Dangers of ED Medication

Posted on 13 May, 2016  in Uncategorized

dizzyWhen you and your doctor have decided and determined that it’s time to consider erectile dysfunction medication, it can feel as though the prescribed pills are the least of your worries. How will you regain your confidence, to act as your younger and more virile self will, each time you’re presented with the same recurring problem? Erectile dysfunction, or ED, poses a lot of new problems for men. However, when you’re considering which ED medication is the one for you, you might want to think beyond your bedroom problems – the pills themselves can bring a number of problems that are all more serious than ED itself.

Headaches

One of the most prevalent side effects of the various erectile dysfunction medications is headache. In fact, it’s these pills primary purpose that leads to these painful headaches; each medication contains nitric oxide, which is meant to increase blood flow to the penis and create erections. However, that sudden change in blood flow can also create a searing headache. No matter the brand, headaches seem to prevail in ED sufferers.

An Upset Stomach

With all of the internal blood flow adjustments and movements, various ED medications can also lead to problems within the digestive system and stomach. Most typically, erectile dysfunction medications bring along the side effects of indigestion and diarrhea – and, while you can turn to stool softeners, laxatives, and other digestive aids to make your stomach more comfortable, it’s better to make changes to your diet if you plan to use ED medication for the long term.

Frequent Dizzy Spells

While the nitric oxide of ED medications most often does no more damage than causing regular headaches, it can be the source of a more pressing problem: dizzy spells. Most common in those who take Levitra, dizziness can occur whenever erectile dysfunction medication kicks in and the nitric oxide redistributes the blood flow throughout the body. Although it usually appears in mild concentrations, dizziness from ED medications can make everyday activities difficult – and in some situations, it can cause you to pass out suddenly. If you feel faint while on your ED medication, make sure to let your doctor know before it becomes a more pressing problem.

Steroids Should Never Be Used

Posted on 20 March, 2016  in Uncategorized

steroidsThe use of steroids among those who build their muscles and improve their performance in the playing field is an issue we have read in dailies and seen on television. The practice seems to be prevalent and, thus, there is a need to continually educate the general public on its unfavorable effects.

If you want to hit the gym and you are considering consuming steroids as a supplement, think again. Although it will help you develop your biceps, you might suffer some serious consequences in the long run.

Leads to Imbalance of the Hormones

Steroids can produce hormonal imbalance in the body. Steroid use restrains the natural levels of testosterone, while it shoots up oestrogen levels. More often than not, males who are into steroids find their breasts getting enlarged and they lose hair, leading to baldness. For females, on the other hand, their voices become lower than normal and some body hair, including facial hair, grow longer and thicker than usual.

Causes Sterility

If you want to have children someday then you might want to revisit your plan of taking steroids. Those who take steroids suffer impotence. The use of steroids shrinks the male testicles and reduces the production of hormones, therefore, decreasing sperm development. It also impedes achieving an erection and diminishes sexual performance.

Triggers Diseases and Health Problems

While steroids can make you feel strong and healthy, it can also destroy your other organs. Continuous use of steroids, especially in high doses, can lead to heart ailments, internal bleeding, cancer, stroke, viral infections, and liver problems. Several cases of young healthy individuals who suddenly expire because of recurrent use of steroids have been discovered by researchers.

Affects the Mind

When you take steroids for a longer period of time, you will find certain changes in your mood. You get more irritable and aggressive. Steroid use can also cause depression and delusion. Those who are affected by steroids exhibit what they call as “roid rage” or excessive violent tendencies. An American Journal of Psychiatry study revealed that out of the steroid users they included in their research, 12% showed psychotic signs while 22% displayed full disturbing indications.

There are so many other better options available to choose if you want to boost your workout such as Nitric oxide (NO) supplements. These are way healthier and while they will not give you as good results as steroids, they do provide some good results.

All Things ED

EDBelieve it or not, most “healthy” men still fail to get an erection between 10-20% of the time. In these situation, treatment or medication is generally not required and could simply come down to lifestyle factors such as alcohol, stress or just being tired.

If this becomes a pattern of say more than 50% of the time you suffer from failure to reach an erection, a doctor’s visit may be necessary as well as medication such as Viagra. At this point you may be suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED). ED can cause serious issues in a relationship and even to the confidence of both the male and female. With the man feeling ashamed that he cannot get an erection and the woman may believe that it is because her partner doesn’t find her attractive. So basically it is a lose – lose situation that needs to be rectified asap.

