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Men's Health
February 27, 2018

What’s happening to my penis?

Your penis changes as you age. Ageing doesn’t just bring on wrinkles, grey hair and new and uncomfortable aches and pains. Nope, unfortunately, there’s hair loss, saggy skin – and yes, those wrinkles can start to form in places that you didn’t even know could wrinkle. As you age, so too does your penis. Each change is controlled by testosterone levels in your body. Testosterone is the male sex hormone. Your levels of testosterone start to go down as you hit the age of 40, and this affects semen volume and sperm quality. Your penis can affect your sexuality as…
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Men's Health
September 28, 2017

The top killers and cures in men

For much of your 20s you partied like there was no tomorrow. But now, as you get older, you realise the need to take care of your health just a little bit better. Men’s health issues are on the increase. Sadly, though, there still seems to be a stigma around confronting these issues. Men tend to be less open about their health issues. When they struggle, it often becomes a case of: “out of sight, out of mind.” In the spirit of Movember, we look at three common illnesses men face, and how you can do your best to prevent…
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Men's Health
September 28, 2017

How to keep your prostate from turning against you

In the spirit of Movember, let’s get to grips with one of the scariest health issues facing men today: prostate cancer. First the good news: early preventative screening goes a long way. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting South African men today. About one in eight men are at risk of getting it. If you’ve just turned 40, pick up the phone and have yourself checked out! Risk factors According to a recent study, prostate cancer is the sixth leading cause of cancer-death amongst men in the world. The prostate is a small gland that produces…
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Men's Health
September 28, 2017

Take care of your testicles

Are you feeling a lump or heaviness in either of your testicles? It’s time for a screening! In fact, in the spirit of Movember – go for a screening anyway. Your doctor can give you tips on what to look out for, so you don’t miss any serious symptoms. Testicular cancer is common among men between the ages of 15 and 39, so if you notice anything strange, it’s not the time to be shy, guys! A doctor’s visit can save your life. What adds to the risk? A family history, age (most common in ages 15 to 39) and…
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Men's Health
September 20, 2017

4 unusual signs of depression in men

Depression is more than just a low mood. And, especially with guys, the presentation can be so unusual, that it doesn't look like depression at all. Even your doctor could miss the diagnosis! Here are some of the uncommon and overlooked symptoms of the condition. Recognise the signs: 1. A short fuse For most, depression equals severe sadness, but can also manifest as being short-tempered or snapping at others. In the same way that some people with depression find themselves crying without knowing why, others may find themselves irritable and angry without understanding it. According to a study published in…
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Men's Health
August 10, 2017

Last longer in bed: The Men’s Guide

The mood is set and you’re ready to rock her world. Uh oh… problem alert: in the throes of passion, you realise you may finish too soon. While it may be embarrassing, just know that this is a common problem, and nothing to be ashamed of! Can you keep up? Premature ejaculation affects about 30% of men before or after sexual intercourse, and usually happens between one to three minutes into sex. There’s no clear reason for the problem. Some factors that can contribute include: a new partner different sexual setting hyperactive reflexes extreme arousal infrequent sexual activity sensitive genital…
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Men's Health
June 23, 2017

Men, boost your sexual performance

There’s a solution for nearly everything these days, not least of which aimed at improving your sex life. Viagra made quite a splash when it debuted years ago, and since then, many more have flooded the market. Here's a run-down of your medically approved passion-powering options. Performance enhancer These drugs act as an enhancer for normal or abnormal erectile function. They increase sexual desire and arousal. With the growing interest and market, they’re used to remedy erectile dysfunction. They increase sexual performance, prevent early ejaculation and the overall quality of sex. Sexual enhancers are known to be effective and can…
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Men's HealthSexual Health
September 17, 2016

Vasectomy – Is it for you?

The thought of surgery involving the scrotum is enough to instil fear in even the bravest man. But if you have completed your family, a vasectomy is a worthwhile consideration. If this is you, here are your most common questions, answered. (more…)
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Men's Health
August 1, 2016

Is it Prostate cancer? No, it’s just Prostatitis

With all the awareness campaigns on prostate cancer, you may be very worried when you start feeling pain ‘down there’. Don’t worry just yet. There’s a lot more to your prostate than ‘getting cancer’. Here’s the lowdown on the down-low: (more…)
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