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December 16, 2007 at 8:07 PMComments: 0 Faves: 0

Steroids Linked To Shrinkage Dysfunction


Anabolic steroids work by stimulating protein synthesis within your body's cells, which causes a buildup of cellular tissue, particularly in the muscles. There are plenty of medical uses for anabolic steroids, as they're helping in promotion bone growth, male puberty and implemental in the treatment of cancer and AIDS. However, due to the potential increase of muscle and physical prowess, anabolic steroids have become popular among involved with sports and bodybuilding. Unfortunately, you don't just get an impressive physique and powerful muscles. There any many negative health risks involved when taking anabolic steroids: harmful cholesterol levels, damage to the liver and heart, acne, high blood pressure, and yes... a smaller penis and poor performance.

Negative Sexual Side Effects of Anabolic Steroids

Anabolic steroids can cause a man to develop breasts, by building tissue in the chest, as testosterone is converted to estrogen by certain enzymes within the steroid. This can also reduce sexual ability as well as cause temporary infertility. Testicular atrophy can cause the testicles to become smaller as well as slow the production of sperm. Simultaneously, steroids cause the penis to literally shrink, known as shrinkage dysfunction. Conversely, steroids increase sexual desire. An increase in libido coupled with the sudden inability to perform can be highly frustrating.

Other Causes of Shrinkage

Shrinkage can also be caused by poor diet, excessive alcohol consumption, tobacco use, cold weather, anxiety and a decrease in testosterone. Alcohol opens the blood vessels, meaning that while an erection can be achieved, it can also quickly abate. It also impairs performance, and if alcohol use continues to be in excess for a prolonged time, results in a smaller penis. Cold weather causes a natural response in the body to protect the penis and testicles. Muscles in the pelvis raise the testicles to the body to preserve heat, making the penis appear smaller. The same response can also be triggered by nerves, anxiety or an uncomfortable situation. Shrinkage and ED are both common. Though frequently a source of embarrassment, there many options available to men who wish to preserve the length they have, restore their vitality, and increase their performance.

Options Against Shrink Dysfunction

There have been plenty of uncomfortable, invasive procedures to help men with ED and shrinkage issues in the past: a surgery that involved putting implants into the pieces, hanging weights from the penis, stretching the penis, or using a pump that forced the penis to swell. These can take a lot of time, cause a lot of pain and cost a lot of money. In an ordinary case of ED or shrinkage, simply making changes to one's lifestyle can help. Avoiding excessive alcohol use, tobacco and unwise food choices promote both general and sexual health. Additionally, natural products exist that specifically target the male reproductive system to help optimize performance.

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