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Posted by: aslam | 2012/06/25

Penis shurnk

Sexologist,
I am 60 years old man. My penis size is now shrunk to 4 inches when erected also diameter reduced considerabley. When i was around 20 years old Penis size was 7 inches when erect and too thick.
What is the reason behind this ? every one suffers this size reduction in old age ?

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This may be due to a number of factors:
1) as men age, there is commonly a build up of fatty tissue around the pubic area. In such circumstances, it may appear that the penis has shrunk, whilst it is just more 'hidden' inside the pad that surrounds it. Weight loss can result in accessing more of the penis length when erect.
2) blood flow to the penis may be gradually reduced as fatty deposits in the blood stream 'clog' up the vessels providing the hydraulic effect necessary for erection; and
3) a build up of non-elastic collagen (scar tissue) within the stretchy sheath that surround the erection chambers will result in the inability fo the penis to accomodate as much blood as once was the case.

The best way foward to to ensure that you are fit and healthy, carrying as little excess weight as possible, but also ensuring that cholesterol levels are low. This will not only optimise your general health/wellbeing, but may also have some benefit for your erection.

Claire - SASHA

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Posted by: Dude | 2012/06/25

Jammer om van jou K@K te hoor

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Posted by: Sexologist | 2012/06/25

This may be due to a number of factors:
1) as men age, there is commonly a build up of fatty tissue around the pubic area. In such circumstances, it may appear that the penis has shrunk, whilst it is just more 'hidden' inside the pad that surrounds it. Weight loss can result in accessing more of the penis length when erect.
2) blood flow to the penis may be gradually reduced as fatty deposits in the blood stream 'clog' up the vessels providing the hydraulic effect necessary for erection; and
3) a build up of non-elastic collagen (scar tissue) within the stretchy sheath that surround the erection chambers will result in the inability fo the penis to accomodate as much blood as once was the case.

The best way foward to to ensure that you are fit and healthy, carrying as little excess weight as possible, but also ensuring that cholesterol levels are low. This will not only optimise your general health/wellbeing, but may also have some benefit for your erection.

Claire - SASHA

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