So I decided I would do a little post about a couple of men’s health and sexual health issues and have a bit of a chat about them. Now, I am not part of the medical community at all but I think these are topics that should be openly chatted about more regularly wouldn’t you agree?
Below I have listed some links in regards to several Men’s Health Issues that can arise in a man’s life. Whether your 20 something through until much later in life. We need to be talking about Men’s Health Openly.
Like all health issues, you should always consult with your doctor. It’s really important that you are aware of your body, have regular check-ups with your GP and always discuss with them any issues you have.
Things such as Prostate Cancer, it is recommended, especially in men over 50 that you have routine check-ups each year to ensure that you don’t have prostate cancer. Unless your doctor recommends you start earlier especially if there are things such as family history.
Men, especially from the age of 25 should be routinely checking their testicles to check for changes in them if you notice a change you should be making an appointment with your GP asap to have them check it out for you.
If you are sexually active, you should be having regular STI screenings done as a minimum every 6 months at least and there are many sexual health clinics you can attend that are free and confidential around the country so it is recommended that you have it done on a regular basis, especially if you have multiple partners, a new partner, or just overall sexually active. This is in your best interest as well as your partners. Because just because it’s not visible doesn’t automatically mean that you are in the clear. So its best to get a check done. Below I have put a link where you can find your nearest sexual health clinic so make sure you check it out.
As I said, below I have listed a range of different Men’s Health issues, and if you click on each of them they link to an information page that can tell you more about them and some resources as needed. I think it’s important to look after your health as much as possible and there are many different ways to look after your health.
If you feel you have depression or anxiety there are a number of different helplines especially created for men to make use of, so if you are ever having these kinds of feelings and maybe aren’t sure about talking face to face with someone about these feelings, information about the different helplines are listed below, so don’t hesitate to use them. I personally have mental health issues and I also have a degree in psychology so I am always available as well, as a non-judgemental person to listen if you need someone to talk to so don’t ever hesitate to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you want someone to talk to as well.
There is no shame in having any of the below health problems and there is a range of ways to fix them. Don’t ever feel embarrassed to speak to your Doctor about them because the longer you leave it, the more anxious or concerned you will become and that can sometimes make the issue worse. While with other issues, such as testicular or prostate cancer if you don’t address them they can become bigger problems and lead to cancers in other parts of your body, so it is really important to address them head-on sooner, rather then later.
This Link for Healthy Male is a great resource for men interested in looking after their health, it lists a range of men’s health issues with details on symptoms, what do do if you have those symptoms and some other information resources that can help you out.
Men’s Health Australia has some great information on services and resources for mens psychological, social and physical well being. There’s also a range of events, workshops and links to information relating to Men’s overall wellbeing and health which are worth checking out.
Australian Men’s Health Forum again is a really great resource for overall men’s health – Psychologically, Socially and Physically. Its worth joining up and checking it out. It’s important to invest in your overall health not just your fitness.
Its really important to look not only after your physical health but your mental health. If you find your self feeling anxious, depressed, suicidal or having thoughts of self harm below are some resources specifically for men that are there to help and support you.
So hopefully, Men you find some of this information really helpful in making sure you are healthy – Socially, Psychologically and Physically – Its a really important thing to do, to look after yourself, and there are a range of support and information out there to make sure you maintain your overall health.