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7 Common Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Treatments & A Few Care Tips

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Every man encounters a problem in getting an erection at some stage in his life. The impotence can be temporary or permanent, and it could be because of a variety of reasons like fatigue, stress, injuries, drinking excessive alcohol, smoking, inactive lifestyle, medical conditions, medications, etc (more about causes can be found here). Erectile dysfunction can break relationships and therefore it is important that a patient must seek ED treatment at the earliest. The thing to know is that ED can be treated, and here are the treatment options: ED Treatment The treatment starts with the patient consulting a doctor (and discussing everything in a transparent manner). The doctor then conducts tests to determine the cause of ED, which could be physical, psychological, medical or lifestyle-related. Treatment is prescribed based on the cause. If the ED is connected to an unhealthy lifestyle, the doctor will prescribe giving up on smoking, drinking and drug abuse. He will ask the patient to shed weight and lead a simple and healthy lifestyle, which is free of stress. He will also recommend daily exercise (which the patient must do even if ED is caused by other factors). Working out regularly increases the metabolic rate and an enhanced metabolism can burn up fats faster. It also unclogs the arteries, thereby allowing increasing the flow of blood to the organs, including the penis – leading to stronger and long lasting erections. The doctor also will recommend that the patient consult a psychologist if the ED is caused by ... Read More »

Causes Of ED (Erectile Dysfunction)

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Erectile Dysfunction can be caused by a host of factors like physical, medical conditions, and lifestyle choices. One unfortunate choice or event in life can cause this condition, which can strip away a guy’s manhood. Here is an exhaustive list of the factors that cause ED: Physical Causes Of ED An injury to the pelvis, penis, bladder or spinal cord can damage nerves that are involved in the erection process. Hormonal imbalance, especially that of testosterone, can make a man lose interest in sex. Erections happen because the penis receives a flow of blood. If the blood flows back quickly, the erection fades and the penis becomes flaccid again, and rather quickly too. This is called a Venous Leak, and it happens because of injury or disease. Medical Conditions And Drugs That Can Cause ED Diabetes damages blood vessels that help men get an erection. If the disease is not controlled, it can lead to ED. Kidney diseases too can cause ED because they lead to hormonal problems and can even affect the flow of blood to the penis. Such diseases substantially lower the energy levels and make the patient lose all interest in sex. Plus, medications used to treat kidney diseases too can cause ED. Prostate enlargement (Benign Prostate Hyperplasia) is part of the aging process, and it can cause ED. Even BPH medications can cause it. Nervous system disorders can lead to ED. The penis is controlled by the Central Nervous System, and therefore it is natural that any ... Read More »

8 Tips On How Men Should Maintain Their Sexual Health

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A man’s sex drive changes gears depending on his age. It goes from zero to overdrive and then back to zero again. If the man is not careful, the descent can be pretty rapid and it can ruin his love life and leave him feeling miserable about the one thing he cherishes the most – his manhood. Here are some tips that should help men maintain, or even rev up, their sexual health: Maintaining Testosterone Levels Testosterone is a hormone that increases sexual desire and as men age, its production decreases. One way to maintain testosterone levels is to exercise regularly and build muscle mass. When muscles build up, it forces the body to increase testosterone production. This helps you stay sexually active for a long time. You also must eat well-rounded meals (proteins and carbs) to maintain testosterone levels. If you cannot maintain this important hormone’s levels, you should consider taking testosterone shots. Maintaining Weight An overweight condition reduces testosterone production, and therefore sexual desire. Extra weight makes you feel fatigued all the time and takes your mind off sex. You become inactive and become too lazy to indulge in a sexual encounter. Plus, all men like to look at their own chiseled bodies, and when they see something flabby in the mirror, it puts them off. Therefore, all doctors recommend you shed weight if you want to be sexually active. Medical Checks There are many factors that can adversely impact sexual desire. For example: medications for blood pressure, ... Read More »

How Low Testosterone Can Affect Your Sex Drive

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Testosterone remains one of the most important hormones the male body produces. There are quite a number of metabolic factors that derive from testosterone. Lean muscle mass development and fat burning would be the two most common traits associated with proper levels of testosterone production. There are, however, many other benefits that can be gained from proper levels of testosterone. Among those benefits would be an enhanced sex drive. Unfortunately, as a man ages, testosterone levels will lower. As a result, so will sex drive. Testosterone: What It Is And How It Affects Sex Drive Testosterone, once again, is a hormone produced by the male body. This is an androgen based hormone and it secrets from the testicles. Various bodily functions are gained from proper levels of testosterone. There are many sexual functions that are tied to the production of testosterone. Sexual performance and enjoyment are tied to hormone levels. The libido (sex drive) is very reliant on testosterone levels. For years, scientists and therapists looked for many solutions for a low level of sex drive. Through years of research, it has been noted that a lower level of testosterone would be the primary culprit. While age does play a large role in the reduction of testosterone levels, it is not the only reason. Other mitigating factors can contribute to lowering testosterone. Other Factors That Can Tie Into Lower Testosterone Without Sex Drive There are quite a number of other reasons why testosterone levels could end up decreasing. Poor nutrition ... Read More »

Does Penis Size Matter?

