common diseases like diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure, all promote the conditions that lead to erectile dysfunction. In fact a man better pay attention if he has ED because it could be a warning that he will have a cardiovascular event within five years of being diagnosed with ED. The best treatment (and since you are keto-diet-focussed you will disagree) is a whole food, plant based diet that avoids processed foods, including seed oils, sugar, and refined flours. Keep those arteries clear and nerves healthy, avoid all medications if possible, exercise, keep a healthy weight and those problems with male functioning will cease to be an issue.

      • SaraandStuart Shannon

        I have a question, what is a plant based diet? Going vegan? As someone who grew around animals, I have to admit that even “vegan” animals aren’t vegan. I saw many times a cow or goat eating a frog, mouse or little bird, even hunting down baby chick, snails are also on the top of their menu. So, if you consider a plant based diet a big bowl of salad with some meat inside, I would definitely agree with you that plant based diet is a way to go. But if you are suggesting that we should stay away from any source of meat ( something that even “vegan “ animals don’t do), then I would politely disagree

      • Ames Adamson

        @Sunnysher I think most people are okay with fruits, veggies, and nuts. But it all boils down to what suits each individual and how it makes them feel. Eventually, if someone’s feeling great with a plant-based diet then that’s all that matters. To each their own. Still thanks for providing your wisdom

      • Jim Ferrante

        What a load of crap. Who needs to be diagnosed with ED?

      • Joe Goldberg

        @Melville Bloom You moronic gene pool. Because someone might add Information to something does not make them smarter than the person running the channel. Something tells me that your parents are probably brother and sister. You’re easily impressed. I think you should create your own channel for the rest of the chimpanzees.

      • Nosak Omoro

        I agreed with just about everything you said. I was starting to develop Ed in my late 40s, now I am almost 51yrs, I am firing from almost all cylinders when I started eating less carbs, taking my gym more seriously.

    • Missie Davis

      I wonder what role ADHD plays in ED? My husband has severe ADHD, and not only has had ED for over 22 years of marriage, but also he takes an extremely long time to finish, since he loses focus too easily with everything. (And yes,he’s extremely attracted to me).
      But I also think they’re putting chemicals in the food, water & air which is changing people’s hormones.

      • New York

        @Missie Davis I would have his testosterone levels checked, and consider TRT. Low testosterone is associated with ED as well as dementia.

      • Dragonious Maximus

        I finish the fastest if you wanna hang out later

      • David Sinay

        Try to check his ED next to a 19 year old female.

      • Pete Uncle

        @S A she says ED. That’s getting it up dum dum.

      • Nic

        More than likely he is 1.overweight or 2. Addicted to porn or 3. Depressed or 4. Lacks exercise (cardio is a must) or all the above.

        I had all the above and after 2 weeks of no fap, exercise, proper sleep etc. I woke up with morning wood and was also rock hard with my wife.

        Oh, and there are chemicals in food and plastic that are particularly bad for men so recommend to your man a diet change and exercise with him!

    • Alan Jackson

      48yr old and I wake with wood 4 or 5 times per week. I put on a 20lbs, stopped exercising and became very stressed about several other things in life and the morning wood stopped. Sorted out those few things and it’s back up again. Stress can do so much damage please be careful lads.

      • paulos

        @mo dickens 👀

      • mo dickens

        @Professional Burrito Ive never went on semen retention, women don’t allow enough time. The longest I’ve went doing semen retention was 8 hours. Yes even I need sleep.

      • santa fe, bantayan island life

        at 48 that’s not impressive.
        say that at 65 .

      • Salisu Sani

        what has this to do with a smaller pinus? 3 inches? I was a victim but thank God it has been fixed with herbal medicine from Dr emuakhe from Africa

      • ron richardson

        @Lady Cactus I certainly am

    • Colly

      Great informative video. I find clearing the bowel and bladder also helps .

    • Robin

      Ever since hitting puberty I had this issue and first I thought it was an early age issue but It didn’t get normal. I’m 24 now and recently for few months now I’ve been taking zinc and vitamin D3 2000IU daily, also vitamin E. I noticed vitamin D3 worked like a magic. I really had D3 deficiency, other vitamins too cus i used to get sick easily. I’m a fit man now and can last longer than ever before. Also, thanks to dr. Eric for his detailed, easily understandable videos really helps me a lot to know more about my body and how to keep myself healthy🥰

      • Ajxx 99

        What is d3

      • Robin

        @Ajxx 99 better version of vitamin D/D2.

      • A Robbo

        @Alan Jackson whats CLO. i recently started taking vit D3 , so new to it and havnt felt any much different. thanks

      • Alan Jackson

        Cod liver oil

      • Ricky Sekhon

        @A Robbo hope you’re doing great by now

    • stratogustav

      If you sit around all day, or if you are in bed for too long, also if you just stand all day, it will work against you sooner than later. You need to be active, rest, and be active again, also stay active, move around, go places, avoid screen time, get plenty of sleep at night and not during daylight hours. Exercise helps, walking, jogging, running, jumping, climbing, swimming, brachiation, all of this produces results within just a few months of daily consistency, and definitely avoid all soy and flax derivatives like the plague.

