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Updated: Jul 27



There are a few common afflictions men should be aware of and get medical advice or attention if they persist. Some issues you may have for a lifetime and may not affect your everyday life.




Other issues may require professional attention.


*Priapism-A prolonged and unwanted erection of the penis that occurs without sexual stimulation. This causes penile pain, rigid penile shaft, and erection that last for more than 4 hours without sexual stimulation.

  • Urgent medical attention recommended

  • Treatable by a medical professional

  • Can last several weeks or months

*Peyronie's disease-A condition characterized by painful erection and a curved penis caused by a fibrous scar tissue.

  • Common for ages 55 and older

  • Treatable by a medical professional

  • Can last several years or be lifelong

Sexual dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction is difficulty experienced by an individual or partners during any stage of normal sexual activity, including physical pleasure, desire, preference, arousal, or orgasm. The World Health Organization defines sexual dysfunction as a "person's inability to participate in a sexual relationship as they would wish". This definition is broad and is subject to many interpretations


*Erectile dysfunction-The inability of men to get and maintain the penis erect throughout the sexual activity.


Erectile dysfunction occurs when the blood flow to the penis is decreased or the muscles of the penis do not relax. This could be the result of an underlying physical or psychological condition, or both

  • Physical conditions:

  • Trauma or injury to the penis or spinal cord

  • Diseases of the penis

  • Diseases of the heart or blood vessel atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction

  • Obesity

  • High cholesterol

  • High blood pressure

  • Diabetes

  • Metabolic syndrome – a condition of having High blood pressure, High insulin and cholesterol levels

  • Neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease, Multiple sclerosis

  • Certain medications like antidepressants, antihistamines

  • Tobacco and alcohol use

  • Sleep disorders

  • Treatments for organs in pelvic area

  • Psychological conditions:

*Symptoms

Maintaining erection at times may be common, but during erectile dysfunction the symptoms are persistent and include:

Trouble getting and maintaining erection

Reduced sexual activity or desire

Complications generally result from unsatisfactory sexual life

Depression

Anxiety

Stress

*Premature ejaculation-Ejaculation that happens with minimal sexual stimulation sooner than one would like.

Common for ages 15-40

Can last several months or years

Family history may increase likelihood

Treatable by a medical professional


*Hypogonadism-A condition where the gonads fail to function properly leading to reduced or no sex hormones.


*Gynecomastia-The swelling of breast tissues in men due to hormonal imbalance. It causes tenderness or pain and nipple discharge in one or both breasts.


*Benign prostatic hyperplasia-A condition in which the flow of urine is blocked due to the enlargement of prostate gland. The symptoms include increased frequency of urination at night and difficulty in urinating.


*Andropause-Late-onset hypogonadism or testosterone deficiency syndrome is a condition in older men characterized by measurably low testosterone levels and clinical symptoms mostly of a sexual nature, including decreased desire for sex, fewer spontaneous erections, and erectile dysfunction. It is the result of a gradual drop in testosterone; a steady decline in testosterone levels of about 1% per year can happen and is well documented in both men and women.


*Vaginal dryness-Occurs when the tissues of the vagina are not well lubricated and healthy due to drop in estrogen level.

*Common Causes Vaginal dryness is not always related to an underlying condition. It may be caused by:

Estrogen level drops in the following conditions-

Childbirth and breastfeeding

Radiation or chemotherapy treatment for cancer

Surgical removal of the ovaries

Anti- estrogen medications

Anxiety

Irritants

Smoking


Sometimes vaginal dryness may signify an underlying health condition. These conditions include:

A natural process of aging. The stage when the ovaries completely stop producing reproductive hormones, and there are no monthly periods for consecutive twelve months.

Menopause is the time that marks the end of your menstrual cycles. It's diagnosed after you've gone 12 months without a menstrual period. Menopause can happen in your 40s or 50s, but the average age is 51 in the United States.

Menopause is a natural biological process. But the physical symptoms, such as hot flashes, and emotional symptoms of menopause may disrupt your sleep, lower your energy or affect emotional health. There are many effective treatments available, from lifestyle adjustments to hormone therapy.


Hot flashes-A feeling of warmth, sometimes associated with flushing that spreads over the body and sometimes followed by perspiration.


*Estrogen or oestrogen, is a category of sex hormone responsible for the development and regulation of the female reproductive system and secondary sex characteristics. There are three major endogenous estrogens that have estrogenic hormonal activity: estrone, estradiol, and estriol. Estradiol, an estrane, is the most potent and prevalent. Another estrogen called estetrol is produced only during pregnancy.


*menarche- is the first menstrual cycle, or first menstrual bleeding, in female humans. From both social and medical perspectives, it is often considered the central event of female puberty, as it signals the possibility of fertility.


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