The body of men between the ages of 45 and 50 naturally begins to change, however, many men still do not seek professional help even after recognizing these changes. Keeping to themselves frustrations for the simple fact of fear of being judged.

But today we want to uncomplicate and untangle taboos: it is important to express feelings, after all, this is what helps to solve problems, doubts and concerns.

5 examples of diseases that men over 40 need to be aware of:

  • Erectile dysfunction;
  • Ischaemic heart disease;
  • Prostate problems
  • Obesity.
  • Depression

The shame related to difficulties in the performance of sexual activity or even the lack of knowledge in this matter, leads many men to omit or ignore situations that deserve medical evaluation. Decreased libido (sexual desire) and erectile dysfunction are examples of conditions that can be effectively treated.

In addition to drug treatment, other important lifestyle modifications include:

  • Controlling disease processes that may interfere in this aging process in a negative way, such as high cholesterol and diabetes;
  • Choosing a healthy lifestyle: stop smoking, prefer a balanced diet and exercise regularly; Ideally, and if necessary, involve your partner in this entire therapeutic approach, since the couple’s complicity has a strong impact on the success of this journey.
  • Reducing stress as much as possible, by way of regular engagement of recreational activities, getting regular rest and improving sleep quality, reduction of dependence on drugs such as alcohol and caffeine.

It is important to mention that the signs and symptoms related to ‘andropause’ (reduction of testosterone) are also compatible with other pathologies, such as coronary diseases or even peripheral vascular diseases. As such, this is yet another reason to seek medical advice, in order to understand what you feel, why you feel and what is really happening in your body.

It is now known statistically and in general, men take less care of their health than women. Do not be part of this statistic! Take care of yourself and ensure your longevity.

And remember, your health cannot be a taboo!

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