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At our Family Health Clinic Malvern, we understand that men’s health goes beyond physical wellness. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of men’s health services, including prostate screenings, fertility testing, and mental health support. By prioritising your health and well-being, we ensure you can live your happiest and healthiest life.
As a family-focused medical practice, we understand the importance of men’s health in maintaining happy, healthy families. Our clinic strives to provide top-notch men’s health services, including preventative care and mental health support, to help you be the best version of yourself for your loved ones.
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What are the most important health problems in men
The health of men has received greater attention in recent years — partly because they have a higher risk of certain health problems and injury, but also because of the way in which men use (or do not use) health services. GPs present a generalist approach to men’s health, focusing on their most important health problems and what general practitioners can do about them. Of course, men are not a homogeneous group, and it is vital to consider the influence that other factors, including socioeconomic status, ethnicity and where they live, have on their health risks and health service use.
Illnesses and Diseases
Men’s health is much more than reproductive health. The major burden of disease in Australian men is attributable to cardiovascular disease, cancer and injury, and, for many conditions, men have higher incidences and higher age-standardised death rates than women.
a) Despite declines in cardiovascular disease mortality, ischaemic heart disease is still common and much more prevalent in men than in women aged 40–74 years, with men being twice as likely to die from it. This is partly because of the more significant contribution of smoking, alcohol intake, overweight, elevated cholesterol levels and type 2 diabetes to their cardiovascular risk.
b) Cancers: The increase in both incidence and mortality from around age 50 is notable—the rate of death from lung cancer in men (23% of cancer deaths). Prostate cancer accounted for 14% of cancer deaths and the death rate from colorectal cancer (12% of cancer deaths). Melanoma was the third most common cancer and the fourth most common cause of cancer death in men.
Risk-taking behaviours are seen more frequently in men, with men twice as likely as women to die in motor vehicle accidents and as a result of injuries from violence. Occupational injury and death is a major cause of male morbidity, and more than nine out of 10 people killed at work are men. Men are more likely to be homeless or involved in the justice system compared with women. Men also have higher rates of substance abuse and suicide, and unhealthy behaviours, including smoking tobacco and exceeding recommended drinking guideline Depression may manifest differently in men, especially through somatic symptoms and anger, or risky or uncontrolled behaviour
Reproductive and sexual health problems in men
They are relatively common, especially in those over the age of 40. They include:
a) Benign prostatic hypertrophy, affecting 20% of men aged 40–49 years and 40%–50% of those aged over 65 years.6
b) Erectile dysfunction, affecting 20% of 40–64-year-olds, increasing to 43% in those aged 65 years or over.7 The cause may be organic and/or psychological. Organic causes are more frequent, especially in middle-aged and older men, most frequently penile vascular disorders, often in association with cardiovascular disease or type 2 diabetes.
c) Male hormone disorders (including androgen deficiency), which occur in about one in 200 adult men
Will Jenkins : Dietitian
Dietitian | Nutritionist | Sport and Fitness Nutritionist | Weight Loss and Weight Management dietitian | Nutritionist for people with Chronic Disease |
Dr. Ghazal Monshipouri
Female General Practitioner | Special interest in Women's and Children’s health, Mental health, Skin Cancer medicine and Cosmetics.
Dr. Reza Sabry GP
Male Practitioner | General Practitioner | After-hours urgent Care | Men's and Mental Health | Child Health | Immunisation
Frequently asked questions...
The major health issues faced by men include cardiovascular disease, various types of cancers, and injuries. Other significant concerns include mental health issues and reproductive and sexual health problems.
Several factors contribute to men having a higher risk of heart disease, including greater rates of smoking, alcohol consumption, obesity, elevated cholesterol levels, and type 2 diabetes.
Men often display mental health issues differently than women, presenting symptoms such as physical discomfort, anger, or engaging in risky or uncontrolled behavior.
Men over 40 commonly encounter issues like benign prostatic hypertrophy and erectile dysfunction. Male hormone disorders, including androgen deficiency, are also prevalent.
The highest rate of cancer deaths among men is due to lung cancer, accounting for 23% of cancer fatalities. Prostate and colorectal cancers are also significant contributors