14 Jul The Words No Man Likes to Say
Impotence, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. There, we said it. Sadly, these conditions are all too common despite the fact that few men are willing to talk about them. Some men are also less interested in sex, which is really only problematic when their partner wishes the interest was still there. Sometimes the problems are emotional and sometimes they are physical. Experts are finding that sexual dysfunction caused by physical problems is more common than they previously thought.
Besides hormonal imbalances, other factors can contribute to sexual dysfunction. Some drugs, both legal and illegal can have an adverse affect on sexual health. Smoking significantly increase the risk of erectile dysfunction (The Male Herbal). Frequent use of marijuana can reduce androgens and cocaine and amphetamines can cause premature ejaculation (The Male Herbal).
Modern medicine will typically treat low testosterone through pharmaceuticals. Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) uses a number of delivery methods. Gels, shots, patches and pills are all methods of TRT. The gel is the most common method of treating low testosterone. This gel is very potent and even the advertisements advise that women should not touch it. The side effects can be quite significant for men (and women if they accidentally touch it). Acne, infertility, breast swelling and tenderness, enlarged prostate and high blood pressure and among the common side effects. In addition to side effects, the testosterone gels are very expensive, hundreds of dollars.
Herbs that Can Help
The good news is that there are phytoandrogens that can help men regain some balance over their hormones and increase vitality and virility. Phytoandrogens are plants that contain androgens or that can stimulate the body to produce androgens. These plants are considered quite safe and have very few side-effects. These herbs are also more affordable than typical TRT. Folk medicine has been using them for centuries and now science is catching up and finding the benefits.