It’s one of those things that can be difficult to talk about, embarrassing to address and sometimes easier to leave untreated.
Men’s health issues – erectile dysfunction, enlarged prostate (BPH) and urinary incontinence – are often brushed under the carpet and ignored, yet they can cause many difficulties in day to day life.
But St John of God Berwick Hospital is making it easier for men to learn more and to get help.
Mr Shekib Shahbaz and Mr Tony de Sousa, Urological Surgeons at St John of God Berwick Hospital, understand this reluctance to seek medical advice and are hosting a free men’s health event to create a safe and comfortable environment for men to learn more about these issues.
The session will be held on Monday 22 October at Harkaway Pubic Hall (56-58 King Road, Harkaway) and will focus on erectile dysfunction, enlarged prostate (BPH) and male urinary incontinence.
“It may be reassuring for men to know that what they are experiencing is common and that they are not alone. Presenting this sensitive health information to a group can help to normalise topics which in the past have been taboo and associated with shame or embarrassment,” Mr Shahbaz said.
Mr de Sousa echoes this sentiment.
“This forum enables men to reach out for advice and expert medical opinion. We don’t want men and their partners suffering in silence,” he said.
Those wanting to learn more are invited to come along to this free men’s health seminar and meet Shekib and Tony.
Both Urologists are based in Berwick working from St John of God Berwick Hospital and Casey public hospital.
Please call 1300 427 332 to register interest.