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Pay Attention To Your Penis

September 19th, 2018

Pay Attention To Your Penis

Pay Attention To Your Penis

Are you experiencing swelling, curvature changes, signs of inflammation or bumps on your penis??? If that’s the case, you have to be aware about what your penis is trying to tell you!!!
Just as high blood pressure is a sign of cardiovascular disease; diseases and disorders of penis are also suggestive of ailing heart health, declining testosterone levels and low sex drive. Whether it is penis function or its appearance, sensitivity, performance – or any abnormal sign – it should not be taken lightly. Healthcare providers recommend paying optimal attention to your penile health for optimal wellness and longevity.

Different symptoms that are suggestive of an underlying health issue:

  1. Loss of sensitivity:

The most sensitive part of male’s body is his penis that’s why if you are experiencing any sensitivity you will notice it immediately. The reason of loss of sensitivity in penis could be lack of proper vitamins and nutrients in the body. Due to lack of proper nutrients your blood circulation decreases that causes lack of sensation and numbness in the penis. Numbness in the penile area could also be a symptom of diabetes. If you feel no or little sensation in your penis, change your dietary habits. Start by adding vitamins especially folate and B12 into your diet that may help in reducing the numbness. However, if it remains persistent than consult doctor and check your blood sugar levels.

  1. Changes in the appearance of penis:

If your penis seems swollen, red or patchy, it could be a sign of an underlying health issue. The inflammation or red patches can also be caused by the disease called Balanitis which occurs due to an infection or overgrowth of bacteria. The redness and inflammation also appear very frequently in diabetic patients.  According to an estimate, the diabetic patients are more likely to develop Balanitis then others. If you notice extreme type of red patches, it could be a sign of penile cancer so, it is highly recommended to consult your doctor if you are noticing red patches on your penis.

  1. Problems in urination:

The problems while passing urine like burning, bleeding, frequent urination, feeling of full bladder even after passing urine, and poor flow; are some of the symptoms of benign prostate hypertrophy. BPH occurs due to prostate overgrowth. As the size of prostate gland grows, it can impede the flow of urine. This condition is more common among the males over 40 years of age.

  1. Ejaculation problems:

Sometimes you may feel difficulty in ejaculating. Difficulty in ejaculation occurs due to hormonal imbalance and poor semen quantity. Erectile dysfunction also indicates various health issues like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, difficulty in sleeping, obesity etc.

Curvy penis:

The penis becomes curvy due to Peyronie’s disease. It usually affects male over 40 years of age. The curve in penis occurs due to the accumulation of plaques in the connective tissue inside the penis. This condition is either genetic or occur due to very less sexual activities. The plaque also buildup due to high glucose levels as, high glucose encourages the formation of plaque. It is therefore recommended to check your blood sugar levels at periodic intervals.

When to see a doctor:

If you are experiencing any negative changes in your penis, it is highly recommended to seek for medical assistance immediately.

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