Today is International Men’s Day, an opportunity to celebrate good health in men the world over and offer advice on keeping our men in tip top condition. This year we’re focusing on erectile dysfunction (ED), an all too common problem that is, for obvious reasons, often ignored.
Recent research in men and women over 50 has found that half of men feel dissatisfied with their sex lives, compared to just a third of women. This may come as a surprise, and even more shocking is that the explanation lies in Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome.
The prostate is one of the most important parts of the male body; it controls erections, sperm production and plays a major part in the urinary system. Serious health problems with the prostate can be life-threatening so it's really important that men understand how their prostate works and do everything they can to keep it healthy and recognise symptoms of any major prostate illnesses.
Your erection can tell you a lot more about your health than you think.
Erectile dysfunction can be a significant sign that your health isn't in tip top condition, so if you feel that something is wrong downstairs it could mean something is not quite right elsewhere in your body.
Peyronie's disease is a condition affecting the penis, and although it's fairly common (around one in 100 men), not many people have heard of it. Not only can it be an embarassing, it can also cause extreme pain and discomfort, causing men to have to consider surgery to correct the problem.