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Measuring effects of music, noise, and healing energy using a seed germination bioassay

Posted on December 19, 2022 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (0)


Measuring effects of music, noise, and healing energy using a seed germination bioassay


By Katherine Creath, Gary E Schwartz

PMID: 15025885 DOI: 10.1089/107555304322849039

Abstract

Objective: To measure biologic effects of music, noise, and healing energy without human preferences or placebo effects using seed germination as an objective biomarker.

Methods: A series of five experiments were performed utilizing okra and zucchini seeds germinated in acoustically shielded, thermally insulated, dark, humid growth chambers. Conditions compared were an untreated control, musical sound, pink noise, and healing energy. Healing energy was administered for 15-20 minutes every 12 hours with the intention that the treated seeds would germinate faster than the untreated seeds. The objective marker was the number of seeds sprouted out of groups of 25 seeds counted at 12-hour intervals over a 72-hour growing period. Temperature and relative humidity were monitored every 15 minutes inside the seed germination containers. A total of 14 trials were run testing a total of 4600 seeds.

Results: Musical sound had a highly statistically significant effect on the number of seeds sprouted compared to the untreated control over all five experiments for the main condition (p < 0.002) and over time (p < 0.000002). This effect was independent of temperature, seed type, position in room, specific petri dish, and person doing the scoring. Musical sound had a significant effect compared to noise and an untreated control as a function of time (p < 0.03) while there was no significant difference between seeds exposed to noise and an untreated control. Healing energy also had a significant effect compared to an untreated control (main condition, p < 0.0006) and over time (p < 0.0001) with a magnitude of effect comparable to that of musical sound.

Conclusion: This study suggests that sound vibrations (music and noise) as well as biofields (bioelectromagnetic and healing intention) both directly affect living biologic systems, and that a seed germination bioassay has the sensitivity to enable detection of effects caused by various applied energetic conditions.

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Is That Movie Avatar Really Our Herstory/History?

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The Significance of Initiation

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Fitness & Intimate Fashion: Bali bras, panties and shapewear

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Sexual Health: Natural Alternatives For Men

Posted on November 5, 2022 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)




Sexual Health Supplements and where do they come from?

Male Sexual Health Supplements is a topic that most men don't wish to talk about, even though there are thousands of other men searching for natural male sexual health supplements. One of the main reason's men look for help is due to what is known as Erectile dysfunction (ED). Erectile dysfunction, is the repeated inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse such as lack of sexual desire and problems with ejaculation or orgasm.

Natural male enhancement supplements come as an alternative to prescription medications, such as Viagra, cialis... except they are a lot cheaper and are available without prescription. If you find it hard to believe that using such natural products will actually result in the increase of the volume and size of your aroused penis, you should take into consideration that prescription medicines are made from originally natural ingredients as well. The problem is that their once natural components have been modified so dramatically that there is hardly anything natural in them now.

For the most part, herbal alternatives are distillants from the roots and leaves of plants and trees, which are often enriched with amino acids, vitamins and other nutrients. The functionality of herbal extracts, in part, is to increase blood flow, not just to the genitals, but to all parts of the body, including the brain. Also other positive effects have been noticed, including increased energy, enhanced recovery and growth from exercise, and greater sense of well being.



2. What do Male Enhancement Supplements do and what scientific studies give evidence to support this?

Sexual Health Supplements have a very simple function and that is to improve circulation and expand blood vessels throughout the body, including the male genitalia. This is done through a mixture of herbal supplements that are ground into a fine powder and then made into capsules or tablets. Herbal male enhancement formulas are more popular than prescriptions like Viagra, mainly because of price, but also due to the fact that they are all natural and tend to have less side effects than prescription drugs.

Various clinical studies have shown that certain plants and herbs may provide benefits for male sexual health, including those for libido, performance, endurance, sperm production and incontinence. These include an assortment of exotic herbs that have been shown in studies to offer potential properties for male sexual potency and performance, as well as their general health. These include:

