Just before my computer crapped out, a reader sent a question regarding Blood Pressure meds, aging, and boners.
"I found your blog awhile ago when I was reading Queer Heaven. I am writing because your blog on boner killers hit so close to home. I am an older man and unfortunately have the double killer of age and blood pressure medication. My cock just doesn't react the way it use to. Do you or your readers know of any natural remedies , I don't want to start anymore meds. Thank you in advance for any help you can give me."
When we were young and horny, our cocks would stand up in a matter of seconds. Age alone can be a major factor in our ability to get hard. It takes longer. It takes more stimulation, both mental and physical. This is, more likely than not, a lack of Testosterone. The output begins its decline in our 40's.
Couple the lowering Testosterone levels with medication(s) - a variety of which will kill our boners - and we find ourselves in a very disheartening situation. While our balls may produce less T they will still get that achy, full sensation telling us it's time for an ejaculation. But, our cocks no longer want to cooperate.
A trip to the doctor and a very frank discussion is in order. First and foremost is to ask for the T levels to be checked. All of them: Total Testosterone; Free Testosterone; Bioavailable Testosterone. If you don't want to start adding meds, here's a link to some Natural Remedies to boost testosterone:
Here's another place to look for boosting your low T naturally:
But, a word of caution: Always consult your doctor before altering your medications or supplementing them with holistic remedies. Even vitamins can affect the way a prescription med works. Ask about adjusting the current Blood Pressure medication, or finding one which won't have such a severe affect on your ability to get an erection.
Men have been known to slide into severe depression. If only doctors would recognize it for what it is... The physical pain mounts, then frustration rises as we try anything
- without success - to relieve the pressure in our nuts.
It weighs on our minds, and both our physical and mental health suffers.
There's an old saying: "If I don't know what's wrong, I can't fix it." Guys, if your doctor doesn't ask about your boner quality, speak up!
There is no need to suffer. Personally, my ability to get a hard-on (at least strong enough for me to jack off) is too important to let a little bit of embarrassment stop me from seeking help.
Readers, do you have any other suggestions?