Men’s Health – Let’s Talk About Urological Conditions

To remain healthy requires being educated on certain health risks and seeing a doctor or a specialist for checkups, or if you suspect you may be suffering from a certain condition. 

In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some key urological conditions that men can suffer from. It’s vital that men’s health and the specific conditions that men face is highlighted, so that more males are made aware of these conditions, know that help is available and are not too afraid or embarrassed to see a medical professional. 

Erectile Dysfunction 

What is erectile dysfunction and what causes erectile dysfunction? 

Erectile dysfunction is regularly shortened to ED. Basically, it’s the inability to either have an erection or to be able to sustain an erection. Or, a man might have a semi-erection that’s not quite hard enough to perform the sexual act satisfactorily. It’s a very common condition that many men will encounter at some point during their lives. Unfortunately, too many men are too proud or embarrassed to seek medical help for ED. 

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction? 

When it comes to the causes of ED, it can be either a physical problem or a psychological issue. 

The latter could be due to too much lifestyle stress, relationship problems, anxiety, depression, or a fear of being inadequate in the bedroom. Mental health issues can certainly cause an ED issue. 

Having said that, the most common cause of erectile dysfunction is a physical one. In fact, some 80% of ED cases are caused by a physical issue and not a psychological one. 

In more serious cases of ED, the cause could be things like high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes or even prostate cancer. Using certain drugs and medications, or over-indulgence in alcohol and tobacco products can also result in erectile problems. Hormonal disorders and low testosterone can be contributing factors as well. An operation or injury to the pelvic region can also hamper a man’s ability to get and maintain a satisfying erection. 

How To Cure Erectile Dysfunction Naturally and Permanently 

The good news for sufferers of ED, is that it can usually be readily cured, both naturally and permanently. Let’s see how. 

The treatment for erectile dysfunction will be determined by the root cause of the issue, or whether it’s a physical problem or a psychological one. 

For physical causes, treatments can include: 

  • Viagra or Cialis medications 
  • Penile prosthetic surgery 
  • Penile injection therapy 

To treat a psychological condition that’s causing you to suffer from ED, counselling may be advised in this instance, to sort out the psychological problem that’s causing the issue. 

Erectile dysfunction can be cured, so don’t simply put up with it. Seek professional help. 

Prostate Cancer 

What is prostate cancer and what are the warning signs you should look out for? 

In Australia, around 20,000 men per year are diagnosed with prostate cancer, so it’s unfortunately quite common. 

Prostate cancer is the result of the growth of abnormal cells that start to grow out of control in and around the prostate gland. It’s usually a slow-growing cancer compared to other cancers, but can be aggressive in some patients. 

What Causes Prostate Cancer? 

It can be a hereditary condition, so if anyone in your family has had prostate cancer, you’ll want to have regular tests done. Obesity is said to be another factor that can increase the risk of getting prostate cancer. 

What Are the Warning Signs of Prostate Cancer? 

It’s best not to wait for symptoms.  

Prostate cancer can be asymptomatic, therefore it is important that from the age of 50 years a man has a digital rectal examination and a PSA blood test. This is a test that measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood. 

If there is a family history of prostate cancer, this annual review should occur from the age of 40 years old. 

The sooner prostate cancer is diagnosed, the better chance you’ll have of both surviving the cancer and making a full recovery. 

Consult With Katelaris Urology 

For expert help and advice when it comes to male issues such as ED and prostate cancer, consult with the experts at Katelaris Urology. Don’t delay. Make the decision today to seek professional help and resolve your problem.