Coleus forskohlii– supplementation of this herb may benefit the body’s hormones, such as the thyroid. It may also hold cardiovascular properties, such as improving the heart’s pumping of blood, blood pressure and blood vessel dilation.
Avena Sativa (common oat)– oats have been found to provide certain benefits for male sexual performance. They may be natural aphrodisiacs, and may provide nourishment for nerves, which can make enhance sensations. In addition, oats may reduce over-excitability.
Long Jack (Eurycoma longifolia)– this herb is renowned for its proposed aphrodisiac abilities, and studies show that it may increase the motivation and frequency of sexual activity, as well as sexual arousal. Additionally, this herb may increase energy, endurance and stamina levels, while reducing occasional mental fatigue.
Tribulus (puncture vine)- a common herb for bodybuilding, this nutrient has been shown in studies to increase libido and sexual performance. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that tribulus may affect anabolic hormones in men, especially that of testosterone.
Horny Goat Weed (epimedium sagittatum)– well-regarded in Chinese society for its sexual properties, studies suggest that this herb may effectively enhance sperm production, and stimulate the sensory nerves, which can increase both sexual strength and desire.
Stinging Nettle Extract– in studies, this plant has been shown to offer healthful properties for proper urinary flow. It may also benefit hormones and proteins that transport sex hormones. A study published in the journal Planta Medica suggests that this nutrient may be effective against the condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which targets and enlarges men’s prostate glands. This causes pressure on the urethra, and makes urine flow slower and less forceful
Saw Palmetto– another herb shown to offer properties for benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). Studies show that this herb may also provide relief for nighttime urination, while improving urine flow and bladder voiding.
Beta Sitosterol– the possible benefits of this herb include those for benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) – such as improved peak urinary flow, and decreased pain and burning. It may also benefit cholesterol and diabetes health, as well as inflammation and immunity.
Pygeum– this herb may provide properties for BPH, and prostate health, in general.
Ginkgo Biloba (leaf)- a powerful antioxidant shown to enhance circulation to the brain and other areas. In regards to sexual health, this nutrient may effectively dilate blood vessels and improve blood flow to the penis. One study found that ginkgo biloba, when used on its own for six months, improved erectile dysfunction in a group of impotent males. In addition, ginkgo biloba may hold properties for memory and cognitive function, as well as for vision, cardiovascular and neurological health.
Muira Pauma Extract– a Brazilian plant known for its aphrodisiac properties, this plant has been shown in studies to enhance libido and potency. This nutrient has been shown to be one of the most effective nutrients for erectile dysfunction (ED), as well as for increasing blood flow to the penis
Circuligo Orchiodes – among the possible benefits offered by this herb are those for impotence, urinary incontinence and infertility caused by conditions of weakness.
Anemarrhena Asphodeloides (zhi mi)– studies suggest that this herb may provide therapeutic properties for such sexual health concerns as urinary tract infections, genital herpes and sterility.
Gamma Oryzanol– this mixture is comprised of naturally occurring plant chemicals. A study published in the Journal of the American Dietary Association shows that this nutrient may effectively enhance testosterone levels and promote lean muscle tissue growth. Plus, it may stimulate the release of endorphins (pain-relieving substances naturally made in the body).
Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng)– long utilized as a natural source of energy, this herb may provide benefits for potency, libido, and the ability to maintain erections. A study published in the Journal of Family Practice found that men with clinically diagnosed erectile dysfunction treated with ginseng had a statistically significant improvement in erectile function compared to the placebo group.
Maca (Lepidium meyenii)– this root has been shown to help regulate the hormonal systems of both men and women. It may also offer benefits for increasing energy and stamina.
yohimbine-Increases the amount of blood that is allowed to flow into the penis and prevents blood from flowing out of the penis. It can cause an erection. Yohimbine is also used to treat and diagnose some types of impotence.
DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone)-the most abundant steroid hormone in our bodies. (Hormones in this category include oestrogen, testosterone, and cortisone.) DHEA, can convert to either testosterone or oestrogen. It reaches its peak when we're in our twenties and then performs a dramatic disappearing act as we age.
Some doctors encourage the usage of natural male enhancers because harmful side effects, like those found in other medications and sexual methods, are virtually absent. With these advantages, the desired way to increase sexual stamina simply implies going back to the basics even in these times of modernity.

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3. Who needs Male Enhancement Supplements and how much should be taken? Are there any side effects or symptoms of deficiency?


Men dissatisfied with their penis size need not to worry anymore about their problem because there are many natural male enhancement supplements available. Male enhancement is not that hard, there are plenty of methods that male can use and do to enhance their penis. There are creams, lotions, and pills. It would be better if you choose herbal pills in enhancing your penis vs. prescription drugs. Since herbal remedy do not have any harmful effect to your body, so it is better to take herbal ones. In using creams or lotion, you have to carefully follow instructions, you need to follow the required times and days that you need to apply this cream. If you do not follow the right instruction, you won’t be able to see the effective results of this type of product.


