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Losing weight improves your sex life: KIMR Staff research

By Jocelyn Tan • September 20th, 2016

Losing weight may improve your sex life and not just by making you look sexier. Professor Bronwyn Stuckey, medical director at the Keogh Institute, has published a new study indicating that for men, losing weight improves sexual functioning regardless of the dietary method used. The study found that  overweight and obese men increased both their overall sexual functioning and their testosterone levels when they lost weight due to being placed on an energy restricted diet. Men on the study lost weight via either a high protein, low fat diet or a high carbohydrate, low fat diet and there results did […]

Assessment of sexual difficulties in people with diabetes

By Jocelyn Tan • May 18th, 2016
Assessment of sexual difficulties in people with diabetes

Sexual difficulties can be a common problem for people with diabetes. Men with diabetes have a higher risk of erectile dysfunction likely due to the increased blood sugar damaging  blood vessels and nerves in and surround the penis. As these blood vessels get damaged, the likelihood of erectile dysfunction increases. Poorly controlled diabetes is likely to damage these blood vessels more rapidly.  Other medical and lifestyle factors, such as smoking, drinking or cardiovascular risk factors can also damage these blood vessels contributing to erectile dysfunction. For women with diabetes, a decrease in vaginal lubrication is the most common issue. This […]

New Treatment available for Peyronie’s disease

By Jocelyn Tan • April 20th, 2016
New Treatment available for Peyronie’s disease

We are now able to offer a new treatment to men with penile curvature caused by Peyronie’s disase. Xiaflex, a newly approved medication, works by dissolving the curvature causing plaque. It is the only clinically proven treatment to significantly decrease the degree of curvature, aside from surgery. The medication is injected by a specialist directly into the plaque and is given over a series of 4 treatment cycles. Each cycle includes two injections, at least 72 hours apart. Our treatment is provided by one of our men’s health specialist team, including Dr Neil Palmer who participated in the first trials […]

Men’s Health Doctor’s New Book

By Jocelyn Tan • April 5th, 2016
Men’s Health Doctor’s New Book

Many of our Keogh staff have interests outside of medicine but only one of us is a published author! Dr Peter Burke who consults in the Men’s Health Clinic writes historical fiction. His novel ‘The Drowning Dream’ was shortlisted for the Vogel Australian and the WA Premier’s Literary Award. Now he has published a novel called ‘Wettening Auralia’ which is centred on the famous Mundaring to the Goldfields pipeline engineered by C. Y. O’Connor. If you want to read a new and lively account of the players in this drama, this is it.

When Love Doesn’t Work: Sexual disorders

By Jocelyn Tan • February 10th, 2016
When Love Doesn’t Work: Sexual disorders

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching,  many people are reflecting on their own issues with their relationships. We look back on the initial days of romance with fondness and wonder why things are no longer the same. We ponder if we should bring up all those niggling little annoyances – the lateness, the obsession with their phone, your waning sex life. Like fighting about their family, experiencing problems with your sex life is so widespread as to be practically a hallmark of a long relationship. But while some waning in sexual desire is a normal part of a relationship and sex may disappear all together during difficult or […]

Sperm Donation: A priceless gift

By Jocelyn Tan • December 9th, 2015

When we think of Christmas, we think of giving and of family. It is for this reason that we would like you to think about sperm donation. Sperm donation is one of the most priceless gifts someone can give. It is giving hope and granting someone’s dreams.  It is, as one former recipient put it, ‘bringing joy into a dark place’. Many recipients of sperm donation would never have the chance to have a family without donors. They usually have no other medical or technological solution. Although, adoption is often suggested, improved social and economic conditions mean very few children (less than twenty a year) […]

PBS changes to testosterone treatment

By Jocelyn Tan • October 28th, 2015

In April this year, the PBS made changes to who can receive PBS for testosterone treatment. These changes are due to uncertainty about the significance of low testosterone in older men and concerns about over-prescription in this setting. Prior to these changes, testosterone could be prescribed by GPs however now prescriptions for testosterone therapy require validation by an endocrinologist, urologist or member of the Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine. This means that a patient will need to see one of these specialists and the specialist needs to agree that this treatment is necessary and meets one of the indications, […]

Sexual treatments: The 5 worst to buy online

By Jocelyn Tan • September 28th, 2015

For many people sexual problems are too difficult to discuss with their doctor, so when issues start they take to the internet in the hopes of finding treatment. While this can be helpful for information (use our tips to help you),  problems start when sexual treatments  are bought online. Many of these treatments will simply be ineffective but some can be actively dangerous. Products being bought online from outside of Australia are not subject to Australian safety standards and can be made in unsafe conditions. The medications on this list (aside from Viagra) are banned in Australia for ethical or safety reasons, yet can […]

Testosterone supplements

By Jocelyn Tan • June 10th, 2015

Low testosterone is not as common as supposed by the media. It is considered that testosterone occurs in approximately one in 200 men under 60 years of age and one in ten older men. The presence of low testosterone however does not necessarily mean that treatment is required although in some cases it can help in the restoration of good health. A doctor, preferably a men’s health expert, should make the determination as to whether testosterone replacement is needed. This is because the benefits of testosterone supplements are often overstated and testosterone supplementation when levels are normal can be harmful, […]

Testosterone

By Jocelyn Tan • April 10th, 2015
Testosterone

  Testosterone is the most important male sex hormone and plays a large role in the maintenance of general good health. It helps in the growth of bones and muscles and as well as affecting mood, sex drive and certain aspects of mental ability including care-giving and empathy. Due to its large range of actions, low testosterone can have a large range of effects. Many of these effects are related to mood and sex drive however low testosterone also increases the risk of chronic conditions including stroke, heart disease and osteoporosis.   Testosterone is the most important male sex hormone […]

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