The challenge for andrologists is the period in a man's life that begins in his 50s. Many changes concerning this period had already been observed by doctors and scientists several decades ago and were considered inevitable at that time. We now know that this is not the case. Some are a warning, e.g. erectile dysfunction can precede a heart attack by many years. Early recognition can change a lot in the life of a man and his family.
The progressive aging of societies especially affects men who, on average, live shorter than women and do not have their "doctor-guardian". Recently, the problem of late fatherhood has emerged, as men over 50 decide to have offspring, sometimes having adult children. A man of this age does not most often show reproductive disorders (it is well preserved until the age of 70), but there are symptoms of systemic changes - vascular changes, skeletal changes, and genitourinary system changes. Before deciding on late fatherhood, a man should get acquainted with his state of health.
A man's body (as well as his car) also needs to be checked from time to time. It is important to carry out some tests, even in middle age, when there are no theoretical grounds for irregularities. The tests now carried out can, after a few years, be a benchmark should any health problems arise. Regardless of age, there are several studies, incl. blood count, urine test and ESR test, which should be performed periodically, e.g. in one of the laboratories of the Diagnostyka network.