Medical Brochure Category: Men's Health

Person with a sore foot due to chronic gout and high levels of uric acid

Chronic Gout

It is a type of inflammatory arthritis, that is to say, a painful condition caused by the deposition (build-up) of uric acid crystals in one or more joints.
Some people develop chronic gout, also called gouty arthritis. This is when people experience repeated flare-ups that can lead to joint damage, deformity and limited joint motion.

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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism (under-active thyroid) is a condition in which your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of certain important hormones. Hypothyroidism upsets the normal balance of chemical

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Testicular Cancer

The testicles produce sperm and testosterone.  Testosterone is a hormone which plays a role in the development of a man’s reproductive organs

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Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer develops when normal cells in the prostate become abnormal and start growing uncontrollably, forming a tumour or mass. The exact reason why normal cells become abnormal is unclear. If left untreated, these cells continue to multiply uncontrollably and spread to other parts of the body.

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Sexual Health

Sterilisation is a permanent method for women who have completed their families or do not want any children.
Vasectomy is a permanent method for men who have completed their families or do not want any children. It is a quick and easy procedure with no effect on sexual function or performance.
If all of the options seem overwhelming, do not stress. One of our nurses will be happy to sit down and discuss your options with you during a contraceptive consultation. This will involve a few questions about your previous contraceptive use and medical history to make sure you choose a method that suits your health and lifestyle.

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Living with Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

It is the constant inability to get or sustain an erection enough for satisfactory sexual performance. It has a profound effect on intimate relationships, quality of life and overall self-esteem. It has been said to be a symptom of undiagnosed cardiovascular disease.

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Kidney Stones

Kidney stones (medically known as renal lithiasis or urolithiasis) are hard masses formed when there is not enough liquid to dissolve waste chemicals like calcium, oxalate and phosphorus in the urine. The colour, shape and size of kidney stones vary from that of small flecks to golf balls. Correct diet and drinking lots of water can prevent kidney stones

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Male Infertility

Male infertility can be due to multiple reasons including varicocele (enlargement of spermatic veins), testicular failure, hormone dysfunction, genital tract infection or exposure to toxins, but in almost a third of cases, the cause is unknown.
Infertility of which the cause is unknown or unexplained, is called idiopathic infertility. Oxidative stress (OS) is believed to be an important cause of idiopathic male infertility. Oxidative stress is a condition where the body’s natural antioxidant defence mechanisms are overwhelmed by harmful free radicals, also known as reactive oxygen species (ROS).
30 % – 40 % of infertile men have elevated levels of harmful reactive oxygen species (ROS) in their seminal plasma.

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