The health of men, after the age of 50: the power and other features

Despite the fact that men are traditionally considered the strong wood, some doctors the facts show otherwise. The current data male gives female and the duration and quality of life. Among men is significantly more common in the pathology of the heart and blood vessels, as well as various types of cancer. Another relevant and exclusively male health issue is the erectile dysfunction is caused by many physiological and pathological reasons.

the power after the 50

Features of the power of men over the age of 50 years

Every man, has attained the age of 45-50 years, it must improve the care of their reproductive health, as their impairment affects not only the sexual life, but also threatens the development of serious diseases.

Male female reproductive system – is a rather complex mechanism involving the organs of the pelvis, nerves of the brachial plexus, arterial and venous blood vessels, endocrine glands. Therefore, "failure", or at least a link leads to the dysfunction of the whole system.

With age, the walls become less elastic, slows down the speed of nerve impulses on particular nerve fibres, to a certain extent, it disturbs the work of the glands of internal secretion, it can also affect the sexual potency and erections in men. In addition, in the literature appeared the term of age androgenic deficit (VAD), or "andropause".

Testosterone, as the sex hormone, determines the functioning of practically all organs and systems in the male body. Normal concentration protects the man against the development of a large number of age-associated diseases. Therefore, androgenic deficit causes the onset of the pathology, even in the reproductive system. The chronic disease of the same compound for WADE, thus creating a vicious circle.

Feature of chronic diseases, which worsen erectile function

Aging, bad habits, poor diet, professionals of the harmfulness and, of course, the genetic predisposition, with age leads to the development of chronic pathology.

Most common of the disease and the state, are men, and negatively affect the output:

  • hypertensive disease;
  • peripheral arteriosclerosis;
  • diabetes mellitus;
  • the chronic stress;
  • pathology of the prostate gland;
  • sexually transmitted diseases;
  • bad habits.

Hypertensive disease

Essential hipertensin arterial is one of the most common diseases among the male population, which not only affects the quality of life, but it is rarely the cause of death (hemorrhagic stroke, myocardial infarction). On the basis of the pathogenesis of the disease lies with a strong increase in the numbers of the pressure of the previous system that standardized the rules depend on the age and sex of the patient.

When the hypertension occurs a great pressure on the heart and the vessels that, with time, lose their elasticity, thinning, in the most weak places are formed aneurysm and cholesterol from the plaque. As we know, the erection is achieved through a good filling of blood vessels of the cavernous bodies of the penis under the influence of nerve impulses. Therefore, the vessels, deprived of their elasticity, they lose their elasticity and much worse fill up with blood, which leads to the development of erectile dysfunction.


The high cholesterol level in the peripheral blood hurts the intima of the vessels and that leads to an imbalance between the lipoproteins of low and high density. As a result – in the endothelium of the artery gradually accumulates cholesterol, keeper of the plate, coated with woven fabric. The protrusion on the inside of the vessel wall, creates in this rather turbulent blood flow, which causes the formation of clots, and ulcers in blaschke, which subsequently can break and cause fatal complications.

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The same changes will occur and with the arteries of the penis and, in consequence, become rough, decreasing and small covers atherosclerotic plaques. Consequently, hyperemia of the corpus cavernosum is significantly worse, creating significant difficulties with erection.

Type 2 diabetes mellitus

In the majority of cases, diabetes mellitus type ii (insulin) it is the luck of the elderly or obese people. That is why it is so common in men older than 50 years and with weight problems.

A high level of glucose in the peripheral blood inhibits the immune function that is damaging to the functioning of many organs, worsens during the other background of the pathology, if it exists, and also damaged the interior of the vascular wall, the execution of the processes of glycosylation.

In most cases, diabetes type ii is accepted for examination in the context of the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome when there are broken tolerance to glucose, hypertension, increased cholesterol in peripheral blood and in the manifestation of central obesity type. The set of such symptoms in great measure, impairs the male reproductive system, thanks to the defeat of the vessels and of the violation of the neuroendocrine regulation.

Chronic stress

Impotence psychological is fairly common cause of the insolvency of the sexual life of the men who have crossed the threshold of the middle ages. Frequent stressful situations in the family or emotional tension in the work, the fear of the coming of the age of retirement — a negative impact on the mental and somatic health of men.

In addition to the lack of sexual desire on a psychological level, stressful situations, accompanied by massive emissions of catecholamines in the blood (noradrenaline and adrenaline), leading to a strong narrowing of large and small vessels, in particular and in the men's sexual authority.

The normalization of relations in the workplace and at home, find interesting passions will help to improve the state of stress of men and their sexual life.

Prostatitis and sexually transmitted diseases

The lack of adequate knowledge or simply the reluctance to use contraceptive methods, handling disorderly sex life not rarely leads to the occurrence of sexually transmitted diseases. The greater part of the men ignored regularly appears itching, discharge, problems with erection and rarely seek medical help. In the meantime, progressive, inflammation affects the urinary path and extends to more up – to-prostate.

Healthy prostate – the promise of a long and good sex life. However, the physiological changes in the body, but also the inflammation, leading to dysfunction of the prostate gland and, in consequence, to the violation of the erection.

Therefore, every man, it is important to use contraceptive methods, if necessary, in a timely manner to the doctor, and after reaching 45 years of age – mandatory each year to pass the routine inspection, which includes palpation of the prostate and delivery of a blood test on the level of prostate specific of the hormone.

Bad habits

Long-term and malicious smoking, frequent consumption of alcoholic beverages affects the functioning of the nervous system, the heart, the liver, causes in particular the defeat of the blood vessels and increases the risk of cancer for men is lung cancer, prostate and stomach).

The nicotine from the resin and ethanol, is a kind of poison, slow-acting to the human body, running processes irreversible. It has been shown that smoking and drinking men have problems, not only with the cardiovascular system, but also with the impotence.

Useful tips

The prevention or early detection and treatment of the disease, in large measure, improves the prognosis and reduces to a minimum the development of complications. Therefore, men over the age of 50 years, it is recommended that:

how to fight
  • Quitting smoking and frequent alcohol use.
  • Modify your style of life, namely, to introduce the hours of the day, measure physical activity, normalize and diversify the diet, excluding fat, spicy, smoked and flour.
  • Find an interesting and exciting hobby.
  • Periodically all the check-ups of control, and in the case of a chronic pathology – taking assigned therapy.
  • After consulting with the doctor to start the prevention of vascular disease. It has been shown that regular course the use of these drugs and dietary supplements, such as omega-3-unsaturated acid, vitamin E, fish oil improves the functioning of the heart and protects the vessels, which strengthens its wall.