The two greatest fears men have are erectile dysfunction (ED) and prostate cancer.
“Man survives earthquakes, experiences the horrors of illness, and all of the tortures of the soul. But the most tormenting tragedy of all time is, and will be, the tragedy of the bedroom.” — Tolstoy
For men who haven’t experienced ED, that quote may bring about a smile. But for those who have experienced it or who are experiencing it right now, it’s no laughing matter. ED to a man is as devastating as it is to his sexual partner. It occupies his every thought: “What’s wrong with me? I don’t feel like a man anymore!” His sexual partner will question his faithfulness and ask herself, “Maybe I’m the problem? Does he not love me anymore? Is he not sexually attracted to me?”
There is an extensive discussion below concerning erectile dysfunction and prostate cancer. But keep in mind that our organs don’t work in isolation; in the body, everything works as a whole system. For example, testicular function may be affected by environmental influences such as diet, nutrition, exercise and trauma. Immune and inflammatory imbalance, oxidative stress and energy production, gastrointestinal status, detoxification, musculoskeletal structures, other hormones and neurotransmitters, mind, spirit, emotions, and community may also affect it, as well as genetic predisposition. All these factors should be evaluated and returned to normal for the testicles to go from a dysfunction state to a normal functioning organ.