Nature’s way of saying ‘No Hard Feelings’!
Half the Man I use to be … Survival of the Firmist
“Cometh the hour…cometh the man…well sometimes.”
Putting the lead back into the pencil – straightening out the situation.
“It’s like trying to shoot pool with a rope or stuffing a marshmallow into a letter box” – George Burns.
The Alpha-Males have more testosterone than other males and women are attracted to them. Success and status boosts testosterone and sex drive.
Healthy Hormones + Happiness + Companionship = “Winning in life.”
Happy couples that have regular sex are the healthiest people on the planet.
Impotence, or chronic erectile dysfunction, is the constant inability to maintain an erect penis sufficiently for sexual intercourse. The functional processes that are involved to achieve erection are linked to a combination of body activities; these include correct brain stimuli, hormone secretions, blood vessel and nerve function.
It is estimated that 150 million men worldwide are affected by erectile dysfunction (ED) as reported by the American Medical Association back in 1999.
Approximately 80 per cent of the causes of impotence are due to an organic disease such as penile arterial insufficiency and the side effects from numerous types of drugs. Diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension can also adversely affect erectile function. The blood vessels that are needed to help form an erect penis can become congested with atherosclerotic (hardening) plaque. This congestion can reduce the blood flow to the penis and result in poor erections.
Low levels of the biochemical nitric oxide can contribute to erectile dysfunction;
also high levels of the hormone Prolactin can cause problems as well. Men should produce between 10 to 30 times more testosterone then women and a little extra dopamine. Good testosterone levels lower’s a man’s stress. Statistically by the age a man reaches fifty (50) years of age the average testosterone he produces has declines by half from when he was a young man. Females are attracted to males that have good testosterone levels such as the Alpha Male type – Courage, Confidence and Competence. When belly fat increases testosterone decreases.
Hormonal imbalances may also cause problems such as having low thyroid hormonal levels, having low testosterone levels does not usually affect the direct functional cause behind impotence, but can cause the lack of desire (loss of libido) for intercourse, that may prevent an adequate erection from occurring. Testosterone hormone replacement should not be used until blood pathology is taken to ascertain if the hormone is indeed low as high levels of testosterone can inhibit follicle-stimulating-hormone (FSH) production, which in turn will decrease sperm production.
Diseases or abnormalities of the testes or pituitary gland may be responsible for reduced testosterone production.
Without testosterone, a male is impotent and cannot produce sperm. The amount of testosterone the testes (Leydig cells) produce is governed by the pituitary gland under the brain. This gland should release FSH and LH in response to low testosterone levels. Correct function of this feedback mechanism (hypothalamic-pituitary-gondal axis) is what keeps testosterone levels in a state of balance. As we age testosterone levels naturally decline; the testes normally produce about 4-7 milligrams of testosterone daily.
Most males over the age of forty will invariably suffer erectile problems at one time or another.
The percentage of males affected seems to increase with biological age. PDE-5 (Phosphodiestase) is a natural chemical in the body that causes an erect penis to deflate and return to normal – usually after sex. However, many men have excess PDE-5 all the time which makes it difficult for them to get a strong erection for sexual intercourse and results in poor sexual performance. PDE-5 inhibitors such as in the botanical Butea superba (Red Kwao Krua) as an example helps to relax the smooth muscles and allow more blood to enter the penis when sexually aroused resulting in a much stronger and longer lasting erection.
Loss of libido may be caused by a depression illness, effects from certain medications or a decline in sexual interest with their partner. It is estimated that 85% of impotence problems have a known physical cause; the remaining 15% may be psychological in nature. If there is poor blood flow to the penis there is most likely also poor blood flow to the brain. When a male produces too much adrenaline this causes a vasoconstriction of the blood vessel to and off the penis leading to erectile dysfunction (ED). On average, men get 3-5 erections during the rapid eye movement phase of sleep. The penis blood vessels / arteries open up and oxygenate during these times.
A condition known as Peyronie’s disease results in a twisting of the penis when it is erect, this prevents the penis from retaining its overall elasticity and may appear contorted. Some of the other possible causes of impotence may include: over consumption of alcohol; extreme stress; strict sexual upbringing; various prescription/recreational drug use; psychiatric disorders; testicular/ erect penis injury; pituitary disease; diabetes mellitus that is poorly controlled; high blood pressure/cholesterol; pelvic surgery; multiple sclerosis; prostate cancer; spine injuries; Parkinson’s disease; Alzheimer’s; lead poisoning; Klinefelter syndrome; and Frohlich syndrome.
