High blood pressure or hypertension is when your blood pressure, the force of the blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high. Healthy blood pressure in adults is a reading below 120 systolic or 80 diastolic. Blood pressure between 120/80 to 140/90 is normal. But if it’s on the higher end, it may also be a sign of pre-hypertension.
Your liver makes all the cholesterol you need. The rest you get from foods including meat, poultry and full-fat dairy products. These foods are high in saturated and trans fat. That’s a problem because these fats cause your liver to make more cholesterol than it otherwise would. For some people, this added production means they go from a normal cholesterol level to one that’s unhealthy.
Diabetes is a disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated levels of glucose in the blood and urine.
Prostate cancer begins when cells in the prostate gland start to grow uncontrollably. The prostate is a gland found only in males. It makes some of the fluid that is part of semen.
The persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest that characterizes major depression can lead to a range of behavioral and physical symptoms. These may include changes in sleep, appetite, energy level, concentration, daily behavior, or self-esteem.
In a medical or biological context stress is a physical, mental, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension. Stresses can be external (from the environment, psychological, or social situations) or internal (illness, or from a medical procedure).
Acute prostatitis is caused by an acute infection of the entire prostate gland, resulting in fever and localized pain. Chronic bacterial prostatitis often produces few or no symptoms related to the prostate, but it is probably the most common cause of relapsing UTI in men.
Both andropause and male menopause are used to describe decreasing levels of the male hormone testosterone that come with aging. In men, production of the male sex hormone testosterone begins a gradual decline after age 40.
Side effects of bad nutrition don’t happen overnight. They develop over time from eating a diet lacking in vital nutrients and making poor lifestyle choices.
In medicine, a side effect is an effect, whether therapeutic or adverse, that is secondary to the one intended. There are many medications with ED side effects such as Antihypertensives like Beta-Blockers (atenolol, metoprolol, propranolol), Calcium channel blockers (verapamil, nifedipine), Diuretics (furosemide, spironolactone, hydrochlorothiazide), and ACE inhibitors (enalapril, captopril). Some other medications with known ED side effects are NSAIDS ( naproxen, indomethacin, ibuprofen), H2-Blockers (medications to treat heartburn/GERD such as cimetidine ranitidine), Anti-Parkinson medications (levodopa, benxtropine, bromocriptine), Antihistimines (diphenhydramine, meclizine), Antidepressants (fluoexitine, sertraline, nortriptyline, desipramine, amitriptyline), and Anti-anxiety medications (diazepam, lorazepam).
In addition to medications, other substances that can cause ED include alcohol, nicotine, marijuana, cocaine, barbiturates, methadone, and amphetamines.