By John Dugan
Staying aware of a few clues your body gives you can ensure you don’t run into the dreaded ED as you age. These things also affect your body, on the whole, so not only can being aware save your performance but your overall health as well. Let’s jump right in with the six things you need to be on the lookout for.
The first red flag is a big one – your morning wood has disappeared. Why is this so important? Your nocturnal and early morning wood h nothing to do with coupling and everything to do with biology. While you are sleeping at night, the brain releases less noradrenaline, the hormone that stops tumescence from happening nonstop. When you wake up, your body floods with noradrenaline and so you get hard. If you don’t get hard, it could indicate that the blood vessels that carry blood to the manhood are unhealthy and not functioning as they should.
While we are talking about brain signals, let’s talk about the second red flag: You don’t really think about physical intimacy that much. It could be that low androgen, commonly known as Low T, could be to blame. Since androgen fuels desire and kick off the entire process, having too little of the hormone could mean ED. You would need to have a test at your doctor’s office ultimately to find out if Low T is the culprit, but you can also look out for symptoms associated with it like fatigue, moodiness, difficulty building muscle, and even getting a bit of a gut.
Speaking of tests, they can tell you a lot about what is going on or what may go on below the belt. Red flag number three is labs that say you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol. When either or both of these are high, it could mean there is damage to the blood vessels, resulting in them losing their elasticity. When this happens, it’s harder for them to expand to accommodate the rush of blood that floods to the manhood.
Red flag number four relates to medication. There are certain medications known for putting a damper on male performance. The medicines most likely to do this are antidepressants and high blood pressure meds, because they make it more difficult for hormones and chemical signals that signal a desire to make it to the brain. When hormones aren’t signaling the brain, there is no physical response from the male organ.
Been skimping on sleep? Red flag number five is to be observant of sleep quantity and quality. One thing people seem to overwhelmingly underestimate is the importance of sleep. Not getting enough sleep can spike stress and anxiety and reduce testosterone levels resulting in a lowered drive and a real difficulty in summoning a woody. This is especially true for men who have sleep apnea, 70 percent of which also have male dysfunction. Not sure if you are getting enough quality sleep, be on the lookout for these symptoms: headache upon waking, fatigue, sleepiness through the day, weight gain, irritability, lack of focus, and fogginess.
The sixth red flag may be something you normally wouldn’t associate with male dysfunction — Your gums are swollen, tender, or bleed easily. If your gums are painful, swollen, or bleed when you floss, you could have gum disease. Gum disease can result in widespread full-body inflammation, which can damage the blood vessels. As we know, if blood vessels don’t function properly, getting hard is difficult. This issue is a slow progression that doesn’t happen overnight, so be as vigilant about dental health as you are about full-body care.
So now that you know a few red flags, what should you do when you see one? If you notice one of these male dysfunction red flags, make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor will check not only male organ function but also full body function, because many times, an underlying medication condition causes ED. In many cases, small adjustments can be made, whether in lifestyle or medication, to keep male dysfunction at bay.
If you are looking for another way to improve manhood health, use a specially formulated manhood health oil (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) every day. This oil includes a lot of key nutrients, most notably vitamin C and Arginine that boost blood flow for harder, reliable tumescence.
Visit www.menshealthfirst.com for more information about treating common male organ health problems, including soreness, redness and loss of male organ sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men’s health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.