Every man competes with another. He thinks that he is better than anyone else and that is man’s basic psychology. Naturally, this psychology also comes into play when it comes to penis size. Locker rooms, steam baths, and other such zones become virtual war zones when snide comparisons are made and jokes are cracked. The big question is whether penis size really matters. And, the answer cannot come from men. Women are the best judges here. So, let’s focus on how penis size matters to women. A Scientific Treatise On How Women View Penis Size An authoritative paper, Penis size interacts with body shape and height to influence male attractiveness, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, concludes that women find a bigger penis size irresistibly attractive in men who: Women would be more willing to mate with such men than others. However, this paper does not state that women find a bigger penis unattractive in other types of men. So, it can be safely concluded that women love a bigger penis, but find it more attractive in tall men and in men with a greater shoulder-to-hip ratio. You can read this paper here Something For Men Who Are Paranoid About Their Penis Size The penis size is God given, just like the size of women’s breasts. According to medical researchers, an abnormally small penis is one that is less than 3 inches when it is in erect mode. That said, no man is satisfied with his penis size and wants ... Read More »

Are You At Risk Of Erectile Dysfunction?

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Sexual arousal is triggered by a combination of many diverse factors and organs, including the brain, hormones, emotional response, muscles, blood vessels, and more. These factors must interact with each other in order to trigger an erection. Many physical and psychological factors, and medical conditions, can interfere and cause erectile dysfunction. Characteristics Of Erectile Dysfunction If you notice any of these, you must consult a doctor. Now, here are the risk factors you must pay attention to. Physical Risk Factors Cardiovascular disease High levels of cholesterol High blood pressure Overweight condition/obesity Weak metabolism Diabetes Low testosterone levels Penis injury (interior/exterior) Medications (for prostate, blood pressure, antidepressants, etc.) Medical conditions like Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis Smoking, drinking alcohol regularly, substance abuse Spinal cord injuries Age – age is a huge factor. As you age, erections take time to develop and are not strong. Older men may also not be able to maintain an erection. Cycling for prolonged periods. Cycling pressurizes the nerves and restricts the flow of blood to the penis. However, it can cause only temporary erectile dysfunction. If you are impacted by any of the physical factors above, and if you feel that these factors are playing havoc with your sex life, then you must see a doctor. Psychological Risk factors The penis is controlled by the central nervous system and therefore the brain plays a big part in triggering erections. All of your sexual tension and excitement is triggered by the bran and these factors lead to an ... Read More »

11 Ways To Boost Your Sex Drive

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Is your sex drive dropping? Well, most men and women feel, at some point of their lives, that their sex life isn’t what it used to be. There can be a number of factors impacting your sex drive – age, medical conditions, and other physiological and psychological conditions. The good news is that you may be able to get back to your normal ways by following these tips: 1. Love Foods/Aphrodisiacs Eat food that contains lots of zinc and antioxidants – for example: oysters contain amino acids that enhance sex drive. Zinc-containing foods enhance fertility in women and sexual stamina in men. Lean meat contains proteins that increase dopamine production, which in turn increases sexual satisfaction levels. Eating oats for breakfast can balance out both estrogen and testosterone levels. You can also consume natural aphrodisiacs such as ginseng and gingko. These aphrodisiacs act as vasodilators and, over a period of time, end up enhancing sexual desire. 2. Lead a healthy lifestyle Smoking constricts the blood vessels and that reduces sexual desire. Drinking alcohol without moderation makes you put on visceral fat, which damages organs and as you know any health problem reduces your sexual drive. You must include a lot of vegetables and fruits in your diet and cut out junk food from your life. Junk food clogs the arteries and reduces the flow of blood to the organs. Get plenty of sun too – studies have proved that Vitamin D can enhance male testosterone by around 70%, thereby increasing his sex drive. ... Read More »

10 Things Every Man Should Know About His Penis

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Every man owes his manhood to his penis. He understands that the penis is at the core of his sexuality, but he knows dang about his own penis. Here are some facts that will help you understand the ins and outs of your penis: # 1: You Need Regular Erections Regular erections are like workouts for the penis. The penis needs these erections to stay in shape. An erection results in fresh blood flows to the penis and this flow of blood enriches the penis with oxygen. So, if you want your penis in shape, get your daily dose of erections. Even if you are not aroused in the day, don’t worry because the brain will maintain your penis by triggering erections in the middle of the night. # 2: Flaccid-to-Erect Proportion There is no relationship between the flaccid size and the erect size. A flaccid penis can grow anywhere between 0.25 inch and 3.5 inches after it goes into erect mode. Though there’s no medical significance attached to this phenomena, and most men get an inferiority complex when they view a long, flaccid penis in a locker room. But they do not realize that this biggie may grow by no more than a quarter of an inch when it is erect! A study conducted by researcher Alfred Kinsey proves that shorter penises grow by 2x the size that is put on by longer flaccid penises. By the way, the average flaccid penis measures about 3.5 inches. # 3: The ... Read More »

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