Dr. Avnish Jolly, Chandigarh:Researchers from Finland have conducted this new study on Erectile Dysfunction (ED) risk in men and finds that regular Sexual Congress can play a significant role in preserving erectile function among elderly men. Regular sexual activity can help to preserve fertility of men. The risk of erectile dysfunction was inversely related to the frequency of intercourse. The older man may avoid Erectile Dysfunction (ED) if they have regular sex at once a week.
The researchers have conducted a study on 989 men between 55 to 75 years for around five years. They answered a questionnaire mailed to them. The men who returned the questionnaire five years later were included in the study. None of them had ED at the beginning of the study. Out of 1000 cases, 79 cases had sexual congress less than once per week. The cases dropped to 32 for men who had sex once per week. The number further dropped to 16 per 1000 for men who performed intercourse 3 or more times per week. Further the men who had less than one morning erection per week were 2.5 times more likely to get erectile dysfunction.
There is increased risk of erectile dysfunction in men with some serious medical condition or overweight who had sex less than once a week. But the study had one major limitation also. The researchers did not ask men about masturbation and other modes of sexual activity.
National Institutes of Health finds erectile dysfunction is common in older men. Some modern medicines like Viagra can also prevent erectile dysfunction but these medicines have some side effects.
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) can be treated according to Ayurveda and in its pretext Tri Stamb (Three Pillars of Healthy Life) – Ahar (Diet), Nidra (Sleep) and Bramcharya (Rights of Sexual Congress) are foundation of Healthy Life. According to Ayurveda one can retain his sexual health through Rich food, Sound sleep, Yoga, Rasyan (Immune Modulators) and Vajikaran (Sexual Modulators for Men only) under the supervision of Vaid (Doctor). With induction of Nutritional Food, Healthy Life Style and different Modulators in ones daily life one can maintain longevity and healthy life. With food and sleep one can attain physical health for spiritual and hormonal health yoga and modulators’ plays significant role in daily life.
Regular Sexual Congress also impacts the general health and quality of life. The study is published in the July issue of The American Journal of Medicine and Ayurveda is advocating role of sexual congress for healthy life from last around 5000 years.