Andrology

Andrology is a branch of medical science that specializes in problems relating to the male reproductive system and urological issues that are found in men only. It focuses on male health, specializing in male sexual health and infertility.

It is simply known to some others as “gynecology for men.” It is a fairly new area of specialization, but it has begun to receive more attention, especially as it concerns men’s fertility. It enables attention to be paid to the man’s social and psychological needs, as well as how this affects his fertility.

An andrologist is a medical doctor that specializes in the treatment of male reproductive health. Many andrologists are urologists, although there are some instances where endocrinologists go into andrology.

Depending on the type of condition or the procedure to be undergone, the patient may have to see several other specialists.

Andrology covers a wide range of conditions, including the following:

  • Infertility: Around 50% of all infertility cases are caused by the male factor. An andrologist can help with the provision of treatments for all forms of male-factor infertility.
  • Erectile dysfunction: This is a situation in which a man finds himself unable to have or maintain an erection during intercourse. This can be quite difficult to deal with and can lead to infertility. Although with proper treatment, it can be dealt with.
  • Prostate diseases: The prostate is the gland that helps in the production of semen in men. Prostate problems become very rampant in men as they go over the age of 50. Some of the common prostate diseases are prostate cancer, prostate enlargement, and prostatitis.
  • Male hormone imbalances: Deficiency or excess of one or more male hormones can lead to a variety of other health issues. These hormones are responsible for male attributes. Visiting an andrologist can help diagnose and treat these imbalances.

You can make an appointment to see a qualified andrologist at HealthPlus, to whom you can direct all the questions that you have.