Men’s Sexual Health
June is Men’s Health Month so I thought what is the most health issue among men? Of course, there are plenty. Sexual Health is important to all of us and when a man can’t perform sexually it can have adverse effects mentally as you could imagine. I found some surprising facts regarding this issue and had to share them.
We all have a general idea of what Testosterone is and how it works but here is the actual definition. Testosterone is the main sex hormone found in men. It also controls the male physical features. Both men and women have testosterone.
I believe it is commonly thought that men lose Testosterone after forty but the truth is it starts to decrease at 30. Low testosterone affects Sexual Function and Libido. It isn’t something you can’t help.
Fun Fact: Women’s Testosterone increases when in love while a Man’s decreases
The levels actually change hourly. They are at their highest for men, in the morning which is why men enjoy sex in the morning.
Factors Causing Low Testosterone
Smoking reduces sperm count and most men who have dysfunction are smokers. It damages the arteries, making it difficult to rise to the occasion.Drinking alcohol may make you more daring but it also causes libido and erectile issues.Weight can play a role as well as an inactive lifestyle. Stress is a major culprit. All of these can have a detrimental effect on Men’s Health.
There are also things that affect libido that perhaps you didn’t know about. I was in fact surprised myself.
Food, of course, plays a significant role in everything and Sexual Dysfunction is included. A healthy diet rich with Protein, Low Fats and Fiber is essential.
A good idea is to stay away from Myco Estrogens. They are Estrogens that happen from fungi and mold. They are often found in products that contain Maise, Barley, Oats, Wheat, Rice and Sorghum.
There is also a meat substitute popular with Vegetarians but bad for men’s health called Quorn. Soy is also a suspect.
So you say, what can I eat? Here is a list of nutrients that aid Sexual Function:
Fun Fact: Testosterone increases after Masturbation
There are studies that say Meditation actually elevate Testosterone due to relieving stress.
Even Men do Kegels. It strengthens the muscle and helps to heighten Orgasm and control Premature Ejaculation.
Exercise increases libido and confidence.
So you see by employing simple changes to your everyday routines such as Healthy Eating, Exercise , and Meditation you can keep everything at peak performance. We all need it don’t we?