Stress – A Prime Cause Of Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is a type of sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual activity. It can cause stress, relationship strain and low self-confidence.

Erectile dysfunction can be a sign of a physical or psychological condition. Mental health conditions like stress and anxiety can also affect how your brain signals your body’s physical response. In the case of an erection, stress and anxiety can interrupt how your brain sends messages to the penis to allow extra blood flow.

How excessive stress causes demolition of your erection?

Just about any type of stress can cause erectile dysfunction. Problems at work, relationship conflict, illness, financial burdens, or even fear of aging can be stressful enough to interfere with sexual responses. For some men, erectile dysfunction is the cause of their stress.

Erections are an involuntary process your brain controls. The sympathetic and parasympathetic part of Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), that work simultaneously to cause you to have an erection. However, when you’re under a great deal of stress, the two parts of the ANS compete with one another, and results in erectile dysfunction.

Also, during stressful situations, the body reacts by releasing hormones (often referred to as stress hormones) into the bloodstream. Stress hormones act by mobilizing energy from storage, increasing heart rate, blood pressure and breathing rate and shutting down metabolic processes such as digestion, reproduction, growth and immunity.

Stress can also often cause a person to get inadequate amounts of sleep as well as having poor quality sleep. Reduced or inferior sleep is likely to result in inadequate testosterone production, because essentially all testosterone is manufactured at night when a person sleeps. That means that if a person gets less sleep than what is optimal, he will normally have lower than normal testosterone levels.

The stress due to performance anxiety is one of the important causes of lack of erection. It happens when you feel stress about your ability to obtain a strong erection for sexual intercourse. You feel fearful and embarrassed, and your anxiety increases, which results in recurring difficulties actually having an erection.

Increased anxiety causes stress and narrows blood vessels and reduces blood flow to the penis makes it more difficult to have an erection. Even men who generally do not have difficulties may not be able to get an erection because they are overcome by sexual performance anxiety.

So it is extremely important to rule out the cause of your stress and try to overcome it to have better erection and happy sexual life.

Tips to manage stress to treat erectile dysfunction:

  • Talk to experts to manage stress, depression, and other life concerns
  • Couples counseling to help with relationship problems
  • Sex therapy to work through intimacy and performance issues
  • Try to eliminate many stressors from your life as you are able to do.
  • Practise-Yoga, Meditation
  • Listen to music, talk to a friend
  • Exercise well
  • Get good amounts of sleep (at least 6 to 8 hours of sound sleep)
  • Eat a balanced nutritious diet

Ayurvedic remedies to compact stress and to improve erection:

SUMENTA Tablets –

Charak Pharma’s SUMENTA is the herbal stress relieving formulation with anxiolytic, anti-stress, and adaptogenic herbs. 

This safe and potent formulation reduces stress and anxiety during sexual act without any side effects unlike other psychotropic drugs. SUMENTA reduces fatigue and improves the quality of life with increased sense of well-being and enthusiasm.


VIGOMAX FORTE is a comprehensive ayurvedic medicine formulated by the Charak Pharma for erectile dysfunction treatment.

It promotes strength and stamina and restores sexual health and improves vitality. Tribulus terrestris, i.e. Gokshur, and Withania somnifera, i.e. Ashwagandha in VIGOMAX FORTE help to dilate blood vessel and improve blood circulation to the sexual organs. VIGOMAX FORTE induces erection and helps in erectile dysfunction treatment.

So by minimizing stress, maximize your performance and erection naturally.

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