“Just give it a minute it will come to you?”
Medical drugs used for impotence may include: Viagra (Sildenafil); Tadalafil (Cialis) dosage 10 to 20mg once daily; Vardenafil (Levitra) dosage 10 to 20mg taken 30 to 60 minutes prior to intercourse; Apomorphine (Uprima); injectable Papaverine (Pavabid); Phentolamine (Regitine); Prostaglandin E1 (PGE1); and Alprostadil (Caverject). Low dose Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) eg 100IU many help to potientially reboot the HPG axis. Insulin-growth factor – 1 (IGF-1) and Growth hormone used in low controlled split dosages may also improve testicular function. Penile pump/inflatable implants and penile prostheses are also available if other methods are ineffective. Male pelvis floor excerises, stem cell injections; GAINSwave (shock wave) therapy and P – (Priapus) Shot for men (O-Shot for women) ™ involve PRP – blood platelet growth factors that are injected into the affected area/s may help improve ED and sexual performance.
Natural treatments for Impotence include:
Herbal Medicines that may benefit include: tribulus terrestris std; panax ginseng (rhen shen); tong kat ali (long jack); black galingale giner (krachai dam), rhodiola; schizandra; morinda (noni); horny goat weed, mucuna pruriens (kapikacchu seed, velvet bean); muira puama (ptychoepetalum olacoides); cistanche tubulosa; withania; stinging nettle root; fenugreek seed; damiana leaf; oats seed; sarsaparilla; yohimbe; figs; brazilian nuts (high in selenium); maca root (black for men; red for women); ginkgo biloba; saw palmetto; bee or pine pollen; Siberian ginseng; hawthorn berry (crataegus monogyna), ; zulu warrior root (ubungala), red root (bulbine natelensis); curculigo orchiodes (black kali musli), truffle, celery, cnidum seed; cuscuta seed, akarkara, butea superba (red kwao krua), fadogia agrestis, kratom leave, cordyceps, pedalium murex, safed musli, spilanthes, chandan sweta (indian sandalwood), and salam mishri (eulophia campestiris).
TCM Herbs: Eucommia (Du Zhong), Epimedium (Yin Yang Huo), Morinda Root (Ba Ji Tian), Deer Antler (Lu Rong), Cistanche stem, Catuaba bark and Ghee.
Nutrients: D-aspartic acid (DAA); L-arginine; zinc, boron, essential fatty acids (dha/epa); kelp; histidine (may improve libido and orgasm when balanced); Vitamin E; chrysin; quercetin; DHEA; Vitamin B1, B5 and choline (to balance the parasympathetic nervous system function); Vitamin C; D3; zinc (napa cabbage, oysters); octacosanol (in wheat germ); tyrosine; trimethylglycine (Betaine); dimethylglycine (DMG); grape seed / skin, Branch chain amino acids (BCAA); indium, selenium; ORMUS and shilajit. Increase consumption of fermented foods – lactobacillus rhamnosus and reuteri helps reduce cortisol; increase sperm counts motility and testicle size. Avoid overeating and high sugary foods.
If you have a sedentary lifestyle you will have an autonomic nervous system dysfunction. The parasympathetic is for arousal and the sympathetic for climax. Look at whats going on in your lifestyle? Do you have abundant energy and vitality? Do you have a well-balanced diet – good quality healthy fats, moderated protein intake and low simple carbohydrates; do you do regular interval / cross training exercise – working on strengthening and toning different body parts and posture – when you have good muscle mass you have the capacity to produce more energy and avoid going into dis-ease states such as metabolic syndrome? When your hormones are balanced the knock-on effect helps you get into a healthy mindset and promotes quality sleep and the ability to heal & recover.
Lifestyle factors: reduce abdominal body fat (weight loss); diets high in excessive animal saturated fats also significant reduced over all sperm quality. Increase exercise – burst interval training is extremely affective as is intermittent fasting.
When you change your environment, you change your cells.
Emotions and self-esteem – tough love from a male perspective: Impotence also means the inability to effective action; helplessness. “Does your job or your boss leave you feeling you have ‘no balls’? Does your wife or girlfriend carry them around in her purse (literally or figuratively)? If so, is there any wonder why you don’t have optimal testosterone. A man must own his balls if he has any hope of great hormone production throughout life. – (referrance – legendary strength). Doing meaningful work gives life purpose and is an incredible healer.
Connection + Trust + Touch + Courage = Passion potential. “The happier your partner the happier you will be.” Dr John Bergman.
Someone asked the Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, he said: “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”