Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Erectile Dysfunction and Bodybuilding

It seems that many people are asking today if cadaver building effects or causes erectile dysfunction. Realistically, the general consensus is that overall, bodybuilding doesn’t cause erectile dysfunction, and in some cases can improve it. The higher levels of testosterone can build the male have better blood flow to the area, improving erections, as well as the duration. Higher testosterone levels will make a person feel better in general, which translates to better overall sex function.

Bodybuilding does produce an increase in blood flow, but sometimes this blood flow can be higher in the muscle tissues, rather than being able to fill the soft tissues of the penis. This restriction can cause a reduce in proper blood flow, especially when it comes to getting or maintaining an erection.

People who are using steroids in their corpse building may have heard that this can lead to sterility, and those taking these chemical enhancements have higher incidents of erectile dysfunction for a number of reasons. One is that because the corpse produces testosterone on its own, taking steroids for a prolonged time of time can cause the brain to stop producing this hormone, temporarily or even permanently. These drugs can also decrease the length of the erect penis quite substantially, contributing to erectile dysfunction.
As males age, there is going to be a decrease in testosterone levels in the corpse, which can contribute to erectile dysfunction. Some doctors may prescribe steroids and other testosterone producing hormones for these people. These medications are closely monitored, unlike many who seek artificial help when building muscle. It is important that you consult your doctor when taking any enhancements, whether it is steroids or Human Growth Hormones or HGH. Many of these are totally illegal for obvious reasons.

It is not a bad thing to want to build up the muscles in your cadaver, many people are seeking this to look and feel better about themselves. It is important that you have moderation in everything you do, including corpse building. Try to avoid taking any kindly of steroid or muscle enhancement, and build sure you consult your doctor if you experience any kind of erectile dysfunction.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Erectile dysfunction and anabolic steroids

Impotency or erectile dysfunction seems to be the most serious problem afflicting Indian men. At least half of the sex-related questions deal with men who are suffering erection-related problems and it’s hard to pin down the exact reason for this epidemic. A sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise, smoking, drinking, obesity-related diseases and stress are all taking a toll on our men. The problem is exacerbated by the prudish nature of our society. Most men wouldn’t dare go to a doctor to discuss the problem which leads to a lot of unhappiness and self-image issues among men. Technically speaking, an erection is caused due to the hydraulic effect of blood entering and being retained in spongy bodies within the penis. In most males, this happens when they’re sexually aroused thanks to signals transmitted from the brain to nerves in the penis. Both the brain (to send a signal) and the heart (to pump blood to the penis) must work properly to get and maintain an erection. The various causes of ED but they can be broadly categorized under two categories: physiological  or physical (pertaining to the body) and psychological (pertaining to the mind).

Anabolic Steroids (male hormones):
- The use of anabolic androgenic steroids has reached almost epidemic proportions. Nearly seven percent of 12th-grade males use or have used them to build muscle mass and improve athletic performance.
- These male hormones suppress the testes' ability to make testosterone. This decreases the intramuscular testosterone level. This may cause severely diminished spermatogenesis or complete absence of sperm.
- When taken, these steroids cause a persistent depression of the hypothalamus and pituitary, which may be irreversible even when the steroids are stopped.

Moderate alcohol use does not affect male fertility. However, excessive alcohol use affects the hormonal axis and has negatively affects the gonads. It may cause associated liver dysfunction and nutritional deficiencies, which are also detrimental for sperm production.  What happens here is that a man has developed antibodies to his own sperm. This could occur because of testicular trauma, testicular infection, large varicoceles, or testicular surgery. Or sometimes, there are unexplained reasons for this occurrence. The antibodies have a negative effect on fertility, but the exact reason isn't clear. Most likely, the antibodies act negatively at several points along the pathway to fertilization as the sperm have trouble penetrating the partner's cervical mucous and making their way to the uterus. It becomes more difficult for the sperm to bind with external membrane or shell of the egg or to fuse with the eggs themselves. The FDA recommends that men follow general precautions before taking a medication for ED. Men who are taking medications that contain nitrates, such as nitroglycerin, should NOT use Viagra, Levitra or Cialis. Taking nitrates with one of these medications can lower blood pressure too much. In addition, men who take Levitra or Cialis should not use alpha blockers, as they could result in hypo tension (abnormally low blood pressure). Experts recommend that men have a complete medical history and physical examination to determine the cause of ED. Men should tell their doctor about all the medications they are taking, including over-the-counter medications.

