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Men’s Health

We offer medical consultations to discuss men’s health, as well as Men’s health checks, Prostate cancer checks, Sexual health, Testicle health and testicular cancer and erectile dysfunction (impotence)

Improving men’s health is a high priority. A boy born in Australia in 2010 has a life expectancy of 78.0 years while a baby girl born at the same time could expect to live to 82.3 years old.

Boys start off more unwell, have more accidents, and pass away sooner than their female counterparts. Five men on average commit suicide per day, which is four times the rate of women. Most deaths among men are caused by accidents, cancer, and heart disease.

For better results in men’s health, our doctors understand the need of preventive, because men visit the doctor less often than women, our GPs encourage men to come back for routine checks.

Cancer

Our doctors advise colonoscopies for anyone with a family history of bowel cancer and tests to check for blood in the stools every two years after the age of 50.

Men between the ages of 19 and 32 are advised to routinely check their testes for testicular cancer. Additionally, they cover the possibility of PSA and digital rectal examination screening for prostate cancer in men aged 50 and older and in those with a family history.

One in seven men between the ages of 40 and 49 and one in four men over the age of 70 experience benign prostatic hyperplasia, a prevalent disorder. This can be found with a yearly prostate exam, and it’s vital to mention any altering urine symptoms with your doctor, such as frequency, slow stream, dribbling, or nocturia.

Cholesterol

Lowering the level of cholesterol in your blood can be accomplished with a healthy diet and consistent exercise.

Adopting healthy behaviours, such as maintaining a balanced diet and engaging in regular exercise, will also help you avoid having high cholesterol levels in the first place.

Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels is crucial for men’s health because they raise your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Consult your doctor if you are worried about your cholesterol.

Erectile dysfunction

Impotence, often known as erectile dysfunction, is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection strong enough for sexual function. Erectile dysfunction affects many guys at some point in their lives.

In Australia, one million males suffer from erectile dysfunction. Older males are more likely to be affected.

The causes of erectile dysfunction can be both physical and psychological. Additionally, it could be a sign of a medical condition like depression, diabetes, or heart disease. It is crucial to discuss this matter with your doctor so they can look into it and provide treatment.

Depression

One in 8 men experiences depression at some stage of their life. Men are more likely than women to identify and characterise the physical signs of depression, such as fatigue or weight loss. Instead of expressing their feelings of depression, men may admit to being irritated or furious.

Depression is more than just being depressed or angry. It’s about feeling out of control, unable to control emotions, and unable to see a way out, to be more specific. At any age, anyone can be impacted. Additionally, it might be brought on by a variety of negative life events. Everybody occasionally feels “down.” But if someone has been depressed for longer than a few weeks and has been depressed, moody, angry, or unable to sleep or concentrate, it may be depression. Additionally, a man may lose interest in his job, sports, intimacy, socialising, or other activities that he may have once found enjoyable.

Men may experience depression due to physical health issues, drug or alcohol addiction, loneliness, unemployment, or bullying at work or school. A person’s depression may also result from a change in their personal circumstances, such as a divorce, breakup, or even the birth of a child.

In order to offer the proper mental health intervention and support, our doctors encourage men to talk about these problems.

Heart Disease

Heart disease risk can be dramatically reduced by:

· Avoiding or giving up smoking

· Eating a balanced diet

· Regular exercise

To keep a healthy weight.

For men’s health to improve, chronic health issues must be controlled. With a chronic illness management plan, conditions including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes should be controlled while working towards targets that minimise risk. The thorough health check can be built on the 45–49-year-old health check, which is covered by Medicare.

Useful links:

· Cancer: https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Men-and-Cancer.pdf

· Cholesterol: https://medlineplus.gov/cholesterollevelswhatyouneedtoknow.html

· Erectile Dysfunction: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/erectile-dysfunction#:~:text=Erectile%20dysfunction%2C%20also%20known%20as,causes%2C%20both%20physical%20and%20psychological

· Depression: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/depression-in-men & https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

· Heart Disease: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20353118 & https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/men.htm

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