While working with guys who have erectile dysfunction, I have learned a lot.
I have discovered that there are at least two causes of erectile dysfunction.
Sometimes the two causes go together.
So a guy can have ED from both causes.
And sometimes the ED causes are completely separate.
So a guy has only one ED cause not the other.
The two causes are desensitization and health-related ED.
Desensitization and health-related ED often occur in the same man.
It may be because of the “if you don’t use it, you lose it” phenomenon.
A man who has long-standing desensitization is often unable to have sex.
He’s definitely less likely to have partner sex.
And by not having sex, a man with desensitization may find that his penis atrophies.
I think that this sort of ED is reversible.
But today’s study is focused on a health-related reason for ED.
And it’s a reason that is hugely important.
Yet you have probably never heard of it.
The study was done on mice.
In mice as well as humans, erections require the caverns in the penis to fill with blood.
However, in many men, as in these mice, deposits of collagen buildup in the penis caverns.
This is often known as penile fibrosis.
The study shows that penile fibrosis is not just caused by aging.
Penile fibrosis is a result of metabolic problems.
In this study, they used mutant mice that were very low on certain chemicals known as cytokines.
These mice had erectile dysfunction.
Researchers raise the mice and observe their behavior.
Once they have learned what they can from the behavior of the mice, researchers sacrifice them.
They evaluated what was going on in the genitals and brains of these mice.
That’s when they found huge deposits of collagen.
You can see a huge difference between the normal mice and the test mice in this microscopic photo.
Slide B is the sample from the mice with the collagen build-up.
As you can see, the build up is quite dramatic.
And it is the same thing with human beings.
Collagen builds up in the penis and impairs erections.
It goes along with a loss of flexibility in the arteries feeding blood to the penis.
And it is connected with atherosclerosis.
Atherosclerosis is a type of artery wall thickening.
It results from the accumulation of white blood cells and smooth muscle cells that create a plaque.
And it is a major cause of heart attacks and other dangerous cardiovascular situations.
Although, atherosclerosis was not observed in these mice.
We noted an increase in collagen in the erectile tissue of the corpus cavernosum… may result in insufficient erectile capacity for males to ejaculate.
What can reduce the collagen buildup in the penis?
There are many things that can reduce collagen buildup.
Even substances as simple as aspirin reduce collagen.
There are some other studies that show a steady use of Viagra can help reduce collagen buildup.
But Viagra has other damaging properties that make it a poor candidate, in my opinion.
I will have a lot more to say on the subject of penile fibrosis in human beings.
Because there’s no doubt that it affects men just as much as it affects mice.
Erectile dysfunction is generally caused by one of two things. They may be separate or working off each other in concert.One is desensitization. The other is what can be called “health-related” erectile dysfunction.Desensitization and health-related ED often occur in the same man.A man struggling with long-standing desensitization is often unable to have intercourse. By not having sex, a man with long-term desensitization will sometimes find that his penis has atrophied.It’s my belief that this is a reversible situation, and I’ve outlined elsewhere how to do that.Today, however, we’re going to look at a study examining a health-related ED issue.What we’re going to be looking at is a phenomenon called penile fibrosis.The study used mice as stand-ins for humans. In mice, just like humans, an erection requires the caverns in the penis to fill with blood. However, the caverns of the penis can become blocked with deposits of collagen buildup. This is what we refer to as penile fibrosis.The study states: “We noted an increase in collagen in the erectile tissue of the corpus cavernosum… [which] may result in insufficient erectile capacity for males to ejaculate.”While this buildup of collagen was once thought to be caused by aging, the study found that metabolic problems can contribute as well.This phenomenon goes is tied to the loss of flexibility in the arteries feeding blood to the penis, as well as atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a thickening of artery walls, which is itself a major cause of all sorts of cardiovascular troubles, including heart attacks.It’s important to know about this, because even in the medical profession penile fibrosis is under-represented. Collagen buildup in the penis is an under-the-radar cause of some men’s painful bouts with erectile dysfunction.
2. How to unclog your penis?
Penile fibrosis is the clinical term for the clogging of a penis’ caverns with unhealthy collagen buildup.This is often a cause of erectile dysfunction.You might know the phrase, “if you don’t use it, you lose it.” Well, sadly, this can apply to a man’s penis as well.Let’s look at a study performed on mice. In mice, just as in humans, an erection requires the caverns in the penis to fill with blood. However, the caverns of the penis can become blocked with deposits of collagen buildup. This is what we refer to as penile fibrosis.The study states: “We noted an increase in collagen in the erectile tissue of the corpus cavernosum… [which] may result in insufficient erectile capacity for males to ejaculate.”Furthermore, this phenomenon has been tied to atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a thickening of artery walls, which is itself a major cause of all sorts of cardiovascular troubles, including heart attacks.Let’s look at some solutions to unclogging the penis.Something as simple as aspirin has been shown to reduce collagen. Some studies have shown that a steady use of Viagra can also help in reducing collagen buildup.Unfortunately, Viagra has several drawbacks and damaging properties which make it a less-than-ideal candidate, in my opinion.Knowing the relationship between penile fibrosis and atherosclerosis also helps give us some ideas to handle the issue.Losing weight, through exercise and a healthy diet, has been shown to reduce collagen in the genitals.Anecdotally, pomegranate juice is said to work wonders, as well as magnesium and vitamin K2, which we’ve talked about elsewhere. These can help regulate the body’s various processes, balancing out your internal systems and thereby reducing internal plaque and collagen buildup.It pays to educate yourself about these things in order to avoid problems with ED down the line.