Male Organ Health Could Be Impacted by Shift Work

Male organ health should be a primary concern for all men, no matter their work schedule. But men who do non-standard shift work should be especially mindful.

Male Organ Health Could Be Impacted by Shift
The 9-to-5 job is part of the American dream, but the reality is that many
people have jobs that don’t fit in the traditional framework. Many people are
non-standard shift workers, meaning they start work when others are ending,
usually working sometime between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am. Men who fall into
this category should be aware of a possible increased risk of male organ
health issues compared to their brethren who work more traditional hours.
Shift work
How many people work this kind of non-standard work? One study suggests
that up to 20% of the labor force falls into this category. That includes about
three million people who work the “graveyard shift,” starting work at 11:00
p.m. or later. The range of people doing non-standard shift work includes
nurses, bakers, policemen, technical support workers, salespeople, computer
programmers, financial advisors, factory workers, miners and many other
There are often many advantages associated with this kind of work. For
example, many people who are enrolled in college work shifts, as do many
parents who are therefore able to spend time during the day watching their
young children. And in some cases, the pay for shift work is better than the
pay for the same job during “regular” hours.
But there are downsides to shift work. Working “atypical” hours can affect
the natural circadian rhythms, which can in turn affect how long and how
deeply a person sleeps. Many shift workers are more tired than others, which
can translate into accidents on the job, at home or on the road.
And shift work is associated with other health conditions. For example, shift
workers tend to be at greater risk of developing diabetes, high blood
pressure, ulcers, depression, cognitive impairment, heart disease, stroke and
Male organ health
As is often the case, this association with general health deficits is matched
by a potential for male organ health issues for men who conduct shift work.
Among the issues more likely to occur in male shift workers are:
Hypogonadism. Most men who know anything about hypogonadism
associate it with sacks and/or a manhood that are much smaller than usual.
While that can be true of hypogonadism that occurs during fetal
development, in adult males, hypogonadism tends to refer to a decreased
production of male hormone and/or male seed. It is often characterized by
one or more of the following:
Tumescence dysfunction and/or infertility
Decrease in muscle mass and/or body hair
Osteoporosis (loss of bone mass)
Development of soft chest tissue
Diminished sensual drive
Difficulty focusing and concentrating
Hot flashes
Hormone therapy may be recommended as treatment.
Lower urinary tract symptoms. The bladder, urethra, sphincter and/or
prostate may not function properly. This may lead to a variety of issues,
including pain while urinating, an increased frequency of urination
(especially when sleeping), increased urge to urinate and incontinence.
Prostate cancer. After skin cancer, this is the most common cancer among
men – and male shift workers are at a somewhat higher chance of
contracting it. Treatment success is good if initiated early.
Male shift workers should be aware of these potential male organ health
issues and report any problems to their doctors early. It’s also wise to
consult with a doctor about any strategies for dealing with potential
challenges presented by shift work, such as sleep pattern disturbances.
Whether a shift worker or not, member health should be a primary concern
for a man. He can do more to maintain his manhood health by the daily
application of a top notch male organ health crème (health professionals
recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for
skin). Select a crème that contains a combination of moisturizing agents,
such as Shea butter and vitamin E. Be sure the crème also includes vitamin
A, which has anti-bacterial properties that help fight persistent and annoying
male organ odor.