Men's Health - Having a consultation

From looking after your heart, reducing your risk of diabetes and looking after your sexual health, there’s a lot you can do to keep yourself healthy whatever your age.

That’s why we’ve put together a quick guide on all you need to know about men’s health.

Our Guide to Men’s Health

Keeping Your Heart Healthy

We all know keeping our heart healthy is important to reduce your risk of any coronary heart disease, angina, heart disease or a stroke, but do you know the best ways to do so? There are a few simple ways to adapt your lifestyle to help, including:

  • Eating a healthy balanced diet that’s low in saturated fat
  • Try to do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week
  • If you smoke, it’s best to quit, why not try our stop smoking tool and see what stop smoking products could help you

For more information on how to keep your heart healthy, click here.

Reducing Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

As we age our risk of certain health conditions increases, this includes type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is caused when your body responds abnormally to the insulin produced creating a resistance. This means that unused glucose can build up in your bloodstream causing high blood sugar levels.

Signs of type 2 diabetes to look out for include:

  • Always feeling thirsty
  • Going to the toilet more often
  • Always feeling tired
  • Feeling hungry all the time

For more information on the signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes, click here. To reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, try to make simple lifestyle changes such as eating healthily, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.

If you’re worried about your risk of type 2 diabetes, come instore for a type 2 diabetes screening. During the screening you will be asked a series of questions to assess your risk and may have your blood pressure taken as well as a small prick of blood to measure your blood glucose levels.

Looking After Your Prostate

According to the NHS, prostate problems are common, particularly in men aged 50 and over*. It is a small gland found only in men, it’s about the size of a walnut but as we age tends to get larger and can sometimes become swollen or enlarged.

1 in 3 of all men over 50 will have some symptoms of prostate enlargement*, these include:

  • Difficulty starting or stopping urinating
  • Waking up during the night to pee
  • Needing to pee more frequently or more suddenly.

It’s best to see your GP if you notice any you notice any problems with, or changes to the way you urinate.

There are some simple measures, like reducing the amount your drink (especially tea, coffee and alcohol) before bed that can help control the symptoms.

SELFCheck Prostate Health TestSELFCheck Prostate Health Check

Is a quick test that works by detecting raise levels of a protein called Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA). Raised levels may indicate prostate health problems. The test is a home test kit the can be carried out at any time of day.

If you are concerned about the symptoms you are experiencing, we recommend that you seek medical advice from your GP or one of our Pharmacists. If you have completed a self-test and are concerned about your results or your symptoms are still present, we suggest that you talk to your GP or one of our Pharmacists for more advice.

Discreet relief for erectile dysfunction:

It’s not something that is necessarily easy to talk about, but erection problems are very common particularly in men over 40. According to the NHS, it’s usually nothing to worry about, but you should see a GP if it keeps happening.

Erection problems can be caused by stress, tiredness, anxiety or drinking too much alcohol. If it happens more often, it may be caused by physical or emotional problems.

Medicine, such as sildenafil, is often used to treat erectile dysfunction. You could try:

Aronix Sildenafil 50mg 4 tabletsAronix:

Aronix is an erectile dysfunction treatment which can be obtained without a prescription. It is designed for men aged 18 and over with erectile dysfunction. It is a safe and discreet over-the-counter medication that can legally be bought online without seeing your doctor. Instead, you can be approved to purchase Aronix by completing a confidential questionnaire online. Your answers will be reviewed by one of our expert Pharmacists and your ED treatment will be delivered to your home or available for Click & Collect if it is suitable for you to use.

For more advice on men’s health, here’s our guide to looking after your heart and common male cancers sign and symptoms.