MOVEMBER – MEN’S HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

Move over November and hello Movember!! It’s that time of year again when men stop shaving and resemble their Edwardian forbearers. From a jovial chat between two Australian friends about bringing the moustache back into fashion while raising a few bucks to fight prostate cancer, to the global phenomenon it is now, Movember. is the […]

Long term pelvic pain in men- could it be prostatitis?

  Movember tradition has raised awareness of men’s health and concerns. This has historically been a tricky area for men to discuss and consult on. Breaking through these barriers and raising awareness will improve early diagnosis and better management. A common condition that we see in General practice is Prostatitis, which is inflammation of the […]

Treating Erectile Dysfunction just got easier: the 5 days shockwave treatment

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when a man cannot achieve and/or maintain a full erection. Sometimes the penis may become semi-erect but may not be hard enough to have sex. In some cases there is no change to the penis at all. Most men at some point in their lives may be affected by ED on […]

Where are we with the Male Birth Control?

For decades contraception has fallen to the female in most couples, due to the effectiveness of female contraceptives and the lack of a satisfactory male alternative.  Current reversible methods consist of ‘pulling out’, which is not effective, or using condoms. Condoms, while very effective if used correctly, are not popular with most men as they […]

Erectile dysfunction – what are the treatments? One option might shock you…

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when a man cannot achieve and/or maintain a full erection. Sometimes the penis may become semi-erect but may not be hard enough to have sex. In some cases there is no change to the penis at all.   How common is ED? Most men at some point in their lives may […]

Pros and Cons of Treating the Male Menopause

“The Male Menopause?” Yes. It’s a thing.   Of all the male hormones – or androgens – nearly all clinicians would agree that testosterone is both the most important, and most potent. The term ‘androgen’ derives from the ancient Greek words for ‘man-maker’, and healthy levels of testosterone do indeed have the power to make […]

Testosterone Deficiency

“I just don’t have the energy…” You hear yourself say. It never used to be like this, but on reflection you’ve actually been feeling like this for months now. You still love your partner, but the desire to perform has evaporated. In fact, the lack of energy seems to have permeated other parts of your […]

Trying to conceive? Consider checking your vitamin D level

A recently published article by Mumford et al 1 showed that sufficient preconception vitamin D levels (25-hydroxyvitamin D ≥75 nmol/L) are associated with an increased likelihood of pregnancy and livebirth. The team also found that Increased vitamin D concentrations before conception were associated with reduced pregnancy loss. Quick study summary The study was a secondary […]

Prostate Checks – Why Wait

Over the past few days the media has reported that for the first time in the UK, the number of deaths from prostate cancer has overtaken the number of deaths from breast cancer. Despite the fact that screening for prostate cancer has been available widely in the private sector for the past few years, the […]

Erectile dysfunction – is viagra the only option?

Following a recent announcement from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), men will no longer require a prescription to obtain the impotence drug Viagra and will instead be able to buy it over the counter at pharmacies.   This is likely to appeal to many men with erectile dysfunction (ED) as it is often […]