Male sexual health is a topic which is much less talked about. Male sexuality too faces some problems which become visible only at a later stage. Most of the problems can be corrected by seeking medical help. Also, some problems if identified earlier can be cured. Sexual health plays a very important role in maintaining a healthy relationship. It also affects the mental health of a person. It is important to seek medical help as soon as possible if faced with any sexual crisis. The crisis might relate to psychological and emotional factors like stress, depression, anxiety etc. or it can be due to some underlying health issue like urinary tract disease, diabetes etc.

The sexual health problems may include:

  • Erectile Dysfunction
    Erectile dysfunction is a sexual problem characterized by inability to obtain or maintain an erection. Psychological and emotional reactions, vascular diseases or trauma to pelvic blood vessels and nerves are some of the factors contributing to this condition. Embarrassment may stop men from seeing a doctor. Seeking timely help from a recognized medical practitioner can ease off the problem.
  • Prostrate Health
    The prostate gland is a chestnut-shaped reproductive organ located directly beneath the bladder in the male, which adds secretions to the sperm during the ejaculation of semen. The prostate grows in size with age. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) refers to prostate enlargement in men above 50 and is considered a normal part of the aging process in men. However, if it grows too large it may lead to voiding dysfunction and may cause sexual problems. Men at risk for BPH are also at risk for prostate cancer and should be screened for Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) at least annually.
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
    Physical relationship with more than one partner or frequent change of partner may increase the risk of sexually transmitted disease. Maintaing physical relationship with a single partner and use of a protective device can lower the risk. Also, a myth prevails that physical intimacy with younger partner lowers the risk of sexually transmitted disease and also might cure them of it.  Ignorance can cause them to fall prey to quackery.
  • Male Infertility
    Male infertility can be caused due to congenital anomalies, accidents, radiation therapies, varicose vein, alcohol, malnutrition, various surgical procedures and a combination of other factors. Occupational risks contributing to infertility may include extreme temperature, exposure to radiation, prolonged biking, exposure to strong pesticide etc. Recognizing the cause and taking appropriate precautions and treatment is a probable solution. 

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