Helping Men Make Health Priority
According to the viewpoints of doctors, men should think more about their health. Although about 60 % of all patients in medical institutions are women, men are more predictable to diseases. Today, we collect some recommendations specifically for men.
According to statistics, men live less than women, get sick more severely, react more sharply to stress, and tolerate pain worse. They are also vulnerable in the intimate sphere. Poor environmental conditions, unhealthy and unbalanced diet, chemicals, preservatives, everyday radiation from household appliances (computer, mobile phone, etc.), irregular sex life with different partners, which threatens the emergence of the risk of contracting various sexually transmitted infections. Such circumstances of the modern world are gradually changing the physiology of men.
To keep a man healthy for many years, doctors recommend to firmly follow the below rules.
Regular visits to the urologist without self-treatment
Thanks to the mass media, many people have the impression that the main symptom of the urogenital system disorder is pain and cramps during urination. However, the same prostatitis exists in many forms. Asymptomatic disease is one of the most insidious. Indirect factors such as smoking, sedentary lifestyle, stress can also result in the disease.
Unfortunately, the majority of men treat their health rather negligently. They are treated by taking medications on the advice of friends and acquaintances, advertisements, etc. Since in each case the causes and manifestations of the disease are completely different, it is very important to understand that the treatment should be selected for everyone individually. Only a doctor can prescribe the correct treatment.
5-10 minutes of exercise in the morning
Move more, walk more. The intensity of blood circulation and metabolism in the prostate gland depends on the movement. In addition, the gland receives a massaging effect from the contractions of the pelvic muscles. Also during physical education, there is a change in intra-abdominal pressure, which also has a positive effect on the genitourinary system.
Mandatory visit to a doctor after unprotected sexual intercourse
Usually, men think that if nothing bothers and no symptoms appear, then they are completely healthy. In fact, everything is much more complicated: many infections are asymptomatic. The period while microbes do not show activity is called virus carrier. Moreover, the man feels good, but at the same time is a source of infection for his partner.
Many inflammatory processes, which previously could be easily detected, have now changed their character and have now passed into a latent, asymptomatic form. Science knows more than 30 latent genital infections, due to which many problems often arise. The most common and dangerous of them are HIV, gonorrhea, human papillomavirus (HPV), syphilis, chlamydia, genital herpes.
If, after a dubious connection, no obvious symptoms appear, you should not relax, but it is better to be examined. If it is necessary to treat it, it is important to bring it to the end – the unfinished microbe rests in the body and after a while will come back to haunt with chronic prostatitis, etc.
Monitor testosterone levels
Unlike women, men do not have a sharp drop in the level of sex hormones with age. So, the main one – testosterone – decreases gradually, by about 1% per year after 45 years. However, today, an additional decrease in testosterone levels is facilitated by traditional alcohol abuse, untreated diseases (diabetes mellitus, arterial hypertension, obstructive pulmonary disease, etc.).
With a lack of this hormone, men may experience changes in the nervous system, decrease efficiency, mood, and lose interest in life. Since testosterone is the main anabolic hormone, its deficiency leads to a decrease in muscle mass and tissue tone, as well as an increase in fat and the development of osteoporosis. On the part of the vegetative-vascular system, men may experience the same disorders as women: sweating, hot flashes, increased pressure, feeling of lack of air.
In such cases, hormone replacement therapy is prescribed to compensate for age-related testosterone deficiency. Today, safe drugs for substitution therapy in men have been synthesized; they are produced in the form of ampoules with liquid for intramuscular administration.
Against the background of hormone therapy, unpleasant psychological and physical symptoms disappear in men, they look and feel much younger. Not every man should take testosterone, there are special indications for this. A blood test for testosterone and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, as well as consultation with a therapist, urologist and endocrinologist, will help to find out about this.
Nicotine causes spasms of blood vessels, impairing the nutrition of vital organs.
Limit alcohol consumption
Perhaps you shouldn’t completely refuse drinking even a glass of dry wine, but it is imperative to monitor the limit of alcohol.
After 45 years old, twice a year take blood test for oncogenic safety
Among urological diseases, the most dangerous and common are prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia. They not only shorten life, but also significantly reduce its quality.