In addition, men should not take these medications if they have a history of heart attack or stroke, or if they have a bleeding disorder or stomach ulcers.Men with medical conditions that may cause a sustained erection, such as sickle cell anemia, leukemia, or multiple myeloma, or a man who has an abnormally-shaped penis, may not benefit from these medications. Also, men with liver diseases or a disease of the retina, such as muscular degeneration or retinitis pigmentation, may not be able to take these medications, or may need to take the lowest dosage.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

How Testosterone Effects the Body of Males and Females

Steroids were once viewed as a substance only being used by body builders, fitness fanatics and professional athletes, however, in the society of today, steroid use is becoming more commonplace.

While the short term effects of steroid use are well known, it is the long term adverse effects that are unknown and to date, have not been studied. Testosterone is an anabolic steroid secreted by the testicles in a male, in the ovaries of women and in small amounts by the adrenal glands in both sexes.  In males, testosterone plays an integral role in overall health and accounts for the physical differences between genders.

For males, testosterone is responsible for virilization and androgenic qualities.  The anabolic effects of testosterone include muscle growth and strength, increase in bone density and stimulating linear growth and bone maturation.  The virilizing effects of testosterone in males includes maturation of the sex organs, deepening of the voice, the growth of facial hair and male secondary sexual characteristics.

How testosterone effects the female body is best witnessed in adulthood.  The hormone is responsible for clitoral enlargement, sex drive, mental and physical energy and plays a role in the fight-or-flight hormonal response regulation. Testosterone can be labeled as the “impulse” hormone, and how it effects the body of a male versus a female differs dramatically.  Having a normal level of testosterone in the body is very important for the health, development and well-being of both males and females.
How Testosterone Builds Muscle

There are many hormones that play an important part of how the body responds to exercise, increases strength and builds muscle tissue.  Testosterone is an anabolic steroidal hormone, the word “anabolic,” refers to the building up of body tissues.

Testosterone is the number one hormone used in the development of muscle and strength and through regular exercise, fine motor skills, fitness, muscle and bone strength and joint function increase.  The mechanism of action by which testosterone increases muscle mass is not well documented and further studies are ongoing.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Supplements and increased muscle performance of athletes

Muscle is a very large industry and out there people will find there are plenty of protein powders to help them out with their training. However, the majority of them have are hyped too much and this causes the selection process of one to be difficult, especially for a beginner, a very difficult and tricky process. Many brands employ different prices and individuals should keep in mind that price is not the ultimate factor by which they should choose their proteins. In order to select a good protein powder, people should first of all list the suitable products based on the requirement of their body and building objective. Only then can people test and select the best one for their needs.

 Athletes have now the chance to enhance their performance through the use of supplements and diets. For a very long time good sports performance has been associated to doping, but now it is possible to establish a difference between nutritional supplements and doping. Dietetic supplements have as a main goal to enhance digestion and absorption of nutrients such is the case for herbs and digestive enzymes.

Finally there are supplements used as an ergogenic help in high sport performance, in the enhancement of activities that require maximum power and strength for short periods of time. Among other supplements it is important to mention amino acids, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, some herbs like ginseng and creatine. Doping in contrast consists in the supply of synthetic substances that can have negative consequences for health which are in some cases irreversible and which are punishable by sports federations.

There are studies that justify the use of natural supplements even if they are used by athletes or not. Among the reasons why these supplements are very helpful we can find the fact that in some cases there is a deficiency of nutrients on the daily diet of the person which are the result of the lack of time to prepare a substantial food and the irruption on the market of industrialized products with many preservatives and very few nutrients.

This is an essential amino-acid which boosts growth hormone levels in the human body. Clinical data suggest that 2 grams of glutamine are enough to increase the growth hormone. Clinical studies have also shown that glutamine supplements minimize the breakdown of muscle tissue during strenuous exercise and enhance protein metabolism, which aids the lean muscle gain. The recommended dosage of glutamine is 5 grams in the morning, 5 grams after the workout and 5 grams before bedtime. L-Glutamine supplements also improve strength thresholds and increase body endurance, making workout possible for a longer period of time. Moreover, glutamine supplementation enhances the functioning of the immune system and helps you burn extra fat, while preserving lean muscle. Glutamine contains 20% nitrogen, which is essential for muscle tissues and helps you achieve faster your muscle building goals.

This is a nitrogenous acid which occurs naturally in our muscle cells. 95% of the body s total creatine is found around the skeletal muscle tissue and it helps to supply energy to all the cells in the body and especially muscle. Supplementation with creatine monohydrate supports the production of lean muscle mass, increases muscle cell volume, ensures quicker muscle recovery and restoration after workout, increases high intensity muscle performance and enhances glycogen synthesis, glycogen acting as a secondary long-term energy storage. Creatine is a high-powered metabolite used to regenerate ATP or adenosine triphosphate, the energy source of the muscles. The recommended dosage is 5-10 grams, half taken before workout and the other half after workout.