15th November 2018
What is orchitis

All about Orchitis

What is orchitis? Orchitis is best described as a painful inflammation of the testicles. Both testicles may be affected at the same time, but the symptoms usually occur in just one. The condition can be caused by either bacteria, or a virus. In the beginning, orchitis causes a localized area of pain and swelling in the testicle, with the infection spreading to engulf the entire testicle, as well as the other testicle, and groin area. Pain in the testes and groin area is the main symptom of orchitis, but there are other issues which may point to the condition: Tenderness […]
10th November 2018
Torsion of the Testes

Torsion of the Testes

What is testicular torsion? Men have two testicles that are contained inside a sac known as the scrotum, which support and protect the testicles. There is a cord-like structure, known as the spermatic cord, which contains the testicular artery that carries blood to the testes. Torsion of the testes happens when this cord twists, cutting off most of the blood to the affected testicle, and as a result the tissues in the testicle may begin to die. This is a serious and extremely painful condition, which needs immediate medical attention. According to studies conducted by the American Urological Association, it […]
5th November 2018
Possible Complications after a Vasectomy

Possible Complications after a Vasectomy

About a vasectomy A vasectomy is a procedure that cuts and seals the tubes that carry sperm which is included in a man’s ejaculation (seminal) fluid. It is a popular method of birth control which prevents a woman from falling pregnant, without having to resort to oral contraceptives, which often have a range of dangerous side effects. This is usually a safe procedure which is often performed in a doctor’s office. While the risk of complications is low, and mostly clear up on their own, more serious issues could be in need of a doctor’s attention. Although there are potential […]
25th October 2018
Sex after Heart Bypass Surgery

Sex after Heart Bypass Surgery

About bypass surgery Open-heart bypass surgery is a very traumatic operation. Your chest is opened and blood vessels are grafted from another part of the body, like the legs, to replace the damaged vessels in the heart. This means that the inside of one or both legs will be cut open from the knee down in search of healthy veins for the heart. The recovery from these surgical wounds, including the chest, are painful and slow. Processing this traumatic event may also take time, and for a while it will be difficult to move around. At this stage, sex will […]
15th October 2018
Obesity and Sex

Obesity and Sex

Weight and sexual performance When someone is extremely overweight, the sex life often suffers. Sexual desire, performance, enjoyment, and self-esteem can take a nosedive. Many folk feel so bad about it that some try and avoid sex altogether. There are several ways an increase in weight can lead to negative changes in the bedroom. The changes however, while affecting both men and women, are difference for each sex. Men. As far as men go, experts at the Obesity Action Coalition maintain that sexual dysfunction is a side effect of obesity. Many obese men may suffer from erectile dysfunction due to […]

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15th November 2018
What is orchitis

All about Orchitis

What is orchitis? Orchitis is best described as a painful inflammation of the testicles. Both testicles may be affected at the same time, but the symptoms usually occur in just one. The condition can be caused by either bacteria, or a virus. In the beginning, orchitis causes a localized area of pain and swelling in the testicle, with the infection spreading to engulf the entire testicle, as well as the other testicle, and groin area. Pain in the testes and groin area is the main symptom of orchitis, but there are other issues which may point to the condition: Tenderness […]
10th November 2018
Torsion of the Testes

Torsion of the Testes

What is testicular torsion? Men have two testicles that are contained inside a sac known as the scrotum, which support and protect the testicles. There is a cord-like structure, known as the spermatic cord, which contains the testicular artery that carries blood to the testes. Torsion of the testes happens when this cord twists, cutting off most of the blood to the affected testicle, and as a result the tissues in the testicle may begin to die. This is a serious and extremely painful condition, which needs immediate medical attention. According to studies conducted by the American Urological Association, it […]
5th November 2018
Possible Complications after a Vasectomy

Possible Complications after a Vasectomy

About a vasectomy A vasectomy is a procedure that cuts and seals the tubes that carry sperm which is included in a man’s ejaculation (seminal) fluid. It is a popular method of birth control which prevents a woman from falling pregnant, without having to resort to oral contraceptives, which often have a range of dangerous side effects. This is usually a safe procedure which is often performed in a doctor’s office. While the risk of complications is low, and mostly clear up on their own, more serious issues could be in need of a doctor’s attention. Although there are potential […]
25th October 2018
Sex after Heart Bypass Surgery

Sex after Heart Bypass Surgery

About bypass surgery Open-heart bypass surgery is a very traumatic operation. Your chest is opened and blood vessels are grafted from another part of the body, like the legs, to replace the damaged vessels in the heart. This means that the inside of one or both legs will be cut open from the knee down in search of healthy veins for the heart. The recovery from these surgical wounds, including the chest, are painful and slow. Processing this traumatic event may also take time, and for a while it will be difficult to move around. At this stage, sex will […]
15th October 2018
Obesity and Sex

