Whether you’ve got a sporting injury, an illness, concerns about mental health, an existing chronic condition or something else entirely, we’ve got all the lads covered at Denmark Medical Centre.
Men tend to shy away from health checks. Our goal is to encourage more men in and around Denmark and Walpole to come in and have a chat.
We can help with everything from an assessment of cardiac risk factors, to screening for prostate and bowel cancer, to midlife health issues such as erectile dysfunction and testosterone deficiency. Our GPs can also help you with lifestyle factors like weight, fitness, smoking, alcohol and sleep problems.
To help you live your best and healthiest life, we offer screening through our Men’s Health Check program, too.
Prostate cancer is the second largest cause of cancer death in Australian men. It’s more common in older men and where there is a family history of the disease.
Early detection and treatment can significantly improve prostate cancer survival. A prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test is the most commonly used test to aid early detection of prostate cancer. However, this is not a diagnostic test as it only indicates changes in the prostate.
Symptoms and signs of prostate cancer may include:
Weak or interrupted urine flow or the need to strain to empty the bladder
The urge to urinate frequently at night
Blood in the urine or seminal fluid
New onset of erectile dysfunction
Discomfort or pain when sitting
If you are concerned about prostate cancer, please make an appointment with your doctor.
Erectile dysfunction is an inability to get or keep an erection that is sufficient for sexual intercourse. It can have a range of physical or psychological causes.
Many men have erectile dysfunction at some time in their lives, although it is more common in older men. Don’t worry about occasional failures in the bedroom – this is normal, and can happen when you’ve had too much to drink or you’re stressed or tired.
There are a range of treatments for erectile dysfunction, so if it is ongoing, you should see your doctor.
Other common sexual problems men can experience include:
Loss of libido
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)
If any of these things are on your mind, come in for a confidential chat with one of our GPs.
Quitting Smoking & Drinking
Worried that you’re drinking too much? Want to quit smoking or other drugs? Take the first step by making an appointment with one of our experienced GPs.
We’re here to help, and will work with you and other health professionals to support you on your journey to achieve your desired goals.