No one likes feeling tired and fatigued all the time. When it’s just a matter of pushing too hard and not letting the body recover properly, a little sleep can help to make a guy feel revivified. But sometimes there’s a different reason for this sense of tiredness – such as anemia. And when a guy does have anemia, it can have an effect on his penis health, creating some penis problems he probably would rather not have to deal with.

What is anemia?

According to the Mayo Clinic, anemia occurs when a person doesn’t have enough red blood cells to adequately carry oxygen to the tissues all around the body. The body of course needs that oxygen in order to function and stay healthy. In some severe cases, the anemia can be so bad that it can become life threatening, but for most people anemia simply makes them feel “blah” and unenergetic. (This, of course, can sometimes lead to some other problems, including depression.)

In addition to making a person feel tired and weak, anemia can produce other symptoms as well. These include shortness of breath, dizziness, pale skin, cold hands and/or feet, irregular heartbeat, chest pains, and headaches.

Usually anemia starts out very mild, and then can gradually progress. Often a person doesn’t realize they have anemia until it has moved from mild to moderate or even serious. And there can be many other causes of fatigue other than anemia – so it’s a good idea for a guy to contact a doctor if he thinks he may have anemia. The doctor can run tests and make an accurate diagnosis.

There are many different kinds of anemia, although the most common one is anemia cause by not enough iron. Making dietary changes to get more iron, and probably taking iron supplements, is often all that is needed to correct this kind of anemia.

Penis problems

But what about these penis problems caused by anemia? They primarily relate to erectile issues. As most men know, a full supply of good, oxygen-rich blood is required for an erection. When a man becomes aroused, penile blood vessels expand so that oxygenated blood can fill the spongy tissue, causing the pen is to expand and harden. When the blood is less oxygenated, the erection may be less full.

In addition, lack of oxygen in the blood causes other penis problems. Too little oxygen has a negative impact on a man’s stamina. He has less energy and is less able to “perform” at his peak and so he may grow tired more quickly – sometimes resulting in a loss of erection during sex.

Another issue is that anemic blood causes the heart to work harder, in an effort to compensate for lack of oxygen. This can weaken the heart over time, so that it is more difficult to pump the extra volume of blood that is needed when a man is aroused.


After a doctor diagnoses the cause of anemia, he can recommend the proper course of action to follow. As mentioned, increasing iron intake is often one common recommendation. Sometimes increasing other vitamins may be recommended. If there is another reason for the anemia, such as a genetic cause, more options may need to be explored.

Penis problems due to anemia can affect the overall health of the penis, so regular use of a first class penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) is urged. It can be helpful to seek out a crème that contains L-arginine. This amino acid helps the body produce nitric oxide, which can play a role in helping penile blood vessels to expand when greater blood flow is needed. The crème should also include L-carnitine, which possesses neuroprotective properties that can maintain proper penis sensitivity which can be lost when the penis is handled roughly.