Three analyzes important to the hero
According to surveys, men are much more careless about their health than women. The vast majority of the stronger sex (72%) does not see the point of having to worry in advance and undergo screening examinations – at least the three most important for men. Let’s see what kind of tests are these?
This test for blood testosterone, an ultrasound examination of the scrotum, as well as a PSA test – the same blood test that can detect prostate cancer in the early stages. The survey data give a complete picture of the state of the organs that are most important for men and their functions.
The production of male sex hormone testosterone is a constant value, unlike female sex hormones. By a certain age, testosterone levels begin to decline. This decrease can last from one month to several years, and with it the man’s well-being will worsen, as well as his character. So, the most important functions that testosterone performs are: -regulates many metabolic processes, including the breakdown of fats -responsible for spermatogenesis – sperm formation -provides sex drive, erectile function and ejaculation -Makes a man sexually attractive to women -Provides him muscle mass , thick stubble, hairiness, a low velvet voice, an early bald spot (and this is also a sign of masculinity) The presence of testosterone makes a man calm and confident, firm in character, ambitious th and bold.
Today, testosterone begins to decline in very young men: after 30 years, the level of the hormone drops on average by 2% per year. The reasons are the same stress, love of food, hatred of physical activity, and as a result – obesity. Namely, obesity is the main sign of low testosterone levels. Such a man is apathetic, lethargic, has a decreased libido, and perhaps there are already problems with an erection. Meanwhile, low testosterone is being successfully treated by andrologists. It is only necessary 2 times a year to take a blood test for testosterone levels.
Ultrasound of the scrotum
This is the most objective way to determine the degree of development of the testicles, the condition of the appendages of the testicles, the assessment of blood circulation in the testicles with a decrease in libido and infertility. And for a man 30-40 years old, an ultrasound scan is necessary to detect scrotum tumors and visual control – with their biopsy. Sadly, testicular and prostate tumors, including malignant tumors, are also significantly younger. And if earlier such studies were recommended for men after 40 years, now young men after 30 are also at risk. It is urgent to consult a doctor and have an ultrasound of the scrotum, if the man feels: -Pain in the scrotum -Enlarged testicle and his Epididymis – Irregularities of the testis and its appendage – Sealing of the testis and its appendage – Difficulties with erection And it is better not to wait, and once a year or two to undergo a preventive examination.
Three analyzes, the most important for the hero. 6903.jpeg PSA Blood Analysis (PSA)
A prostate-specific antigen or PSA (prostate-specific antigen) is a protein substance that is produced by prostate cells. A small amount of PSA enters the bloodstream through the barrier between the duct system of the prostate gland and the bloodstream. Against the background of inflammation or neoplasms, this barrier is broken, and the level of PSA in the blood increases. Thus, an elevated level of this antigen in the blood indicates oncological processes in the prostate gland. If you are more than 50 years old, if you notice a violation of urination, or if any of your relatives had prostate cancer, you need to do a PSA test. To date, the normal rate of this antigen is 4 ng / ml. If your test showed a higher number, then you urgently need an oncologist. He will conduct additional studies to confirm or refute suspicions: a digital rectal examination, transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) or a transrectal biopsy of the prostate gland with a histological examination of its tissue.