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Things you never knew about being a man

Things you never knew about being a man

Published at 9:28am 31st October 2017. (Updated at 9:30am 31st October 2017)

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It may sound like a generalisation, but it's actually statistically proven that men don't talk enough about their health. But in order to live longer, happier and healthier we really should start. We got some facts and figures from Leeds Urology Partnership which might shock you...

Key men’s health statistics:

  • 40% of men still die prematurely (before the age of 75).
  • 1 in 5 men die before the age of 65.
  • Coronary heart disease kills more men than women and on average men develop it 10-15 years earlier.
  • Men are 60% more likely than women to develop a non sex-specific cancer, and are 70% more likely to die from the disease.
  • Men are more likely to drink alcohol above recommended levels, smoke cigarettes and eat a poor diet
  • By 2015, 36% of men will be obese and, by 2025, only 13% will have a healthy body mass index
  • Three times as many men commit suicide
  • Men visit their GP 20% less frequently than women

Key male urology facts:

  • 50% of men between the ages of 40 to 70 suffer from some degree of erectile dysfunction
  • Peyronie’s disease may affect as many as 1 in a 1000 men in UK
  • 1 in every 10 men are worried about penile size
  • Prostate cancer is the most common form of male cancer
  • Globally sperm counts are declining
  • Diabetes amongst men is increasing and is linked to sexual problems, bladder issues and higher rates of UTI
  • Low testosterone affects 40% of men over age 45 years and may be linked to earlier death

The first step in tackling all the problems is simple... let's talk. 

Leeds Urology Partnership are based at the Spire Hospital in Leeds most of the time, but recently also teamed up with Nuffield Health in Harrogate, bringing the opportunity for men to meet Dr Oliver Kayes who specialises in men's health in their local gym. Both members and non-members can book a conversation or a consultation to tackle whatever their concerned about, but there are also occasionally free events which anyone can attend such as the one below. 

Beth Parsons went along to one of the Leeds Urology Partnership free talks at Nuffield Health in Harrogate and talked to two of the attendees which you can listen to below. 

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