Posts Tagged ‘men’

Sperm Donation: A priceless gift

By Stuckey • 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) […]

Staying Healthy after Prostate Cancer Treatment

By Stuckey • 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 […]

The Truth About Testosterone

By Stuckey • 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 […]