Although it sometimes feels like there is so much information out there, so many people still have very little knowledge about their bodies, their health, and their healthcare. This month is Men’s Health Month – a time dedicated to raising awareness and promote facts about men’s health and issues men face concerning their overall wellbeing. With a little education and regular check-ups, lives can be saved and many illnesses can be prevented.
Did you know that Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted disease that can cause cancer in the human body? So here’s the thing, most men won’t even know they have HPV as it goes undetected and can transmit it to partners through sex (not just intercourse).
Did you know that if detected early, testicular cancer is most likely treatable and even curable?
Did you know that Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is so common that is effects about half of all men between 51-60 years old?
Did you know that prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men?
Did you know that erectile dysfunction can be an early sign of heart disease?
From prevention to early detection, there are so many things you can do to keep your health in check. One of those things is to see you doctor. Yearly check-ups are obviously important for your general health, however, if you are experiencing pain below the belt that doesn’t go away, it’s time to call your urologist.
What does pain below the belt feel like?
You might be experiencing pain in your pelvis, genitals, side, abdomen, back or when you urinate. These are all warning signs that something might be up.
Then, there’s the issue of things that stay down… trouble achieving or maintaining an erection, or premature ejaculation, these are indications that something is going on and it could be anything from psychological to physiological. Your urologist can help get to the bottom of that.
Finally, blood. Even the smallest amount of blood in your urine is a sign that something might be going on. Don’t neglect the warning sign – it could be nothing at all, but it could also be the first sign of something bigger.
It’s Men’s Health Month, so help me spread awareness and share this article with friends, families, and neighbours. Your health matters, so Have the Balls To Talk About It, get educated and #getchecked