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Men's Health

Updated: Nov 19, 2022

Most often, men go to the doctor only with serious pathologies. Unfortunately, this approach negatively affects the health of the body in general and the reproductive system in particular. Timely identified and eliminated problems are the key to excellent well–being and sexual activity.


The most common male diseases


Hypertension. Men often do not notice this disease. Headaches are attributed to fatigue, shortness of breath and redness of the face at the slightest exertion — to lack of movement, and heart palpitations — to stress. Unnoticed hypertension often leads to heart attacks and strokes, which in the modern world pose a threat even to 40-year-old men.

Atherosclerosis. A very significant disease faced by men aged 45-50 years. Atherosclerotic plaques in large vessels interfere with the normal blood supply to organs. Such changes can affect the brain, the cardiac and renal arteries, and the arteries of the lower extremities. Heart attack is one of the most frequent manifestations of atherosclerosis.

Diseases of the joints. Men often have two extremes-either life in an armchair and on the couch, or extreme sports and heavy loads in the gym. Both result in joint problems. After 40 years, such disorders occur in 50% of male patients. The most frequent complaints are pain in the cervical and lumbar spine, pain in the knees and hip joints. Extreme manifestations of joint pathologies are gout, osteochondrosis and osteoporosis. As a rule, the diseases progress with age.

Gastrointestinal diseases — cholecystitis, pancreatitis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer. Men as a percentage are more prone than women to bad habits — smoking, alcoholism and poor nutrition. The good old myth that "a real man eats only meat" (yes, more, and fatter, and even with beer!) it does not lead to an increase in male strength, but to severe diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and visceral obesity.

Prostatitis. A disease that occurs today in men, even at a young age. There are many causes of the disease — STDs, colds and infectious diseases, sedentary lifestyle (prostatitis is a frequent companion of sedentary work) and irregular sex life. The disease can be asymptomatic until a late stage, so it is important to periodically undergo preventive examinations by a urologist-andrologist.

Chronic stress. Burnout, fatigue, lack of extracurricular interests, dissatisfaction with life often lead men to depression. Due to the fact that most men are ashamed to seek help from specialists, the number of patients with nervous exhaustion, heart attacks and other mental and nervous disorders is increasing.





What is good for men's health and how to improve it?


A balanced diet is necessary for the normal functioning of not only the genitourinary system, but also the entire body. The menu should be dominated by complex carbohydrates, proteins, healthy fats. It is necessary to drink from 2 liters of clean water daily.

Products useful for men's health include:

  • low-fat red meat;

  • eggs;

  • red fish and oysters;

  • nuts;

  • milk and fermented milk products;

  • spinach and leafy greens;

  • vegetable oils;

  • vegetables and fruits;

  • spices (ginger, cinnamon, hot pepper).


In general, food should be rich in vitamins and trace elements, especially zinc, which contributes to the production of testosterone. Omega-3 fatty acids, easily digestible proteins, fiber have a positive effect on health.

Compliance with the diet will help to avoid excess weight. It directly affects potency: it is enough for some men to lose 10-15 kg to restore normal sexual activity.


Physical activity


To strengthen men's health, doctors recommend regular physical activity. Simple exercises promote normal blood circulation in the pelvic organs, prevent the formation of stagnation in the prostate gland.

Among the exercises useful for men's health, doctors separately distinguish cycling and horse riding. The contraction of the pelvic muscles has a massaging effect and promotes metabolic processes inside the male gland.

Cardio loads have a positive effect. Experts agree that the regularity of activity is more important than its intensity.


"No" to bad habits


The rules of men's health exclude smoking. Nicotine has a spasmodic effect on blood vessels and reduces blood filling of the penis. Regular consumption of alcoholic beverages negatively affects potency, a large amount of beer not only increases weight, but also reduces libido.


Regular sex life and sex hygiene


Men's well-being is affected by the amount of testosterone. A healthy lifestyle, normal weight cause sufficient production of the male hormone.

In addition, it is affected by regular sex life. The frequency of intimate relationships for each man is individual, on average, doctors recommend having sex two to three times a week. Sexual interaction – prevention of stagnation and good cardio.

Answering the question of what is good for men's health, it is important to note the hygiene of sex. Having a permanent partner and a long-term relationship contributes to well-being and security. Promiscuous sex life is always a high risk of getting sexually transmitted infections.

According to medical data, in 80% of cases infertility is provoked by untreated sexual infections. Many of them can be asymptomatic and after a while cause an inflammatory process in the genitourinary system, impotence. If there are several sexual partners, a man must necessarily visit a specialist once a year and undergo the following examinations:

  • a smear on the internal microflora from the urethra;

  • PCR for STDs.



Preventive medical examinations


Regular visits to an andrologist or urologist is another way to maintain men's health. Inflammatory processes in the prostate gland are diagnosed already at the age of 25-30 years. Earlier detection of pathologies allows you to prevent their development.

Preventive examination the examination includes:

  • Examination of the heart and blood vessels and consultation of a cardiologist

  • Examination of the condition of the joints and consultation of a neurologist

  • Urological examination — analysis for prostate-specific antigen, ultrasound of the prostate, testicular examination of the testicles, examination by a urologist

  • Consultation of a gastroenterologist and examination of the gastrointestinal tract (if necessary)

  • Blood testing for STDs, the level of male sex hormones, as well as blood sugar, cholesterol and lipid profile.


Answering the question of how to preserve a man's reproductive health, medicine puts preventive examinations in the first place. They become more relevant the older the man. With age, the natural amount of testosterone decreases, which requires annual monitoring of the body's condition.

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