Men’s Health

Gray hair sad worried senior businessman expertiseMen are traditionally reluctant to come forward and discuss the health issues that may be affecting them, which can lead to conditions that are easily treatable developing into conditions that require urgent attention.

Cristazone provides a service that is tailored specifically for the needs of men and is delivered in a relaxing environment at our Harley Street consultation rooms.

General health issues

Health issues that men require a sensitive and confidential approach to include:

weight management
body image
erectile dysfunction
stress management
acid indigestion
depleted energy levels

The list is not exhaustive, if you have a health concern which is not listed that you require support with, book an appointment and we will be happy to provide you with the appropriate assistance.

 

The Prostate Gland

 A part of the body that all men need to be familiar with

 

prostateWhat is it?

It is a walnut sized gland which forms part of the reproductive system and sits just below the bladder and surrounds the urethra, which is the tube through which urine & semen passes. It produces an alkaline fluid which supports the survival of sperm. Problems with the prostate can include:

– Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate)

– Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

– Prostate cancer

 

Prostate facts & figures

  • 1 in 2 men will suffer from a prostate disease at some stage of their life
  • prostate enlargement affects 50% of men beyond middle age
  • prostatitis affects 1 in 15 younger and mainly middle aged men
  • approximately 3.2 million men in the UK suffer from the symptoms of an enlarged prostate

How common is enlargement of the prostate gland?

  • 40% in men aged 51 – 60
  • 70% in men aged 61 – 70
  • 80% in men aged 71 – 80
  • 90% in men aged 81 – 90

 

Only 25 – 50% of men with anatomical evidence of prostatic enlargement consult their GP about these symptoms.

50% of men with an enlarged prostate have sexual problems such as achieving/maintaining an erection or experience painful erections.

95% of men with moderate symptoms report not being happy to spend the rest of their lives with their current symptoms.

51% of men report that an enlarged prostate interferes with at least one area of their daily life.

46% of men wait more than a year after the start of their symptoms before seeking help from their GP.

90% of men still experience symptoms and 52% report little or no improvement despite their initial treatment.

Statistics provided by ProState Action and The British Journal of Urology

 

How we can help you

Problems with the prostate gland can cause considerable concern and can lead to some embarrassing symptoms. Many of you will suffer in silence as you struggle to come to terms with the impact that these symptoms can have on the quality of your life.

 

Symptoms can include:

  • difficulty starting urination
  • weakened flow of urine
  • straining when you pass urine
  • frequently going to the toilet
  • waking up frequently to urinate
  • an inability to fully empty your bladder
  • blood in the urine

 

In many cases problems with the prostate gland can be averted or significantly relieved if dealt with promptly.  At Cristazone we work closely with your healthcare provider to offer solutions and support for some of the problems that you may experience during what can be a very difficult period of your life.

Do not suffer in silence, contact us to find out how we can support you.