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Function Of The Orgasm: Sexual Health & Mental Health, understanding the social problems of our time

Posted on May 26, 2022 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)


This book describes Reich's medical and scientific work onthe living organism from his first efforts at the Medical School of the University of Vienna in 1919 to the laboratory experiments in Oslo in 1939 which revealed the existence of a radiating biological energy, orgone energy.

The subject of "sexuality" is basic to this work, and Reich shows clearly its importance for human life and its relevance in understanding the social problems of our time.



"The Function of the Orgasm" advances what is perhaps the most radical, most widely acclaimed, theory of contemporary psychology - the theory that total health, both mental and physical, is impossible in the absence of complete sexual satisfaction and that, in every case, restriction of the sexual urge leads to neurosis. Freud's most controversial disciple, Wilhelm Reich, addressed the theory of orgone energy to adolescents as well as adults, advocating unrestricted sexual freedom for all.


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Secondary Drives in Orgonomy: sadistic impulses, deviated sexual impulses, kleptomaniac impulses, fake altruistic behavior, irrational hate and irrational anger and so on

Posted on May 26, 2022 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)



Masochism, Physical Armoring, Sadism

Secondary Drives in Orgonomy



The concept of secondary drives in human psychology is an important discovery which is unique to orgonomy. This itself is the consequence of the discovery of the process of armoring in the human structure. Dr. Reich discovered that in the process of chronic contraction of the organism, the physical and psychological contraction becomes permanent and constitutes the armor which then prevents the expression of primary impulses. Armor, in orgonomy is defined as, “The total defense apparatus of the organism, consisting of the rigidities of the character and the chronic spasms of musculature, which functions essentially as a defense against the break-through of the emotions – primary anxiety, rage and sexual excitation.” (2) The primary impulses, such as love, fear, anger, and hate as a result of the armor are unable to be expressed in their original form. An alive organism, however, continuously produces the bioenergetically charged primary impulses from the core toward the periphery, from the inside toward the outside. These impulses continuously push and demand discharge. Armor eventually becomes unable to hold these impulses and the impulses take turns at this point. It may turn back and move in an opposite direction, from periphery toward inside, which will be experienced by the organism as a sense of anxiety. Or, it may go through countering and opposing forces that operate in the armor and emerge as their resultant force as a distortion of the initial primary motive which in orgonomy is called “secondary drives”. Secondary drives are basically distorted forms of primary drives that at times might have the opposite content what the initial primary drive. Examples of them are sadistic impulses, deviated sexual impulses, kleptomaniac impulses, fake altruistic behavior, irrational hate and irrational anger and so on…

The following is a schematic depiction of the unarmored orgonotic structure, versus armored organism, and production of secondary drives as a consequence of armoring.
In psychology and psychoanalysis there is a concept which is called “displacement.” This term is originated by Sigmund Freud to underscore the fact that psychic energy can be redirected from one idea to another (5). However, in psychology and psychoanalysis there is no concept of the mechanism of the shift or redirection of the psychic energy from one idea to the other. Orgonomy by the virtue of discovery of the process of armoring, is able to provide a theoretical basis to explain this shift, and consequently provides a systematic treatment approach for eliminating the secondary drives and restoring the organism’s ability to express the natural and logical primary drives as nature has ordained.

There are ample clinical examples in orgonomy literature that substantiates the elimination of the secondary motives and restoring the ability of the patient to express his primary motives by psychiatric orgone therapy and successful elimination of armoring. Two of these examples are posted in this Journal under the title of Kleptomania, a Case Discussion and Annotation on Dr. Reich’s Case: The Orgasm Reflex.

Although the armor can be dissolved accidently by different events or consequences of life incidents, the systematic dissolution of it at present time is only possible by character analysis and vegetotherapy, (psychiatric orgone therapy) which is described in orgonomy literature, particularly in the book Character Analysis and The Function of Orgasm by Dr. Wilhelm Reich.......
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Plant Based Birth Control For Men: New compounds found to prevent conception.

Posted on May 6, 2022 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

 

 

 



Plant Based Birth Control Mechanism Uncovered by Pew Biomedical Scholar

New compounds found to prevent conception



ARTICLE

June 22, 2017


Pew Biomedical Scholars


Plant based birth control

Compounds that structurally resemble the naturally occurring compound progesterone (illustrated above), such as lupeol or pristimerin, can prevent fertilization.

