Men's HealthMen's Health: Virility, Prostate Health, and Fertility
As men age, changes in horomonal levels in conjunction with body
deterioration due to stressful living, poor nutrition, free radical
damage, ailments, and drug side-effects lead to problems wtih Virility,
Prostate Healh, and Fertility.
According to the National Institutes of Health, a majority of men at
some point in their life experience occasional failure to achieve
erection which can occur for a variety of reasons such as drinking too
much alcohol or from being extremely tired. Failure to achieve
erection less than 20% of the time is not unusual and medical treatment
is rarely needed. But the causes of this minor problem might lead
to a permanent condition where failure to achieve erection occurs more
than 50% of the time. Once this stage of erectile dysfunction is
reached, medical treatment is required to reverse the situation.
The following men report occasional problems getting and maintaining
- 40% of men in their 40's
- 52% of men aged 40 to 70
- 70% of men in their 70's
At least 20 million American men have some degree of erectile
dysfunction and about 1 in 10 adult males suffers long-term from
ED. Approximately 5 percent of 40-year-old men and between 15 and
25 percent of 65-year-old men experience erectile dysfunction on a
Men, unless you take action now, you will probably experience Prostate
deterioration which will interfere with your life through urination
problems, impotence, chronic pain, and even death.
- Over 100 million men in the world suffer from symptoms of BPH
(Prostate Enlargement). By the time you are 60, there is a 50%
chance that you'll have BPH. By the time you are 85, there is a
90% probability that you'll have BPH.
- Prostate Cancer is the second most common cancer in men and the
second leading cause of cancer death in men. 1 in 6 men will be
diagnosed with Prostate Cancer during their lifetime.
- Approximately 10% of men will suffer from Prostate inflammation
or infection (Prostatitis).
When men are young and most likely to be fathering children, sperm
numbers and semen quality and quantity should be at their
peak. As men get older, changes occur in the prostate and
surrounding accessory glands which result in decreased semen volume
over time. This is normal as men age.
Although some people still think of fertility as a "woman's problem,"
up to half of all cases of infertility involve problems with the male
partner. A problem with the semen or sperm affects more than
one-third of the couples who are unable to have children.
Infertility in a man may be the sole reason that a couple can't
conceive, or it may simply add to the difficulties caused by
infertility in his partner.
30% of men are sub-fertile and at least 2% are totally infertile.
There are at least 2 million cases of male infertility reported in the
USA each year. Up to 25% of infertile men have abnormal or low
sperm counts causing their infertility, for no identifiable reason.
This is called idiopathic infertility.