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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5th September 2017
Xeno-Estrogens

Is Your Manhood Being Sabotaged By Xeno-Estrogens?

What are xeno-estrogens? The endocrine, or as it is better known – the hormonal system, is in daily danger of being disrupted, sometimes by the food we eat, but mostly by the products we buy. An increasing number of household cleaning products, personal hygiene products, and many everyday plastic items, are loaded with chemicals that interfere with proper functioning of the hormonal system. These chemicals are known as xeno-estrogens, which mimic the natural estrogen in the body, and are absorbed by estrogen-receptors in the body, leading to an estrogen overload. How xeno-estrogens can affect a man’s sexuality Xeno-estrogens can play […]
6th November 2017
Hormones That Affect Sexuality

Hormones That Affect Sexuality

Necessary for life Hormones are vital for sustaining life, and they play a role in the function of every part of the body. Many of the hormones interact with others, not the least being those that promote the perpetuation of life. A lack of certain hormones can impact on the reproductive system and fertility, while a lack of others can negatively affect libido and sexual functionality. Both men and women can be equally affected, as the sex hormones estrogen, testosterone and progesterone, are present in males and females – although proportions may differ. Hormones that affect a woman’s sexuality Estrogen, […]
10th November 2017
Women also need testosterone

Six Symptoms of Low Testosterone in Women

Women also need testosterone Testosterone is a hormone that is usually considered to be a vital male hormone. However, not many folk know that testosterone is also a very important hormone necessary for women to maintain a good quality of life? All too often, the symptoms of low testosterone in women are just written off as part of getting old. There is also unfortunately a misconception among women that testosterone will detract from their femininity, and make them more manly. There is much talk about women getting treatment for low estrogen or progesterone, but testosterone hardly gets a mention. After […]
10th January 2018
Surprising Symptoms of High Estrogen Levels in Men

Surprising Symptoms of High Estrogen Levels in Men

Men also need estrogen Although estrogen is essentially a female hormone, men manufacture a certain amount of the hormone, which have certain important health benefits. Estrogen in men is needed for the regulation of testosterone, several brain functions, cholesterol control, and sexual function – libido in particular. If your hormones are not out of kilter, testosterone and estrogen are usually maintained in the correct balance, keeping everything normal in your life, especially your libido and sexuality. When the hormones go off at a tangent, and estrogen levels increase, testosterone levels tend to decrease, setting off a difficult cycle. Unfortunately, signs […]
10th February 2018
Male menopause

Does Male Menopause Really Exist?

What exactly is male menopause? Firstly, let’s just affirm that male menopause does not actually exist. A woman’s hormonal system shuts down fairly rapidly during menopause, especially after a certain age. A man’s testosterone levels fall over a much longer period of time, leading to a gradual drop in libido and fertility. This is basically what is meant by the term male menopause – and medical science has determined that it is actually low testosterone, or low T. According to studies at the Mayo Clinic, a man’s testosterone levels peak in the late 20’s. After the age of about 35, […]
28th June 2018
When Men Have Inhibited Sexual Desire

When Men Have Inhibited Sexual Desire

What is inhibited sexual desire? Inhibited desire refers to a decrease in the desire or a lack of interest in sexual activity. It is closely associated with a loss of libido, and can result from physical or psychological issues. It has been associated with low levels of the male hormone testosterone, and also psychological problems such as anxiety and depression. Medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and the side effects of some antidepressants, also play a role. How are male sexual problems diagnosed? It is no easy task to establish just what the sexual problem may be, but a […]
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 […]