How to Reverse Penile Atrophy

(Guest Post, Written By David Jaynes)

It’s possible your penis is shrinking. It’s not right, and it’s not fair. But that’s not the same as not true. 

From low testosterone to penile plaque, a variety of things can make your flaccid and/or erect penis smaller.


Although some of them are simply related to age, there are things you can do to mitigate or reverse this loathsome loss of length.

Reverse Penile Atrophy by Boosting Testosterone

Reduced testosterone is the most common cause of penile atrophy. Low testosterone can cause penile atrophy in two different ways:

  • Testosterone plays a part in the hardness and frequency of your erections. Less testosterone means your erections will appear smaller, and you won’t get hard as frequently. 
  • Very low testosterone can cause a condition called “hypogonadism” , which essentially means the atrophy of your gonads. 

If you have low testosterone, many doctors will recommend hormone therapy, which is expensive and can have some nasty side effects. 

Luckily, there are plenty of ways to increase your testosterone naturally. Some of my favorites include:

  • Reduce stress. Stress increases cortisol, which reduces how efficiently your body processes testosterone. 
  • Cut out sugar. Your body produces insulin when you take in sugar, and excess insulin reduces your testosterone levels (source). 
  • Eat testosterone-friendly foods including olive oil, grass-fed beef, butter, cinnamon, broccoli, oysters, onions, garlic and Brazil nuts.
  • Do “man stuff” like getting outdoors, powerlifting, and competitive sports

(If you think you have low testosterone, read this blog post for more info on how to get it back up).

The more testosterone you produce, the better your penis size and erectile health will be. Most items I just mentioned are easy to implement, so no excuses, gents.

Reverse Penile Atrophy by Reducing Estrogen

Your testosterone levels alone aren’t the only thing you need to be worried about. Your testosterone levels relative to your estrogen levels are just as important. 

It’s kind of like your bank account. If you make a lot of money and spend a lot of money, you don’t get ahead nearly as quickly as if you make a lot of money but don’t spend very much. 

In this case, upping your testosterone is the making money part. Lowering your estrogen is the spending less part. 

Here are some of the easiest ways to “tighten your estrogen belt” so to speak. 

  • Lose your belly fat. Belly fat increases your body’s production of aromatase, which actually converts testosterone into estrogen
  • Stop drinking beer, instead opt for a glass or two of red wine per week. If you drink beer, avoid hoppy beers.
  • Cut soy out of your diet completely. Soy is estrogenic, and will cause all sorts of estrogen chaos in your system.
  • Avoid estrogenic chemicals like BPA, PCB’s and phthalates.

Like with building testosterone, most of these steps aren’t hard to implement (except the skipping the beer one – sorry, guys). 

Reverse Penile Atrophy by Using a Penis Pump

Using a penis pump helps fight penile atrophy in two proven ways. 

First, it pumps nutrient-rich blood into your penile tissues. This can break up arterial plaque in your penis, restoring healthy blood flow and increasing the size of your erections.

It can even help with severe issues like penile fibrosis or Peyronie’s disease. 

Second, penis pumps are proven to increase penis size.

This directly counters the loss of length and girth that happens with penile atrophy. 

There are lots of penis pumps out there for you to use. I use and recommend the Bathmate.

Reverse Penile Atrophy by Having More Sex

Turns out the more sex you have, the better you are at sex. Sure, there’s a “practice makes perfect” element here, but more importantly frequent sex makes for better erections. 

A recent study in Finland found a a direct relationship between frequency of sex and frequency and quality of erections (source).

This study of over 1,000 men with and without erectile issues demonstrated this was true regardless of other factors.

So, do have sex often. But don’t masturbate excessively or use pornography. 

Turns out that climaxing with a partner is great for your sexual health. But climaxing too frequently by yourself has the opposite effect.

It confuses your dopamine pathway, which is responsible for sexual arousal, and reduces the frequency and quality of your erections. 

Go get laid, gentlemen. 

Reverse Penile Atrophy with Herbal Supplements

A variety of herbal supplements have been used to boost fertility and virility for centuries by various populations worldwide. 

These herbal remedies boost testosterone, improve blood flow, reduce estrogen, or a combination of all three. There are dozens to choose from, but three stand out as the most effective according to my research and personal experience. 

Tongkat ali, which directly improves semen quality, semen quantity, libido, and erectile function.

Tongkat also directly improved penis size in men suffering from age-related hypogonadism. 

Pine Pollen delivers a solid dose of arginine and superoxide dismutase. Arginine directly improves erectile function, while superoxide dismutase counteracts many of the effects of aging including age-related penile atrophy. 

Pine pollen also contains several plant hormones that boost erectile function and sex drive in humans.

Horny Goat Weed, was given its name due to its impact on the sex lives of goats and it does much the same for humans. It improves your levels of nitric oxide (necessary for the physical process of erection), boosts testosterone, and lowers stress hormones that interfere with your sexual health. 

Conclusion: How to Reverse Penile Atrophy

The bad news is, penile atrophy isn’t unavoidable. Some of the causes are simply a natural part of aging.

The good news is that many of the causes of atrophy are fairly simple to combat if you remain diligent.

One last thing: QUIT SMOKING. Tobacco use will shrink your gonads. Besides, guys, it’s nasty. If the whole you’ll-die-of-lung-cancer thing isn’t enough, remember: it will shrink your junk

About the Author Mark

Article edited by Mark Wilson. Mark currently owns 5 sites in the men's sexual health niche and has published more than 5,000 articles and blog posts on dozens of websites all over the world wide web.

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