 



 

People have been searching for effective methods of contraception for centuries. Ancient cultures have thoroughly documented the use of plants with contraceptive properties to prevent pregnancies. However, science has yet to discover how herbal-based medicine can work as a form of birth control.

 


Pew biomedical scholar Polina Lishko, who holds a doctorate in physiology and biophysics, found that two plant-based compounds—pristimerin (extracted from the thunder god vine, a plant frequently used in Chinese medicine) and lupeol (found in mangoes and aloe)—block a key process that allows the sperm to penetrate the egg. She and her colleagues in the department of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley published their findings in the May issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

 

During the fertilization process, sperm cells beat their tails in a side-to-side pattern to travel long distances to the egg. Once they are close, sperm must alter their rhythmic swimming for a final “power kick” in order to break through the egg’s dense protective layer. When the sperm cell is in close proximity to the egg, the hormone progesterone binds to a channel in the membrane of the sperm, allowing a large amount of calcium into its tail, providing the force for the power kick.

 

Lishko and her colleagues report that because pristimerin and lupeol are compounds that resemble naturally occurring progesterone, they can compete with it to bind the channel—choking off the flux of calcium into the sperm tail. Thus, the switch that boosts the sperm into hyper-drive is blocked, preventing fertilization. Notably, these compounds worked even at low concentrations. They did not pose any harm to the sperm and left them still able to swim.

 

Unlike emergency contraceptives on the market today, the plant-based compounds could be used to prevent fertilization rather than halting the process after it occurs. Currently, there is little research on targeting this distinct step in the fertilization process. A new form of birth control may be on the horizon—one that can be used by both men and women to prevent pregnancies, with minimal side effects on the body.

 



Kara Coleman directs The Pew Charitable Trusts’ biomedical programs, including the biomedical scholars, Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research, and Latin American fellows programs


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Sexual activity played a protective effect, in both genders, on the quarantine-related plague of anxiety and mood disorders.

Posted on April 24, 2022 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)




Abstract

Background

The COVID-19–related lockdown has profoundly changed human behaviors and habits, impairing general and psychological well-being. Along with psychosocial consequences, it is possible that sexual behavior was also affected.

 

Aims

With the present study, we evaluated the impact of the community-wide containment and consequent social distancing on the intrapsychic, relational, and sexual health through standardized psychometric tools.

 

Methods

A case-control study was performed through a web-based survey and comparing subjects of both genders with (group A, N = 2,608) and without (group B, N = 4,213) sexual activity during lockdown. The Welch and chi-square tests were used to assess differences between groups. Univariate analysis of covariance, logistic regression models, and structural equation modeling were performed to measure influence and mediation effects of sexual activity on psychological, relational, and sexual outcomes.

 

Outcomes

Main outcome measures were General Anxiety Disorder-7 for anxiety, Patient Health Questionnaire-9 for depression, Dyadic Adjustment Scale for quality of relationship and a set of well-validated sexological inventories (International Index of Erectile Function, Female Sexual Function Index, and male-female versions of the Orgasmometer).

 

Results

Anxiety and depression scores were significantly lower in subjects sexually active during lockdown. Analysis of covariance identified gender, sexual activity, and living without partner during lockdown as significantly affecting anxiety and depression scores (P < .0001). Logistic regression models showed that lack of sexual activity during lockdown was associated with a significantly higher risk of developing anxiety and depression (OR: 1.32 [95% CI: 1.12 - 1.57, P < .001] and 1.34 [95% CI: 1.15 - 1.57, P < .0001], respectively). Structural equation modeling evidenced the protective role of sexual activity toward psychological distress (βmales = -0.18 and βfemales = -0.14), relational health (βmales = 0.26 and βfemales = 0.29) and sexual health, both directly (βmales = 0.43 and βfemales = 0.31), and indirectly (βmales = 0.13 and βfemales = 0.13).

 

Clinical translation

The demonstrated mutual influence of sexual health on psychological and relational health could direct the clinical community toward a reinterpretation of the relationship among these factors.


