Tuesday, July 29, 2014
All facets of a guy's health can finally change his erectile function and skill to keep things going in the bedroom. Cardiovascular health, in particular, plays a great part in this regard. Guys that have reduced blood flow - whether due to decreased heart function itself or due to tempered or clogged arteries (a state called atherosclerosis) are exceptionally likely to develop erectile problems because of this. Moreover, poor heart health and diabetes are closely linked; patients who are being treated for morbidly high blood sugar are prone to nerve damage that disturbs the signals between the brain and organ that are needed to activate an erection.
From a mental health perspective, melancholy and stress have been linked to both heart disease and erectile dysfunction; treating psychological problems for example these can help restore satisfactory sexual function, too. Luckily for most guys, treating the underlying health problem can help fight loss of function. With additional focus to organ health, too, many guys can treat impotent problems and once again appreciate a wholesome and satisfactory sex life.
Can difficulties with getting an erection be an indication of another bigger issue that could cause you serious problems? Erectile dysfunction (ED) can be an indicator of underlying cardiovascular difficulties. It may be an early warning, in that respect.
The arrival of natural sexual energy conventions has put the spotlight back on ED, and a string of studies are indicating that, for most guys, the state has physical and not merely mental starts.
Early in 2004, researchers headed by Dr. Alan Bank of the St. Paul Heart Clinic in Minnesota released a study demonstrating that the arteries of men with ED grown less economically than men without erectile problems -- a potential indication of underlying heart disease.
It's possible for you to liken ED to a standard plumbing problem: If you turn in your kitchen faucet and you don't get any flow, either the faucet's broken or the pipes are clogged. For guys with advanced heart disease, the clogged-pipe explanation likely holds true, since accumulation of cholesterol in arteries can significantly reduce the flow of blood.
But many men with ED aren't anywhere near this phase of cardiovascular deterioration. For the men with ed, the faucet -- the vessels inside the member and the smooth muscle around them -- may be broken on a biochemical level.
As blood flow demands increase (as occurs during an erection), the endothelium releases nitric oxide to help cause blood vessel growth. Blood flow is essential for normal erectile function. It is also -- and here is the connection to heart disease -- quite significant as an anti-atherosclerotic agent, resisting hardening of the arteries.
In that sense, ED may function as an early indicate that blood vessels elsewhere in the body aren't growing as they should, either.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Testosterone is one type of steroid hormones that is naturally produced in the body. It is a hormone found in mammals, reptiles, birds and other vertebrates. The hormone is secreted by the testicles in male mammals and ovaries in females. It is the main sex hormone in males.
You generally have high levels of testosterone than females as a man, about 7-8 times more. The hormone is responsible for development of different male reproductive tissues including the testis, prostate gland, body muscles, growth of body hair and bone mass. It also plays a big role in preventing osteoporosis. Your body as a man also needs sufficient levels of testosterone for normal development of sperms, for regulating your cognitive and physical energy. Interestingly, while your testosterone levels decrease when you fall in love, when women falls in love it will help her to boost testosterone level.
Apart from falling in love, you may also suffer Low T because of such other factors as fatherhood, marriage and aging among other factors. Low testosterone (Low T) levels in males can cause serious problems in a sexual relationship. Low testosterone level presents several symptoms including:
Low libido – This is when you do not have interest in sex. Your sex drive literally vanishes, meaning that your partner has to contend with sexual desire for an unknown period, which in itself can lead to serious relationship problems.
Erectile Dysfunction – Apart from other causative factors, Low T is one of the main causes of erectile dysfunction (ED). ED is in most cases characterized by weak penile erection, difficulty in attaining an erection or lack of any erection at all. Similarly, ED can manifest itself in form of premature ejaculation in which case you attain orgasm even before you engage in sexual intercourse. Like with low libido, having ED causes serious relationship problems because your partner will always remain sexually unsatisfied.
Body fatigue – One major role that testosterone plays in the body is in building body muscles and other processes, allowing your body to have the necessary energy for everyday tasks. Low T therefore means weak body muscles and reduced processes. Leading to low energy levels, which makes your whole body feel weak all the time.
Depression – The fact that you experience any or all of the above symptoms will make you feel not man enough. You will tend to withdraw to be alone most of the time, which will lead to emotional stress and depression.
Osteoporosis – Your body requires adequate levels of testosterone for development of bones. Low T therefore leads to reduction of bone density, which in itself causes other serious bone-related health problems. Your bones become brittle to a point that bone breakages become common occurrence.
The above are just some of the signs and symptoms associated with Low T. Low testosterone levels cannot be diagnosed through physical examination. This is because the same signs and symptoms can be presented by other diseases/health conditions. Diagnosis of Low T levels can only be undertaken by a doctor, where simple blood test is all a doctor needs to perform for proper diagnosis.