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.