Men like to boast about how big they are to their fellow comrades. Packing a big one under the hood is something all men strive for. It might happen that on a certain day a man may notice a slight reduction of the size of the junk in his trunk. This is the result of penis shrinkage. The two words no man want to hear together. Penis shrinkage it’s the sudden decrease in the length and/or girth of the penis caused by extensive loss of penile tissue. This condition can be temporary or permanent depending on how severe the penile tissue loss is. In either case, there are several ways to either reverse it (in the case of temporary shrinkage) or to compensate. Let’s a have quick look at what causes penis shrinkage and stay up-to-date on potential treatments and how to protect against it.
What causes Penile Shrinkage?
There are several different causes of penis shrinkage. Here are a few of the most common:
1) Aging. As a man ages, his penis can be the victim of many small sports- or sex-related injuries that cause an accumulation of scar tissue. This can affect the spongy erectile tissue, eventually leading to penis shrinkage.
2) Gaining weight. Obese people are believed to have small penis and it is for that reason that weight gain has an effect on the size of the penis. When you gain a lot of weight, specifically around the stomach, the belly fats will make the penis appear smaller. This occurs because the penis is attached to the abdominal wall, and when the stomach expands, it pulls the penis inward, making it appear smaller.
3) Peyronie’s Disease. This is where fibrous scar tissue develops within the penis, causing it to become curved during erections. This can be very painful for men. Peyronie’s can cause a reduction in both the length and girth of a man’s penis. A lot of guys leave this condition unchecked mostly because they haven’t yet noticed the reduction in size.
4) Medication. Some meds can cause penis shrinkage. They include but are not limited to medicines like antipsychotics and antidepressants, and some drugs that are prescribed for treating an enlarged prostate.
5) Smoking. Smoking injures blood vessels in the body, including those in the penis. This can prevent the penis from filling with blood to create an erection, leading to a smaller appearance. Smoking also causes overall tissue loss, and men who can’t kick the habit may find that, over time, the length of their penis may decrease by an inch or more.
No matter the cause of penile shrinkage, there’s a treatment that can help. Here are a few treatments and tips for reversing or lessening the effects of penis shrinkage.
1) Lose Weight. Get down to a healthy weight with a sensible diet, regular exercise, and optimal sleep.
2) Quit Smoking. Men who quit smoking should stop (for many reasons), but especially to help out their fledgling members! Find a program, grab a patch, or quit cold turkey to get the blood flowing!
3) Male Enhancers. Pop the little blue pill to boost blood flow and experience a stronger, firmer erection. Heart patients should be careful when using medications like Viagra or Cialis. Always see a doctor for a script to confirm it’s a safe option and won’t interfere with other medications.
4) Surgery. For men with scar tissue or Peyronie’s Disease, there are surgical and ultrasound technology options to remove scar tissue. While shrinkage is permanent in this case, it can enhance feeling and sensual performance.
While age is inevitable, there are some ways to prevent penile shrinkage. Maintain a healthy weight and stay away from smoking. Also, be sure to have frequent erections to exercise the penis and keep the blood vessels fit and primed for action. See a doctor regularly and don’t be shy about discussing any new penis issues going on.
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