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    Men: Health is your Wealth

    Hyperhidrosis

    It’s a fact – thanks to testosterone, men do sweat more than women. Still, uncontrollable or excessive sweating is defined as hyperhidrosis, a condition that usually affects, but isn’t limited to, the hands, feet and underarms.

    Primary hyperhidrosis is caused by sweat glands that don’t have an ‘off’ switch. Secondary hyperhidrosis is when the excess sweating is actually a symptom of another underlying medical condition so it’s important that your doctor run tests to determine the cause.

    Either way, one of the most effective and least invasive ways of treating excessive sweating, regardless of the reason, is with the injection of a botulinum toxin like Botox or Dysport ®. This temporarily blocks the secretion of the chemical responsible for turning on the sweat glands. The resultant dryness can last as long as four to five months, patient depending.

    Hair loss

    Sometimes hair loss in men can be attributed to medical conditions like an autoimmune disease or inflammatory bowel disease; a scalp condition like tinea capitus (a fungal infection) or poor nutrition. For the most part, however, it’s simply in their genes and half of all men will experience hair loss to some extent by the age of 50. If you’d prefer to hold on to what you’ve got, it’s important to start a treatment that will maintain the hair follicles you have and potentially ‘wake up’ any that are dormant.

    After a consultation with one of our Health Renewal doctors to rule out any medical causes for your hair loss, you might be prescribed one or several of the following treatments.

      ·Health Renewal’s Hair Loss IV infusion contains a combination of vitamins and minerals needed to stimulate hair growth and minimise hair loss.

      ·Topical treatments include Minoxidil and Lamelle Pelo Baum. Minoxidil widens the hair follicle (creating thicker hair) and lengthens a growth phase that results in longer hair and a higher number of strands. Lamelle’s Pelo Baum system consists of revitalising treatment, shampoo and conditioner containing active ingredients that help promote longer, thicker hair while creating the ideal environment for healthier hair follicles.

      ·Photo Dynamic Therapy stimulates the hair follicles.

      ·Mesotherapy increase blood flow to the scalp.

    Erectile dysfunction

    The cause of erectile dysfunction can be biological, psychological or both. As the underlying physiology of erectile function is closely tied to cardiovascular health, erectile dysfunction could be the symptom of a more serious condition like heart disease. An age-related decline or imbalance in hormones could also be a possible cause.

    If you’re struggling to get or maintain an erection, make an appointment with one of our Health Renewal doctors. They can perform the necessary blood and urine tests as well as a prostate health screening to get to the root cause that will influence the direction of treatment.

    Potential treatment options include:

      ·Prescription medication like Viagra as well as nutraceuticals like ginseng and gingko biloba.

      ·Intracavernous penile injections containing a mix of medications (compounded medications) carefully selected by your doctor to suit your unique condition.

      ·Local carboxytherapy (micro-injections of C02) to stimulate the growth of new capillaries that improve blood circulation.

    Hormone imbalances

    A decline in testosterone, too much oestrogen or the existence of both states creates a hormonal imbalance, something that can occur at any age. Women go through the all too common Menopause, but for men there’s also andropause, the gradual decline in testosterone that typically begins between the ages of 40 and 60 but can start as early as 30.

    There are many symptoms of a hormonal profile gone rogue and not every man will display all of them, but they include fatigue, insomnia, weight gain, a decrease in sexual performance, male breast growth, depression and anxiety. If left untreated, a hormone imbalance could lead to more serious conditions like prostate problems and cardiovascular disease.

    At Health Renewal, our doctors can diagnose your imbalance via a physical exam and blood test that measures your hormone levels. When it comes to andropause, we do not consider the so-called ‘normal levels’ as our standard as we believe men would prefer not to accept this loss of vigour as the norm.

    Our treatments take a holistic approach which means we prescribe diet and lifestyle changes as well as nutritional supplements and bio-identical testosterone replacement therapy, be it via topical cream or implant.

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