What Is Andrology?
The term Andrology is derived from the Greek word, Andros which means male. It is a branch of medical science that deals with problems related to men's reproductive system.
It can be considered as the male version of gynaecology. Andrology is a new area of specialization that has not gained as much popularity as gynaecology has. But in recent years, much attention has been given to this area of medicine due to the increased awareness about men's fertility and prostate issues.
The physicians who specialize in treating men's reproductive-related issues are known as Andrologists. Urologists, who specialize in male and female urinary system related problems, can also specialize in Andrology.
What Andrology Entails
Andrology deals with the following issues of men's health:
Of all the infertility issues, around 50% cases are due to male-factor infertility. Seeking help from an Andrologist who is specialized in providing proper and timely treatment for all male-factor infertility related issues would be a better option.
The inability to achieve or maintain an erection while having intercourse is known as erectile dysfunction. Men may find it difficult to deal with this situation. However, with appropriate treatment taken at the right time, this condition can be treated.
Prostate problems are common in men over the age of 50. The prostate is a gland that is associated with semen production in men. Prostate gland enlargement, prostatitis, and prostate cancer are some of the common disease associated with this gland.
Male Hormone Deficiency
Any deficiency in male hormones or androgens, which plays an essential role in giving men the male attributes, can lead to a lot many other health-related issues. Consulting an andrologist can help one find the exact cause and effective solution.