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Premature ejaculation: Its not in the mind

By Jocelyn Tan • November 19th, 2014
Premature ejaculation: Its not in the mind

Premature ejaculation is a highly misunderstood condition, with most people believing that it is due to psychological factors. In the past, premature ejaculation was considered to be due to too much masturbation, too little sex or psychological issues including hidden hostility towards women, passive aggressiveness, or an unresolved Oedipal conflict. These theories, which placed blame on the sufferer, contribute to shame, anxiety and other psychological problems. Treatments based on this may also cause the condition to worsen as anxiety contributes to the maintenance of the condition. New evidence however links premature ejaculation to a variety of different physiological mechanisms including […]

Erectile Dysfunction: Why you need to see your doctor

By Jocelyn Tan • September 16th, 2014
Erectile Dysfunction: Why you need to see your doctor

Erectile dysfunction is something that few men wish to talk about, even with a health professional. Many men either  accept it as a ‘natural part of aging’ or avoid the topic out of embarrassment. But there are  many good reasons to see a doctor about your erectile dysfunction. Firstly, there are many different causes of erectile dysfunction. Some of these causes can turn into much more serious or life threatening health conditions and erectile dysfunction may be one of the first signs that this is occurring. It is important that it is brought to a doctor’s attention so that this […]

Staying Healthy after Prostate Cancer Treatment

By Kimr • August 5th, 2014
Staying Healthy after Prostate Cancer Treatment

The men’s clinic at the Keogh Institute has expertise in managing health after treatment for prostate cancer. Whether prostate cancer has been managed with surgery or radiotherapy, erectile dysfunction is often a post-treatment problem. The main cause of this is usually damage to the nerve supply to the penis, which can be unavoidable.   Early management is better than late management and is often called “penile rehabilitation”.  This may consist of oral medications like Viagra, Cialis or Levitra but sometimes requires injection therapy. Prostate cancer surgery or radiotherapy may sometimes be followed by medications which turn off the production of testosterone […]

Well Men’s Health Checks

By Jocelyn Tan • June 11th, 2014
Well Men’s Health Checks

    A well men’s health check should be an annual event for any man, particularly anyone over the age of 50. Although you may see your GP when you are sick or to get a new script, in a busy modern practice a through check up can often be forgotten. Unfortunately this means that your risk factors for many medical conditions are growing unchecked as well. In our study on men with pre-diabetes, we found 10% of men who previously considered themselves healthy had either pre-diabetes or diabetes. Pre-diabetes, like many other conditions can be reversed before it turns […]

The Truth About Testosterone

By Kimr • June 3rd, 2014

Any discussion about sex or sexual function, in conversation or in the media, will inevitably mention the role of testosterone.  But is testosterone at the centre of sexual function?  Surprisingly, it seems to be over-rated. When it comes to erectile dysfunction (impotence) a study from the Keogh Institute showed that; out of 1455 men with erection problems, low testosterone was contributory in only 3%.  Treatment with testosterone for erectile difficulties is not helpful in the vast majority of men. It may increase the desire but not necessarily the performance. Much more important than testosterone is high cholesterol or a high […]

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