Men‘s health: Your penile health is the door to your heart!!

Men’ health is part of andrology (subspecialty of urology) dealing with treatment of ailments recognized with male sexual and overall well being ( for example: erectile dysfunction, male fertility and andropause (ageing male).

Men‘s health

Erectile Dysfunction: Erectile dysfunction (impotence) is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex.

  • It can be momentary or persistent.
  • Persistent ED needs a thorough evaluation.
  • An early onset of ED may be a sign of an underlying health condition that needs treatment and a risk factor for heart disease.
  • Majority of men are embarrassed to talk about these problems and ignore them.
  • Sometimes, treating an underlying condition is enough to reverse erectile dysfunction !

Andropause: Male menopause is the more common term for andropause. It defines age-related changes in male hormone (testosterone) levels. The symptoms can be

  • Low sex drive.
  • ED or premature erections
  • Lack of energy/mood swings/hot flashes (men too get them like women)
  • Loss of strength or muscle mass.

As men reach about 40, testosterone levels usually begin to drop about one percent a year.

We offer a holistic approach in identifying the cause and an algorithmic strategy to tackle ED.

Treatment includes:

  • Oral medication
  • Testosterone replacement therapy
  • Surgical interventions
    • Penile prosthesis
    • (Inflatable/semi rigid)(see Video)

Male Infertility

  • Infertility affects approximately 1 out of every 6 couples.
  • Male infertility factors contribute to approximately 30% of all infertility cases
  • Male infertility alone accounts for approximately one-fifth of all infertility cases.
  • Male infertility usually occurs because of
    • Sperms that are abnormal(short life/low mobility)
    • Inadequate number
    • Problems with ejaculation
      • Anejaculation
      • Retrograde
      • Premature

Causes of sperm abnormalities :

  • Inflammation of the testicles
  • Swollen veins in the scrotum(varicocele)
  • Abnormally developed testicles

Treatment:

  • Microsurgical repair of varicocele(MVL)
  • Vasoepididymal anastomosis (VEA)to treat blockage (obstructive azoospermia).