Please note, this article is not intended to replace a consultation with a medical professional. All medical concerns need to be addressed by a licensed medical expert.

You go to the gym multiple times a week. Your time there is well spent. You wear the results of your hard work on your body and are proud of what you have accomplished and continue to maintain.

But despite your impressive health and good habits, you are having trouble getting and maintaining an erection firm enough to fully enjoy sex.

If this sounds like you, save your sweat for the gym, don’t stress. There are solutions.

What Causes E.D. In Otherwise Physically Fit People?

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It is not uncommon for people who are physically fit to still have difficulty getting or staying erect. There are many factors that can play into this outside of your overall health standing. One or more of these may be causing your E.D.:

  • Restricted Blood Flow: As we age, our blood vessels that are responsible for blood flow to the penis can harden, causing blood flow to be restricted. Eating foods that are high in saturated fat and sodium on a regular basis can cause this to happen over time, even if you do cardio like a champ.
  • Medication Side Effects: There are about 100 different medications that can cause sexual dysfunction in men. Commonly prescribed medications that can cause E.D. include SSRIs and ADHD medications with stimulants as the active ingredient.
  • Psychological Factors: The brain needs to send arousal signals to the penis for an erection to occur. Psychological conditions such as Sexual Performance Anxiety (SPA) and PTSD can prevent the brain from sending those signals to the penis.
  • Physical Injuries: Having an injury that acts up and causes pain during sex can stop the arousal signals in the brain from reaching the penis. The anticipation of pain can also prevent the brain from sending those signals in the first place.

What Treatment Options Are Available?

Dr. Eric Miller, MD

There are a few ways to treat erectile dysfunction. As a doctor and fellow fitness fanatic, I narrowed down the list to my top two professional recommendations for E.D. treatments for otherwise physically fit men experiencing symptoms of erectile dysfunction:

1. Rugiet Ready

As far as pharmaceutical intervention goes, Rugiet Ready is my top recommendation.

Sublingual melts, such as Rugiet Ready, dissolve under the tongue, where the medicine directly enters the bloodstream, bypassing the liver and digestive system. This makes results up to 5X faster than pills and even chewable tablets.

They can also contain more than one ingredient, so you can get your E.D. treated by more than one mechanism of action.

For example, Rugiet Ready contains custom ratios of sildenafil (Viagra generic) + tadalafil (Cialis generic) + APO. Sildenafil and tadalafil are both PDE5 inhibitors, while APO is a dopamine promoter. This means Rugiet Ready works for the body and the brain.

Since Rugiet Ready works on both the body and the brain, it is a great option for those who are experiencing E.D. due to psychological factors that prevent you from getting aroused.

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Melts also allow for fast onset to action without being affected by food intake, unlike pills.

Melts, such as Rugiet Ready, have been a great option for those seeking more out of their E.D. treatment than what pills can offer. For many, they are a great alternative to more invasive options if pills do not work at all for you.

“Rugiet is everything the company claims it to be. After a few years of (frankly) failure I tried Rugiet and it worked perfectly. Not only was I happy but so was my wife. It works quickly without any side effects. I feel like I’ve been given an important part of my life back.” -Michael N.

2. Talk To Your Doctor

If one or more of your medications have sexual dysfunction as a side effect, talk to your doctor. Often, there are alternative medications that can address your condition without sexual dysfunction as a side effect. Your doctor may also alter your dosage to lessen the side effects.

Otherwise, your doctor will be able to screen for causes and help find solutions, even outside of pharmaceutical intervention.

Remember, meekness does not show results in the gym or in your health in general. Speak up about your needs and goals and get the results you want.

At the end of the day, it is more important to focus your strongest efforts on making sure your body is working for you, rather than working for your body. Health is a holistic matter, and if you have read this far, that means you are taking it seriously and are off to a great start.

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Dr. Eric Miller, MD

Dr. Eric Miller, MD.

Dr. Miller is a board-certified doctor based in Austin, TX. As a passionate fitness expert, he employs a holistic approach to health in his practices.

Please note, this article is not intended to replace a consultation with a medical professional. All medical concerns need to be addressed by a licensed medical expert.