November is Men’s Health Awareness Month (also known as “Movember”), which is dedicated to bringing awareness to health issues that primarily affect the male species. International Men’s Day also falls on November 19.
Common male ailments
Low testosterone does affect both women and men, but is a lot more common in males. Low testosterone levels can lead to a number of ill effects including poor muscle strength, low physical endurance, lack of sex drive or libido and inability to maintain an erection. Low testosterone levels are one of the primary causes of erectile dysfunction.
Excessive levels of testosterone can also cause problems, so it’s important to get the balance right. High levels of testosterone can lead to problems such as too much hair, particularly on the face and trunk, infertility, high cholesterol and aggression. Excessive testosterone levels can be caused by tumours in the testicles or adrenal gland, or use of anabolic steroids to build muscle mass.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the term used to describe when a male cannot gain and/or maintain an erection. This has knock on effects on mental health, happiness, sex drive and sexual relationships. Erectile dysfunction does not always have a medical cause, although certain conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity can be contributory. Stress, poor diet, low testosterone levels and anxiety can all be causes of ED, sometimes together.
Prostate problems and irregular prostate function affect many men, especially those over the age of 50. There are several different prostate problems including prostate cancer, prostatitis, and prostate enlargement.
- Prostate cancer – one of the most common cancers in men, it typically occurs in the aging population.
- Prostatitis – this is where the prostate gland becomes inflamed. It can be treated with painkillers and anti-inflammatories.
- Prostate enlargement – this can put pressure on the urethra, and so cause problems with urinating and lead to UTIs.
Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Levels
Elevated PSA levels are linked to a number of different health conditions relating to the prostate and should be checked and monitored should any specific prostate problems be diagnosed.
Premature hair loss
Whilst this does not only affect the male species, it is a condition that is more common in men. Whilst it is not a life-threatening condition, it can cause sufferers to feel self-conscious and lead to stress or anxiety over appearance.
Depression / mental health problems
Whilst again this is not an issue exclusive to the male species, men are more likely to mask any feelings of stress or depression because they may worry it is not “manly” to feel overwhelmed or stressed. This is categorically not the case, and holding on to feelings of depression, stress, anxiety or lowness can lead to problems such as clinical depression, stress headaches, increased heart rate and in some cases even thoughts of suicide.
It is very important that we all work to raise awareness of different men’s health conditions, not only so more people may notice and seek treatment but also so families and friends can support anyone that suspects they may be suffering from a condition, or is undergoing treatment.
Treating different conditions
Before we go deeper into different ways to resolve certain ailments or conditions, please note that we would always recommend seeking the advice of a GP or specialist before making final decisions on taking treatments that you may have not taken previously.
- Testes peptide bioregulators such as Testoluten® and Nature’s Marvels™ work to support the regular function of the testes, which in turn helps with associated problems such as libido and male infertility.
- TestoXLR8Pro™ – this is a natural testosterone booster that contains a range of organic ingredients including Vitamins B12, B6, D3 and K2, nettle extract and folic acid. This combination all works together to boost the body’s testosterone levels.
- Arimidex® (Anastrozole) – primarily an anti-cancer treatment, Arimidex® also increases free testosterone levels in men by reducing the amount of estrogen in the body.
- Prostate peptides such as Libidon® or Nature’s Marvels™ work by helping to reduce inflammation of the prostate and communicating with specific sections of DNA related to the prostate gland. Each gland, in this case the prostate, has a highly specific short chain peptide that it uses to start protein synthesis – prostate peptides work by interacting with this short chain to help regenerate and rejuvenate any damaged sections.
- High dose Melatonin has also been seen to have positive effects on prostate cancer cells by supressing metastatic cells. This can limit tumor growth and prevent spread.
- 4MU 4-methylumbelliferone (4MUPro™) has been heralded as a potential breakthrough for prostate disorders. Known by some as a “wonder drug”, 4Mu is an inhibitor of Hyaluronan which can in turn help to assist with prostate issues and aims to prevent prostate cancer from developing.
- Proscar® is a DHT (di-hydro-testosterone) blocker that has been seen to help decrease the size of the prostate.
- OxyPro™ Sub 20IU (Oxytocin) – known as the “love drug”, Oxytocin supplements are based on the Oxytocin hormone, which assists emotional bonding, desire and enhances orgasm experiences. This can help if lovemaking has become stressful. This is available in capsule and lozenge form.
- TadalafilPro™ – a generic form of Cialis®, this is a major player in the treatment of ED. It works as a PDE5 inhibitor, which means it improves the blood flow to the penis by increasing the availability of cGMP.
- SildenafilPro™ – also a PDE5 inhibitor, this works in the same way as TadalafilPro™ and contains the same ingreidnets as Viagra. The difference between the two lies in the time that they remain active in the body; Tadalafil lasts longer, up to 36 hours, whereas sildenafil has a shorter lifespan.
- Dostinex® (Cabergoline) – this is a prolactin inhibitor that increases Dopamine levels in the brain – in turn, this can help to stimulate desire and reinvigorate your sex life. It also aids the compulsion to be intimate before sexual intercourse.
- VigorPro™ – this formula helps to drive libido and aid sexual health. It contains the amino acids Acetyl-L-Carnitine and Propionyl-L-Carnitine which combat ED, and can also be taken in conjunction with S
Supplements that can help with hair loss, male pattern baldness and other hair disorders include:
- SpermidinePro™ (High Strength 3mg Spermidine-rich Wheat Germ Extract) – this is a natural wheat germ extract that boosts autophagy, the process of removing dead senescent cells. In addition, it helps to promote cellular regeneration and recycling, so the cells in the body remain healthy and fresh. This in turn can improve hair growth and fullness.
- NitricPro™ (Nitric Oxide) – this supplement helps to improve blood flow around the body, amongst other benefits, which in turn can help aid hair quality and growth rate by giving nutrition to the hair follicles.
- MinMaxPro™ (Minoxidil) – this is a targeted topical alopecia treatment that stimulaytes new hair growth and helps to prevent further hair loss. The key combination of caffeine, IGF-1 and bFGF are delivered directly to the hair follicles, which push them into growth mode.
- GH3Pro™ (Gerovital-H3) – this anti-depressant has some additional beneficial side effects including hair regrowth
We hope this article has been informative as to some of the most common men’s health ailments and potential ways to treat them. For more information, please see our website at https://www.antiaging-systems.com.