Men’s health covers a variety of topics. Men’s health is vital part of preventing disease and living a healthy lifestyle. Dealing with men’s health issues such as prostate issues, erectile dysfunction, heart disease, male breast cancers, and other issues related to male health.
Erectile dysfunction and penis disorders are the most common form of male health problem. Most men do not discuss their erectile dysfunction, although if they would, they would discover that there are reasonable treatment options available that can enhance their relational life. Men were brought up with the misguided notion that real men didn’t have such issues. This is terribly misguided, as at least 75% of men experience erectile dysfunction at least once in their life. Erectile dysfunction can be caused by other health conditions, medication, or even psychological problems.
Prostate health is a typically overlooked problem in male health. The prostate is a gland about the size of walnut that is a member of the male reproductive system. Medical science has yet to figure out everything that the prostate does. One of its jobs is to squeeze fluid all the way through to the end of the urethra during sexual climax. It is normal for the prostate to shrink as a man ages. An enlarged prostate is a sign of ill health. An enlarged prostate will cause symptoms such a frequent need to urinate, a feeling of not emptying the bladder, a trickle like flow, and sudden urges to urinate. This is because the prostate gland is pressing against the bladder causing the feeling and need to urinate, but the bladder is not full and thus can not empty as it normally would.
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Prostate health should be taken very seriously. A physician should be contacted if a hesitant, interrupted, weak stream, urgency, leaking, dribbling, or frequent urination especially at night occurs. This can be a sign of enlarged prostate or prostate cancer. Urinary strain and the inconsistent strain on the bladder can lead to urinary tract infections, which can cause complications.
Impotence and infertility are not necessarily related. Infertility is the man’s inability to produce enough active sperm to conceive a child, but that does not necessarily mean he can not hold an erection. Infertility can come from either a man or a woman. In about one third of infertility cases, the man is infertile. However in about one third of infertility cases, either both partners or an unknown cause is in effect. About two thirds of couples who seek fertility treatments are able to conceive and carry to term. Men will often have a sperm test to check the amount of sperm in his semen as well as how active they are. If it is determined that a man has a low sperm count, there are medications out there which can help the chances of getting pregnant significantly.
Aging male syndrome is a condition that men go through just as women go through menopause. For men, however, aging male syndrome can develop as early as age 35. Most men have gone through the aging male syndrome by the time they reach 65. The symptoms of aging male syndrome include a decreased interest in sex, gaining weight, concentration or memory loss, sleeping problems, irritability, feeling angry without a known cause, erectile dysfunction, nervousness, muscle loss, increased urination, depression, a lack of energy, hair loss, and bone loss.
Aging male syndrome is due to a decrease in testosterone. While men to not lose their ability to procreate as women do, they are susceptible to other symptoms as they age. If these symptoms are reported to the physician it is likely that the hormone levels in the blood will be tested. Should there be a significant decrease in testosterone, artificial testosterone may be prescribed to help the man through the symptoms of aging male syndrome. Some doctors recommend having a testosterone test earlier in life so that there is a test result to compare the results against. There are risks associated with taking hormones, however often the benefits outweigh the risks.
Men’s health issues are vitally important to everyday living and the quality of life. For far too long men’s health issues have not been out in the open and have not been part of many doctor visits. Men have not been made to feel comfortable talking about their health issues. It is vital that men see a physician who is comfortable dealing with men’s health issues.
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