Hair loss or male pattern baldness affects around 90% of men. Hair may start to disappear from the temples and the crown of the head at any time. This can start as early as late teenage years, but for most men this starts in the late 20s and 30s.
It tends to be an inherited condition, but there are other reasons for hair loss such as an iron deficiency, underactive thyroid, stress, fungal scalp infection and some prescribed medicines.
If you are concerned about loss of hair, you should speak to your Pharmacist or see your GP.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
The prostate is a small gland in the pelvis that is found only in men. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) occurs when the prostate gland, which is normally the size of a walnut, enlarges and restricts the flow of urine from the bladder. Symptoms include:
- A frequent and urgent need to urinate, including during the night
- Finding it difficult to start to urinate, even though you need to go
- The urine stream is weak and only a small amount is actually passed
- Leaking or dribbling of urine
- Small amounts of blood in the urine
If you are suffering with any of the above symptoms, you should not reduce your intake of fluid. As the early symptoms of BPH are the same as for prostate cancer, you should speak to either your Pharmacist or your GP about them.
If you need further information regarding mens health please visit your local Alphega pharmacy and ask your pharmacist, for advice.
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