Men’s health blog!
‘No, no I’m fine! I don’t want to bother the doctor!’
This is usually the response you get if you ask a man about any pain or medical issue. However, men’s health problems can be quite serious or even fatal if left too long before being treated.
Here are the top 5 men’s health issues:
- Prostate issues:
The prostate is a chestnut-sized gland which controls the flow of urine from the male bladder. Most men’s first indication that something may be wrong here is when they suddenly need to urinate very frequently during the night. Often this is put down to ‘old age’ but it should always be investigated – at any age!
- Impotence or Erectile dysfunction(ED):
ED is of huge importance to men and their partners! The ‘little blue pills’ containing sildenafil do have side-effects and cannot be used by men with heart conditions. Counselling, honest discussions and alternative drug-free therapies can all help with ED. Selenium, Zinc, and essential fatty acids are key nutrients that are needed to produce and maintain an erection.
- Testicular pain:
Just as women should check their breast tissue regularly for any unusual lumps, men should check their testes in the same way. Pain, discomfort or lumps here can indicate something more sinister going on. Getting to know what feels ‘normal’ for you on a regular basis can help to identify problems early. Testicular cancer kills 400 men in the UK per year.
This can present as dribbling urine constantly, increased urge to urinate but not quite getting to the toilet in time, occasional ‘leaks’ etc. Men may reduce fluid intake to try and stop the urine leaking. However, this can concentrate the urine which in turn can irritate the bladder lining. This can make things worse! There are incontinence pads which are specifically designed for men.
Sperm quantity rates have been dropping steadily over the last 30yrs. Infertility still carries a stigma for men and women. Our modern lifestyles do contribute to this issue a lot more than you think! Keeping mobile phones and laptops away from the genital area can really help with good quality sperm production.
Homeopathy has excellent remedies and solutions to ALL of the above issues. It can help with the symptoms as well as addressing the root cause which can sometimes be mental/emotional. Email me to see how I can help you (or your father/brother/husband etc.) safely and without side-effects!