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GENTLEMEN:
It's more common than you think

According to research, nearly half of the men may have some problems of maintaining hardness.1

 

It should not be all in your head. It is not just a part of aging that you have to accept. It is a real medical condition,
so it should be addressed like one.
If you think you have such symptoms, talk to a doctor.2

 

 

 

Reference:
1. Goldstein I, Goren A, Li VW, et al. Int J Clin Pract. 2019;e13384.

2. Symptoms and causes. Mayo Clinic. Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/symptoms-causes/syc-20355776. Accessed on 29 Jan 2021.

 

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mmon Misconception

Problem of maintaining hardness is very common and affects over 150 million around the world.1
It is not only an outcome of psychological factors or aging but can be due to physical issues such as a disease, injury, or side effects of other medication as well. 2,3

 

Below are some common myths:

  • Can Smoking lead to problem of maintaining hardness?  Smoking can affect blood circulation. The problem happens when there is insufficient blood flow to the penis. 2
  • Will frequent intimate activities affect hardness? No, frequent intimate activity will not lead to hardness problem.4
  • Is it important?Yes of course! Most partners consider hardness as an important element for quality intimacy. Studies have also shown that hardness and intimacy satisfaction.5 
  • Will drinking cause problem of maintaining hardness?Research indicates that drinking in general does not lead to this problem. However, excessive drinking can affect the ability to maintain hardness.6
  • Can eating certain food prevent this problem? Herbs or health supplement have not been well-studied or tested in preventing the problem of maintaining hardness.  However, some studies suggest that consumption of fish, vegetables, fruits and red wine may be helpful.7,8

 

 

 

Reference:
1.
Aytac IA, Mckinlay JB, Krane RJ. BJU International. 1999; 84: 50-56.

2. Symptoms and causes. Mayo Clinic. Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/symptoms-causes/syc-20355776. Accessed on 29 Jan 2021.
3. Adult urologic conditions and treatments. University of Rochester Medical Center. Available at:
https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/urology/adult-patients/
  Accessed on 1 Mar 2021.

4. Koskimaki J, Shiri R, Tammela T, et al. American Journal of Medicine. 2008; 121: 592-596
5. Mulhall J, King R, Glina S, et al. J Med. 2008; 5: 788-795.
6. Quiz: Things Men Can Stop Worrying in Bed. WebMD. Available at: http://www.webmd.com/men/rm-quiz-mens-bedroom-worries. Reviewed 1 Mar 2019. Accessed on 29 Jan 2021.
7. Dietary supplement: A natural treatment. Mayo Clinic. Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/in-depth/herbs/art-20044394. Accessed on 29 Jan 2021.
8. David Freeman. Protect: 11 tips to help prevent. WebMD. Available at: https://www.webmd.com/features/protect-your-11-tips. Accessed on 29 Jan 2021.

 

Hardness Score

There are 4 levels of hardness. The most ideal is Level 4 which is complete hardness and full rigidity.
Levels 1 to 3 are considered insufficient hardness.
Try using the Hardness Score as a self-assessment tool to rate yourself.1

 

1

Beancurd
Severe

2

Banana
Without Skin
Moderate

3

Banana
with skin
Suboptimal

4

Cucumber
Optimal
 
 

 

 

 Reference:
1.
Mulhall JP, Goldstein I, Bushmakin AG, et al. J Med. 2007; 4: 1626-1634.

What can cause the problem of maintaining hardness?

Conditions that affect blood circulation and other lifestyle factors, such as excessive drinking, fatigue, smoking, may contribute to this problem.1 Additionally, general stress, psychological factors and incidence of chronic disease are all linked to the occurrence of such problem.2

 

Disease

probability (%)

Coronary
Artery Disease3

75%

Diabetes4

71%

Hypertension4

67%

 

 

Reference:
1.Age: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis. Healthline. Available at:
https://www.healthline.com/health/age. Accessed on 4 Mar 2021.
2.Symptoms and causes. Mayo Clinic. Available at:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/symptoms-causes/syc-20355776. Accessed on 29 Jan 2021.
3.Shanker ASR, Phanikrishna B, Reddy CBV. Indian Heart Journal. 2013; 65:180-186.
4.Giuliano FA, Leriche A, Jaudinot EO, et al. Urology. 2004; 64(6): 1196-1201.