Shrinkage Source Is Sadness To His Penis

Chronic depression is bad enough, but he suspects that it has shrunk his erection. Could it have shrunk his flaccid penis, too? Is it permanent, or can he fix it? Read on, get the facts and find out!

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I was just wondering about my problem. Is it possible for depression and stress to cause my penis to shrink? It seems like my erections are a lot weaker and my penis won't get to its potential size anymore. It was normally bigger in the flaccid state as well. If this is possible, is the shrinkage permanent or can I do something about it? I have been having stress and depression for years and years. I want my normal erections back and for my penis to return to normal size.


It's very much a double-edged sword: the Information Age has granted depression-sufferers access to vast amounts of possible sources of assistance... as well as further stress, by making life seem to blaze faster and faster every day. Keeping up remains impossible, no matter how much pressure we get from every direction to try and keep trying. Is it really any wonder that some guys notice their penis shrinking? But how is this possible? Let's take a look at how erections and stress work for a better idea of what's going on.
Ancient Chemistry, Modern Jiggery
On one level, your thoughts and emotions are nothing more than changes in the levels of various hormones and neurotransmitters. You feel good because your brain has produced more serotonin (among other hormones), you get excited because your heart rate has increased in response to more adrenalin and cortisol, and you get depressed when you have too much monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A). Orgasms from sex and masturbation both produce a flood of feel-good chemicals, which can be why a lot of men and women get addicted to the experience.
Hidden Penalties
Orgasms are the middle of an intricate biochemical process, not the end. Your body needs a certain span of time to build up to it, and even more to recover from it afterward; in general you need about two days to fully re-balance from ejaculating. You need a certain amount of prostaglandin e-2 to keep the blood vessels in your penis dilated, which lets your erection stay pumped full, but you also need to constrict those blood vessels afterward. You also need cortisol to provide quick energy during sexual stimulation, but it can decrease your immune system if you keep too much of it in your bloodstream for too long.
On a larger scale, your penis shrinkage may stem from an overworked liver. Even if your lifestyle does not include alcohol or drugs of any kind other than over the counter medications, your liver can only filter out so much of any given chemical or spread of them at once. Pumping more of anything into your system faster than your liver can handle will lead to problems; persistently high levels of prostaglandin e-2 can make the tissues around your dilated blood vessels swell up and constrict them, with a net result of decreasing the blood flow to important things like your corpus cavernosa (the tubes filled with spongy, porous tissue that form the bulk of your erection's “solid” structure).
Flow Adjustment
You can still take control of the flood of hormones in your system undermining your erections. Going without orgasms for three weeks or so will give your glands time to calm down and restore themselves to a more healthy activity level.
While you're waiting, you might try increasing your intake of zinc and B-complex nutrients to help your body repair damage to your genitals or other related tissue. Properly prepared oysters, lobster or crab can provide good supplies of both; toasted wheat germ and lean beef can also supply zinc, while a good spread of leafy green vegetables and whole-grains can fill most of your B-vitamin needs.
Regular, moderate exercise improves your liver function to filter out toxins. It also increases your testosterone levels, which boosts tissue repair as well as your self-confidence.
You should consider using an all-natural herbal supplement, designed to help heal the damage that causes your penis shrinkage. (TRY: Natural Formula for Erection and Size Restoration). It works by improving general blood circulation, re-balancing your hormone levels and reducing inflammation, among other things.
Your smartest move is to keep your health-care provider informed of your symptoms and how you address them. An expert's eye on your progress, and their opinion on any adjustments you may need to make, can lead to restoring your erections much faster and more safely than you might manage on your own. Let the results arise at their own pace, and you'll be much more satisfied with them. Good luck!

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Shannon Sanchez's picture
Shannon Sanchez posted on Fri, 09/26/2014 - 15:27
Though this cause of impotence is not often discussed as a common affect of depression, it is actually very common for men to experience. The loss of sexual desire is usually very potent in men and women who have trouble with depression. This occurs because sexual desire is created in the brain and works its way down through the body. There are specialized chemicals within the brain called neurotransmitters. These are the chemicals that sanction the communication that goes on between your brain cells. They also enable a more than a sufficient amount of blood flow to our sex organs. Patients of depression problem and other mood disorders, have imbalanced levels of neurotransmitters.

Luckily, this is a symptom that is pretty easily quelled. In some cases, all that is really needed to fix this problem is a simple dosage switch to your current prescription to anti-depressants. Whatever you do, do not discontinue taking your medication without receiving that kind of instruction from your doctor.
Stewart Norton's picture
Stewart Norton posted on Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:43
I've actually been wondering the same thing lately. I have been battling with depression for about three years now. Very recently, I've come to notice that my penis seems to be going through the same kind of trouble that I am. Like most people who suffer through this disorder, I have my good days and bad ones. I used to be able to pull myself out of a mild bad mood through being intimate with my wife. I figured if I could catch the mood before it progressed to a full on bad day, it was much easier to settle on a more stable way of functioning.

Having sex with my wife just always seemed to level me out, but lately I can't even rise to the occasion . And on the off chance that I can get it up, I can't help but notice that my size is no longer the same as it used to be. I don't know if this is just a temporary thing that will fade away with my depression, or if this is just a permanent thing that I will just have to deal with form now on.
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Perrin Rynning posted on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:12
Ironic, isn't it? But then again, one of the most vital keys to all-around health, not just emotional, is balance. Depression-sufferers are usually in that particular hell because of an imbalance of hormones, neurotransmitters, and external factors like working too many hours or even just not getting the right amount of sleep. Most antidepressants are NOT meant to be consumed for the rest of the patient's life; we're supposed to take them until we get our emotions back under control, and then try to figure out non-pharmaceutical ways to get the rest of our lives on track.
 - Perrin
"The easiest way to cheer yourself up is to cheer up someone else."
Berkay Misir's picture
Berkay Misir posted on Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:58
I can't imagine this. Being depressed and sad and then you go and take antidepressants. It will just speed up the process of the shrinking penis even more.
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