      • stratogustav

        @DD They can be very healthy in the sense that they have the good kind of fatty acids as far as I know, but I wouldn’t recommend them to men, I would suggest eating fish, or fish oil instead.

      • DD

        @stratogustav well guess what just went in my BIN!

        Thanks

      • Expletive Deleted

        ‘don’t be so Fing stupid’ is less typing…js…

      • Arjun Anand

        Somebody please help me. I feel I have ED after exercise. I started to exercise recently. For the past one month, I lost my mood in s&x. Will exercise affects? My weight is 95kg but before exercise I am very impulsive.. please someone help me out. Thanks 🙏

      • moondee lundee

        You hit the nail on the balls with that one!

    • Liam Cage

      Okay my 2 cents. I am 60 yrs old and I have no problems with ED….anymore. When I was 40 yrs I started getting intermittent ED. I went to the doctor and he found that I had low Testosterone. I was fit and exercised 4 times a week. After doing my research I tried most herbal remedies available, some quite expensive. I admit many had a positive effect particularly Tongkat Ali. L-Arginie/L-Citriline also had some effect on erection quality but it didn’t seem to stay in my system very long (a few hours for the Nitro boost). The amino acid also doesn’t work as well to boost nitro as you get older.
      So what did I do that changed everything (for me anyway); I cleaned up my diet. It isn’t just what you are eating but also what is missing from a person’s diet that makes a huge difference. These few changes made all the difference, if I leave one thing out I notice the difference. 1) eat spinach or Kale Everyday. One salad can vastly increase Nitrates for up to 48 hours. 2) Take Magnesium regularly 3) Zinc 4) Vitamin D. I started eating a couple hands full of mixed nuts and Pistachios everyday to get many of the nutrients listed as well as taking supplements.
      At 60 yrs old I have the libido and erections of a much younger man and better than when I was 40 yrs.
      Your milage may vary.

      • Leigh Rich

        L-Arginie/L does not do anything for me

      • Truth Stands Out

        I have heard eating spinach causes uric acid and kidney stones. Need to be careful.

    • P.E.1

      I’ve had ED in HS when i was at my studliest and healthiest. It seemed to be more from performance anxiety or just not being in the mood even when i really wanted to perform. I’m in my early 40s now and i still only have those issues for the same reason i did as a teen. For me, the ED was more mental than physical.

      • The Corbinator

        I agree and fall in the same category. My biggest problem is not that I can’t get one, but that I can’t keep it when the time calls to use it. I think over the years, I have become desensitized and it is mostly a mental thing. I have used Viagra on occasion for certain occasions but I do not want to use it on a continual basis. Currently getting some product from Adam Armstrong and Alpha Nutrition and see how that helps.

      • Umar

        Cialis works good for that

      • Steven

        Some people, a few it seems, are blessed with great bodily functions in spite of the Standard American Diet; sounds like you’re one of them. My MD DR told me he’s had old men tell him they have no problem with ED. I swear for me, everything is stacked against me: Sugar, carbs, GMO’s, toxins, glyphosate, lack of sleep, etc… At any rate, a person would do well to heed Dr. Berg’s advice for overall health including sexual function. If Big Agra is to blame for our poor quality of food, intentionally or not, it certainly seems they don’t care. It’s about yield, not nutrition.

      • Ray Tillman

        I smashed my pelvis in an accident, it’s now held together with titanium plates and over 30 screws, although it was a miracle of surgical engineering(over 20 hours on operating table) the one thing they couldn’t fix was the resulting erectile dysfunction, apparently damaged nerves that actuate the blood flow to my penis are situated in the pelvic region. I can still ejaculate but I can’t get an erection😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢. I’m also crap at running now. But hey I can’t really complain because when they took the first X-rays I was told I would be in a wheelchair for the rest of my life!

      • Lou luna

        @The Corbinator Use Tribestan Black ginger and Ashwaganda

    • Joe Jackson

      Good video Doctor Berg. Would think adding beets to diet to increase nitric oxides would help also. Also, I have heard that the interior rind of watermelon has a natural form of Viagra with no side effects. You might want to look at.
      Still hoping to see a video on the book ‘This is Your Brain On Birth Contol’ by Sarah Hall.

      • scott grasher

        I am 52 and from my personal experience beet juice powder has helped with my ED. I highly recommend it.

    • Emily W.

