Advertisement

Deepak Chopra and Intent

Deepak Chopra and Intent

Weekly Health Tip: Erection Protection

Brought to you by Deepak Chopra, MD, Alexander Tsiaras, and TheVisualMD.com Men who experience sexual dysfunction generally don’t react by reaching for the phone and speed-dialing the doctor. Being unable to achieve and maintain an erection seems like a private, and sometimes embarrassing, issue. How many men and their partners are suffering in silence, hoping that the malfunction will pass? What they may not know is that most cases of erectile dysfunction (ED) have an underlying physical cause. An erection is a successful collaboration between the circulatory system, nerves, hormones and brain. If blood cannot reach the network of vessels in the spongy erectile tissue of the penis, game over. Any factor that compromises your circulation can also compromise your sex life. Smoking, high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries and other vessel damage are the most common. Overweight and obese men can have uneven levels of the hormone testosterone, which is essential to sexual performance. Diabetics should be especially vigilant, as nerve damage from their disease commonly interferes with their ability to get an erection. And sometimes sexual dysfunction is the result of stress, depression or other psychological issues.If you have normal blood pressure, good general health, don’t smoke and have no chronic illnesses, you have very low risk of ED. As men age, their chance of experiencing ED is greater, but all men improve their chances of maintaining good sexual health by eating well and exercising. In one study, men who began exercising in midlife had a 70% reduction in ED risk compared with sedentary men in their age group. If you experience ED more than 25% of the time, call your doctor. He or she will likely take a full medical history, examine your genitals, give you a blood test to assess your hormone levels and other factors, take your blood pressure, and perhaps give you an ultrasound to get more information about circulation in your penis. If there is no obvious physical cause, and your ED persists, depression or stress may be the culprit. There is a simple device that determines whether men are having erections in their sleep. Those who have regular, involuntary erections while sleeping, but not when they are with their partner, most often are contending with a psychological issue. Time and treatment can resolve most of those cases, too. But the first step toward getting your sex life back on track is talking to your doctor. Learn more about sexual health issues: TheVisualMD.com: Barry R. Komisaruk, Ph.D.

Advertisement
Comments read comments(1)
post a comment
johan

posted February 22, 2011 at 9:40 am


this would satisfy the rural people ..thank you.. Increasing your web traffic submit your site link http://www.directoryark.com



report abuse
 

Post a Comment

By submitting these comments, I agree to the beliefnet.com terms of service, rules of conduct and privacy policy (the "agreements"). I understand and agree that any content I post is licensed to beliefnet.com and may be used by beliefnet.com in accordance with the agreements.



Previous Posts

Synchronicity, Evolution, and Your Genes (Part 1)
By Deepak Chopra, MD, and Jordan Flesher, BA Psychology   Over the past decade, the hunt for genetic connections with behavior as intensified. For any experience, there must be a physical activity in the brain—otherwise, the experience has no basis. Using this irrefutable assumption, re

posted 10:56:38am Mar. 30, 2015 | read full post »

The Best Way to Get Rid of Evil
    By Deepak Chopra, MD.   The best way to get rid of evil is to change our ideas about it. The two concepts about evil that do nothing to end it are, first, the concept of cosmic evil embodied by Satan, and second, the concept of human evil as a permanent human inheritan

posted 11:07:42am Mar. 23, 2015 | read full post »

Can Wisdom Save Us? Why It Has To (Part 2)
Although almost everyone fears the effects of climate change and deplores the inaction of governments around the world, neither attitude gets us any closer to solving the problem. Many pin their hopes on a breakthrough in technology that could somehow clean the atmosphere of greenhouse gases, while

posted 11:58:46am Mar. 02, 2015 | read full post »

Can Wisdom Save Us? Why It Has To
There's always a sense of crisis in the air generated by whatever bad news is making the headlines. At the moment, the greatest alarm is being stirred by terrorism and the spread of Islamic extremism. Yet at a deeper level, our anxiety centers on something much deeper, the possibility that the human

posted 10:23:44am Feb. 23, 2015 | read full post »

Your Body Is Wise, But It Needs for You to Pay Attention
Although complementary medicine has made strong advances, mainstream medical practice still keeps faith with drugs and surgery as the default methods of treatment. The way forward for anyone who wants to establish a high level of wellbeing isn't going to come via the family doctor but through self-c

posted 11:41:39am Feb. 16, 2015 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.