Health Conditions Men Refuse to Discuss

Health Conditions Men Refuse to Discuss


We know by now that we need to eat the right foods, need to work out, and do stuff that is healthy for us. Because maintaining good health does not happen by accident, it requires work and smart lifestyle choices. But sometimes when we wake up at 6 am to hit the gym before work or shunning the donuts in breakfast, it’s easy to lose sight of for what are we doing all these. So here are some top articles choices that can keep you motivated to lead a healthy lifestyle and keep diseases at bay.

Health Conditions Men Refuse to Discuss

, Health Conditions Men Refuse to DiscussThere’s a lot to like about being manly.  Men get things done, no mess and no fuss, and can be a real rock for those around them.  However, there’s no denying that for all the things men are good at, going to see a doctor is not one of them.  It’s an unfortunate fact that many men often still refuse to go and see a specialist when presented with symptoms of something serious, and will often wait until the last possible moment.  On many occasions, this can have very serious – even fatal – consequences. Some conditions, in particular, are a no-go area in terms of discussion:

Incontinence

Incontinence can be a tough condition to talk about for almost anyone, especially for those that suffer from it at a young age.  Men can be particularly unmerciful and cruel when taunting other men, even ones that they consider to be their friends. Because of this, they won’t want to discuss a condition like incontinence with even their closest mates, because they fear that it might alter the way that others perceive them.  There are a wide range of incontinence supplies for men available online, meaning that they can suffer in silence without ever having to talk about the problem.

Erectile dysfunction

It’s not a surprise that this condition is high on the list.  Talking about the inability to maintain an erection is no-go for almost all men, many of them worried about the response that they’ll receive not only from their lovers, but from anyone else who might find out.  Causes of erectile dysfunction vary substantially.  For some men, it’s due to mental pressure or psychological issues, and for others it can be a more physical cause such as a vasculogenic condition that affects blood flow to the penis.  Because it’s not a ‘damaging’ condition in the same sense that a virus or physical injury is, many men won’t visit a doctor to have ET treated.

Depression

When renowned Welsh football manager Gary Speed committed suicide, it was another unfortunate example of a man who clearly suffered from depression, but felt unable to talk to even those closest to him about it.  Because men are expected to be ‘strong’, they’re worried that seeking treatment for what is a serious, legitimate medical condition will be perceived as being ‘weak’.  In the last couple of years, more and more professional sportsmen have admitted to suffering depression in a bid to end what can be a devastating – and fatal – stigma.

Low testosterone

The perception of low testosterone is strange.  Whilst it is a relatively frequent occurrence in today’s world, so few men are prepared to seek help, and many people are simply still unaware that the problem even exists.  A low T count, though, can cause several other issues in men, such as Gynaecomastia, erectile dysfunction, the loss of libido amongst others.  Again, this condition is slowly being brought to public awareness, with celebrities such as Robbie Williams admitting to taking supplements in order to keep their testosterone levels up.

Testicular cancer

Although cancer itself is about as well known a medical condition as exists in the world today, many men will still avoid seeking medical advice if the symptoms of the condition appear on their bodies.  On some occasions, this can be because they fear that a lump or other physical evidence might actually be a symptom from an STD and are therefore avoidant because of embarrassment, but on some occasions it’s simply because they’re fearful of receiving what is without doubt shattering news.   Testicular cancer can often lead to having either one or both testicles removed, which some men might interpret as making them unmanly.

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