Throughout the world, women are living longer than men. It’s believed the reason is because a lot of men are less proactive when it comes to their health and not aware of what they can do to live happier and healthier lives.
Every year in the UK thousands of men die from health-related illnesses which could have been avoided if they’d have sought help earlier. From ignoring symptoms of prostate cancer, to suicide caused by poor mental health.
This month it’s Movember, an annual month which focuses on raising awareness of men’s health, and to encourage more men to get checked and seek help. For so many of us, our health can take a back seat with our busy day to day lives getting in the way. At Pall Mall Medical we offer appointments at a time to suit you, with no long waiting times to endure and no requirement for a referral letter saving you both effort and time.
Take a look at some of our services below, plus we’re offering a range of discounts on these services to celebrate Movember.
Well Man Screen
Tailored especially for men, this type of health screen is completed by one of our highly experienced GP’s. It covers all aspects of your lifestyle looking at your own and your family’s medical history, plus it includes blood tests which look for signs of possible problems which could occur in the future.
At the end of the screen you will receive a report detailing any areas of concern and follow-up advice.
To find out more or book an appointment at one of our private healthcare clinics with 15% off until the end of November 2019 click (here).
Prostate Cancer Health Check
Over 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year in the UK, making it the most common cancer in men. Prostate cancer usually affects men over 50 but younger people can also be at risk.
The good news is that testicular cancer is one of the most treatable cancers – specifically 95% treatable if caught early.
Testicular cancer symptoms can include:
- A lump in either testicle
- Pain in either testicle
- A collection of fluid build-up in the scrotum
- Back pain
- An aching sensation in the groin or abdomen
The prostate can be checked initially via a least invasion option, a PSA test.
What is a PSA test?
The PSA test is a blood test that measures the amount of prostate specific antigen (PSA) in the blood. PSA is a protein produced by normal cells in the prostate and also by prostate cancer cells. A raised PSA level may suggest a problem with the prostate.
Book your Prostate Health Check with 30% off throughout November (here).
Male Menopause Screening
The male menopause describes age-related changes in male hormone levels, including a drop-in testosterone production which is common in men aged over 50.
What symptoms can a drop-in testosterone production cause?
- Low energy
- Increased body fat
- Reduced libido
- Decreased bone density
During the screening, the Consultant Urologist will perform a physical examination and discuss your symptoms with you. They will then take a series of blood tests, which will include measuring your testosterone levels.
Find out more and book your Male Menopause Screening with 10% off throughout November (here).
Erectile dysfunction, or impotence as it is otherwise known, is in the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. It can happen occasionally or more often and is common in men aged over 40 with over 50% of men in this age group having experienced this condition.
What can cause erectile dysfunction?
- Hormone imbalances
- Blood pressure
- Certain medication
- Psychological problems
Find out more about erectile dysfunction and book your profiling appointment with 10% off throughout November here.