Andropause is the gradual lowering of testosterone levels in men as they age. This condition is often referred to as “male menopause,” as it lowers fertility levels and sex drive. Andropause is dependent upon two variables: age and body fat. Symptoms of male menopause include sleeping problems, sexual difficulties, lowered bone density, reduced muscle, and depression. Even though its name seems severe, the symptoms are very similar to those contributed to the deterioration of sexual health brought on by excess weight. Furthermore, the World Health Organization does not recognize andropause as an official health condition term. This is because medical experts have yet to conclude whether to define it as a “stage” or as a “condition.” Unlike female menopause, andropause does not completely halt the ability to reproduce, but rather decreases likeliness of fertility. Additionally, only 2% of men have been diagnosed, whereas 100% of women will experience the complete standstill of fertility. Regardless, as in many sexual health situations, andropause, too, can be kept at bay by regular exercise and a healthy diet.
Erectile dysfunction can be really tough on a relationship. Feelings of embarrassment, anger and confusion about ED can cloud judgment and create animosity. However, there are plenty of other ways to be intimate with one’s partner—sexually and non-sexually. Discussing how that you and your partner feel about each other can make the two of you closer and create a strong, trusting bond. By talking about each other’s needs and concerns, you can overcome troubles and have a healthy relationship
Participating in various sports, volunteer work and other hobbies that you have in common can bring couples closer together. Shared interests allow the two of you to be together, happy healthy, and productive. As well as spending time with each other outside of the house, making time to be alone together is just as important. Taking a walk, holding hands, bathing together, enjoying a candlelit dinner, or just snuggling on the couch with a movie can be romantic and enjoyable.
Experimentation with various sexual techniques can also be rewarding. Take the time to learn new positions and/or techniques that bring pleasure without intercourse. There are plenty of videos, classes and books that are informative and fun that can teach you ways to be physically intimate that you may not know about. You never know when you might find something new and stimulating for you and your partner! Talking to a sex counselor can be very helpful as well. If erectile dysfunction is putting too much pressure on your relationship, it may benefit you and your partner to seek care from a professional therapist. They can help you discuss your feelings and put your mind at ease. Have fun trying different and new positions, techniques and accessories. Remember that there are means of coping with ED, and it’s still possible to have an exciting and adventurous sex life!
Sexual dysfunction refers to a problem during any point of the sexual response cycle which prevents the individual or couple from experiencing satisfaction. The sexual response cycle consists of four phases: excitement, plateau, orgasm and resolution. While sexual dysfunction is considered common among both women and men, it is a topic many are hesitant to discuss. Fortunately, sexual dysfunction is treatable in most cases. As with any health issues, those who are concerned they might be experiencing sexual dysfunction should see a doctor.
Sexual dysfunction can be of a physical or psychological nature and sometimes even both. Physical causes include: diabetes, vascular and heart disease, hormonal imbalances, neurological disorders, chronic diseases including kidney and liver failure, alcoholism and drug abuse. Some antidepressants have also been known to affect an individual’s sexual desire and function as well. Some of the psychological causes for sexual dysfunction are: work-related stress and anxiety, sexual performance anxiety, marital or relationship problems, feelings of guilt, depression, or past sexual traumas. All of these can affect a person’s ability to perform and lead to sexual dysfunction.
The most common problems that affect men sexually are ejaculation disorders, erectile dysfunction and low libido. Premature ejaculation is when men climax shortly after penetration and is the most common type of ejaculate disorder. Inhibited or retarded ejaculation is when ejaculation is abnormally slow to occur. This disorders can be caused by a lack of attraction to a sexual partner, past traumas or psychological factors. Retrograde ejaculation occurs during the orgasm cycle, when the ejaculate is forced back into the bladder rather then expelled from the urethra. Retrograde ejaculation is common amongst men with diabetes who suffer from diabetic neuropathy.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as a man’s inability to attain or sustain an erection suitable for intercourse. Many factors can contribute to the onset of ED including, but not limited to, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes. Diseases affecting blood flow, nerve disorders and psychological factors all can contribute to ED. Severe injury to the penis and anti-depressant medications can also lead to the onset of erectile dysfunction.
Low libido is a decrease in desire for, or interest in sexual activities. Reduced libido can be caused by both physical and psychological factors alike. Inhibited desire has been linked to low levels of testosterone. It can also be caused by psychological problems including depression and stress. Medical illnesses, certain medications, and relationship problems all can contribute to a loss of libido.
Boston Medical Group would like to encourage anyone who is suffering from any of these conditions to seek the medical attention of a trusted physician. These are all serious problems which require the attention of a professional.
Sexual dysfunction really has a stigma surrounding it, with most men not even wanting to admit there’s a problem. This was further evidenced by some recent research discussed in an article in The Telegraph entitled, “Men’s health: dealing with erectile dysfunction”. While this research is focused in Britain, the results are pretty clear, specifically, men go to doctors twenty percent less of the time than do women.
This frustrates doctors because many men can be treated for ED with a variety of methods, including the Boston Method from Boston Medical Group. Another thing that both worries and frustrates doctors is that ED can be a common symptom of larger ailments, such as prostate cancer or other prostate-related problems. Another symptom doctors are being urged to look for with more regularity is testosterone deficiency, as this can not only cause ED, but apparently men with lower testosterone levels have a higher risk of dying from heart disease than men with higher testosterone levels.
Doctors encourage men to seek help as soon as they think there is a problem with their health, as well as taking a serious look at their lifestyle. If your erectile dysfunction is caused by psychological conditions like depression or anxiety, or physical conditions, many times help is available in the form of medicine, counseling and so on. Boston Medical Group is just one of many options available, but in terms of physical remedies, it’s one of the safest around.
You are what you eat. Have you ever heard that before? Well, that may or may not be true, but the simple fact is that you can affected very strongly by what you eat, and that effect can gravitate over to the way you are able to perform sexually.
That is because high cholesterol levels can have a bearing on your possibility of developing erectile dysfunction, and Boston Medical Group, the leading experts in this field, think that you should know that.
Certainly you need cholesterol in your blood. What you don’t need is HIGH cholesterol, because in that case fatty deposits build up in your vessels that can greatly inhibit the flow of blood. This puts you at risk for a number of different things.
One of those things is a heart attack. Another is a stroke.
Yet another is erectile dysfunction.
And it makes sense, when you think about it, and you have the understanding that the process of achieving and maintaining erection has to do with the proper flow of blood through the arteries. Logically, it follows that when those arteries are clogged, you are going to have more problems with ANY kind of blood flow.
Did you know that having high levels of high cholesterol could increase your chances of developing erectile dysfunction by as much as 80%? It absolutely can.
That doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it. First, reduce your intake of fatty foods and get some more exercise. And contact Boston Medical Group toll-free at 1-888-740-5170 to get help with erectile dysfunction, if it has indeed started to happen as a result. You will not be sorry.