Learn about the causes of Men's Health Issues & find a practitioner in Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin to help you overcome Men's Health Issues within New Zealand.
Therapies which may benefit Men's Health Issues
'Men's health issues' is an umbrella term to describe physical and
mental problems that are specific to men or affect men in a different
way from women. Common issues include prostate cancer, testicular
cancer, impotence, hair loss, male menopause, snoring and colour
Common male health issues
Men and women share many health problems such as heart disease and
cancer but these conditions tend to affect men earlier in life. Some
conditions such as testicular cancer and impotence (erectile
dysfunction) are specific to men. There are more premature deaths in
men than women and men are more likely to die from road traffic
accidents, injuries and suicide.
Below are some of the common health issues that affect men:
- Prostate health – enlarged prostate, prostatitis and prostate cancer is more common among men aged 50 and over.
- Testicular cancer – causes the scrotum to swell but rarely causes pain. Testicular cancer requires prompt treatment.
– also known as erectile dysfunction, the likelihood of suffering this
condition increases with age and can be caused by smoking, anxiety,
depression, diabetes or MS.
- Male menopause – although strictly not the menopause, the condition is medically known as andropause and is caused by a fall in testosterone.
– four in ten men are thought to snore and the condition may be
indicative of obstructive sleep apnoea which temporarily blocks the
airways when breathing while asleep.
- Hair loss
– men can experience hair loss at any point in their lives. Hair loss
can be caused by anaemia, under-active thyroid, stress, fungal
infection of the scalp or it can just be hereditary.
- Colour blindness
– there are several forms of colour blindness and the condition is
usually inherited. It is more common among men affecting one in 20,
while for women the figure is only one in 200.
Diagnosis of men's health issues
Men are notoriously averse to seeing their doctor
about health problems but it is important to seek medical help if you
believe you have a health issue. The earlier that many of the
conditions above are detected, the better your chances of a successful
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