It is important for men to know what affects the health of the
penis, what are the most common penile issues, how to keep penis
healthy, because penile health is not a lovely erection. Penile
health is important to men as it is not only the ability to
accomplish & maintain an erection, be able to ejaculate & reproduce.
Various penis health issues may indicate different overall health
conditions. Moreover, penis health issues can affect a man’s
overall health & life, as these issues may cause stress,
depression & reduce self-confidence. It is essential to be aware of
the signs, signs & prevention methods of various penile disorders
in order to keep the penis healthy.
Penis health is influenced by various factors:
* Sexually transmitted infections resulting from an unprotected
sex. These include genital warts, gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis &
genital herpes. The most common signs of these diseases are painful
urination, discharge from the urethra, redness, rashes, blisters or
sores on the penis or genital area.
* Aggressive, acrobatic sex or aggressive masturbation. A sudden
bend when the penis is erect may cause a rare trauma penile
* Cardiovascular diseases, diabetes can restrict the blood flow
to the penis & cause erectile dysfunction.
* Some drugs for treatment of other diseases may affect the
health of the penis. E.g. a long-term use of antibiotics increases the
risk of fungal infections of the foreskin & penis head. Treatment of
prostate disorders (radical prostatectomy to treat prostate cancer)
may cause urinary incontinence & erectile dysfunction.
* Smoking doubles all risks as far as erectile dysfunction is
* Hormonal imbalances, such as testosterone deficiency or
excessive amount of hormone prolactin may cause erectile dysfunction.
* Psychological issues: depression may cause the decrease of
libido. Also, an experienced erectile issue may lead to anxiety
that this will happen again or depression, which can further cause
impotence. Psychological trauma such as sexual abuse experienced in
the childhood, communication difficulties, issues of weight &
overall looks may lead to pain associated with sex.
* Neurological diseases: stroke, spinal cord & spinal injury,
multiple sclerosis, dementia may affect the transmission of nerve
impulses from the brain to the penis & cause erectile dysfunction.
* Aging: testosterone levels decline with age & this may lead
to a decreased libido. More stimulation is necessary to accomplish &
maintain an erection, ejaculation is less energetic & more time is
needed to accomplish another erection after ejaculation.
* Piercing: pierced penis may suffer from skin infection which
may cause a long-lasting erection.
* Issues with the foreskin occur when the foreskin in
uncircumcised. Here men deal with conditions known as Phimosis &
Paraphimosis both concerned with the difficulty either to
retract the foreskin, or return it to its normal position after

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