Alzheimer’s disease: A neurodegenerative disease that causes dementia.

Cialis (Tadalafil): This is a PDE-5 inhibitor that combats male impotence.

Ejaculation Disorder: Any condition that relates to any physiological irregularity in a male orgasm.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED): A catchall term for any condition that leads to an inability in maintaining an erection.

Full lipid profile: This is a blood test that measures the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. It involves a full breakdown of your cholesterol levels.

Gonadal axis: This is the interaction between the hypothalamus (an area of the brain), the pituitary gland and the gonads. It regulates bodily functions such as reproduction and ageing.

Haematology: This is the study of blood and blood forming organs.

Hypothalamic: A descriptive term for activity related to the hypothalamus, which is a portion of the brain.

Impotence: An inability to become erect regardless of sexual stimuli.

Intravaginal ejaculation latency time (IELT): This is the technical term for the time that is taken by a man to ejaculate after penetrating a vagina.

Lassitude: A word to describe an overall mental or physical fatigue or weariness.

Levitra (Vardenafil): A drug that increases blood flow to the penis.

Libido: A term for a person’s overall sexual desire or drive.

Penile Dysfunction: Refers to any condition that adversely affects the penis.

Premature Ejaculation: A consistently rapid sexual climax in response to any sexual stimuli.

Parkinson ‘s disease: A progressive disease that affects the nervous system and is marked by a tremor.

Peyronie’s Disease: Also known as induratio penis plastica (IPP), is a penile affliction categorised by the inflammation of the penis.

Prostate Cancer: AKA carcinoma of the prostate, is male specific cancer that affects a small gland in the male reproductive system.

Proton pump inhibitors: These are a group of drugs which regulate the amount of acid produced by the stomach.

Metformin: A medication used to treat individuals with type 2 diabetes.

Multiple sclerosis: A neurological condition which affects nerves in the brain and the spinal chord.

Shingles: This is an infection of a nerve and the surrounding skin. Also known as herpes zoster, it is a product of the same virus as chickenpox.

Spedra (Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor): This PDE-5 drug enhances a male’s erectile response to sexual stimuli.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT): A procedure that increases the hormones production in men suffering from testosterone deficiency.

Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome: AKA male menopause, is a dramatic reduction in the rate men produce testosterone.

Tumescence: This describes the engorgement of blood in an area. Most frequently used to describe an erect penis.

Urinalysis: This is a routine analysis of urine to test for medical conditions.

Vascular Disorder: Any condition that affects the circulatory system, e.g. blood vessels in the penis.

Viagra (sildenafil): A drug which increase male sexual potency.

Vitamin B: This nutrient comes in multiple varieties:

  • Thiamin – vitamin B1
  • Riboflavin – vitamin B2
  • Niacin – vitamin B3
  • Pantothenic Acid
  • Vitamin B6
  • Folic Acid
  • Vitamin B12

Vitamin D: Is a nutrient that helps regulate testosterone, calcium and phosphate levels in the body.

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