The health of men from 50 years: the potency and other functions

Despite the fact that men are traditionally considered to be a strong floor, some of the medical facts prove the opposite. According to current data, the male gender is worse than the female and the length and quality of life. In men, significantly more frequent pathology of the heart and blood vessels, as well as cancer of the disease. One more current and exclusively men's health problem – it is erectile dysfunction, which arose from the many physiological and morbid reasons.

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The function of the potency of men over 50 years

Every man who has reached 45-50 years old, needs a more thorough care of their reproductive health, because of its deterioration affects not only the sexual life, but threatens the development of serious diseases.

The male reproductive system is quite complex mechanism, in whose work participate in the organs of the lesser pelvis, the nerve plexus, terminal blood vessels and venous blood vessels, glands with internal secretion. So the "failure" of the at least one link leads to dysfunction of the whole system.

With age the artery walls become less flexible, slowing down the rate of digestion of nerve impulses on particular fibers, to a certain extent, disturbed the glands of internal secretion, which also affect the potency and erection in men. In addition, in the literature there is such an expression, such as age-related androgen deficiency (HELL), or "andropause".

Testosterone is a sex hormone, defines the functional state of practically all organs and systems in male body. Its normal concentration protects men from the development of large amounts of associate with age-related diseases. So, androgen deficiency causes the appearance of a somatic pathology, including in the reproductive system. A chronic disease the same worsen in HELL, thus creating a vicious circle.

Characteristics of chronic diseases, which limit erectile function

Aging, bad habits, improper food, professional sarcasm and, of course, genetic predisposition – all of this is with age provokes the development of chronic somatic pathology.

The most common disorders and a condition occurs in men and has a negative effect on potency:

  • hypertensive disease;
  • peripheral atherosclerosis;
  • diabetes mellitus;
  • chronic stress;
  • pathology of the prostate;
  • sexually transmitted diseases;
  • harmful habits.

Hypertensive heart disease

Essential arterial hypertension – one of the most common diseases in male population, which not only impairs quality of life, but also not uncommon, as the cause of lethal outcome (hemorrhagic vascular cerebral stroke, myocardial infarction). On the basis of the pathogenesis of the disease lies resistant to increasing numbers of systemic pressure above the standardized norms, which is dependent on the age and sex of the patient.

When arterial hypertension is present a big load on the heart and blood vessels, which over time lose their elasticity, dwindling, in the weaker locations to form the aneurysm and cholesterol plaque. As you know, an erection is achieved by the good performance of the blood vessels of the cavernous bodies of the penis under the influence of nerve impulses. Therefore, the blood vessels, it lacks elasticity, lose their extensibility and significantly worse fill with blood, which leads to the development of erectile dysfunction.


High cholesterol levels in the peripheral blood traumatic to the intima of blood vessels and leads to an imbalance between the lipoproteins low and high density. As a result – in the endothelium of the arteries will gradually accumulate cholesterol, which creates a plate, covered with fibrous tissue. Swelling on the inner wall of the vessel creates, in this place of turbulent blood flow, which causes blood clots and ulcers on the plate, which in the future may come off and cause life-threatening complications.


The same changes are happening and arteries in the penis, thereby becoming coarse, tapering, and covered with fine atherosclerotic plates. Respectively, they improve the blood supply of the cavernous bodies worsens significantly, it creates greater difficulties with erection.

Type 2 Diabetes

In most cases, diabetes mellitus of the second type (insulin) is a lot older or obese people. Therefore, so often occurs in men over 50 years who have problems with overweight.

High levels of glucose in the peripheral blood by suppressing immune function, disrupts the work of many organs, worsens during the second background of the pathology, if there is such available, and also damages the inner vessel walls, starting from the processes of glycosylation.

In most cases, diabetes of the second type of habit considered in the context of metabolic syndrome, when there broken glucose tolerance, hypertension, increased cholesterol levels in peripheral blood and symptoms of obesity of the central type. A file of these symptoms is largely disrupts the male reproductive system due to destruction of blood vessels and a violation of the neuroendocrine regulation.

Chronic stress

Psychological impotence – is a fairly common reason for the insolvency of the sexual life in men who crossed the threshold of middle age. Frequent stressful situation in the family, or emotional stress at work, the fear comes the retirement age — have a negative impact on mental and somatic health of men.

In addition to lack of sexual desire on a psychological level, stressful situations are accompanied by massive release of catecholamines into the blood circulation (noradrenaline and adrenaline), which causes a strong narrowing of the large and small blood vessels, including and in the male sexual organ.

Normalization of relations at work and at home, look for interesting hobbies – helping to improve the emotional state of man and his sex life.

Prostatitis and sexually transmitted DISEASES

The lack of diligent knowledge or simply the reluctance to use contraception, the management of disordered sexual life is not rarely leads to the emergence of sexually transmitted diseases. A large part of the men ignore regularly appear itching, discharge, problems with erection and very rarely seek medical help. Meanwhile, progressive inflammation affects the urinary ways and spreads up into the prostate.

A healthy prostate – deposit long and a good sex life. However, physiological changes in the body, and also inflammation of the lead to dysfunction of the prostate gland, and therefore to erectile dysfunction.

Therefore, every person is important to use contraception, if necessary in time to see a doctor for help, and after reaching 45 years of age – no exceptions per year to undergo a preventive examination, which includes palpation of the prostate and undergo a blood test for levels of prostate-specific hormone.

Bad habits

Longer and harmful smoking, frequent drinking of alcoholic beverages interferes with the nervous system, heart, liver, leads to the particular the defeat of the blood vessels and increase the risk of cancer (in men it is lung cancer, prostate and stomach).

Nicotinic acid, resin and ethanol – a kind of poison happens to the human body, which triggers the irreversible processes. It is proven that smokers and drinkers men have problems not only with the cardiovascular system, but also with the potency.

Useful tips

Prevention or timely started treatment of the disease is largely improves the prognosis and reduces the development of complications. Therefore, men over the age of 50 is recommended:

how to deal with it
  • Give up smoking and frequent alcohol consumption.
  • Change your lifestyle, and to introduce into the daily routine, the dosage of physical load, normalize and diversify the diet of the food it removes from him the fatty, spicy, smoked and flour.
  • Find interesting and fascinating hobby.
  • Regularly pass all necessary preventive medical examinations, and in the presence of a chronic pathology – have the assigned therapy.
  • After consultation with the doctor to start the prevention of vascular pathology. It is shown that the rate of the regular use of these drugs and supplements, such as omega-3-saturated acids, vitamin E, fish oil, improves the activity of the heart and protects the blood vessels, strengthens their walls.