Diagnosing Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction and difficulty maintaining an erection require a doctor’s diagnosis before treatment can begin. Diagnosis of erectile dysfunction is a complex procedure: root causes may include inadequate testosterone levels, medical conditions, psychological factors or a lowered interest in intercourse. Both the cause and the nature of the sexual dysfunction must be identified.

Discussing erectile dysfunction is difficult for many men. Even some male doctors shy away from the topic. Maintaining an erection during intercourse is seen as an essential part of manhood and not being able to do so is not something most men want to admit to, even in the relatively safe confines of their doctor’s office. For this reason, only about ten percent of all men with erectile dysfunction seek medical help, and remain unaware of treatment options.

The Initial Examination
Похожее изображениеBesides undergoing a physical examination, you can expect to answer a lot of questions during your first doctor’s visit. Your doctor will develop medical, psychological, and sexual histories to help identify possible causes of your condition. Be as honest as you can: the more accurate your information, the more helpful it is to your doctor.

Erectile dysfunction was once considered primarily a psychological disorder, but recent research has revealed that physical disorders actually account for seventy percent of all cases. Report any existing medical condition. Both prescription and illegal drugs can prevent a man from maintaining an erection.

If your doctor suspects a physical cause, you will probably be sent for lab tests. Diagnosing erectile dysfunction often requires several tests, including measuring testosterone levels, blood tests and urine samples.

Specific Tests
A number of specific tests may be used during the diagnosis. During the physical exam, the doctor may test the penis for normal responses to touch. Failure to respond could indicate nerve damage.

Most men have involuntary erections while they sleep. You may be monitored for nocturnal erections. While not one hundred percent consistent as a diagnostic, an absence of erections while asleep often points to a physical cause. If you have erections while asleep but not while awake, a psychological cause could be the problem.

A penile injection is one of the many tests that may be administered during a diagnostic workup for sexual dysfunction. Medications that cause the penile arteries to dilate are administered during a penile injection. This allows blood to flow into the penis, resulting in an erection. A penile injection allows the doctor to evaluate your capacity to achieve and maintain an erection.

Картинки по запросу Erectile DysfunctionBlood flow problems are often linked to erectile dysfunction. Your doctor may order an ultrasound to examine the penile arteries. The test allows the doctor to check for blood obstructions or irregularities in blood flow. The penis’s ability to trap blood for an erection is also observed. A cavernosography test may also be ordered. A dye is injected into the bloodstream so the doctor can view any problems with penile blood flow on the ultrasound.

Other Conditions
Other forms of sexual dysfunction can easily be confused with erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction has a very specific medical definition: the inability to maintain an erection long enough for intercourse, or the complete absence of an erection. Here are some conditions commonly mistaken for erectile dysfunction:

Premature ejaculation: This occurs when a man ejaculates before he intends to. Premature ejaculation rarely has a physical cause: anxiety and over-stimulation often cause the condition.

Delayed ejaculation: In this case, a man is either unable to ejaculate, or can only do so after prolonged intercourse. Like premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation usually has psychological origins.

Prolonged refractory period: The refractory period is the time span after ejaculation when a second ejaculation is simply not possible. This period varies from one man to another. Age tends to lengthen the refractory period.

Lack of sexual desire: An absence of sexual desire may be physical or psychological in nature. Low testosterone levels may impair the level of arousal. Emotional problems may also lower sexual desire.

Preventing Prostate Problems

Prostate problems may be preventable: a number of preventive measures are being investigated through clinical trials. New medication, vitamin supplements, and even the food we eat may help reduce the risk of cancer and other prostate problems.

Diet High in Fruits, Grain, and Vegetables.Dietary Suggestions, Lycopene and Antioxidants

Prostate cancer has been linked to both obesity and consumption of fatty foods. Eating a diet high in fruits, grains and vegetables can help maintain healthy weight levels and control fatty food intake. Of course, losing weight is easier said than done.

Lycopene is an antioxidant that prevents damage to the body’s DNA. Eating foods high in lycopene antioxidants may help prevent cancer. Tomatoes, watermelons and grapefruits are good sources of lycopene. Limiting alcohol, and caffeine is also recommended.

Maintaining Urinary Health
If you suffer from BPH or prostatitis, pay attention to your bladder. Don’t let your bladder get too full or wait to urinate: this increases the chances of urine remaining in the bladder and causing infections. Urination can be slow and difficult with prostate problems, but try to empty your bladder as thoroughly as possible when you urinate.

The Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT)
In 2001, the selenium and vitamin E cancer prevention trial (SELECT) began to investigate the prostate-protecting properties of selenium and vitamin E. Previous clinical trials suggest that selenium may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by sixty percent, and vitamin E by as much as thirty percent. (Vitamin A supplements, on the other hand, raise the risk.)

SELECT is the largest prostate cancer prevention clinical trial ever done. In the first year alone, 13,951 men were recruited. When completed in 2013, SELECT researchers expect to have studied 32,400 men at 435 sites in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

If you’re interested in taking part in SELECT, the trial is open to men 55 years and older, with an exception made for African American men. As prostate cancer rates are higher amongst the African American community, and develop earlier in life, African Americans can enter the trial at age fifty.

