Realising you have a dependence on alcohol is a very difficult first step to recovery. People often drink to create a sense of wellbeing they may not be able to achieve in ordinary life. A new car, relationship or house can give people a temporary feeling of wellbeing but cold, grey reality inevitably returns. Slowly, their ability to resolve life's difficulties withers. more on alcohol
Headache is one of the most common ailments. But not all headaches are the same - the location of the pain, how severe it is, how long it lasts and how often it occurs, and sometimes what brings on the pain, are some of the variables that doctors use to define different types of headache. Knowing what type of headache you have can help you and your doctor to manage and treat your headaches.
The prostate (from Greek προστάτης - prostates, literally "one who stands before", "protector", "guardian") is a compound tubuloalveolar exocrine gland of the male mammalian reproductive system. Women do not have a prostate gland, although women do have microscopic paraurethral Skene's glands connected to the distal third of the urethra in the prevaginal space that are homologous to the prostate. more on prostate
Sleep-related disorders are estimated to affect 240,000 New Zealanders, although most cases remain undiagnosed and untreated. Poor quality sleep is not a disease, but may be a symptom of other problems such as stress, snoring, anxiety, pain or prostate problems. It could also be a short-term problem from an unknown cause. While sleeping difficulties are usually temporary, they may sometimes become chronic. more on sleep disorders
Is vasectomy right for you?
Vasectomy is a simple, safe and effective surgical procedure that makes a man sterile (unable to father a child). Because a vasectomy should be considered irreversible, it's a serious step to take. You and your partner should understand all the facts and share in the decision.
Depression in Men
Why should I care about depression?
From childhood, we men are taught to be in control of our feelings. And until recently, it looked like we were. That’s because until recently, men were diagnosed with depression only about one-tenth as often as women. But new research suggests that what we're really good at is hiding our feelings. Depression in men may always have been far more common than we knew. more on depression
Anger Control In Men
Life provides men with an endless supply of things to get angry about. There’s the sullen waitress who refuses to look in your direction while you wave desperately for the check. There’s the oaf who drifts across the road without ever using his blinker. There’s the dropped call, the tepid shower, the gum on the bottom of the shoe. more on anger control
According to the American Heart Association, in 2004, over 410,000 men died of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in both sexes. Because men usually develop heart disease 10 to 15 years earlier than women do, they're more likely to die of it in the prime of life. About one-fourth of all heart-disease-related deaths occur in men ages 35 to 65. You can reduce your risk of heart disease by making healthier lifestyle choices and getting appropriate treatment for other conditions that can increase your risk of coronary artery disease, such as high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure.