In support of Men’s Health Month, Underwear For Men is encouraging men to get comfortable with their bodies and talk about their health. Many of the symptoms you feel are a normal part of getting older, but sometimes, you need an expert to help you determine the proper diagnosis and treatment that just might save your life. Both Testicular Cancer and Prostate Cancer have a high survival rate, 95% and 99% respectively, if diagnosed early. And sometimes, you just need a friend to remind about the things you should be doing to take care of yourself.

It’s a fact that women live up to 5-10 years longer than men. Unlike women, men would rather sit around talking about stocks, cars, women and movies than their health. From depression to testicular pain to sleepless nights to Low Testosterone to Erectile Dysfunction, men deal with it all, but rarely go to the doctor or ask a friend if what they are feeling is “normal.”

In case you don't talk about your health, here are some of the hot topics in Men’s Health today:

Exercise

sports underwear mens healthMen are willing to try anything to stay in shape. Crossfit, triathlons, mixed martial arts, adventure races and mud runs are some of the trends. Moderately active men might do a few stretches to prepare for their exercise routine. Extremely active men might work with a Sports Medicine Specialist for Body Composition Testing and nutrition planning. The most important thing about exercise is that you do it. Take measures throughout the day to keep moving. Movement helps trim fat, improves your cardio and flexibility. Be sure to wear the right kind of clothes and proper shoes so you stay cool and comfortable. Always remember to consult a medical professional before beginning any exercise routine.

Heart Health

As you go about your day, you rarely think about the muscle that makes it all possible, your heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women (1 in 4). The most common causes of heart disease are correctable, such as unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, being overweight and smoking. To protect your ticker, start by eating a diet low in salt, saturated fat, and cholesterol, ditch cigarettes, exercise regularly and follow your doctor’s instructions. Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol low. Be sure to get annual physicals with blood work, and if don’t feel well, go to the doctor. Most people can’t spot the symptoms of a heart attack (which is why it’s the leading cause of death).

Hormones

If you spend any time watching sports or other television programming aimed at men, you know about testosterone treatment. As a man ages, his testosterone levels drop by 1 percent each year after age 30. Some of the symptoms of Low-T include, low lobido, erectile dysfunction, lowered sperm count, infertility, breast enlargement, low energy, increased irritability, concentration problems, depression and hot flashes. When supervised by a doctor, testosterone replacement therapy can be medically beneficial. Talk to your doctor if you think you might have Low-T. There are numerous treatments including, diet, supplements and topical prescription medications that can help get your levels back to normal (300-1,000 ng/dL).

Prostate Health

prostate cancer mens healthProstate Cancer is known as the disease of older men. According to the National Cancer Institute, the average age of prostate cancer diagnosis is 66, and about 60% of new cases occur in men 65+. Usually, early prostate cancer doesn’t cause any symptoms. With more advanced cancers, urinary problems such as weak or slow stream, or the need to urinate more often, particularly at night, may be signs. Blood in the urine and erectile dysfunction are other symptoms. Since there could be a variety of causes for these symptoms it is important to talk to your doctor. In general, it is recommended that men with an average risk of prostate cancer start being screened at age 50.

Underwear

For centuries, men’s underwear stayed exactly the same. As men’s fashion continues to get more and more tailored, an innovation was necessary to help prevent sweating, sticking and the need for adjusting your manhood. Traditional briefs and boxer briefs can cause rubbing and chafing, and lack proper support for your manhood. New materials and designs are popping up everyday. A study conducted by The Underwear Expert revealed that men are buying more and more underwear with 30% of survey respondents purchasing underwear monthly. Underwear that UFM originally invented for sports is now being worn all day to help alleviate and manage the symptoms associated with groin injuries, hernias, scrotal sag and incontinence. Products like Underwear For Men’s adjustable pouch underwear are recommended by doctors to isolate and support your manhood, keeping everything cool and comfortable.

Throughout the month of June, Underwear For Men will post additional blog articles and inspirational messages to help remind men to talk about their health and some of the important topics we listed here. Ask questions. Get checked. Stay informed. Support Your Manhood!

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UFM stands for Underwear For Men. Underwear For Men manufactures and sells adjustable pouch underwear in briefs and boxer briefs. The Underwear For Men community is passionate about inspiring men to have confidence, mental and physical health and be positive role models. Support Your Manhood!