Five Tips To Keep The Male Reproductive System Healthy
The male reproductive system is one of the most important parts of the body and maintaining good reproductive health is essential to sexual development and procreation. However, many men often tend to overlook their reproductive health and as a result can lead to numerous complications and diseases. Good reproductive health depends on diet, lifestyle, medical conditions, occupational exposures and many other factors. Below are some easy and practical tips on how you can keep your most intimate parts healthy.
Regularly Screen for STD’s
If you are currently sexually active and engage in unprotected sex it’s important that you undergo regular screening for HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs). Make sure that you use condoms when engaging in sexual activity to reduce your risk from contracting an STD.
Practice Good Hygiene
This one is simple enough to follow. Wash your genitals regularly to prevent the accumulation of dirt and germs in your genitalia that can potentially cause infection. As an added tip, be sure to also wear clean underwear by changing them often.
Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle
You may be surprised to know just how important a proper diet and exercise are towards maintaining proper reproductive health. Eating a nutritious diet rich in nutrients, low in fats and engaging in regular physical activity will help to ensure that your reproductive system is functioning at peak efficiency. Consult with your physician first before starting a new diet and workout regimen.
Most doctors will agree that smoking can be a major contributing factor to sexual dysfunction in men. Past studies have shown that the majority of men who suffered from erectile dysfunction (ED) were found to have been smokers. Smoking clogs the small arteries that feed blood into the penis making it difficult to attain an erection during sexual intercourse. Quitting is essential towards maintaining good reproductive health.
Visit Your Doctor
If you want to maintain your overall (and sexual) health, you should make sure that you have a physical at least once a year. Your doctor will be able to screen for any abnormalities or irregularities and take immediate steps to remedy the issue. You can also discuss with your doctor any concerns that you may have regarding your reproductive health.