Testosterone and erection health
I was just browsing through back copies of the ISSM (International Society for Sexual Medicine), and found this little nugget:
We have found (in animal studies) that
testosterone deprivation (via orchiectomy or
LHRH agonist) cause significant tissue
remodeling in the penis (Traish et al., J
Androl 2003;24:381-7). These changes consisted
primarily of decreased smooth muscle
and increased connective tissue content and
caused erectile dysfunction that could not
be ameliorated with PDE 5 inhibitor.
The take home message:
Build your lifestyle/exercise/nutrition/sleep in such a way that supports healthy levels of testosterone, as a lack of it can allow physical changes to your unit that will almost certainly hinder your PE goals, and possibly also negatively affect erectile function that not even viagra may be able to overcome.