Common Causes Of Erectile Dysfunction

There are several common causes of ED. There are lifestyle causes such as drinking too much alcohol, being overweight, watching too much pornography, and / or too much stress in your life. These are very common causes, however there are also other medical causes that prevent enough blood flow to the penis.

Treatments

The good news is that there are several options for treatments for erectile dysfunction, many of which will be explained further in depth in upcoming posts. But here are a summary of the treatments. You could take medication such as Viagra, you could try going on a diet to help you lose weight and therefore increase circulation, you could attend sex therapy to help overcome the mental aspects of ED, or you could go and see your doctor for further advice.

Viagra

Viagra has a great success rate in terms of helping men all around the world achieve an erection. It works by increasing blood flow to the penis and enabling to achieve an erection far easier. And one of the best things about Viagra is that it actually requires sexual stimulation in order to work. So this will help prevent you from walking around with an erection at the wrong time and place.

Before taking any medication or if you are concerned about any potential health issues, it is always best to see your doctor asap. Don’t be ashamed to see your doctor, they get these types of visits all the time.

Top Foods To Relax You

HoneyWe’ve all been there. We’ve felt burned out and stressed out and very overwhelmed by what is going on around us and then we turn to food. The good news is, there are foods that can relax our nerves and are not necessarily harmful to us so there is no need to feel guilty.

Milk

Milk contains tryptophan that helps in the production of serotonin, a hormone that induces sleep. Milk is also high on protein and calcium than can boost muscle growth.

Soup

Soup helps get rid of infection and foreign body and aside from making us feel good when we’re sick, it also makes us feel more relaxed. Go for the healthy soup that contains vegetables like tomatoes, carrots and green peppers.

Honey

Like milk, honey is also high in tryptophan that can help reduce anxiety. Aside from that, it is also rich in potassium that can help fight off the stress hormone.

Dark chocolate

Who doesn’t like chocolate? Dark chocolate is nutritious. It contains antioxidants and it enhances the functions of your nervous system and your hormonal functions.

Seafood

Seafood contains omega-3 fatty acid that helps in the production of hormones that creates a calming effect. It also has magnesium, zinc and selenium that helps in increasing the mood.

Banana and Avocado

Both fruits are nutritious and delicious. These fruits contain vitamins and minerals that are necessary in helping fight off the stress-inducing hormones.

Brown Rice

Brown rice is loaded with antioxidants that can relieve you of different ailments suhc as hypertension, stress and mental depression. It also is a good source of melatonin, a sleep hormone that helps in enhancing the quality of your sleep.

These healthy foods contribute in your healthy mental and physical well-being. You have to remember though that food is not your only means of combating stress. You can also turn to meditation or engage in physical activities.

Facts & Fiction – Erectile Dysfunction

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Some people have the wildest ideas about erectile dysfunction (ED) and some of its treatments. Some of these ideas may be true but most of them are way off! So we decided to create a list of common questions we get asked and we debunk the myths about ED. Here they are.

 

Myth: ED is untreatable

Fact: Not true at all! ED is generally very treatable but it just needs to be diagnosed properly. ED is often caused by psychological issues which can be helped with counseling. Best to see your doctor and they will point you in the right direction.

Myth: Because I don’t suffer from ED now, I never will

Fact: Again, untrue (unfortunately). It is actually more common for people to begin to suffer from ED as they get older. So just because you don’t suffer from ED now, doesn’t mean you never will. It can also be caused by lifestyle factors such as stress, putting on weight, drinking too much and more.

Myth: Using ED medication such as Viagra can cause stretchmarks on your penis.

Fact: ED medications such as Viagra don’t make the size of your penis increase, they simply help you get an erection. This means that you should not suffer from any stretchmarks while using these products.

Myth: Everyone gets ED when they get older, it’s just a part of life.

Fact: Ed is far more common for older men, but it does not have to be normal. You may need to be more sexual aroused than when you were younger, but you should still be able to remain sexually active.

Myth: ED is not dangerous so I don’t have no need to worry about it.

Fact: Ok, well ED itself is not dangerous but it can be an early sign of worse things to come such as diabetes, heart problems, high blood pressure and more. This is why it is so important to see your doctor if you are suffering from ED. It can often be more than just that.