Wouldn’t it be nice if you could pick several parts of your body and protect them from the effects of aging? Many women would probably pick their face as the leading body part they’d most like to protect from wrinkling, sun spots and the other markings that the passage of time often leaves behind.
While it may seem unfair, many people think the marks that time leaves on the faces of men make males seem more distinguished, which can greatly enhance their sexual appeal. Although that’s often the case, men sometimes have trouble delivering when it counts, so to speak, because things happen to their penile blood vessels as they age.
Whereas women may want to protect their aesthetics, men might be more tempted to protect their penises from the ravages of time. While there are some things you can do on your own to help your penis age with the dignity it deserves, such as maintaining a healthy weight, the fact remains that time will typically take what it’s due as you get older.
Here are some of the things that can happen to penile blood vessels as you get older:
- Atherosclerosis: This a problem that restricts blood flow to the penis. The restriction of blood flow due to the hardening of your arteries can cause your penis to appear lighter in color than it used to. While you may not enjoy the appearance of your penis as much as you did earlier in your life, this condition is nothing to worry about as long as your regular checkups show that everything else is okay.
- Reduced Sensitivity: As you age, your body may stop producing as much testosterone as it once did. With testosterone supporting the nervous system, this may cause your penis’ sensitivity to decrease which, in turn, can make it significantly more difficult for you to achieve an orgasm. It can also prevent your erections from being as hard as they used to be. Luckily, having an erection every day, even if it’s not to the point of having an orgasm, can help. When you have at least one erection daily, it will keep your arteries in shape and help blood flow to your penile region.
- Leaking: Some men may experience blood leaking from their penis’ spongy chambers, which are known as the corpora cavernosa. While this leaking occurs internally, it can prevent you from being able to keep an erection.
Erectile Dysfunction Treatment
Because two of the blood vessel problems discussed above may make it difficult or impossible for you to achieve or maintain an erection, they may lead to erectile dysfunction. Other things can also cause this condition, such as anxiety, medications and psychosexual habits. If you experience erectile dysfunction for any reason, it may help to know you’re not alone. Approximately five percent of 40 year-old males and as many as 15 percent of 70 year-old men suffer from ED.
Luckily, you can find an effective erectile dysfunction treatment right here at Passer Restorative Therapies. We’ll discuss your experiences with you and give you a thorough checkup to identify the root cause of your ED. We’ll then develop a personalized ED treatment plan for you.
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