It’s widely known that men are much less likely than women to seek basic or routine preventative medical care.
This is unfortunate because there are common men's health problems that are treatable if caught early enough, but can be permanently debilitating or even fatal if they are not detected until symptoms make themselves known.
In this article I’m going to briefly cover Heart Disease, Prostate Problems, Hypertension, Premature Ejaculation, and Erectile Dysfunction.
Out of these 5, heart disease, prostate problems, and hypertension can potentially be silent killers but can be prevented or treated if detected early enough.
Topics that deal with potentially deadly diseases are never fun to discuss but are necessary for those who strive for a clean bill of health.
Let’s unpack this…
1)) Heart Disease
Heart disease is the most common killer of both men and women in America. In the U.S., an estimated 63.8 million people live with cardiovascular disease.
The sad fact is that most Americans eat high-fat diets and do not exercise much if at all.
This leads to high cholesterol levels that can block the crucial cardiac arteries causing heart muscle failure or can lead to blood clots elsewhere in the body that can progress to the heart and cause a heart attack.
Fortunately, if heart disease is detected before major damage to the heart muscle is done, then treatments are available.
Lifestyle changes are the first line of defense in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Medical interventions range from drugs to surgery. Taking medication and following a physician-approved program of diet and exercise means that men can potentially live a long and full life, even with heart disease.
2)) Prostate Problems
The statistics on prostate cancer are grim. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer, excluding skin cancers, in American men.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that by 2020 there will be about 191,930 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in the United States.
It is estimated that eighty percent of men who reach the age of eighty will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
As Americans continue to live longer lives, the overall impact of prostate cancer is becoming more prevalent.
Fortunately, prostate cancer is easily treated if it is detected early in the disease's progression. For this reason, it is very important that men over the age of forty receive annual prostate examinations.
Typically, the progression of prostate cancer is quite slow, and many people can live with the disease for years without experiencing any symptoms.
Here are a few Prostate Cancer Symptoms:
- Increase in urination frequency, especially at night
- Difficulty in starting urination with a painful or burning sensation
- Painful ejaculation
- Blood in urine or semen
- Pain or stiffness in the back, hips, or upper thighs
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is often called "the silent killer" because it is usually asymptomatic until a heart attack or stroke occurs.
For this reason, everyone should receive regular blood pressure screenings regardless of age, sex, or ethnicity.
If caught early enough, hypertension can be treated via medication and/or by a change in lifestyle which includes diet, exercise, and relaxation techniques.
Tip: I recommend that you purchase a portable blood pressure machine that you can use at home or wherever you travel to. You should also record your pressure at least once per day when you’re in a relaxed state, like when you first awake. You can use a mobile app or a pen and paper to jot down each reading.
4)) Premature Ejaculation
Premature ejaculation is a situation among men where they ejaculate before they’ve had a chance to satisfy their partner and even themselves during sexual intercourse.
This problem affects millions of men worldwide both emotionally and psychologically.
This is a sexual disorder that needs immediate attention if it frequently occurs.
The ejaculation may happen before the intercourse or just as it begins.
While premature ejaculation is highly treatable, most men are too embarrassed to seek medical help.
It’s known that about 1 out of 3 men face this sexual disorder, but hardly any of them seek treatment.
For many years premature ejaculation was thought to be a psychological issue, but more recent research shows that biological factors also play a major role in this condition.
There are several sex pills as well as treatments that are available to treat this disorder.
Premature ejaculation can be classified as a primary or secondary disorder depending upon when the symptoms showed up in a man’s sexual timeline.
For example; if the disorder showed up when a male first began having sex, then it can be classified as a primary disorder.
If premature ejaculation started surfacing after a male had been having sex for a while with no issue, it would be classified as a secondary disorder.
There are no medical symptoms for ejaculation, and it may just occur when the partners least expect it.
This can leave both of them distressed and worried, and sometimes may even be the cause of unease in the relationship.
Premature ejaculation can be the cause of sexual frustration in a relationship.
There are several psychological factors that are the cause of this disorder.
For example; when a person has sex with a male that suffers from premature ejaculation, they are forced to reach a climax prematurely, which could wreak havoc psychologically.
Erectile dysfunction could also be related to this disorder, as many men are worried about maintaining an erection during intercourse.
Those men who are anxious about their performance or any other issues related to sex may also face the problem.
This disorder is highly treatable with Last Longer Sex Pills, which are available from both drug and herbal companies so men do not have to feel embarrassed in the bedroom anymore.
There can also be a very important biological problem associated with this disorder, though this won’t be the only cause.
Premature ejaculation is a common disorder, so there is no need to feel embarrassed to address it head-on.
5)) Erectile Dysfunction
Are you shying away from women just because you are coping with erectile dysfunction? Is erectile dysfunction or dysfunction erectile impotence, stressing you out?
Erectile dysfunction is not a recent ailment. It has existed for ages. Yet it’s only now that people have become more aware of it.
It is said that erectile dysfunction can be caused by emotional problems.
Erectile dysfunction is most commonly referred to as ED. In simple terms means the repeated inability of men to get or maintain an erection throughout the intercourse to attain sexual fulfillment.
Erection requires a precise sequence of events, and when any sequence is disrupted it leads to dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction usually occurs due to damage of nerves, arteries, or smooth muscles.
Defective lifestyle patterns such as smoking, obesity, excessive consumption of liquor, avoidance of physical activity can also contribute to ED.
Sensory or mental stimulus or both initiate an erection. The brain and local nerves send impulses that lead the muscles of the corpora cavernosa to loosen up, permitting blood to flow in and fill the spaces.
The blood generates pressure in the corpora cavernosa, in turn expanding the penis. The tunica albuginea helps lock in blood in the corpora cavernosa, thus sustaining erection.
Erectile dysfunction symptoms can be enumerated as:
- Inability to maintain an erection while masturbation or while having sex with your partner
- Inability to maintain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse
- Inability to maintain an erection long enough for sexual intercourse
Physiological factors such as vascular disease, diabetes, and many others are the main causes of erectile dysfunction.
Apart from physiological factors, psychological factors such as stress, anxiety, and guilt can also lead to erectile dysfunction.
In fact, psychological factors amplify the physical factors.
As per the studies, ED generally occurs among men above or in the age group of 40-65.
Nevertheless, it should not be considered an inevitable part of aging.
ED can be treated at any age. With the advancement of medical science, medications have evolved in order to treat erectile dysfunction effectively.
Though, these medications may vary from individual to individual.
The market is flooded with a gamut of erectile dysfunction drugs such as Cialis, Viagra, Levitra.
These drugs work on the same principle, to increase the blood flow into the penis and thus sexually stimulate men and causing an erection.
The best part is that all these drugs are FDA-approved oral prescriptions. Prior consultation with a doctor is recommended.
Don’t forget, there are also herbal alternatives if you prefer a more natural formula.
You just learned more about Heart Disease, Prostate Problems, Hypertension, Premature Ejaculation, and Erectile Dysfunction, which happens to be the Top 5 Men's Health Issues.
These common disorders affect millions of men around the globe with no signs of slowing down.
Oftentimes they are treatable if caught early enough, but the problem is that most men avoid the basic or routine preventative medical care.
Some are either too embarrassed, in denial, cocky, or simply don’t trust doctors.
Disorders don’t have to be a death sentence or totally destroy your life if you take control over your health.
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, I highly advise you to contact a healthcare professional immediately, because the sooner you do, the better your odds can be at beating the disorder.