      I’ve had ed my whole life 😋
      But on a serious note.. thank you for taking all the subjects that most people are too embarrassed to discuss with anyone xx🥰🙏🕊️🌼🌸

    • shadowscreamer1

      (I’m a gym rat so exercise has never been a problem). My big issue was diet. Less simple carbs and little gluten as possible (especially since I’m gluten intolerant), increase NO2 friendly foods, AND L citrulline powder. L citruline is a godsend. Also, CBD with THC works extremely well when you get the other stuff In order.

      • Consortium Expert

        @shadowscreamer1 Thanks.

      • Consortium Expert

        @santa fe, bantayan island life Thanks

      • santa fe, bantayan island life

        @Consortium Expert I don’t think there are facts to back up that substance helps ed .

      • Keng Pen

        *Tips hat*

      • santa fe, bantayan island life

        @shadowscreamer1 well surpize ;However, CBD may have other benefits for the body.

        Because of this, manufacturers have isolated CBD and added it to many products, including those to help you in the bedroom. Purported benefits include boosting libido and increasing lubrication.

    • Knowledge Wisdom Truth

      I’m 48 and I’ll get an erection every morning and even if I take a nap. I weight train 4 – 5 days a week, try to eat healthy, fast for at least 12 hours a day and keep my life stress free as possible. My biggest issue is not getting enough sleep because I only sleep 4 hours a night during the week.

      • Krank 09

        @Burn Hags how long should one take the fivehtp for?

      • Billy to the 6th power

        Okay grandpapy Joe

      • Burn Hags

        @Krank 09 Once a year for one month should do if it’s really bad than twice a year

      • ANZ

        @Billy to the 6th power 😂🤣😂

      • Krank 09

        @Burn Hags thank you very much🙏🏽

    • Corbomite 1138

      Kidney Stones! I was wondering what was happening to me regarding this issue. Turns out it not only effects the liver as it has to compensate the lack of filtering from the kidneys but can severely reduces blood flow to the penis and this in turn reduces sperm production. Sleep apnea also effects this as lack of oxygen, therefore lack of nitric oxide reduces sperm production. Not sure this causes ED but definitely a double whammy. Looking forward to having the stones removed later this month.
      Another great video Dr 👍🏻🙏🏼👍🏻🙏🏼
      I shall definitely be following your program once I heal and will be drinking plenty of coconut water too!

    • athirdwhy

      I stopped getting morning woodies in my mid-twenties, but I get erections just fine when in the mood. The better I eat and exercise, the better my erections when performing, but the AM woodies are just not happening, and It’s been almost 20 years now, so I’ve stopped worrying about it, but I do miss them.

    • W1651

      I started taking L Argenine because of my family history and trade I am in. And I noticed a difference. I haven’t had a problem just that I am 55 and wasn’t as hard as I used to be but no disfunction per say. I also do what I can thru cumin and tumaric to lower my inflamation. The side effect is food tastes better.

    • B bwt

      I’ve been fine, thankfully, and I’m 62! Very good advice Doc, I’ve generally kept very healthy, don’t smoke, drink a little, and eat well. 6 kids to prove it! Seriously though, the nutrients you mention are very important and the fasting is great. For years I’ve only eaten twice a day, which is in effect, a fasting diet. Keep the weight down for sure. I went through a period of 2 years overweight when I moved to a new country and loved the local food too much. Though very healthy Mediterranean, I ate too much of it, and it did effect everything and to some extent, the libido. The horny goat weed looks interesting, never heard of that! Lol.

      • jey solo

        Testosterone thats what we need lol

      • santa fe, bantayan island life

        only thing about horny goat weed is its overpriced.

    • Chris Lachapelle

      I developed ED from shattering my tail bone and deeply bruising my prostate 4 years ago in a violent fall. I can get erect, but barely, about 20 – 25% what I did pre-fall. Doctor I saw (GP, non-Urologist) says fall and prostate damage has nothing to do with it, despite it starting immediately after said fall and injury (like next day I noticed it occurring). Still waiting to see a Urologist post-pandemic lockdowns.

      • David Harcot

        you said GP? but GP not specialist on that matter so continue to seek the one who seems to be better

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    • Mark

      I’ve had my ups and downs and I’ve tested nearly everything. First of all there may be different stages to E.D. The first stage is where your body will quickly react to supplements; the second stage is where it will not or will take a long time. From my experience I can say it is important to keep your energy levels up. If you take supplements but your energy is drained, forget about it. It’s like running a marathon, you can be well trained but if the energy is not there you will struggle. Yohimbe is a miracle worker pill, Maca can be a big boost, and try Orchic. does wonders. Everything else has little to no effect.

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      • Ms Paramin

        Mark you forgot to mention Shilajit from Himalayan, it is absolutely the best. Thank you for your knowledge, I didn’t know them. Do you have any suggestions for those who just can’t have an erection from birth? He is 20 years now, and still can’t have one. Please respond.

      • Mark

        @Ms Paramin I’m still testing shilajit but looks promising. No erection since birth? Sounds like low testosterone.

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