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There is a very strong link in many men between erectile dysfunction and heart disease.
In this newsletter, I’m going to show you how diet can lead to both erectile dysfunction and heart disease.
AND I’m going to show you how you might be able to fix both.
It has to do with the effects of stress, serotonin and the treatment of penile fibrosis.
First, let’s look at what the Mayo Clinic has to say about erectile dysfunction and heart disease.
I promise you this journey will be well worth your time.
In the past, doctors believed that erectile dysfunction and heart disease were part of a progression.
It was just believed that one came first, then the other would follow.
Doctors saw that the buildup of plaques in the arteries of your body caused erectile dysfunction.
This is a process called atherosclerosis.
The result would be scar tissue building up in the penis.
Atherosclerosis is also a cause of heart problems.
And so, since ED would happen first, they thought it was a sign that heart disease wasn’t far behind.
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The idea was that plaque buildup reduces blood flow within the penis, making an erection difficult.
However, experts now believe that erectile dysfunction preceding heart problems is more often due to the dysfunction of the inner lining of the blood vessels (endothelium) and smooth muscle.
Endothelial dysfunction causes inadequate blood supply to the heart and impaired blood flow to the penis, and aids in the development of atherosclerosis.
What this article is saying is that the cells lining the arteries and the erection chambers in the penis become inflamed.
And this leads to atherosclerosis in the arteries.
It also leads to further inflammation and what we now know as fibrosis in the penis.
What is fibrosis in the penis?
What happens is that having high levels of certain hormones cause proteins to build up quickly.
The resulting buildup resembles fibers.
These fibers are tangled up in bundles.
The bundles of fibrous protein are called fibrosis.
This fibrosis can result in lumps on the penis shaft, or it can cause a warping to the shaft… resulting in a curved penis.
So, what actually happens?
It seems that the first stage is inflammation in the body.
Then the fibrosis sets in later.
And here is how fibrosis looks in the penis:
So what causes fibrosis? And can we fix fibrosis in the penis?
We’re going to look at this study for a clue.
First, let’s get something straight about fibrosis.
It disrupts the physiological tissue structure, leading to organ dysfunction and contributing to the high morbidity and increased mortality of affected patients.
Fibrosis affects the heart.
Fibrosis affects the liver.
Fibrosis affects the arteries.
And fibrosis affects the penis.
The researchers found that a hormone called serotonin is largely responsible for creating fibrosis.
When tissues were exposed to serotonin:
fibrosis was increased by up to 198%
You can see the difference between the two photos.
The photo on the left is the healthy tissue.
The photo on the right shows tissue exposed to serotonin.
Reducing your serotonin will reduce or eliminate fibrosis from forming in the first place!
Lowering your serotonin could be the key to how to cure penis curvature!
There are several ways of lowering your serotonin levels.
Most serotonin is produced in the gut.
By improving gut health, you can vastly reduce the production of serotonin in your body.
You might also want to reconsider SSRI drugs if you’re taking them.
SSRIs leave serotonin in the bloodstream where it can build up and cause damage.
You might want to talk to your doctor about alternative antianxiety or antidepressant drugs.
Drugs such as tianeptine do not rely on increasing levels of serotonin.
There are some foods that reduce serotonin as well.
Serotonin is produced from the amino acid tryptophan.
It’s part of the “Turkey Coma” so many people experience after Thanksgiving Day dinner.
By reducing the amount of tryptophan in the food you’re eating, you can also greatly reduce the production of serotonin in the body.
And you might just be able to eliminate reverse penile fibrosis.
- Erectile dysfunction: A sign of heart disease?
- Platelet-derived serotonin links vascular disease and tissue fibrosis
- Reversion of penile fibrosis: Current information and a new horizon
- Amelioration of Penile Fibrosis: Myth or Reality - CiteSeerX