Men are notoriously bad about going to see the doctor, and will often downplay some of their symptoms resulting in many late diagnoses. Doctors should be encouraging their male patients to ask them questions, allowing them to better advise them on how to look after themselves.
To help men on their journey to better health, we’ve put together a list of questions doctors want their male patients to ask based on information from attn.com.
1. What can I do to improve my health?
The younger a man is when he asks his doctor this pertinent question, the better. But regardless of age, most men could use some improvement when it comes to looking after themselves and their doctor is the best place to start. Getting advice about diet, exercise and lifestyle habits like smoking and drinking is the first step to improving and maintaining health.
2. What is normal sexual function?
As men get older, they may find their sex drive changes and they may find it difficult to get erections or experience problems with ejaculation. Knowing what is normal and what isn’t is the first step to addressing any issues men may have in this department. Changes to a man’s sexual function can often signal conditions such as BPH, prostate cancer, and prostatitis.
3. How does drug and alcohol use affect my sexual health?
The use of prescription, over-the-counter, and recreational drugs can have an effect on a man’s sexual function, as too can drinking alcohol. In addition, alcohol and some medications and drugs may aggravate some men’s health conditions and make symptoms worse.
4. How do I deal with stress and depression?
Stress and depression can exacerbate many health problems from heart conditions to reproductive system health. Stress and depression can also be side-effects of male health conditions and needs to be addressed along with the underlying cause.
5. Am I getting enough sleep?
Good quality sleep is essential for men of all ages and anyone who is suffering from a male health condition will need to ensure they get enough of it. If you’re struggling with getting enough sleep, your doctor will be able to help.
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