Men’s health often involves gender-specific problems such as disorders related to the genitourinary system, which includes andropause, enlarged prostate, premature ejaculation, low sexual energy and impotency, erectile dysfunction, etc. Men’s health issues may also involve non-gender specific conditions which are caused because of unhealthy work and personal lifestyle, weak health education and lack of awareness.
Though men’s health sector is majorly dominated by cardiovascular diseases, other disorders such as lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), prostate cancer, men infertility and inguinal hernia are also prevalent among males. Factors leading to these diseases are rising stress level, environmental toxins, smoking and alcohol or drug consumption.
Men infertility and prostate cancer raises concerns
Prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men followed by skin cancer, can be cured if diagnosed in the early stage. However, it doesn’t have any cure if it progresses to castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Infertility is another area of concern for men’s health. The major causes of men infertility are low sperm count, presence of low motile sperm, hormonal problem or azoospermia. Infertility in men is diagnosed using several techniques such as DNA fragmentation techniques, sperm agglutination, oxidative stress analysis, microscopic examination, computer assisted sperm analysis and sperm penetration assay.
Inguinal hernia, which is the most common hernia type, is more prevalent in men than women. Hernia in men is caused because of development of weak spot at inguinal area during birth. The treatment of a hernia or hernia repair is the process of closing this weak spot through which the organ protrudes. Hernia repair surgeries use either sutures or mesh. The use of mesh provides several advantages like no tissue or muscle stress, less pain and reduction in the chances of reoccurrence.
ASDReport.com has a good collection of reports on men’s health market. These reports provide insights on various male health related issues and disorders like, benign prostatic hyperplasia, erectile dysfunction, male hypogonadism, testosterone therapy, among others.