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Mens Health

Why men aren’t taking their health seriously

While it’s important for people of all ages to pay attention to their bodies, the stats show that men aren’t taking their health as seriously as women. But they should.

It's time for men to change their mindsets

Men are 24 percent less likely to visit the doctor for regular check-ups than women. Additionally, they’re 22 percent more likely than women to neglect their cholesterol tests. That’s a key reason why men suffer more heart attacks in their 50s than women.

For some men who are in good health, they may not think it’s necessary. But the reality is that men of every decade need routine checkups. There are conditions that should potentially be checked.

If you would like to take the first step and talk to someone about your health, book an appointment with Vala for advice.

What sorts of things can we help you with?

  • Annual physicals
  • Common illnesses and injuries
  • Chronic (long-term) disease management, such as management of high blood pressure, depression and diabetes
  • Erectile disorder
  • Hair loss
  • Infertility
  • Mental health concerns
  • Nutrition and weight management
  • Discussing, and organising Prostate exams/screening
  • Sexual Health/STI
  • Sleep issues
  • Skin conditions
  • Discussing, and organising Testicular/cancer screening
  • Discussing, and organising a Vasectomy

All our Primary care doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are trained to help men throughout all stages of life and provide the recommended health screenings and tips to staying healthy. They can also help treat a variety of conditions, including coughs and colds, acne, sleep disorders, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease.

Because we're Vala, and because you get unlimited appointments, even if you just feel a bit "baffled" and want some support to start feeling a bit more informed, we're always here to guide you through.

Frequently asked questions

What if I need to see a specialist?

Our Primary care team is trained to treat almost all men’s health conditions. Specialists are trained to treat the most complex conditions, especially those that don’t respond to the most common course of treatment. If you need something more, we have connections to experts who can help give you the care you need.

How do I make an appointment?

You can get started by making an appointment online using our booking system.
Depression and Suicide

Depression and Suicide

Men experience depression differently than women, reporting symptoms of fatigue and irritability more often. They are also less likely to acknowledge the condition and seek help. Although women are more likely to attempt suicide, men are more likely to die by suicide. Our trained clincians are here to help and support you.

Sexual health

Sexual health

We can offer advice and effective treatments for male-specific conditions. Our service is a discreet way to get the advice and treatment you need.

General health

General health

Our GPs can treat many non-emergency health problems. We can give expert advice, refer for tests and specialist review, and issue you with medication.

Alcohol Use

Alcohol Use

Men experience higher rates of alcohol-related deaths and hospitalizations than women. Drinking alcohol increases risk for mouth, throat, esophagus, liver and colon cancers. It also interferes with testicular function and hormone production. We can support in the life-style adjustments you need to reduce or stop drinking.

Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure

Stroke targets more than 3 million men. High blood pressure is common in males under the age of 45. Routine check-ins with our team can help you make the right adjustments to keep your heart healthy.

Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer

Men aged older than 50 years are at highest risk for developing skin cancer – more than twice as likely as women, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. This higher risk is likely attributable to more frequent sun exposure and fewer visits to the doctor.

Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes presents a unique set of complications for men, including greater risk for sexual impotence, and lower testosterone levels which can lead to depression and anxiety. Untreated diabetes also contributes to nerve and kidney damage, heart disease and stroke and vision problem.

Influenza and Pneumonia

Influenza and Pneumonia

Other men’s health issues, including COPD, diabetes, AIDS and cancer make men more susceptible to influenza and pneumonia. If you feel like your breathing is complicated, speak to one of our team today.

We're on your side...

We're on your side...

Although the life expectancy gap between men and women has been shrinking, several factors still work against men’s health — particularly, higher rates of smoking and drinking than women and the tendency not to seek help. Speak to us if you're worried about your health.

  • Depression and Suicide

    Men experience depression differently than women, reporting symptoms of fatigue and irritability more often. They are also less likely to acknowledge the condition and seek help. Although women are more likely to attempt suicide, men are more likely to die by suicide. Our trained clincians are here to help and support you.

  • Sexual health

    We can offer advice and effective treatments for male-specific conditions. Our service is a discreet way to get the advice and treatment you need.

  • General health

    Our GPs can treat many non-emergency health problems. We can give expert advice, refer for tests and specialist review, and issue you with medication.

  • Alcohol Use

    Men experience higher rates of alcohol-related deaths and hospitalizations than women. Drinking alcohol increases risk for mouth, throat, esophagus, liver and colon cancers. It also interferes with testicular function and hormone production. We can support in the life-style adjustments you need to reduce or stop drinking.

  • Blood Pressure

    Stroke targets more than 3 million men. High blood pressure is common in males under the age of 45. Routine check-ins with our team can help you make the right adjustments to keep your heart healthy.

  • Skin Cancer

    Men aged older than 50 years are at highest risk for developing skin cancer – more than twice as likely as women, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. This higher risk is likely attributable to more frequent sun exposure and fewer visits to the doctor.

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes presents a unique set of complications for men, including greater risk for sexual impotence, and lower testosterone levels which can lead to depression and anxiety. Untreated diabetes also contributes to nerve and kidney damage, heart disease and stroke and vision problem.

  • Influenza and Pneumonia

    Other men’s health issues, including COPD, diabetes, AIDS and cancer make men more susceptible to influenza and pneumonia. If you feel like your breathing is complicated, speak to one of our team today.

  • We're on your side...

    Although the life expectancy gap between men and women has been shrinking, several factors still work against men’s health — particularly, higher rates of smoking and drinking than women and the tendency not to seek help. Speak to us if you're worried about your health.

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