Thursday, December 13, 2012
DECEMBER 13, 2012 MEN'S HEALTH: YOUR BALLS
" LIFE is a process , one that is continuously changing"
Life is a process within some progress. I do not want perfection, I want progress. As a perfectionist myself, I had to realize that I cannot be perfect, but I can slowly make progress in my life. I have done that in the last 18 years. I also had to give up on expectations of others and myself. If you have expectations of others, you will only get disappointed. I know this is a difficult ' character defect" to let go of, but it is needed. Without any expectations, you will not get disappointed but sometimes you may even get surprised.
It is important for men to get up close and personal with their testicles. This is especially important for men ages 20-30. Men at this age are at an increased risk for testicular cancer. It is a rare cancer for men over the age 50. White Caucasian are more at risk. There are other risk factors including family history, fertility issues and if the patient developed orchitis secondary to mumps ( rare)
Yet it is important for men--yes you who are reading this examine your testicle. Men, both straight and gay spend a lot of time talking about their testicles. You refer them as your nuts, balls, or nads. Very rarely does a man discuss his nads with their partner, whether man or woman.
If you have a lump in your testicle, a pulling sensation or some fluid , you need to be seen by your physician.
Testicular Cancer is very curable.If you have cancer and have it removed, you can still have children. You do not get testicular cancer from cycling ( of note: Lance Armstrong)
THIS IS THE MAJOR POINT: MEN NEED TO GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH THEIR TESTICLES.