Men’s Health

The life expectancy of Australia men is 79 years which is 5 years less than women.
Men are probably not as careful as women when it comes to their health. They will see the doctor promptly if the fear they could be ill, especially if the man next door had a heart attack or someone at the workplace developed a cancer! But a routine check-up is something that a lot of men never really get around to.
Why men seem to have a different attitude to their health is not completely clear. Maybe it starts in childhood with boys being taught to be tough and to take plenty of many risks. Fortunately some of these attitudes are starting to fade away. However there are certain areas of men’s health that are of special concern.
 

Most Common Causes of Death and Illness in Men are

  • Heart Disease
    Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and unhealthy eating patterns and lack of exercise are the main causes of increased risk of Heart Diseases.
    Our well trained and experienced GPs can help you in these areas of preventative health and lower your risk.
  • Cancer
    Prostatic and bowel cancers are common cancers we might be able to detect early by routine health checks. Our GPs can assess your risk and organise relevant investigations accordingly.
    Our GPs recommend testing blood in stools every 2 years and will organise a colonoscopy if you have a family history of bowel cancer.
    To assist in early detection of testicular cancer every man between the age of 19 and 32 should regularly check their testes.
    If you have a family history of prostate cancer, you should discuss with your GP about a rectal examination of the prostate and screening for prostate cancer with a PSA test.
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Lung Diseases
  • Erectile Dysfunction
    Erectile Dysfunction or impotence means not being able to keep an erection that is sufficient for sexual intercourse.
    Men can have impotence at some time in their life that can come and go. It has many causes both physical and psychological; e.g. Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Prostate related diseases, high blood pressure, depression, stress, anxiety and can be related to some medications you take.
    Both our male and female doctors are well trained to explore your condition in a highly sensitive manner and will be able to help you.
  • Depression.
    Nothing is more likely to bring a man out in a cold sweat than asking him to talk about his emotions. But if a man is under stress or feeling depressed it will help if he talks about it.
    It might be due to a relationship breakup, bullying at the workplace/school, drug or alcohol misuse.

Our doctors are experienced, friendly and nonjudgmental in dealing with mental health issues in a respectful and confidential manner.