Health Tips For Men

If It Ain’t Broke; Don’t Fix It!  The credence of most men, when it comes to their health, is, “if it ain’t broke; don’t fix it!” It is usually the nagging wife or mother that pushes them through the doorway of their doctor’s office, or undeniable and painful or incapacitating symptoms. Continue reading “Health Tips For Men” »

Candida yeast: Meaning, symptoms and prevention


Viruses like bacteria and fungus can strike you any moment. Sometimes, it warns you of the consequences or sometimes it may kill you silently.

Well, that’s Candida Yeast, a type of fungus infection. Our body requires some amount of candida to maintain our immune system.

In certain cases, the candida microorganisms may aggravate and cause infections of the mouth, intestines, vaginal and skin.

Candia yeast is a strong and invasive parasite. On an average, at least thirty million men and women all over the world are suffering from this infection.


Candida yeast infection causes and symptoms may be due to the following reasons:

  • Taking antibiotics may upset your immune system and the functioning of your guts. Oral medications at low dosages over a period of time may cause this infection.
  • Any kind of stress can trigger off physical changes in our body. It drains out the immuno-globulins, which is the first line of defense in our immune system.
  • Corticosteroidal medications, for asthma, eczema and rheumatoid arthritis, generally have a depressive effect on the immune system.
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy behaves as female sex hormones in the body. Changes in the hormone levels are one of the main reasons why women are more prone to this infection.
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can cause inflammation of the gut wall. It may interfere with the production of prostaglandin, which protect the mucous lining of our guts from our digestive acids and enzymes.
  • Poor diet is another cause of candida yeast.
  • Stimulants and depressants exhaust the adrenal glands, liver and pancreas and releases stored sugars into the blood stream, thereby causing this infection.
  • High sugar levels, that is, diabetes will cause more sugar in the blood and urine for the yeasts to feed on.
  • Eating disorders like starvation, bingeing and purging through vomiting or taking laxatives will all damage the friendly gut flora. The candidiasis will lead to weight loss and food cravings.

Other symptoms

Health symptoms and complications of candida may include:

  • Bladder infections
  • Energy loss
  • Puffy eyes
  • Fatigue
  • Food cravings
  • High fever
  • Heartburn
  • Hyperactivity
  • Inflammation
  • Itching
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine
  • Mouth infections
  • Rashes
  • Sore throat
  • Thrush
  • Thyroid problems.


Besides treating symptoms with anti-fungal drugs, diet plays an important role in curing and controlling candida yeast infection. The main idea of adopting a diet plan is to eliminate foodstuff that feed on yeast. The time frame for following this diet chart depends on the severity of the symptoms. Normally, there is a marked improvement in the recovery process within two to four weeks.

The following are the general dietary tips to avoid aggravation of candida yeast:

  • Reduce carbohydrates
  • Reduce yeasty foodstuff
  • Reduce dairy products
  • Reduce intake of processed or packaged food
  • Reduce intake of fungi and mold

Prostate Cancer Overview

What is it and what is the prostate? Most of have not heard of the prostate gland unless we are referring to Prostate Cancer. The prostate gland, an organ in itself is found at the neck of the urinary bladder. The first part of the urethra (the passage which allows urine to drain from the bladder and exit via the penis) is surrounded by the prostate gland. Continue reading “Prostate Cancer Overview” »

Anti aging skin care for men – prevent sun damage and free radicals for a younger looking face

In truth, male and female skin is not that different, especially when it comes to aging. Crows feet or wrinkles around the eye are just as common in men as they are in women. The same goes for frown lines, laugh lines and all the other unwanted wrinkles that crop up on the face as time goes by. Continue reading “Anti aging skin care for men – prevent sun damage and free radicals for a younger looking face” »

4 anti aging tips for men who want to stay healthy and look great

Men who have young and healthy skin probably don’t give much thought to looking after it. It looks great in the mirror so why bother huh ? Well, this is the time when you should be laying the groundwork and getting into the habit of caring for your skin. Most people, men especially, start thinking about this when it’s too late. The truth is that when the fine lines and age spots are starting to appear it’s almost too late. Continue reading “4 anti aging tips for men who want to stay healthy and look great” »

Prostate Cancer in males

Prostate cancer is cancer of the prostate gland in males. The prostate gland is located beneath the bladder and in front of the rectum. The prostate gland surrounds the urethra and secretes most of the liquid portion of semen. The prostate gland is made up of three lobes that is covered with a capsule. Continue reading “Prostate Cancer in males” »

Candida Albicans Causes

What Is Candida Albicans?

C . Albicans is the type of yeast which causes the majority of yeast infections found in both women and men. This yeast infection can be on the skin, in the mouth, the genitalia and even your bloodstream. Candida Albicans are a one-celled fungi that can reproduce rapidly given the right environments. Continue reading “Candida Albicans Causes” »

Male impotence : causes and treatment of Impotence

Male impotence:-

Inability to have a successful intercourse because of erectile problem is called as Impotence or Male impotence.  most of the men experiences impotence at any part of life. Impotence may be of  short time or long time and effective treatment is needed to treat impotence. All reproductive age group may develop male impotence but the age group above 65 are at risk of developing male impotence. Continue reading “Male impotence : causes and treatment of Impotence” »