Androgens are hormones that nurture male characteristics such as sexual function, muscle mass, and facial hair. The main androgen is the testosterone. Prostate cancer cells require androgens to develop. Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is a kind of treatment for prostate cancer blocking the effects or production of testosterone and other male hormones.
ADT is used to treat:
- Cancer that has grown outside the prostate
- Return of prostate cancer after another therapy has been used
- Men who are experiencing high risk of cancer return after surgery or radiation therapy
Men’s health week is celebrated annually between 13th to 19th June. An entire week is dedicated in spreading the awareness about the health issues faced by men. Erectile Dysfunction is one of the common issue faced by men across the globe. Let’s take a look at what exactly is Erectile Dysfunction and how is it treated.
What is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction is also known as impotence. It is an inability to achieve or sustain an erection for satisfactory sexual activity. Erectile dysfunction can be caused by aging, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking cigarettes, atherosclerosis, depression, nerve or spinal cord damage. Erectile dysfunction can be treated with psychotherapy, healthy lifestyle, medications, intracavernosal injections, vacuum devices, and surgery. Penile Implant Surgery is the most common treatment for Erectile Dysfunction. Continue Reading