If you have a health concern have a look through the following list, where you will then be taken to the relevant page.
Abnormal breast growth
Also known as gynecomastia is the swelling of the breast tissue in boys or men. This is caused by an imbalance of both hormones’ testosterone and oestrogen. One or both breasts may be affected.
Blood in the urine
Whilst blood in the urine is normally nothing to worry about, it can be a sign of something more sinister so must be checked out.
Decrease in beard and body hair growth
Loss of body and facial hair can point to a serious underlying medical issue so must be discussed with a medical professional.
Prolonged low energy and increased tiredness may cause concern as well as having negative effects on both your social and work life.
This means having to pass urine more often than usual. It may disrupt normal routine or interrupt your sleep. This is normally classed as a problem if it is beginning to affect a person’s quality of life.
Hot flushes may start as a feeling of warmth in your neck or face which often then spreads to other areas of the body. It may also be accompanied by red skin, sweating and heart palpitations.
A man’s fertility normally relies on the quantity and quality of his sperm, if these figures are low it may be harder or impossible for the sperm to cause a pregnancy.
Low or no libido
This is a common problem that affects many men in their lifetime. Everyone’s sex drive is different and there is no such thing as ‘normal’. It may be related to relationship issues, stress, anxiety or a medical problem.
Your body needs testosterone to build and maintain muscle. If you find you are losing muscle mass, it could be related to testosterone levels, exercise or nutrition.
If your mental focus and concentration is decreasing, it may be down to low testosterone or thyroid function as optimal levels are important for brain function.
Trouble getting or maintaining an erection
Many men have the occasional episode of not being able to get or maintain an erection, this could be down to stress, tiredness, anxiety or alcohol consumption. If this is a frequent problem there may be another cause such as erectile dysfunction.