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December 28, 2007 at 7:22 AMComments: 0 Faves: 0

Does Age Play A Roll In Shrinkage Dysfunction?


One thing that preserves sexual health in a man is a healthy testosterone level. Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone. It's involved in the production of sperm, maintaining an active libido, and promotes mental and physical energy. Testosterone is also absolutely essential when it comes to achievement and maintaining an erection. If your testosterone levels are less than satisfactory, so is your sex life.

Testosterone and aging

The levels of testosterone in the body naturally decline with age. Low testosterone levels can results in a decrease in muscle mass, bone density, stamina, memory and libido. As testosterone levels continue to decrease, so does the ability to get an erection, and the size of your penis can actually decrease too causing shrinkage dysfunction. Although this is a common occurrence, the loss of sexual ability often results in feeling of embarrassment or inadequacy, which can lead to low self-esteem and depression. A poor sex life can also lead to an unhappy marriage to relationship.

Other possible causes

Apart from low testosterone levels, shrinkage and impotence can also be caused by one's lifestyle. Using alcohol in excess can result in a smaller penis, an inability to achieve orgasm, decreased libido but an increased tendency for sexual aggression, as impaired or complete lack of ability to perform. A poor diet can greatly impinge on the ability to acquire a full erection, and so can tobacco use. Using anabolic steroids, which eventually cause testosterone levels to fall, can also negatively affect a man's sex life by giving him a smaller penis and testicles (testicular atrophy), an inability to perform or get an erection, as well as make him infertile. Low temperatures and anxiety can also prevent a man from performing, or from becoming erect, as they both trigger a similar response in the body to pull the testicles in closer to keep them warm or safe while simultaneously directing flood blows to different areas of the body.

Methods of treatment

Some methods of treatment are quite extreme. One uses a device, a mechanical vacuum, with forces an erection by creating a vacuum around the penis. This brings blood into the shaft, which causes the penis to enlarge. An elastic band is placed around the penis to prevent the loss of erection after the device is put away, and to maintain the erection during intercourse. Other treatments involve hanging weights from the penis, or by performing a surgery which actually places inserts into the penis. Sometimes, drugs are injected into the penis itself. Frequently, sexual health can be improved by maintaining a healthy diet, watching your alcohol consumption, and avoiding tobacco and steroid use. To further ensure proper sexual health, supplements can be taken to promote the manufacturing of testosterone in the body. For instance, Pasak Bumi stimulates testosterone production as well as penis and testicular growth, while Lepidium Meyenii works as an energy-restoring aphrodisiac.

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