Male Reproductive System and Diseases: Symptoms, Treatments, & More

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Having good health should always the top priority, but with work, duties, and responsibilities, people tend to neglect and risk their health and put work above it. Many diseases go unnoticed because people tend to shrug off minuscule details that they don’t see as a huge enough problem to be consulted with a professional doctor. When diagnosed, some of these diseases tend to worsen already because it was checked up too late, and one of the most neglected types of diseases is the ones concerning the reproductive system. Here are the most common reproductive diseases for males that are most likely to be unnoticed.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

This is one of the most known diseases in the male reproductive system and is sometimes even the butt of the joke in most Hollywood films. According to studies, at least 1 in 10 males suffer from this disease for the long term. The disease is believed to relate to vascular diseases and psychological episodes related to trauma and other neurological disorders. One of the treatments that most men undergo to relieve erectile dysfunction is GAINSWave treatment. This process utilizes sound waves of both high and low frequency for a better blood flow to the penis since poor blood flow causes about 80% of ED.

Prostatitis

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This is a disease in the male reproductive system that typically results in the swelling of the prostate gland, which includes pain in the groin area and the struggle to urinate due to pain. This disease is often caused by bacteria and could start the infection when unwanted bacteria from urine leaks and finds its way towards your prostate. According to Mayo Clinic, a good number of men experience this common disease at one point in their lives. General intake of antibiotics, such as alpha-blockers or anti-inflammatory medicines, is one of the most common treatments, which can relieve the painful urination caused by the swelling.

Testosterone Deficiency (Hypogonadism)

This is a disease in which there is low production of the main hormone in the male’s body, testosterone. This disease is likely to be caught by older men, but studies have also shown younger men being affected by testosterone deficiency syndrome. Others may attribute “andropause” to this disease, but studies prove that this syndrome has minimal relation due to aging. Some symptoms include loss of muscle mass and an increase of fats in the body, struggles in maintaining or getting an erection, and other symptoms like depression, lack of focus, and unstable work performance.

Male Infertility

Some men aren’t aware of this disease. Some aren’t educated enough about the chances and possibility of acquiring this disease, but according to studies, about 7% of men are affected by male infertility. This is often the result when a man is unable to impregnate a healthy, fertile woman. This is often caused by a low sperm count, the abnormality of a sperm’s function, or an obstruction of the passage of the semen that prevents it from passing through. This could be one of the most frustrating diseases in the male reproductive system, but several treatments are available for male infertility.

With these in mind, a man can be more aware of what can happen to his body. This way, they understand and know when to take necessary action.

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