Let’s face it, there’s nothing fun about getting older. Nobody looks forward to erection issues, feeling out of control, losing their hair, or having a wrinkly face. It’s a punch to the gut that debilitates our confidence and makes us question our manliness.
The good news is that it’s not the end of the world and you don’t need to go it alone. There are things you can do to get your confidence back and feel like a man again.
ED is Not Your Buddy
One of the most common issues that guys are never comfortable talking about is Erectile Dysfunction (ED). There’s no greater confidence-killer than when you’re making love and then all of a sudden, your man goods quit working. No matter what you do to prep your willy, he’s just not up for standing tall. Take it from a guy who (unfortunately) has experience with this. I was only 37 when it happened to me. I was in good shape, eating right, and then one day it just stopped working. Embarrassing? Hell, yeah it was.
If you’ve been with your girl for a while, there’s a good chance she’ll understand. However, if you’re with someone new and you’ve made it to your third date, and then this happens? Well, let’s just hope that your recovery is good enough to get you to a fourth date.
Treatment Options for ED
The first step in addressing a problem with ED is to recognize that it’s a problem. The second step is to talk to your doctor. If you don’t want to make an appointment with your doc or if you don’t have a primary care physician, you can take advantage of a free consultation with a medical professional through hims.
The great thing about hims is that you never have to leave your home! You’ll be connected to a medical professional online and they’ll evaluate you and your medical history. And if appropriate, you’ll be prescribed a medication to treat your ED. The prescription can be shipped directly to your door in discreet packaging. You’ll soon be back in the game and breaking those hearts.
Real Men Can Experience Depression
Depression and mental illness are no joke. If you’re having trouble getting through your day because you’re feeling down, anxious, or hopeless, you might be struggling with something pretty serious and you should seek help right away.
It’s pretty easy to discount your feelings by making excuses as to why you might be feeling sad. And don’t let anyone tell you that feeling sad is normal. There could be several contributing factors as to why you’re feeling down, and it could be tied to an unhealthy lifestyle, low testosterone (low-T), or a chemical imbalance.
Strong Men Ask for Help
You can try to self-diagnose your symptoms, but you might you’re not going to get the treatment you need if you go it alone. Just because you’re a man, doesn’t mean that you can do everything by yourself, and asking for help is not a sign of weakness.
Every guy is different and there’s no one treatment plan for everyone. I was feeling pretty depressed for a while after moving from my hometown a couple of years ago. I had lived in Columbus, Ohio for over 40 years and I picked up everything and moved. My thought was maybe I was feeling down from being a bit homesick? I lost interest in a lot of activities, including sex. After a visit to my doctor, it was determined that I had Low-T, which is completely normal for guys over 30. My doc put me on a testosterone injection and I’m starting to feel like me again.
Again, everyone is different, so what was bringing me down, may not be the same for someone else. If you’re feeling out of sorts, you really need to ask for help. Start by scheduling a visit with your doctor or visit the hims website and you can schedule a virtual psychiatry evaluation with a medical professional. If appropriate, you may be prescribed a medication to help get you back on track.
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
Losing your hair can make you feel a hell of a lot older than you are. The sad thing about hair loss is that it can happen to anyone at any time. I’ve known guys just out of high school who started losing their hair. Many of them chose to just shave their head. However, if you have a misshapen head this might not be the best option for you; especially if you look like Sloth from the Goonies.
When it comes to losing hair, a lot of guys just accept it and begin to embrace their baldness. Sure, you can shave your head (providing you have the right head shape), but if you tend to sweat profusely, there’s nothing worse than showering your girl with sex-sweat…OK, well maybe there are worse things, but we won’t go there. However, nowadays shaving your head really isn’t necessary when there are treatment options available.
Hair Loss Treatment Options
The best way to regain your confidence from losing your hair is to explore your treatment options. And you will want to do this at the first signs of hair loss. If you’re looking into this previously, you probably already know that treatment options can get pretty costly. Recently I found that hims has a variety of prescription and non-prescription treatments that can help make it more affordable. The treatment options through hims are all FDA approved so you’ll never be asked to rub ground dog paws and donkey hooves on your head.
Over the past 10 years, I’ve noticed that my widow’s peak keeps getting a little pointier. I’m thankful that I don’t have a major receding hairline and my hair is still pretty thick. But I’m concerned that my forehead is going to turn into a “fivehead”. Hims has a non-prescription hair loss kit that is designed to help me keep what I have and even help to reactivate some hair follicles to help me get back some of what I lost!
You’re Not Getting Any Younger
Some may say that the wrinkles in your face tell your story. All of your trials and tribulations can be read by the lines on your face. However, if you want to keep your story to yourself, you need to start an anti-aging routine. And the key to having a younger-looking face is simple, wash and moisturize.
We all know that ladies have a nightly routine that includes makeup removal, a face wash, maybe a face mask, and moisturizer. There is no reason why guys shouldn’t have a routine too.
Your New Daily Routine
When I was in my early 30s, I started including moisturizer and face wash (not bar soap or body wash) in my morning and nightly routines. Now that I’m in my 40s I’ve added anti-aging products, like serums with vitamins A and C. Honestly, I think I look better now than I did in my 20s. I know that I sound like a commercial, but seriously guys, you need to be taking care of your skin just as much as the rest of your body.
There are lots of options for anti-aging products and it can be tough choosing the right one that fits your skin type. The good news is that hims can help recommend the best skin care regimen for your skin.
In addition to using anti-aging products you need to continue to drink plenty of water, eat healthy, sweat often (sweating is actually a good thing, as it purges toxins from your body), and even if it isn’t sunny out, always use sunscreen!
If you haven’t been feeling like the man you once were, you need to act now to make things better. There’s absolutely nothing appealing about aging issues, and that’s why it’s so important to acknowledge and address them ASAP.
Don’t wait and hope for the best. You’re not getting any younger and chances are things will only get tougher from here. Take care of a few things right now and feel like a man again!