Thursday, April 18, 2013
A headline from India recently highlighted a new trend. Historically, Indian society has pressured couples to stay together. This is due to the system of arranged marriages and the complexity of the rules as to whether the dowery should be returned if marriages fail. Because there are fewer rules protecting the privacy of litigants in Indian courts, it's possible to see what problems the parties plead to justify the divorce. It's now apparent that about 25% of all divorces are relying on the lack of sexual satisfaction. Put the other way round, men who suffer erectile dysfunction are significantly more likely to face divorce proceedings than men who are sexually active. Because the shame factor is high in Indian culture, these men are reluctant to seek treatment and their wives increasingly defy convention and divorce them.
This suggests we should consider what the situation is in America. Our gossip columns in the traditional media and the blogosphere are full of stories about celebrity couples whose marriages are in trouble. In almost every case, the reasons given revolve around infidelity. He or she has strayed. Some men father children with the nanny - scripts like this would never be made into movies - but no one ever alleges the reason is a failure between the sheets. We still find the embarrassment about sexual dysfunction a major deterrent to openness. Privacy is actively protected whether it's the wife who's depressed and has lost her libido, or the husband who can't maintain the erection.
This means we should assume the celebrities are the same as the rest of humanity. They get frustrated and depressed but, because their celebrity is what earns the money to fund their lifestyles, they cover up the problem. So how does it play out? Most partners are sympathetic and understanding when the problem first appears. Unfortunately, the downward cycle is the predictable outcome. The men become defensive, they grow anxious, and this further affects performance. They then move into avoidance where opportunities for sexual activity become infrequent. Because they refuse to discuss this, the partner ends up feeling isolated and alone, worrying about whether she should feel guilty and, more commonly, feeling increasingly angry.
What the couple should be doing, of course, is talking with each other. This will help them bond and give the relationship strength despite the lack of sexual contact. In an ideal world, the partners would agree a joint approach. If one pushes the other over the question of seeking professional support, this can lead to problems with stubborn refusals, anger and guilt. If this leads to one partner feeling shut out of the relationship, divorce is likely to follow. This suggests Cialis should be an early approach discussed. Even though professional guidance is always desirable, some attempt to treating the problem is better than no attempt. Cialis may be the breakthrough to restore trust and the professional help can come later.
at 8:08 AM
Friday, April 12, 2013
Erectile dysfunction is not just a condition for one culture or ethnicity but can affect many people in different environments. Some medications are proven to work better on certain people than on others. You may wonder how effective Cialis is for other races.
Erectile Dysfunction and Race
While age is the number one factor for developing erectile dysfunction simply because of the increase in health issues with age, race does also play a part in risk factors. Hispanic and African American men were shown to have a slightly higher risk of developing the condition in recent studies. The risks increased if they had urinary tract infections and the odds of developing ED were even higher for Hispanic men who suffered from hypertension or depression.
The problem with much of this research is that it does not account for the lifestyles of certain ethnic groups. People with better access to healthy foods and more exercise will tend to have better overall health. Those who have lower socioeconomic status may suffer more health issues simply because they cannot afford the same lifestyle as someone with better income.
While medication has not been proven to be a cure for erectile dysfunction, it does improve the symptoms. These drugs work the same way regardless of race or ethnicity. Any differences recorded between groups taking a medicine would have to be caused by other prevalent health issues. For instance, men who have had prostate cancer have a lower success rate with medication than other men. This factor is not affected by race.
The other difference you will notice with medications like Cialis is in the health factors. For example, a man with high cholesterol will be more likely to suffer from ED. This is often based on the person's eating habits, and many people in poor socioeconomic conditions eat foods that are high in fat. These are known to contribute to high cholesterol. In many areas, those living in poorer conditions are of Hispanic or African American descent. That is why you may see a disparagement in the numbers.
People who make healthy living choices are less likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction. There are those people who have other underlying conditions that have nothing to do with lifestyle choices. Their health conditions may not be able to be corrected; therefore, limiting doctors to only treating the ED rather than curing it. However, for those who suffer from ED as a result of poor health choices, they can make improvements.
Just erectile dysfunction can affect anyone of any race, medicines such as Cialis can help with the symptoms for everyone. Race seems to only play a part as far as how people live and the lifestyle choices they make, according to research. This means that anyone can make healthier choices and see the benefits.
at 5:30 AM
As a synthetic corticosteroid drug, there's a very strong effect on the body's immune system. The problem when prescribing this drug is to strike a balance between its effectiveness in reducing inflammation and the reduction of resistance to infections. This problem is not restricted to particular inflammatory conditions. It's an inherent danger arising from the way in which the drug affects the adrenal gland. So, if you have asthma and take any of the inhaled corticosteroids over any significant period of time, you can expect an increased number of both viral and bacterial infections affecting the respiratory tract. The latest research from Canada has been looking at the health of seniors whose autoimmune system is often working less efficiently, exposing them to higher risks of infections.
About 5% of seniors have rheumatoid arthritis and doctors around the world turn to the corticosteroids as a first line of defense. The difficulty is that the treatment undermines the already weakened immune system making it more likely the seniors will fall prey to pneumonia and other serious illnesses warranting hospital treatment. The research carried out by McGill University compared seniors who were admitted to hospital with serous infections. The patients were divided into two groups. The first was admitted to hospital with no prior diagnosis of serious heath problems and no current drug regimen. The second had already been diagnosed with a serious problem such as rheumatoid arthritis, lung and kidney diseases. These patients were already taking drugs to control their problems.
The study shows that people already diagnosed with chronic health problems were significantly more likely to be hospitalized with infections. Within that group, the individuals most likely to be affected were already taking drugs that reduced or suppressed the immune system. The researchers therefore suggest that the first response to those diagnosed with chronic health problems should not be the use of drugs affecting the immune system. It should not perhaps be surprising that Prednisone was found to be the biggest offender in this respect. Of all the drugs taken by patients, this had the most dramatic effect in increasing the risk of infections. The very precise recommendation is that if the use of an immunosuppressant is unavoidable, it should only be prescribed at the lowest possible dose to give some relief and for the shortest possible time. This treatment should be paralleled by vaccinating against all the current strains of the flu and, wherever possible, against pneumonia which proved to be the biggest killer in the group of patients studied. If seniors are not treated as an at-risk group and given all necessary preventive treatments, they are likely to end up in hospital and many will die. This is not to say the immunosuppressants are inherently dangerous and should be avoided. But it does mean that everyone offered Prednisone should understand the risks and use it only when absolutely necessary.
at 5:27 AM