It’s widely known that maintaining a healthy daily diet will have a huge impact on all facets of our health. From increasing our mental focus to becoming more physically fit, the foods we put into our bodies change how we act, feel and look. In addition to these mental and physical changes, did you know the foods we eat can also increase our sexual drive and prowess? Foods not only provide our bodies with the essential vitamins and nutrients we as human beings need to survive, but they can actually make us better lovers. One could argue that foods that increase the body’s circulation are directly related to improving ones love life, especially for men. Increased circulation leads to better erectile response in men.
With the upcoming holidays many wonder, is Turkey healthy? Here are some ‘fast facts’ on this popular main dish*:
- Dark turkey meat typically contains more vitamins and minerals than white turkey meat but also more fat and calories.
- Removing the skin of a turkey also removes much of the fat content.
- Pasture-raised turkeys typically have higher omega-3 content than factory-farmed turkeys.
Eating foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids helps to improve the functionality of the nervous system. Multivitamins and minerals help, too. Relating directly to the flow of blood into the penis, these foods can increase a man’s erectile response. Fish can also provide the body with an abundant amount of Omega-3 fatty acids. So, if you plan on wining and dining that special someone think about ordering the fish.
Another set of foods that improve circulation, resulting in better male sexual response are foods rich in L-Arginine. Foods such as granola, oatmeal, peanuts, cashews, walnuts, green vegetables, root vegetables, garlic, ginseng, dairy, soybeans, chickpeas and seeds are all high in L-Arginine. The L-Arginine in these foods has been shown to increase male sexual function.
Throughout history, humans have forever striven to enhance their sex lives. From the Romans to the Chinese, almost every civilization has had its own set of aphrodisiacs. Modern society is no different. We still scour the globe in search of foods that will make us better lovers and increase our sexual experience, both individually and collectively. A few of the right foods, especially during these bountiful holidays, very well may be the extra boost you and your partner were looking for.
*Source: Medical News Today
Platelet-Rich Plasma is prepared by taking a small sample of blood and subjecting it to centrifugation (spinning the blood sample at a high rate of speed), which separates red blood cells and white blood cells from the remaining plasma. The remaining plasma is “packed” with platelets that remain behind, hence the term Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). PRP contains numerous Growth Factors which have the ability to promote the repair and healing of damaged or injured tissue throughout the body.
is Platelet-Rich Plasma that contains numerous Growth Factors (GFs) that are capable of promoting repair, self-healing and rejuvenation of damaged or injured tissues. PRP, when injected into the corpora cavernosa, results in the formation of new blood vessels, healthier penile tissue and stronger, harder, more sustaining erections.
There are many factors that can influence the number of PRP treatments required, including your goals, the severity of your ED, age, health status and other concurrent therapies being offered. While it can be used by itself, more often than not, it is used in combination with other therapies such as RejuvaPulse™ or Stem-Cell Therapy. An average of two to six PRP applications are often required before lasting improvement is observed. Generally speaking, the more severe the ED, the more treatment you will need.
Is PRP is right for you?
The physicians at Boston Medical Group adhere to The Boston Method®. The method itself is based on the unique understanding that treating sexual dysfunction requires a personalized assessment and treatment program for each patient, rather than a one size fits all approach that is often overly simplistic and ineffective as a result. In order to create the most comfortable patient experience and optimal treatment outcome, The Boston Method® places a special emphasis on three important factors: a confidential experience in the medical center, the evaluation of each patient’s medical history and diagnostic testing, and the determination of the most appropriate treatment options specifically for each patient.
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ED is a common problem among men and its cause can be attributed to a large number of factors both mental and physical, often combinations of associated conditions. It is defined as the inability to get or keep an erection and according to WebMD, “Psychological factors are responsible for about 10%-20% of all cases of erectile dysfunction. It is often a secondary reaction to an underlying physical cause.” *
If you’re one of the 30 million men in the United States with this problem then proper diagnosis is essential to finding a solution. Physical causes are easier to diagnose and should be your first step toward treatment. A doctor trained in treating sexual dysfunctions would review your medical history and perform a number of non-invasive tests to determine the causes and severity. In some cases blood analysis could help determine the causes. It’s important to keep in mind that ED can sometimes be a symptom or precursor of a much more serious physical ailment like cardiovascular disease or diabetes so it’s very important to consult with a doctor to find out early what is causing the condition. In other cases it may be lifestyle choices like excessive alcohol or smoking that can lead to ED.
If physical issues are ruled out as the prime cause then psychological issues should be considered, although they aren’t as easy to detect, diagnose or treat. The most common psychological causes include:
Anxiety – higher blood pressure and/or heart rates and fatigue are by-products of anxiety and can affect sexual performance.
Depression – caused by chemical imbalances in the brain, it can affect both desire and function. Not easy to diagnose but once treated most men can return to normal function (but note: some of the very drugs that alleviate depression can also lead to ED themselves).
Stress – as they say ‘stress kills’ and it can also kill your desire or sexual ability. One should look to decrease the conditions and environment that is causing this condition.
Fear – the fear itself of not performing or putting your relationship in jeopardy can become a self-fulfilling issue.
In many psychological cases, and especially when the person has deep rooted mental issues (often derived from early sexual abuse), consultation with a professional therapist is recommended.
So is ED psychological? It can be, but in the majority of cases it comes from physical causes that can be diagnosed and treated safely and effectively. All of us are unique and like us the variables around the condition of ED can be nuanced, benign or quite complex.
*Source: WebMD, 2017.