Men’s Sexual Health

 

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) – What is it?

ED is the repeated inability to sustain an erection for sexual intercourse. While lack of sexual desire can lead to ED, these are considered two different conditions. It is estimated that as many as 15 to 30 million American men experience some form of erectile dysfunction. Some causes of ED include medications, diseases, injury and stress.

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ED and Disease

Any condition that slows or prevents blood flow through the vessels in the body can result or worsen ED. The following is a list of chronic conditions that can contribute to ED:

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol

These chronic conditions decrease blood flow through the body’s blood vessels (particularly the small ones in the penis responsible for healthy erections). Some also cause the blood to become “sticky” and prevent a healthy flow through the veins and capillaries in the penis. After chronic conditions are normalized, increasing blood flow is the next step in addressing ED.

Heart disease and ED

Heart disease (also known as the silent killer) often times have hidden underlying causes that are not visible until later stages of the disease. American men have a 50 percent chance of dying from heart disease due to these hidden causes. New research is showing that ED may be one of the earliest signs of heart disease. If you are experiencing erectile dysfunction, you should be evaluated by a physician to assess your risk for heart disease. One Wellness Place provides additional insight into heart health. By reading this information (hot link), you will discover that many of the supplements geared towards promoting a healthy heart can also help normalize ED as well.

High blood pressure and ED

Constriction of blood vessels throughout the body can dramatically increase blood pressure and reduce the flow of blood to the penis. Additionally, many medications designed to treat high blood pressure can increase the likelihood of experiencing ED.

Diabetes and ED

High blood sugar can affect the nerves in our bodies. When elevated sugar levels wear down the nerves that control the blood vessels, this can lead to an increased risk for ED. It is estimated that 20 to 85 percent of diabetic men experience erectile dysfunction.

High cholesterol and ED

Elevated levels of “bad low density lipoprotein (LDL)” cholesterol form plaque that sticks to the walls of blood vessels and can reduce blood flow. This plaque can also cause the blood to become “sticky” and less free flowing.

ED and low testosterone

Adropause is the age-related decline of testosterone in men as they get older. Unlike female menopause, the decrease in men is not as rapid and the symptoms may not appear all at once. By taking 50 mg of Zinc twice daily and/or 1000 mg of Vitamin C daily, men can help decrease the amount of the aromatase (enzyme that helps accelerate adropause) in their bodies. Aromatase is an enzyme that converts testosterone into estrogen. These supplements have shown to block that enzyme and therefore decrease the conversion of testosterone to estrogen. Symptoms of andropause include:

  • Loss of libido (sex drive)
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Ejaculatory complications
  • Interrupted sleep
  • Depression
  • Heart disease and Atherosclerosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Muscle weakness

Restoring testosterone to normal levels can improve many of the above-mentioned symptoms and help you LOOK BETTER, FEEL BETTER and BE BETTER. The goals of testosterone replacement are as follows:

  • Improve sex drive
  • Improve erectile function
  • Improve psychological well being and mood
  • Increase muscle mass
  • Improve strength and stature
  • Preserve bone mass

One Wellness Place can help you normalize testosterone levels naturally. Through One Wellness Place MVI for Men and Testo-Gain, men can help normalize the factors that contribute to erectile dysfunction.

Prescription Testosterone Replacement

Topical dosing is the most efficient means of testosterone replacement. These products are ONLY available by prescription. The pharmacist at Scott’s Health Mart Pharmacy (Macon, GA) can compound the testosterone into a cream that can help. This compound also allows us to customize your prescription based on your allergic profile and skin type. Other methods for testosterone replacement include the following:

  • Oral/ Sublingual: While there are pills you can take, this is not a reliable dosing option. It does not provide an absorption profile that resembles natural testosterone release.
  • Intra-Muscular: A more reliable dosing option than oral or sublingual, this method also lacks the ability to provide an absorption profile that resembles natural testosterone release.

It is important to remember that testosterone replacement products are available by prescription only. If you have or have had breast cancer or prostate cancer, it is vital that you discuss with your physician whether testosterone replacement therapy is right for you. Men with enlarged prostates should also consult their physician before using any testosterone replacement products (herbal or prescription).

How We Can Help

One Wellness Place MVI for Men – This is an excellent multi-vitamin specifically designed for men. It contains anti-oxidants, ginseng and ginkgo biloba that also promote health and wellness.

One Wellness Place Fish Oil Capsules – This supplement is essential for heart health. It is a natural blood thinner that promotes normal blood flow to all areas of the body.

One Wellness Place Men’s Maxxx – This high-quality herbal supplement improves stamina. Key ingredients such as L-arginine, gingko biloba, panax ginseng, horny goat weed, muira puama and maca improve blood flow, function as aphrodisiacs, and help promote a healthier sex life.

One Wellness Place Testo-Gain – This herbal product is designed to help restore testosterone to healthy levels naturally. It contains phyto androgens and androgen adaptogens that help normalize testosterone and balance stress.