Male Organ Function May Be Impacted By Rheumatoid ArthritisMale Organ Function May Be Impacted By Rheumatoid Arthritis

Many young men think arthritis is a problem only for older women - and that myth may be dangerous to their male organ function. While it is true that rheumatoid arthritis is three times as likely to occur in women, a significant number of men make up the 1.5 million Americans that suffer from it - and not all of those men are older. Guys who want to exercise proper male organ care need to know that even men in their 20s can be in the early stages of rheumatoid arthritis. They also need to know just how this condition could affect their much-prized manhood function.

What is rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease of the joints caused by an autoimmune reaction. For some reason, a person's body starts to interpret the linings of the joints as "foreign" - that is, not a natural part of the body and therefore a threat - and it develops ways to attack those linings in a misguided attempt to protect the body.

This results in sometimes significant pain and stiffness in the joints, especially those in the hands and feet.

Male organ function

Having arthritis is bad enough, but it can also negatively affect a man's male organ function. One 2012 clinical study found that almost two-thirds of men with rheumatoid arthritis reported having some degree of tumescence dysfunction.

So why does arthritis have an impact on member function? The logical assumption would be that the immune system is attacking the manhood itself, but that's not exactly the case. The manhood is not a joint and so the immune system doesn't have it on its misguided radar system.

Rheumatoid arthritis causes inflammation, and it is believed that this inflammation may extend to manhood blood vessels. The inflammation prevents the blood vessels from operating in the proper manner, so that when a man becomes aroused and blood is supposed to rush into the member, it is not able to do so properly.

To make matters worse, some medications used to treat arthritis are believed to potentially impact male organ function (and not in a positive way).

Other issues

But the inflammation is not the only issue that men with arthritis may encounter. Studies also indicate men with rheumatoid arthritis typically also have lowered levels of male hormone, which in turn can lead to a depressed sensual drive.

In addition, many people with arthritis find it affects them mentally and emotionally as well. Patients are more likely to experience higher levels of depression, and this is also a factor both in lowering sensual drive and in affecting tumescence function.

Finally, the significant pain associated with arthritis can play a role. It may be difficult to obtain and/or maintain a workable sensual position due to the pains in other parts of the body, decreasing the enjoyment of or even the physical functioning of a sensual experience.

Treatment

Men who suspect they have rheumatoid arthritis should promptly visit a doctor in order to get a diagnosis. Early diagnosis means that treatment can be initiated earlier, which increases the possibility of a positive outcome.

Men also need to help maintain male organ function, whether they have arthritis or not, by paying proper attention to the overall health of the member. Daily application of a top drawer male organ health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) is suggested to help maintain a healthy piece of equipment. Men like to feel that their manhood has a certain degree of firmness, and a crème with vitamin C can be useful in that regard. Vitamin C is an essential component of collagen production, which is useful in maintaining manhood firmness. The best cremes also contain L-arginine, an amino acid which helps male organ blood vessels dilate and be more receptive to a larger influx of blood.

by J Dugan
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Visit http://www.menshealthfirst.com for more information about treating common male organ health problems, including soreness, redness and loss of male organ sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.
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