Strengths and limitations

Based on a large number of subjects and well-validated psychometric tools, this study elucidated the protective role of sexual activity for psychological distress, as well for relational and sexual health. Main limitations were the web-based characteristics of the protocol and the retrospective nature of prelockdown data on psychorelational and sexual health of subjects recruited


Conclusio

COVID-19 lockdown dramatically impacted on psychological, relational, and sexual health of the population. In this scenario, sexual activity played a protective effect, in both genders, on the quarantine-related plague of anxiety and mood disorders



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Mollaioli D, Sansone A, Ciocca G, et al. Benefits of Sexual Activity on Psychological, Relational, and Sexual Health During the COVID-19 Breakout. J Sex Med 2021;18:35–

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Effect of niacin on erectile function in men suffering erectile dysfunction and dyslipidemia

Posted on March 8, 2022 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)



Abstract


Introduction: Dyslipidemia is closely related to erectile dysfunction (ED). Evidence has shown that the lipid-lowering agent, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitor (statins), can improve erectile function. However, information about the potential role of another class of lipid-lowering agent, niacin, is unknown.




Aim: To assess the effect of niacin alone on erectile function in patients suffering from both ED and dyslipidemia.


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Methods: A single center prospective randomized placebo-controlled parallel-group trial was conducted. One hundred sixty male patients with ED and dyslipidemia were randomized in a one-to-one ratio to receive up to 1,500 mg oral niacin daily or placebo for 12 weeks.


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Main outcome measures: The primary outcome measure was the improvement in erectile function as assessed by question 3 and question 4 of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF Q3 and Q4). Secondary outcome measurements included the total IIEF score, IIEF-erectile function domain, and Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM) score.





 

Results: From the overall analysis, the niacin group showed a significant increase in both IIEF-Q3 scores (0.53 ± 1.18, P < 0.001) and IIEF-Q4 scores (0.35 ± 1.17, P = 0.013) compared with baseline values. The placebo group also showed a significant increase in IIEF-Q3 scores (0.30 ± 1.16, P = 0.040) but not IIEF-Q4 scores (0.24 ± 1.13, P = 0.084). However, when patients were stratified according to the baseline severity of ED, the patients with moderate and severe ED who received niacin showed a significant improvement in IIEF-Q3 scores (0.56 ± 0.96 [P = 0.037] and 1.03 ± 1.20 [P < 0.001], respectively) and IIEF-Q4 scores (0.56 ± 1.03 [P = 0.048] and 0.84 ± 1.05 [P < 0.001], respectively] compared with baseline values, but not for the placebo group. The improvement in IIEF-EF domain score for severe and moderate ED patients in the niacin group were 5.28 ± 5.94 (P < 0.001) and 3.31 ± 4.54 (P = 0.014) and in the placebo group were 2.65 ± 5.63 (P < 0.041) and 2.74 ± 5.59 (P = 0.027), respectively. There was no significant improvement in erectile function for patients with mild and mild-to-moderate ED for both groups. For patients not receiving statins treatment, there was a significant improvement in IIEF-Q3 scores (0.47 ± 1.16 [P = 0.004]) for the niacin group, but not for the placebo group.


 

Conclusions: Niacin alone can improve the erectile function in patients suffering from moderate to severe ED and dyslipidemia.


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© 2011 International Society for Sexual Medicine

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21810191/




Vitamin-D is crucial for a better healthy body and sexual activity.

Posted on March 8, 2022 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)




Abstract


Literature support that vitamin-D is important for different systems of the human body including, but not limited to endocrine and immune systems, vasculature and endothelial function of the body. Male erectile function depends on many factors and can be perceived as a health indicator of the body. Epidemiological data have shown that vitamin-D deficiency is also associated with erectile dysfunction.



In this review, our aim is to interpret the mechanisms by which vitamin-D might regulate anatomy and physiology of penis. Evidence showed that vitamin-D is needed for an adequate erectile function. Briefly, vitamin-D is crucial for a better healthy body and sexual activity........



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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC7752519/




Pituitary Conditions - It's Not All Depression!

Posted on March 8, 2022 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Lowered Mood in Pituitary Conditions - It's Not All Depression!




News Date 11/10/2021

By Dr Sue Jackson, Chartered Psychologist specialising in the impact and treatment of chronic health conditions.



 

 

One of the things that’s been annoying me for a very long time is the lazy way mental health problems tend to be described. It’s always the same two conditions that get mentioned: anxiety and depression. When I first started working in adult mental health, people would ask us not to put any mental health diagnosis on their notes. Attitudes have shifted and people are now more willing to admit to being stressed and, to a more limited extent, suffering with the various forms of anxiety, but attitudes towards being diagnosed with depression remain largely unchanged. It’s not a diagnosis that anyone wants – it’s seen as putting a question mark against your name that will negatively affect your employment opportunities, and is regarded by many as the first step on a steady descent into a forced stay in a mental health facility. Depression has become a kind of short-hand catch-all term encapsulating all the different experiences of lowered mood, but there are other terms which are far less stigmatising that we could usefully use instead, and this article describes the most common that people with pituitary conditions are likely to experience.

