Advice for Men's Sexual Health
It can be a sizable investment of money and time ascertaining which products really do help increase sexual libido or help with hair re-growth. If you've spent any time surfing the Internet or read the back pages of magazines, you've read the hype: Believe in their product because of some thousand of year old native folklore, others because of some new discovery, and still others just because the ad copy is so unbelievable in its claims.
Before you buy any sexual enhancement or hair re-growth product, consider some well-known causes of lost virility and male pattern baldness (medical and physical defects aside): smoking, drugs, alcohol, stress, being out of shape, poor nutrition, psychological problems - just to name a few. For many, there is room for improvement in these areas before seeking improved sexual stamina from medications or herbal remedies outside your body.
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What should I do now to improve my sexual health?
Exercise to oxygenate your blood and to lose weight. Being over weight reduces blood circulation which is vital for delivering blood (and oxygen) throughout the body. Learn about the Zone Diet to help you maintain a healthy weight. Dr. Berry Sears has written several great books pertaining to the 40-30-30 ratio, carbohydrate, protein, and fat diet. Get your heart rate up for no less then fifteen minutes at least three times per week. Add anaerobic exercise into the mix for a well rounded fit lifestyle.
Stop smoking and drinking. Drugs and alcohol displace oxygen in the blood stream that's needed to allow the penis to relax and take on blood. Smoking constricts the blood vessels in our body and therefore the blood flow needed to achieve an erection.
Prescription drugs cause an estimated 30% of impotence cases. If you're taking tranquilizers, your problem is likely drug-related. Vasodilators and diuretics can have an adverse effect, as well as MAO inhibitors and other anti-depressive drugs. Some prescription antihistamines and muscle relaxers can cause impotence, as can many drugs for lowering blood pressure. If you're taking any of these kinds of drugs and are experiencing impotence, see your doctor. Chances are your problem can easily be corrected.
Don't buy into head games. Impotence can be corrected with some common-sense treatment. Instances involving a physical disability or a serious mental condition are the exception. A failure to rise to the occasion is perfectly normal and happens to all men. It only becomes a problem if you worry about it. If your lover is less than supportive, or worse yet, berates or chides you because of it, get her into therapy. Better yet, save the money and find a new dance partner.
Tension is the number one killer of sexual desire. You can't have your mind in the game while it is preoccupied with worries about work, money and your list of worries. To enjoy sex you must be present -physically and mentally. If you're tensed out, your sexual performance will suffer. If it takes meditation, a warm bath, a quick nap, self hypnosis, whatever, you must find a way to relax yourself so you can enjoy sex. Think of it this way: You deserve a break from the grind and the problems will always be there when you get back.
Aging does bring on a natural decrease in sexual drive. This is also normal. The decrease is slight and really doesn't become readily apparent until the late 50s or early 60s. This decrease in libido is a fact of aging, but it in no way diminishes a man's ability to have an erection. Older men can have erections at the same frequency and strength as younger men. So, don't let your decreased sexual drive frighten you into impotence. There's really no correlation.
But, enough of that. It can work the other way around as well. A little 'improved performance' helps to improve confidence. Also, whether you're a man or a woman, an increase in desire elevates your interest. Absolute Health is committed to discovering the latest information on what works in rejuvenating your sexual prowess and giving you the best possible products (VirilePlex) at the best possible price.
Basically, there are only three phenomena which are believed to put more lead in a man's pencil: 1) good circulation, 2) oxygenated blood and 3) healthy testosterone levels.
Blood Flow and Oxygen
An erection involves release of nitric oxide (NO) in the corpus cavernosum tissue of the penis during sexual stimulation. NO activates an enzyme called guanylate cyclase, which increases levels of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP), producing smooth muscle relaxation in the corpus cavernosum and allowing blood to flow in.
A male enzyme called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) is responsible for the degradation of cGMP in the corpus cavernosum. Sildenafil (Viagra) has no direct relaxant effect on isolated corpus cavernosum, but enhances the effect of nitric oxide (NO) by inhibiting phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5). When sexual stimulation causes local release of NO, inhibition of PDE5 by sildenafil causes increased levels of cGMP in the corpus cavernosum, resulting in smooth muscle relaxation and inflow of blood to the penis. This 'chemical reaction' is successful for about 85% of the men who take it who are also physically capable of achieving an erection.
If a urologist or home testing diagnoses you as having reduced levels of testosterone (from age, stress, or any other factor), you can drop your drawers and get an instant testosterone booster injection that will last for about three weeks. By that time, your body will have determined that it doesn't need to produce as much testosterone so by the time the shot wears off, you're in for a couple of weeks of downer until your body figures out it needs to get back on the job of producing testosterone again.
You can also take steroids, if you have no regard for your kidneys and want to increase the probability of ending your life hooked up to a dialysis machine. Also, too many steroids will have the reverse effect on the very thing you were out to prevent - no corpus erecti.
Over time (meaning two or three weeks) testosterone levels can be increased by supplementing diet with products which contain testosterone or immediately by anaerobic exercise.
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