Most of the ailments that exist in our world do not have sexual differentiation they can be manifested both in women and in men. However, there are a number of problems that are specific to men; they are often called "male diseases".
According to statistics, the incidence of men's diseases in the last decade is increasing rapidly. More than 35% of the men's population suffers from prostate disease, but social surveys say that more than two-thirds of men go to a doctor only in the extreme case. Unfortunately, men spend more time taking care of their cars and fishing gear than taking care of their health. Men are ready to make a will when they have an elementary cold, but when it comes to a serious issue male-specific diseases, in most cases the problem is ignored and silent as long as possible.
What is "male health"? The definition of this phrase is quite diverse. It should not be considered that this is purely urological or andrological problems, that is, the physiological capabilities of the male reproductive system and its adequate fertility. In addition to the physiological state, one should not forget about the psychological component. What makes a man a man? He must feel his strength, even in some moments his confidence, his readiness to be number one in some aspects of life. Some say that "man's health is in women's hands", but this is not always the case. There are cases when a man, in order not to embarrass himself or seem unmanly, is afraid to say about some of his malaise or anxiety related to sexual life or unpleasant sensations when urinating.
Is it true that men are indifferent to their health? Because of upbringing, shame, or peculiarities of mentality, men are not really inclined to seek help from doctors when it comes to such problems as men's diseases and disorders.
The tendency of deteriorating men’s health can be explained by many reasons, among which the main places are occupied by bad habits, chronic stress, sedentary lifestyle, unbalanced nutrition, and unfavorable living conditions. Also important for the preservation of male health is the observance of personal and sexual hygiene, the avoidance of disorderly sexual relationships, regular sexual life.
Men are much less aware of the possible symptoms and manifestations of dangerous illnesses than women, but are more likely to be at risk for illness due to lifestyle and various habits that are harmful to health. In addition, men are less concerned with the promotion of a healthy lifestyle and information, which is provided by various professional medical resources and associations.
Often, they seek medical help when they are already in a state where pain or discomfort is unbearable, and the disease is already at the stage when, instead of simple treatment, one has to resort to serious measures and it is difficult to correct the situation. To prevent such situations, you just need to immediately contact a specialist for any suspicious symptoms, do not expect that the problem will be resolved by itself, do not engage in self-medication and self-diagnosis on the Internet.
Are male diseases somehow related to age? A well-established public opinion is for some reason inclined to the fact that one should not be concerned and worried about this topic at least until the age 55-60, but in fact it is an illusion. True, the probability of some illnesses, such as adenoma or prostate cancer, with age is greatly increased, but not infrequently the same diseases are diagnosed in middle-aged men those who are 30-40 years old. Also, one should not forget that inflammatory diseases of the genitourinary system of a man occur in all age groups without exception and they serve as a foundation for the development of more dangerous consequences.
The most common men's diseases
Based on the causes of men’s diseases, they can be conventionally divided into illnesses of the inflammatory and non-inflammatory nature, as well as neoplasms. The most common are:
- Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate)
- Prostate adenoma (benign prostatic hyperplasia)
- Erectile dysfunction (premature ejaculation, impotence)
- Inflammation of the foreskin
How to prevent the occurrence of serious consequences? First of all, do not be afraid to acknowledge that you have problems. Modern medicine knows how to cure men’s diseases. For example, to treat such wide-spread problem as prostatitis, was invented Flomax, medication that in a very short time relieves symptoms of this illness. And this is only an example, there are much more medications and treatment methods.
The basic recommendations are quite obvious — responsible attitude towards your own health and timely treatment. Also, in order to avoid the onset of diseases of the genitourinary sphere and their complications for every man who has reached the age of 40 it is necessary for them to undergo a yearly checkup, visit an andrologist or urologist.
These simple rules will prevent the worsening of your life and overall well-being, sexual and reproductive function, and also prevent the emergence of malignant neoplasms of the genitalia (prostate cancer), which often preceded the neglected diseases that could be easily cured. Prostate cancer is a fairly widespread malignant disease, and is diagnosed in every seventh person over 50 years, but it is not the disease that affects exclusively the older men. At an early stage prostate cancer is successfully curable without pain and without surgery.
Modern medicine pays great attention not only to treatment, but also to the issue of prevention of men’s diseases. Preventive measures involve the normalization of the diet and lifestyle, regular exercise, normalization of sexual life. Remember that elementary prophylaxis and attention to your health will not only save men's health and quality of life for many years, but can save lives as well.