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Men’s health declines from middle age
As men begin to pass middle age, their bodies undergo a variety of both physical and mental changes. Unfortunately, this can mean a decline in overall health, as well as a drop in libido and sexual performance. Men tend to be less healthy than women and can die up to five years earlier than their wives, or partners, on average.
According to the US National Library of Medicine, men's bodies change in a number of ways over this period. Testicular mass can shrivel; testosterone levels can decrease, erectile dysfunction can occur and the prostate gland can increase in size (a condition that affects 50 percent of men, and is known as benign prostatic hypertrophy BHP).
Unfortunately, men are often too proud to seek help at the first signs of declining sexual health. This is a danger, as the early warning signs that affect sexual performance can also predict possible illness and disease, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
5 Key Men’s health problems and how to treat them
The main male health issues are common, so much so that you probably know someone who suffers, or has suffered, from one or several of them.
1. Prostate cancer
The walnut-sized prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system, located inside the body between the bladder and urethra. A prostate can get bigger with age and can be prone to problems. The prostate gland is important for a healthy sex life because one of its functions is to provide some of the liquid that carries sperm.
Many men experience urinary symptoms as they age, which may be caused by inflammation of the prostate gland (prostatitis). In older men, symptoms may be the result of a blockage in the tubes due to the benign (non-cancerous) enlargement of the prostate gland – called BPH. The most common symptom of this is difficulty emptying the bladder.
After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. However, prostate cancers are slow-growing and unlikely to spread, making them more treatable. Screening for prostate cancer requires a digital rectal exam and a blood test for prostate specific antigen (PSA).
How to combat prostate cancer:
- Have regular check-ups with your doctor, who will do the necessary physical examinations and request specific blood tests.
- Consider using a natural herbal supplement like Herbal Ignite or Prostate PowerFlow, which have formulations that work to support prostate health.
2. Cardiovascular disease
The medical term for this quiet stalker is atherosclerosis. In layman’s terms, it’s the hardening of the arteries. According to Darwin Labarthe, M.D. and director of the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease and stroke are the first and second leading causes of death worldwide.
In this disease, cholesterol plaques that build up inside the arteries may break off, or form a blood clot, blocking an artery and causing a stroke or heart attack.
How to combat cardiovascular disease:
- Get your cholesterol checked, beginning at age 25 and every five years.
- Control your blood pressure and cholesterol, if they're high.
- If you smoke, stop.
- Increase your physical activity level to 30 minutes per day, most days of the week.
- Eat more fruits and vegetables and less saturated or trans fats.
3. Erectile Dysfunction
Like heart attacks and strokes, erectile dysfunction (ED) can most often be caused by atherosclerosis. Erectile dysfunction is characterised by difficulty getting or maintaining an erection strong enough or long-lasting enough for satisfactory sexual performance. It is generally not life threatening, but it still signals a male health problem worth taking seriously, as it means that your blood vessels are most likely not in ideal health. Doctors consider erectile dysfunction an early warning sign for cardiovascular disease.
How to combat erectile dysfunction:
- Consider using prescription medication.
- Consider using effective herbal supplements like Herbal Ignite.
- Consider mechanical ED treatments like erectile injections, penile surgery and vacuum pumps.
4. Lung cancer
Despite the huge push around the world to reduce smoking - the leading cause of lung cancer - it is still a prevalent and terrible disease. It is aggressive and is almost always metastatic (it spreads to new areas of the body). Often, by the time lung cancer is diagnosed, it is so advanced that it is difficult to cure.
How to combat lung cancer:
- This is simple and straightforward: Stop smoking immediately. Stopping at any age reduces the risk of lung cancer.
Diabetes usually begins silently, without symptoms. Over years, blood sugar levels creep higher, eventually spilling into the urine. The resulting frequent urination and thirst are what finally bring many men to the doctor. Excess glucose acts like a slow poison on blood vessels and nerves everywhere in the body. Heart attacks, strokes, blindness, kidney failure, amputations and diabetes impotence can be the fallout for thousands of men.
It is estimated between 35 and 75 percent of men with diabetes will experience a degree of impotence during their lifetime, and impotence will occur 10 to 15 years earlier than in men who do not have diabetes.
The main cause of diabetes-related impotence relates to bloodflow to the penis. Erections depend on healthy blood flow and getting an adequate supply of blood into the penis requires healthy blood vessels and healthy nerves, so when the brain signals sexual desire the nerves respond and blood flow occurs. Diabetes damages both blood vessels and nerve endings – directly affecting the level of erectile response.
How to combat diabetes:
- Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet.
- Increase activity levels. 30 minutes of physical activity a day reduced the chance of diabetes by more than 50 percent in men at high risk, according to one major study.
- Control your weight, blood pressure and cholesterol.
- Stop smoking.
Why is Herbal Ignite for Men a good natural choice for supporting men’s health?
Herbal Ignite has been used successfully by thousands of men in New Zealand and Australia to increase testosterone levels and boost libido and sexual satisfaction. It also relieves stress and fatigue and improves energy levels and confidence. It has a potent herbal formula that works over time to help resolve the underlying causes of erectile dysfunction and low sex drive in men and, in particular, low testosterone levels that result from aging.
Herbal Ignite for Men is an over-the-counter dietary supplement taken daily with food to increase libido in men. It contains:
- Tribulus Terrestris, which lifts testosterone levels and improves sexual activity and muscular strength.
- Horny Goat Weed, which increases desire and sexual performance.
- Avena Sativa, which reduces stress and increases sexual desire.
Herbal Ignite is 100% natural and free of unpleasant side effects. It is made in New Zealand to the highest standards, with thorough testing and guarantees of no adulteration or undeclared ingredients.
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Disclaimer. This information is provided for general informational purposes only and does not substitute for the advice provided by your medical professional. Always seek specific medical advice for treatment appropriate to you. Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.