A tumescent member is one of the barometers by which a man measures his male organ health, as the frequency of a hard male organ and the firmness thereof are among the factors that determine organ health. And it goes without saying that a man desires a strong tumescence when he is ready to initiate sensual activity, whether with a partner or with himself.
And yet there is a situation in which a tumescent male organ, one caused by priapism, is not desirable – and in fact can be both painful and, ultimately, dangerous to a man’s male health. There are several things that can bring about priapism; one cause can be the use of antipsychotic medications.
A man who has never suffered from priapism is likely to joke about it and say he wishes HE had a manhood that would stay strong and firm for hours on end. But men who have been through a bout of priapism know that it is no laughing matter. Often, the tumescence is intensely painful, creating a throbbing pain that can last for hours. Of even greater concern is that priapism can cause serious and permanent damage to the member.
Tumescence occurs when a man experiences exciting stimulation of some sort. When that stimulation occurs, a message is sent from the brain to the manhood to prepare for sensual action. The member responds by telling its blood vessels to take a breather – to expand so that more blood can rush in and fill up the member. As the spongy tissue absorbs the blood, the manhood engorges. When it has reached an appropriate level of firmness, the “floodgates” close, trapping the blood in the male organ so that it stays firm until after seed release (in most cases). When the activity is over, the excess blood is allowed to leave, and the manhood returns to normal.
But in the case of priapism, the blood remains trapped in the member, creating the persistent tumescent male organ. When the blood is kept trapped in the manhood, the oxygen can’t replenish itself, which can damage or totally destroy delicate male organ tissue. This can cause tumescence dysfunction; in some severe (and very rare) cases, it may require removal of dead tissue.
Antipsychotics are a class of tablets traditionally used in treating schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, but are sometimes used for other reasons, such as dementia, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome, and autism.
Many antipsychotics (as well as some other tablets) affect something called an alpha-1 receptor. The manhood has alpha-1 receptors, and it is believed that impairment of these receptors may create the situation in which male organ blood flow becomes entrapped.
Any man who experiences priapism – a tumescence lasting 4 or more hours – should contact his doctor immediately. If he is taking antipsychotics, that should be discussed as a possible cause, especially if he experiences lengthy and painful tumescence regularly, even if they do not last as long as four hours. Adjusting dosages or changing medications may be necessary to alleviate the problem.
A tumescent male organ is a wonderful thing, but priapism, whether due to antipsychotics or another cause, is not. When the priapism has been treated, soreness may remain, and use of a superior male organ health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) may provide some relief. A crème with soothing moisturizing agents like vitamin E and Shea butter can help alleviate soreness. It also helps if the crème has vitamin D, the “miracle vitamin” that can encourage overall health of man’s favorite organ.
Visit http://www.menshealthfirst.com for additional information on most common member health issues, tips on improving male organ sensitivity and what to do to maintain a healthy manhood. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous websites.