13 July 2016 – Peter -
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The average man may be great in managing his job and home but less likely to take care of himself for example; seeing a GP about typical men’s health problems. If health problems are minor who has time to schedule a doctors visit? Todays doctor’s visit averages about 15 mins, let’s face it, hammering out sex problems under that kind of time pressure isn’t easy. Some symptoms are related to the condition of your heart, seeing you GP about some of the typical men’s health problems could save your life. Not to mention save your sex life and better yet, most conditions are treatable.
Everyone can feel a bit down sometimes. But is your fatigue persistent and do you have one of the following symptoms such as a beer belly, depression, erectile dysfunction, reduced sex drive and insomnia? It may very well be that you suffer from a testosterone deficiency. This disease is most common in men aged over forty. From that age on the body produces less male hormones, which can cause these symptoms.
Tips: watch your diet. For example: licorice and sugar are disastrous but tuna and broccoli are a good thing. Always keep an eye on the scale: fifteen kilos overweight reduces your testosterone levels by 10%! If possible, start doing some strength training: training regularly with weights has a positive effect on your testosterone production. If this does not help, you may opt for a testosterone supplement.
Male baldness (Androgenetic Alopecia) is often hereditary. Your hair falls out because the hair follicles are sensitive to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The result: a balding crown and deepening inlets.
Tips: There are shampoos and medicines (lotions, pills) on the market that counteract the effects of DHT on the hair follicles. However, if you stop using or taking these, so does their effect. An alternative is hair transplantation. Do not you want this? Remember that a bald head can be quite attractive, just look at Jason Statham, Vin Diesel and Bruce Willis!!
Impotence is really not just a health problem in older men. Men of all ages can suffer from erection problems. It may be related to factors such as stress, obesity and drug use. The culprit is often poor blood flow to the penis. The penis cannot attain an erection or if it does, it cannot last long enough.
Tips: a Mediterranean diet can help to improve the erectile function of the penis. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, nuts, olive oil and fish. Smoking constricts blood vessels which really does not contribute to the erection. If you keep suffering from this ailment, then you might need some help. Erection Pills come in many varieties. Would you rather not take any pills? You might then consider another type of tool, such as a penis pomp or injection therapy.
Premature ejaculation is rarely a matter of lack of self-control. Again, there are many possible causes, such as anxiety, stress, or learned behavior. Some men suffer from a very sensitive glans penis. The ejaculatory reflex is triggered too quickly, thus the peak is reached within a minute.
Tips: exercising in delaying the orgasm can help! There are a lot of training methods for PE available which you could use. You can also use a light anesthetic cream on a sensitive penis before sex. You will feel less sensitive causing for your ejaculation to be delayed. If this does not help, you could consider taking medication.
Some of the more common men’s health problems have to do with the prostate. The prostate is a gland below the bladder and around the urethra. It is responsible for the production of seminal liquid. Of course it is very useful, but sometimes the prostate can also cause problems. The prostate continues to grow (slowly) and as a result it could pinch the urethra later. You can then suffer from urinary problems such as difficulties urinating, excessive dribbling or having to urinate frequently and in small quantities. The prostate can also become infected, this could cause pain in the lower abdomen, groin or between the scrotum and the anus. A prostatitis is often accompanied by a bladder infection. Prostate problems are usually well treated with antibiotics.
Tip: drinking abundantly helps to keep your bladder and other urinary tracts clean.
Another, more serious disease of the prostate gland is prostate cancer. This is the most common form of cancer in men (especially elderly). Prostate cancer gives little to no symptoms at first. Sometimes urinary symptoms occur, but these symptoms may also indicate other conditions. Always consult a doctor when you have prostate or urinary problems. A doctor can determine whether there is reason to worry. It can also happen that the specialist chooses not to treat men with prostate cancer but keeps them well-monitored (this is called “active surveillance”). This is usually the case for prostate cancer with a very slowly development. In life-threatening forms of prostate cancer, immediate intervention is needed.
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Last updated on July 13, 2016.