The functions of the male reproductive system are many. From ensuring fertility to supporting sexual well-being, a man’s reproductive system plays a crucial role. It is not uncommon for a man to witness problems related to the reproductive system. Usually most of the problems can be treated if detected early. However some problems may lead to serious consequences if left untreated. It is necessary that you get in touch with your family doctor if you witness any of the problems mentioned below. This primer throws light on some of the common issues which a man might experience.
One common erection problem which men encounter is the erectile dysfunction. This dysfunction refers to the inability to maintain the hard erection which leads to a satisfactory sexual intercourse. The men in the younger age bracket may witness this problem which results from anxiety. In middle aged men erectile dysfunction is a result of faulty arterial flow or lack of right blood flow to the corpora cavernosa of the penis. If you notice arterial narrowing in the penis it si advised that you discuss this sensitive issue with your GP. At times ED is an early symptom of a cardio vascular disease. If ED is diagnosed and managed on time it can minimize the risks of a heart attack. Sometimes mental state also plays a critical role in the dysfunction. Many natural health care therapists pay attention to the mental aspect along with the physical aspect while treating people with this ailment.
Premature ejaculation is another sensitive matter which men hesitate to broach with the GP. This problem is also referred to as early ejaculation. This occurs when a man expels semen after orgasm but with minimal penile stimulation. This is one of the common disorders which men below 40 experience. Although there is no specific definition for premature, a consensus of experts endorsed it as an ejaculation which occurs prior to or within a minute. Men with this disorder feel that they have less control over ejaculating and wish that they could last longer. With medical intervention and medication ED is treatable.
Problems related to infertility
In addition to these, another common problem is infertility. Several genetic factors may lead to male infertility which results in low sperm production, imbalances in the hormone levels or a blockage in the duct system. At times a condition known as varicocele can lead to infertility. In this state, the veins in the scrotum which carry blood to the heart become enlarged leading to fertility problems.