Men’s health factors

Pandemic. A word not usually heard unless you’re among healthcare professionals. We’ve all heard the word “epidemic” and some are familiar with “endemic”.

Chronic male illness is on the rise. With advances in medical technology, more diseases are being detected throughout all demographics leading to an increase in treatment and better patient outcomes, such as living longer. Yes, living longer…sounds great, but now we live longer with chronic illnesses to manage with some people having more than one to manage. We may have more quantity when it comes to our lifespan, but what is in question here is quality.

Men’s health is a separate topic for discussion. Men do not often monitor their health, this leads to poor health and the appearance of many serious chronic diseases. Men’s health is influenced by many factors.

Genetic predisposition

The purely male disease such a prostate gland cancer often has a genetic risk factor. Some cardiovascular diseases can also be inherited.

Biological factors

Androgens and cortisol are not directly related to life expectancy in men, however, the desire for increased adrenaline, speed, risk can lead to sad consequences.

Violation of estrogen production leads to an increase in the amount of “bad” cholesterol, which contributes to cardiovascular disorders.

Erectile dysfunction is a disorder that also relates to biological risk factors. This disease is diagnosed in half of the adult population, the risk of its occurrence increases with age.

Life is stress

Science has proven that men are much worse at dealing with stressful situations than women. Slight resistance to stress leads to the appearance of many male diseases associated with a psychoemotional state.

Social factor

If a man is in a poor financial situation, does not have a profitable job, then he is more susceptible to stress, bad habits and does not have good medical care.

Men are used to fast-food

The direction the culture has taken, especially with the introduction of high fructose corn syrup in the 1950s, has changed the food industry tremendously and has had negative impacts on men’s overall health and well-being. The introduction of fast-food chains makes obtaining food quick and cheap. Working full-time leads to less time spent at home preparing healthy meals. They come home from a long day of work in the middle of the week and just ordered a pizza. It’s convenient, you didn’t have to cook, or clean up many dishes. Another example: take, for instance, you’re watching television with a group of friends and you get hungry. Are you going to go to the grocery store and pick up ingredients to cook a meal at home? Chances are probably not. The most convenient choice would be to order out. Foods at restaurants and fast-food chains are loaded with sodium and added preservative chemicals and have enormous calorie count…not to mention the portion sizes. The more chemicals and additives in your food, the harder it is for your body to digest. Our culture is inundated with food. There are television networks dedicated to food, reality TV shows about food, commercials about food.

About junk food!

Men have a penchant for bad eating habits, and this food causes irreparable harm to men’s health. “Chemical” and fatty foods, sugar lead to hormonal imbalances, impotence, prostate cancer, inflammation, depression, infertility, diabetes, and heart disease.

Testicular disease and cancer occupy a special place in men’s health.

Before having the testicular cancer symptoms, it started with the testicles attacked. It is rare cancer as it is about 1% of all “men” cancer.

Aside from the testicular cancer symptoms, there are factors to the lookout. The fact to know is that 15-49 aged men are the likely target.

Testicular cancer symptoms to put attention onto are lumps are swelling you feel in one of your testes or both of them. And the pain in both tester can also come along, yet there is a chance it may not happen.

Other testicular cancer symptoms are ache in the lower back, groin area, or pelvis though that these may be caused by other injuries.

Other testicular cancer symptoms to watch out:

– Hydrocele – a painless fluid around either testicle, in which it causes your scrotum or the area of the groin to swell. It’s not painful, despite swelling may be uncomfortable or slightly. It can happen at any age, but 40 is the common sufferer’s age.

– Varicocele. It is a twisted-enlarged varicose vein in your scrotum, left side on often. You will feel like a worm bag and discomfort.

– Spermatocele. It’s a cyst that is filled with sperm in a tube that is long and tightly coiled lying behind each of your testicle collecting sperm (epididymis).

– Orchitis. It is when your testicles is infected by virus/bacteria, occurring most often in men having mumps.

– Epididymitis. It occurs when your tube that is long and tightly coiled, lying behind each of your testicles, collecting sperm, is infected. The usual cause is because of bacterial infection, yet it can also occur because of following a procedure of urologic. Most of these cases are caused by diseases that are transmitted sexually to around-35 men.

The exact cause is still bias, yet it is said that men of 15-39 age are often infected, and white ones are infected more often than the other races. The risk is increased if you, men, don’t have an undescended testicle. Meanwhile, other risk factors are genetic (Klinefelter’s syndrome) – testicles that develop abnormally – and having relatives that have had these problems, any.

However, this cancer is very curable if it is detected early. In fact, 95% are alive after a period of 5 years. Unfortunately, half of the men don’t look for treatment until cancer has developed and spread to any other location. It is highly recommended for men to do monthly TSE (testicular self-examination).

To avoid this disease, all the men should do a routine exam to detect early testicular cancer symptoms. By this, you will be safer and prevented before lead to harder circumstances regarding this disease.

Get a medical test to your trusted doctor if you suffer from the symptoms continually. There are specialized doctors who are capable to help in this. Bear in mind that preventing is always better than curing, so do the best if you feel any of testicular cancer symptoms.


This article is written by licensed urologist Dr. Lorie G Fleck who is a highly qualified specialist. If you have any questions you can ask us through the feedback form and Dr. Lorie G Fleck will answer you within a working day. We care about every patient.