Men's health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, as experienced by men, and not purely the absence of disease. Differences in men's health compared to women's can be attributed to biological factors, behavioral factors, and social factors.
Common men's health issues
Many of the major health risks that men face - Heart disease, Erectile Dysfunction (ED), Premature ejaculation (PE),Diabetes, Liver diseases, HPV, Stroke, Prostate cancer, and Lung cancer, Hypertension, Obesity and Depression.
In this blog we will discuss further about the most common issues of men's sexual health
Shortness of breath.
Unintended weight loss.
Men's health symptoms : Jaw pain,Chest pain and pressure may be typical for heart disease, but jaw and neck pain, arm numbness, feeling faint.
Men's Sexual Problem
Most of the men don’t want to talk or even think about dysfunction like - Erectile Dysfunction (ED), Premature Ejaculation (PE), and other issues. While many men know that these issues are common, they can be difficult to talk about.
Premature ejaculation (PE)
Premature ejaculation occurs when a man has an orgasm and ejaculates earlier during intercourse than he or his partner would like. It's a common problem, affecting 30% to 40% of men. Causes include physical problems, chemical imbalances and emotional/psychological factors. Common treatment for premature ejaculation- behavioral techniques, topical anesthetics, medications and counseling.
Causes and Risk Factors
Men who have low levels of the chemical serotonin in their brains tend to take a shorter time to ejaculate.The main symptom of premature ejaculation is not being able to delay ejaculation for more than three minutes after penetration. Premature ejaculation can be classified as:
Lifelong. Lifelong premature ejaculation occurs all or nearly all the time beginning with the first sexual encounter.
Acquired. Acquired premature ejaculation develops after having previous sexual experiences without problems with ejaculation.
Emotional factors like - Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship problems, Lack of Concentration or poor body image, Concern over your sexual performance play a role.
Some physical conditions may also cause PE, including : Unusual hormone levels,Irregular levels of neurotransmitters (an imbalance of the chemicals in your brain that pass messages or impulses to the rest of your body)
Premature ejaculation can cause issues in your personal life. They might include:
Stress and relationship problems. A common complication of premature ejaculation is relationship stress.
Fertility problems. Premature ejaculation can sometimes make it hard for a partner to get pregnant.
Many people feel that they have symptoms of premature ejaculation, but the symptoms don't meet the criteria for a diagnosis. It's typical to experience early ejaculation at time.
Treating the erectile dysfunction may make the premature ejaculation go away. There are many medication options.
Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
ED may alert a lack of blood flow, which indicates trouble in other parts of the body too, such as the heart and the brain. If you develop ED, it is as likely to predict a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years as smoking or family history of heart disease. ED is another major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and should prompt further evaluation even without other risk factors.
Causes & Symptoms :
Male sexual arousal is a complex process that involves the brain, hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles and blood vessels.Sometimes a combination of physical and psychological issues causes erectile dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction is caused by
High cholesterol & blood pressure
Depression, Obesity, anxiety or other mental health conditions
Alcoholism and other forms of substance abuse
Relationship problems due to stress, poor communication or other concerns
Erectile dysfunction symptoms might include persistent:
Trouble getting an erection
Trouble keeping an erection
Reduced sexual desire
Complications resulting from erectile dysfunction can include:
An unsatisfactory sex life
Stress or anxiety
Embarrassment or low self-esteem
The inability to get your partner pregnant
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
HPV can cause penile cancer and genital warts. Symptoms may include warts on the genitals or surrounding skin; 50 percent of men that have HPV don’t even know it, which can put their sexual partners at risk.
Unintended weight loss
If you are overweight and lose weight because you started eating less and exercising more, that’s good. Sudden and unintentional weight loss tells your doctor that something is not good for you. In fact, there are at least 10 reasons why unexpected weight loss can be a serious problem. This is not something to ignore.
If you are sleeping too much, too little, or having trouble falling or staying asleep, tell your doctor. Sleep problems and disorders are really important for #Men’s #Health. This could be a sign of #depression or obstructive sleep apnea—a condition marked by loud snoring, gasping, and choking during sleep; it can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, weight gain, and type 2 diabetes. Your doctor can effectively treat both depression and sleep apnea.
The health needs of men
Lifestyle tips for men - A healthy lifestyle can change physical and mental well-being
Eat healthy food.
Stay at a healthy weight.
Sleep 7 to 8 hours.
Work with your doctor to manage diabetes, heart disease or other chronic health conditions.
Stop smoking, limit or avoid alcohol, and don't use illegal drugs.
Take steps to reduce stress.
Get help for anxiety, depression or other mental health concerns.