 

 



Most of my patients with chronic health conditions are adamant that they’re not depressed and are very confused and, in some cases, angry about the label they’ve been handed for the way they’re feeling. Some healthcare professionals will say that such patients are in denial, I would say that if they don’t recognise it then there’s probably something else going on and it’s my job to help find a more accurate description so that we can work together to improve things. I’m not alone in having these experiences with patients; back in 2005, Michael Weitzner, Steven Kanfer and Margaret Booth-Jones described how their pituitary patients with apathy syndrome, a neurobiological illness, tended to deny feeling depressed instead reporting chronic fatigue combined with a marked lack of motivation. Their paper makes the important point that the symptoms and reported patient experiences of depression, apathy and chronic fatigue overlap quite considerably. Indeed, just as in depression, patients with chronic fatigue (marked by non-restorative sleep) struggle with their memory and have problems concentrating (also known as brain fog). Chronic fatigue saps your enjoyment of life as you feel like you’re wading through treacle, and you just don’t have the energy to do the things you want to do. This overlap of symptoms and experiences with those of depression is something that is also true for the other possible terms of disappointment, demoralisation and despair that patients with pituitary conditions can experience.

 

 



Pituitary conditions can have a profound impact across all areas of someone’s life including, but not limited to, significant changes in their employment, relationships, and life prospects......


https://www.pituitary.org.uk/news/2021/10/lowered-mood-with-pituitary-conditions/



Exercise Improves Self-Reported Sexual Function Among Physically Active Adults

Posted on February 14, 2022 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)
Exercise Improves Self-Reported Sexual Function Among Physically Active Adults



Abstract


Background: Sexual dysfunction is common among adults and takes a toll on quality of life for both men and women.





Aim: To determine whether higher levels of weekly cardiovascular exercise are protective against self-reported sexual dysfunction among men and women.








Methods: We conducted an international online, cross-sectional survey of physically active men and women between April and December 2016, assessing exercise activity categorized into sextiles of weekly metabolic equivalent-hours. Odds ratios (ORs) of sexual dysfunction for each activity sextile compared with the lowest sextile were calculated using multivariable logistic regression, controlling for age, body mass index, diabetes mellitus, tobacco/alcohol use, sport, and marital status.




Main outcome measures: Female sexual dysfunction was defined as a score ≤26.55 on the Female Sexual Function Inventory and erectile dysfunction (ED) was defined as a score ≤21 on the Sexual Health Inventory for Men.



Results: 3,906 men and 2,264 women (median age 41-45 and 31-35 years, respectively) met the inclusion criteria for the study. Men in sextiles 2-6 had reduced odds of ED compared with the reference sextile in adjusted analysis (Ptrend = .03), with an OR of 0.77 (95% CI = 0.61-0.97) for sextile 4 and 0.78 (95% CI = 0.62-0.99) for sextile 6, both statistically significant. Women in higher sextiles had a reduced adjusted OR of female sexual dysfunction (Ptrend = .02), which was significant in sextile 4 (OR = 0.70; 95% CI = 0.51-0.96). A similar pattern held true for orgasm dissatisfaction (Ptrend < .01) and arousal difficulty (Ptrend < .01) among women, with sextiles 4-6 reaching statistical significance in both.


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Clinical implications: Men and women at risk for sexual dysfunction regardless of physical activity level may benefit by exercising more rigorously.

Strengths & limitations: Strengths include using a large international sample of participants with a wide range of physical activity levels. Limitations include the cross-sectional design, and results should be interpreted in context of the study population of physically active adults.


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Conclusion: Higher cardiovascular exercise levels in physically active adults are inversely associated with ED by self-report in men and protective against female sexual dysfunction in women. Fergus KB, Gaither TW, Baradaran N, et al. Exercise Improves Self-Reported Sexual Function Among Physically Active Adults. J Sex Med 2019;16:1236-1245.

Keywords: Arousal; Erectile Dysfunction; Exercise; Female Sexual Dysfunction; Metabolic Equivalents; Orgasm.


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Copyright © 2019. Published by Elsevier Inc.

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Creating New Communities: Marco Andre joins Foundation For Intentional Community as Affiliate Agent. - True Sustainability Initiative at Dragonfly Kingdom Library/Dragonfly Kingdom International Service Agency

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