Many men base their masculinity entirely upon how much muscle mass they have and how much hair they are able to keep on their head as they age. Or, they may base how ‘manly’ they are on their sex drive. Unfortunately, there are many diseases that exist that can strip away a man’s physical and emotional dignity, and without treatment can leave him feeling hopeless and unattractive.
Causes of Hair Loss or Poor Hair Growth in Men
A man’s hair loss or lack of hair growth can be due to many factors, including mineral deficiencies, stress, hormone level drops, medications, and even diet. A man who is concerned about his lack of hair growth can look into his lifestyle to try to pinpoint where his hair loss or slow hair growth may be coming from, starting with having his testosterone levels checked.
A diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables and protein can help increase hair growth and prevent hair loss, and adding an iron supplement to ones’ diet can help promote hair growth. Getting more sleep and helping to avoid stress is also beneficial. For men who cannot seem to grow hair regardless of their efforts, seeing a doctor to help diagnose their issue is recommended.
Impotence and what Men can do about it
Unfortunately, being unable to ‘get it up’ is often a part of a man getting older. In extensive studies on the matter performed by the UMMC, it was decided that up to 85% of impotence issues are physical in nature. That being said, there are many causes for impotence, and knowing the causes can help a man learn how to diagnose and treat his erectile issues.
Poor heart issues, such as heart disease and blood pressure, hormones, age, injuries, and even medications can allow a man to suffer from being unable to become aroused. Diagnosing the cause of impotence can help a man get his body back on check. Treatments include testosterone therapy, surgery to repair damaged nerves, and even therapy to deal with emotional obstacles that can lead to erectile dysfunction in men.
The Dangers of Muscle Loss or Inability to Build Muscle
Many men thrive on being buff and muscular, while others are unable to maintain or even build muscle in the first place. While a lot of this is due to genetics, some medical issues can come into play as well. Muscular atrophy is often caused by poor diet, but can also be caused by stress or hormonal issues. A man may notice poor muscle health and use while he is doing daily tasks, such as using a shaving brush or while combing his hair.
Medical conditions that cause muscle loss or lack of muscle growth include myopathy (diseases of muscle tissue) and hormonal issues. Men that notice a change in their bodies, including muscle loss, emotional outbursts, sudden rage, headaches, or even simple aching in their muscles that cannot be explained should speak with their doctor about various treatments available to them. Treatments include hormone replacement therapy and medications to help battle muscle issues in the body.
While not every man will experience issues with their bodies to these extremes, the reality exists that any man can fall victim to hair loss, lack of muscle, or even impotence. Knowing that these issues exist can help a man better battle these types of illnesses with the many types of treatments and medications available in medicine today. The key to treating these types of masculinity-crushing diseases is in seeking a proper diagnosis so the right treatment can get started right away. In knowing what to look for, any man can be better prepared to take on these challenges to his manhood.