Male Menopause

What is the male menopause? If we were to talk about ‘mid life crises’, ‘hot flushes’ and ‘mood swings’, most us would refer to the female menopause, few people would actually associate ‘mid life crises’ with men. As like the female menopause the male menopause is a collection of symptoms that result due to a…

Alcohol Information

What is alcohol? Please watch the video’s below to help highlight the dangers of drinking in Men and Women. The Dangers of Alcohol in Men The Dangers of Alcohol in Women Alcohol is found in drinks such as beer, lager, cider, wine, alco pops and spirits (whisky, vodka, gin, rum). All alcoholic drinks contain ethanol…

Male Health

In this section of the site we have aimed to cover illnesses and problems we believe to be the most frequent in men. Don’t forget, if you don’t find it under this section try our search facility as it may be under a different section. If the illness/condition you require information on is not on…

Testicular cancer

There are three types of cancer only men can suffer from – testicular cancer, prostate cancer and penile cancer. We have supplied information on all three of these disorders, which may help you to detect early signs of the disease. What are the testicles? The testicles are the male sex gland, they are two small…

Prostate cancer

What is the prostate gland? The prostate is a small gland found only in men. It lies below the bladder between the pubic bone and the rectum. It is shaped like a doughnut and surrounds the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the penis). It is a vital part of the male…

Penile cancer

What is the penis? The penis is the external male genital organ. Inside the penis is the urethra, the tube through which urine and semen exit the body. The head of the penis is called the glans and at birth the glans is covered by a loosepiece of skin, known as foreskin. What is cancer…

Non-specific urethritis (N.S.U.)

What is non-specific urethritis? Non-specific urethritis (N.S.U.) is a bacterial infection that mainly affects men. It is an inflammation of the tube called the urethra, which carries the urine from the bladder to the tip of the penis. It is called non specific as the exact cause is not always known and there can be…

Polyps

What is a polyp? A polyp is an abnormal growth. Polyps can vary in size, shape and location, they may be single or multiple. Some polyps are flat and some look like a grape with a narrow stalk, or they may take the form of many fine projections, resembling the pile of a carpet. Polyps…

Peptic Ulcer

What are peptic ulcers? A peptic ulcer is an actual break / sore on the protective lining of the stomach or the duodenum. Ulcers on the stomach are known as gastric ulcers and ulcers on the duodenum are known as duodenal ulcers. Peptic ulcers are a serious medical condition but with proper treatment can be controlled…

Blood Pressure

What is blood pressure? As the blood circulates around the body, it is under pressure. The blood pressure is a result of the pumping action of the heart and the resistance of the vessels, through which the blood flows. When blood pressure is high it puts an unnecessary strain on the heart and blood vessels.…

Haemorrhoids

What are haemorrhoids? Haemorrhoids, commonly known as piles, are swollen, enlarged veins located inside the lower part of the rectum (internal) or under the skin around the anus (external). What causes haemorrhoids? Haemorrhoids occur when veins in the back passage become swollen, because the flow of blood through them slows down or is obstructed –…

Gout

What is gout? Gout is a painful type of arthritis that can attack both large and small joints, though it usually only attacks one joint at a time. The condition usually begins with pain in the big toe. Other joints that are affected include the wrists, fingers, ankles, knees and elbows. Gout has been around…