Obesity and Sex

Weight and sexual performance When someone is extremely overweight, the sex life often suffers. Sexual desire, performance, enjoyment, and self-esteem can take a nosedive. Many folk feel so bad about it that some try and avoid sex altogether. There are several ways an increase in weight can lead to negative changes in the bedroom. The changes however, while affecting both men and women, are difference for each sex. Men. As far as men go, experts at the Obesity Action Coalition maintain that sexual dysfunction is a side effect of obesity. Many obese men may suffer from erectile dysfunction due to […]
10th October 2018
Menopause does not mean that your sex life is over

Menopause does not mean that your sex life is over

What is menopause? Simply put, menopause begins when the ovaries gradually slow down the production of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone. This is effectively the beginning of the end of the menstrual cycle. Most women start menopause around 45 to 50 years of age, and goes on for several years. When menstruation stops, it does not mean that menopause is actually over. Many women are disturbed by the changes taking place in the body which include hot flushes, unusual weight gain, depression and anxiety. Menopause happens in the life of every woman, and many anticipate its arrival with dread […]
5th October 2018
Zinc is vital for your sexual health and fertility

Zinc is vital for your sexual health – and fertility

What exactly is zinc? Zinc is a mineral that is helpful to the system in several ways. Zinc helps to build strong bones, and keeps the immune system strong. Zinc is found in many parts of the body, mostly in the skeletal muscles and bones, as well as in organs such as kidneys, pancreas, liver, prostate and testes. Testosterone is produced in the testes, and low levels of zinc impact negatively on   testosterone levels, which in turn affects libido and good sexual function. How does zinc affect sexual function? When trying to conceive, providing the body with proper nutrients is […]
28th September 2018
Low libido in men

Low Libido – more common than you may think!

Low libido in men Low libido describes a decreased interest in sexual activity. Unless there are underlying reasons, men generally notice a difference in their libido around the ages of 60 to 65. It can rear its irksome head suddenly, or gradually creep into a man’s life. A man and his partner who have enjoyed a good sexual relationship, will both be distressed if the problem arises. A recent survey conducted showed that men have sex for various reasons. Some of the replies include: It feels good It’s fun I wanted the physical pleasure and physical gratification I wanted to […]
20th September 2018
Good Sex Will Keep you both Happy

Good Sex Will Keep you both Happy!

Sex is big business all round Sex makes the world go round, and nothing quite compares to it in the general run of things. You may win a few thousands on the lotto, and the idea of all the shopping you can do might get you going a bit. However, according to research, it still doesn’t beat really good sexual encounters. Sex plays a vital role in keeping your love life on the go, and is a crucial part of a happy, healthy marriage. As soon as sex is not part of the equation, problems begin to creep into relationships. […]
12th September 2018
Nitric Oxide and Sexual Health

Nitric Oxide and Sexual Health

What is nitric oxide? (NO) It is not only low testosterone that contributes to erectile and sexual dysfunction. Nitric oxide is a molecule that the body produces, without which the millions of cells in the body will have great difficulty communicating with each other in order to send signals throughout the entire body. Low levels of nitric oxide can have a negative impact on heart health, good blood flow, as well as sexual and erectile health. Without sufficient NO production, there is poor circulation to the genital area, which results in either no erection, or a weak erection, which may […]
2nd September 2018
Urinary-incontinence

Urinary Incontinence can Kill Your Sex Life

Bladder issues may bring your sex life to a halt Urinary incontinence, or UI, is when you cannot properly control your bladder, resulting in an unintentional loss of urine. This leaking can make you feel very embarrassed, especially when it happens at inopportune moments. UI affects men all over the world, with 3.4 million men in the US alone currently suffering from this problem. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a normal sign of aging, but can affect men of all ages. There are 3 forms of UI which affect males namely: Stress incontinence, due to weakened muscles in […]
28th August 2018
Obesity Can Affect Your Sex Life

Obesity Can Affect Your Sex Life

What is obesity? Obesity, or significant overweight, is a major health challenge all over the world, mostly in developed countries. Obesity leads to ill health and is a high risk for potential serious health issues like heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and some cancers. Apart from the obvious health risks, studies have shown that due to obesity, there is a major possibility of poor sexual health in both men and women. Obesity is considered to be around 30% more than your ideal weight, and the extra weight affects men’s and women’s sexual function differently. Here is a summary of […]