At Home with Chris Jessen 2018 - 205
M E N ' S H E A LT H ▲
Although there is no
actual bone, you can
fracture a penis if you get
too vigorous in the sack.
'When a man is having an
erection, his penis is engorged
with blood,' explains urologist, Dr Erik
Castle. 'If the penis is bent suddenly
or forcefully when it's engorged, the
trauma may rupture the lining of one
of the two cylinders in the penis
responsible for erection.'
This is most likely to happen during
sexual activity and is often accompanied
by a cracking sound, immediate dark
bruising and painful swelling. Ouch.
In some cases, the urethra may also
be damaged, and blood may be visible
at the wee hole of the penis.
The condition needs urgent
medical attention so as not to result
in deformities or the inability to
have or maintain an erection.
Urologist Andrew McCullough
says: 'Anything that is bad for
a man's heart is bad for his
penis'. Research shows the sort
of diet that could cause a heart
attack (fried, fatty food and low
fruit and vegetable intake) can
also cause problems with a man's
erection by restricting blood ﬂow
to the penis in the same way as
it does to the coronary arteries.
Studies show that a
Mediterranean-style diet rich
in olive oil, nuts and vegetables
is linked to
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