- This issue is one that needs to be discussed
- Why it is time to stop the embarrassed silence
- Gentlemen, start your engines – here are the full facts
A chance conversation with a friend over the phone the other day highlighted a gaping hole in the topics I’ve covered for the Good Life Letter.
You see, my mate had asked me to tell him what I knew about Viagra as he was considering using it to help him ‘perform’ for his wife.
I realised that this was a subject I had never researched or written about.
So, it is one I hope to tackle today because I certainly don’t want to be accused of being too worried to upset a few of my readers.
This newsletter concerns male libido, and it is about time that us fellas started to talk about issues that can cause embarrassment, upset and hurt.
They say that impotence affects one in ten men in the UK.
This is a shockingly high figure…. 23 million sufferers… but it gets worse when you think about it.
Because surely this also affects women? I mean, shall we say, “It takes two to tango” and therefore there are many more people suffering as a result.
Considering it’s such a huge health problem, I was surprised to check back over my old Good Life Letters and see that I hadn’t dedicated one to this issue.
So I thought I’d cover almost every angle of the problem in just one letter.
I have spent some time researching the condition and the way it can be tackled, if not cured – but perhaps more importantly offering some insight into the common causes.
Impotence – The Facts
The inability for a male to achieve or maintain an erection or have a normal ejaculation. (Erection is not necessary for orgasm or ejaculation)
- Medications used to treat high blood pressure
- Medications used to treat stomach ulcers
- Chemotherapy for cancer
- Oestrogen used in treatment of prostate cancer
- Narcotics that decrease libido
- Organic nervous conditions
- Lowered pineal gland and hypocampus function (important areas of the brain)
- Low blood sugar
- Over consumption of caffeine
- Scar tissue from surgery in gonadal area
- Decreased hormonal levels.
Smoking can lower testosterone levels and cause accumulation of large amounts of carbon dioxide, which decreases the amount of oxygen delivered to the cells.
An insufficient amount of oxygen in the cells causes them to become dysfunctional. Smoking also constricts small arteries in the gonadal area, causing a decreased blood supply.
Eating food containing DES (Diethylstilbestrol), the growth hormone fed to animals and poultry, causes destruction of virility in men. Heating of the genitals by saunas or hot tubs, or wearing tight pants can also slow the production of male hormones.
- Hormonal Therapy
- Surgery – Implantation of penile prosthesis.
PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT
Side effects of hormonal therapy can cause other problems in your system that may be even worse than the original situation.
Surgery is not always successful and leaves scar tissues which causes problems later in life.
ALTERNATIVE NATURAL REMEDIES
- Eating oysters and clams were an old folk remedy for curing impotence. Although there are no scientific trials that prove a benefit, there is some merit to this remedy. Oysters and clams are rich in zinc, and important mineral for prostate gland function, normal sperm count and sexual libido.
Other good sources of zinc are wheat germ and organ meats.
- High potency multi-vitamin / mineral combination once daily.
- Zinc picolinate, 20mg twice daily
- Vitamin E, 400 I.U once daily
- Vitamin C, 55 mg, four times daily
- Beta carotene A, 25,000 I.U once daily
- Liquorice is a stimulant that can help blood flow and decrease stress. Please don’t think that this is an excuse to eat a whole pack of Liquorice Allsorts though… you really need the medical grade herb!
- Damania (a Mexican relative of rosemary) improves blood circulation and also increases sperm count.
- Sarsaparilla stimulates circulation
- Siberian ginseng contains a precursor of testosterone to help correct impotence.
- Saw palmetto nourishes the reproductive glands.
- Ginkgo biloba helps with the circulation of blood to the gonads.
- L-Arginine (found in red meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products) can be bought as a supplement where typically the advised dosage is 1000mg three times daily on an empty stomach is good for formation and activity of sperm. A high sperm count often helps activate libido.
L-Histadine (found in red and white meat, fish, soy, beans, milk, cheese, nuts & grains and eggs). If using a supplement the typical dosage is 500mg, twice daily on an empty stomach, it is an excellent carrier for zinc, so you need to ensure that you are not zinc deficient.
Men who fear not being able to perform to the expectations of their partner are at a high risk of impotence.
Unless you feel comfortable and at ease, you will have problems. Many men say they don’t like to talk about it and rather than allow their partners to help they turn their backs and shun attention rather than risk a ‘failure’.
This obviously causes further hurt and feelings of rejection and introduces an unhelpful narrative of ‘success or failure’ and that will not be helpful.
Gentlemen you need to talk!
Pretty comprehensive, right?
Of course, you might be like my friend and ask: “What about Viagra?”
Well, yes it works. There’s no doubt about that. But it costs. And there are a lot of fake versions doing the rounds, thanks to spammers and con artists.
The other problem with a short-term solution like Viagra is that it discourages people from seeking treatment.
Instead of visiting a doctor and then trying all the remedies listed above, most men just pop a pill.
Potential problems include: a strain on the heart, and problems with blood pressure.
This seems an unnecessary risk when you have natural products like Ginkgo Biloba, which boosts blood flow and is free of side effects.
In a study conducted at the University of California, Ginkgo reversed sexual problems in 84% of men who were taking antidepressant drugs such as Prozac.
A pretty good strike rate.
The main thing to take from this newsletter though is that anyone who experiences these issues needs to talk – to their partner, to their GP and to other therapists.
Getting help means understanding the real causes and dealing with them, rather than just looking for a quick solution to make the problem go away.
Of course, guys, it’s up to you. Just make sure you’re armed with the facts.
P.S. Don’t forget that general male health and vitality can benefit from using [Androlistica as a supplement which will also protect the prostate gland.