Everyone has one or two sexual problems throughout the course of their life. While many people might find some of those issues difficult to talk about, they are nonetheless all quite common. Men in particular may have difficulty accepting that something is wrong. Statistics show that they are much less likely to go and see a doctor if any problems do arise. Part of looking after one’s own health lies in noticing the early warning signs. Fortunately, these are well-documented, so we know exactly what to look for. In this post, we will look at three of the most common sexual health issues that men face. We will discuss their early warning signs, so that you know exactly what to look out for. That way, you can get any treatment which might be necessary as early as possible. Let’s have a look at them now.
While not specifically a sexual issue, this does affect a man’s sex life considerably. Testosterone deficiency syndrome is the name for when a man suffers from a shortage of testosterone. Sometimes, this shortage will be small enough as to be insignificant. In such cases, it may not affect the man’s life, in which case nothing necessarily needs to be done about it. However, on other occasions, it can cause a huge problem. It might make the man feel inadequate about his sexual performance, or it can even lead to severe depression. One of the major warning signs for this syndrome is a significant decrease in muscle mass. Others might include fragile bones and even loss of hair. If you experience any of these, it is highly advisable to go to a doctor.
Erectile dysfunction affects men of all ages, the world over. However, due to the nature of it, many men find it an embarrassing subject to talk about. But it need not be the subject of embarrassment. Erectile dysfunction can affect any man at any time. So what are some of the symptoms to look out for? Oftentimes, erectile dysfunction develops gradually over a long period of time. For that reason, it can be hard to pinpoint certain erectile dysfunction symptoms. Some of the more common ones include a varied erection strength and morning erections. If a man experiences morning erections, but not during sex, then a psychological issue may be the reason. Whatever the reason, a doctor can help.
Finally, onto a slightly lesser known but still relatively common ailment. Phimosis is the painful tightening of the foreskin. It often occurs - or is most noticeable - during an erection. This means that it can cause serious discomfort during sexual intercourse. In some severe cases, it can even make it difficult to successfully urinate. If this is the case, then it is wise to see a doctor as soon as possible. For most men who experience it, the obvious early warning sign is pain during sexual intercourse. If you are experiencing pain at the head of the penis, then it might be due to phimosis. Fortunately, there are treatments available. In the worst case scenarios, a circumcision may be in order.