Antioxidants and Sexual Health

Antioxidants and Sexual Health



This article talks about the benefits of taking adequate amounts of antioxidants from supplementation or one’s diet. Antioxidants are essential in improving sexual health and overall well-being if taken correctly. Individuals who want to take vitamin and mineral supplementation should seek the approval of health professionals.


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Nowadays, antioxidants health benefits are on television commercials and other marketing materials in radio and print. From newspapers to television, the antioxidant craze is here, and it’s here to stay. Antioxidants may help prevent the development of cancer, slow-down the aging process, prevent chronic diseases, and many more. Recent medical studies suggest that antioxidants may also bring improvements in male sexual health.

Dietary antioxidants are the human body’s primary protection against free radical attacks. These free radicals are compounds that may damage other healthy cells in the body. Environmental factors like pollution, cigarette smoke, and many more may carry free radicals. Fortunately, several vitamins and minerals can help a person maintain if not reclaim health and an overall sense of well-being. The essential nutrients that are deemed necessary for our daily sustenance include the following:


Vitamin C


Vitamins C, also called ascorbic acid, is one of the versatile antioxidants known to man. It may strengthen the tiny vessels that carry oxygen and other nutrients that sent to all parts of the body. Recent studies suggest that sub-fertility in men which is caused by sperm clumping which impairs sperm motility and preventing them from swimming can improve with Vitamin C intake. Supplements of 500 milligrams of this vitamin may reduce sperm clumping by over 23 percent in just one week. Sperm count, motility, and lifespan may improve because of Vitamin C supplementation.


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Vitamin E


Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant vitamin that may penetrate cell membranes and protect them from free radical attacks. It is essential for men to obtain adequate amounts of this vitamin because it plays a role in promoting sperm motility. Vitamin E is also beneficial to the flexibility of the sperm walls. Daily supplementation of about 100 milligrams of Vitamin E is beneficial for overall sperm health and motility. This kind of vitamin is non-toxic and might be safe at 1,000 milligrams per day.




Zinc is vital for cell division and the production of healthy sperm. It is probably an essential mineral for male sexual health. Testosterone metabolism, testicle growth, sperm production, and motility are some of the health benefits of proper zinc supplementation. The body does not naturally produce zinc that is why it is important to take adequate amounts of this mineral. Men need a minimum of 15 milligrams of zinc in their daily diet.


In addition to taking the right supplements, individuals should avoid alcohol and cigarettes. Alcohol may hamper testosterone production and hasten the conversion of estrogen in the liver. It may lead to lowered sperm count and decreased sex drive. Alcohol may also impede the absorption of many vitamins and minerals. Recent medical studies suggest that refraining from alcohol may improve sperm quality. Cigarette smoking, on the other hand, generates enormous amounts of free radicals that make smokers vulnerable to sperm damage.


Understanding the health benefits of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals are essential in improving one’s sexual function and optimum health. However, it is critical to seek the approval of medical specialists before taking supplementation of these antioxidants. Taking these too much or too little of these antioxidants may do more harm than good.


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Threats to Male Sexual Health

Threats to Male Sexual Health



Male sexual health is threatened by penile and testicular disorders which can damage a man’s fertility and capability for sexual activity. These disorders include priapism, balanitis, balanoposthitis, phimosis, and penile cancer. This article discusses these disorders, their causes, and treatment methods.

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Some of the most common threats to male sexual health manifest themselves as penile and testicular disorders. These disorders that affect the male external reproductive organs can severely affect a man’s fertility as well as sexual functioning. Below are some of the most common threats to male sexual health:



Priapism is often termed as the opposite of erectile dysfunction. In this case, a man experiences a painful erection which often lasts for four hours or even longer. Priapism occurs when blood flows into the penis but is not drained sufficiently. Since priapism is not an effect of sexual activity, it cannot be relieved by masturbation and orgasm.


Some of the most common causes of priapism are:

* blood pressure medications and antidepressants

* drug use and alcohol

* anesthesia

* blood diseases

* penile injection therapy


Treatment for priapism usually come in the form of medical emergencies. Blood is drained out of the penis by using a needle to relieve the erection and restore normal organ function. Medications for priapism are designed to shrink penile blood vessels to minimize blood flow. However, treatment of underlying conditions is preferred to prevent priapism or its recurrence.


Balanitis and Balanoposthitis

Balanitis refers to the inflammation of the glans or penis’s head. On the other hand, balanoposthitis is the inflammation of both the glans and the foreskin. Both disorders exhibit similar symptoms like rash, pain, swelling, foul discharge, and itching in the penile area. These disorders are common in men and boys who have poor personal hygiene and are uncircumcised.


Irritants the cause balanitis and balanoposthitis include:

* dead skin cells

* tight foreskins

* infection

* dermatitis

* diabetes


Circumcision and the practice of proper hygiene can prevent and alleviate both disorders. However, the best way to treat these disorders is by treatment of underlying conditions especially if the irritations are caused by infections, dermatitis, and diabetes.


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Although it is not really a disease, phimosis is a condition that can cause one. Phimosis occurs when the foreskin is too tight that it cannot be retracted to reveal the head of the penis. This condition can cause extreme discomfort when it comes to sexual activity, urination, and personal hygiene.


A common cause of phimosis includes:

* birth defect

* scar tissue

* infection

* balanitis



Treatment for this condition usually includes gentle manual stretching of the foreskin to increase its elasticity. Circumcision and medication to loosen the skin are also popular options in treating phimosis. For a less traumatic treatment than circumcision, some opt for protoplasts or separating the glans from the foreskin.


Penile Cancer

A rare form of cancer, penile cancer occurs when abnormal cell growth in the penis increase and grow. Non-cancerous or benign penile tumors can also develop into cancer over time. Symptoms of penile cancer often take the form of penile sores, bleeding, and abnormal discharge. The cause of penile cancer is not definite but there are certain risk factors that increase a man’s chances of developing this disease.


Some of these risks include:

* uncircumcision

* smoking

* smegma

* age

* human papillomavirus

* phimosis

* psoriasis treatment


Surgical removal of the cancer is the most common way to treat penile cancer. The cancer is often taken out using any of the following procedures:

* wide local excision

* cryosurgery

* microsurgery

* curettage and electrodesiccation

* laser surgery

* penectomy



This is a very serious topic and if any of these symptoms apply to you or someone you know seek professional medical help.


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