Penis health is not all about being able to have an erection, keep it, ejaculate and even reproduce. It goes beyond that.
The writers of Scoopify have concluded that health problems affecting the penis can negatively affect other parts of your life, leading to reduced self-confidence, stress and relationship issues.
What Affects the Health of a Penis?
- – Diabetes and heart disease- These, plus high blood pressure may lead to erectile dysfunction.
- – Unprotected sex- You can easily contract an STD/STI through unprotected sex.
- – Smoking- This increases the chances of erectile dysfunction.
- – Aging- Testosterone levels reduce with age and may cause erectile dysfunction.
- – Masturbation and acrobatic sex- If the penis bends suddenly while erect, it can cause a fracture or lead to a permanent curvature.
- – Hormone levels- Hormonal imbalance is related to erectile dysfunction. Obesity also leads to decreased testosterone levels.
- – Certain treatments and medications- Radical prostatectomy as a treatment for prostate cancer cause erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence.
- – Psychological issues- Those who’ve had erection issues before may be worried that it might happen again. This causes stress and can cause further issues with erections.
- – Neurological conditions- Multiple sclerosis, dementia, spinal cord & back injuries, and stroke affect the movement of nerve impulses between the brain and the penis and this causes erectile dysfunction.
Most Familiar Penis Problems
– Anorgasmia- Despite sufficient stimulation, some men may be unable to orgasm. This reflects hormonal issues like reduced testosterone or other problems with the nerves. Diabetes might also cause this condition.
– STIs- These infections affect the penis: gonorrhea, syphilis, Chlamydia, genital herpes, and genital warts. Common signs are penis discharge, painful urination, blisters, and sores.
– Changes in libido- This is due to hormonal imbalance, depression or relationship problems.
– Erection and ejaculation problems- Erectile dysfunction and priapism and when the semen goes to the bladder instead of being ejaculated via the penis are huge concerns.
– Foreskin problems- Failure to retract the foreskin from the penis’ head can cause infections, painful erections, and urination.
– Other conditions or diseases- White patches and red rashes on the penis are signs a yeast infection. Banalities cause pain plus a stinking discharge. Penile cancer can start as a blister then become a growth.
Signs & Symptoms of Penis Issues
- – A reduction in sexual craving.
- – Burning sensation while urinating.
- – Penis discharge.
- – Blood in urine or during ejaculation.
- – Sudden sexual desire in older men.
- – Warts, lesions, bumps or rashes on your penis.
- – A bent penis which interferes with sex.
- – Differences on how one ejaculates.
How to Keep Your Penis Healthy
- – Be keen on your mental health- Be treated for depression or mental health issues.
- – Observe good hygiene- Clean beneath the foreskin if you’re uncircumcised.
- – Quit smoking and reduce your alcohol intake.
- – Be physically active- Physical activity reduces the risk of having erectile dysfunction.
- – Get vaccination- If you are younger than 26 years, get an HPV vaccine to prevent you from getting genital warts.
- – Be sexually accountable- Always use condoms and maintain a monogamous relationship with someone who has been tested.
- – Maintain a manageable, healthy weight to avoid being obese or getting high blood pressure or diabetes.
PhalloGauge Medical PDMP Center of Excellence advises that although not all penis issues can be prevented, having a routine examination of your penis will make you aware of your penis’ health condition and diagnose the problems early enough.