Men’s Health Week | Vector Health

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer occurs when abnormal cells develop in the prostate, forming a malignant tumour (cancerous growth). These abnormal cells can continue to multiply and may spread outside the prostate into nearby or distant parts of the body. Prostate cancer is generally a slow-growing disease, and the majority of men with prostate cancer can live for long time without painful symptoms or the cancer spreading. – Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

Mental Health

Did you know that more than 45% of Australians aged 16-85 years have at some point in life experienced a mental illness? Yet 65% percent of people who are struggling mentally don’t take serious steps, like seeing someone about it? A lot of men are reluctant to talk to or see someone about their concerns. They may feel it is somehow a sign of weakness, that their worries aren’t serious enough, or that they’ll be judged by their friends and family. – Mens Line Australia

What are the pelvic floor muscles?

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that stretch like a hammock from the pubic bone at the front, to the coccyx (tailbone) at the back and from one ischial tuberosity (sitting bone) to the other (side to side).

A male’s pelvic floor muscles support his bladder and bowel. The openings from these organs (the urethra from the bladder and the rectum from the bowel) pass through the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor muscles wrap firmly around these passages to help keep them shut. 

When the pelvic floor muscles are strong they help prevent the leaking of urine (wee) and faeces (poo). The pelvic floor muscles also help with sexual sensation and function. – Continence Foundation of Australia

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All of the Organisations listed about are fantastic resources to be able to learn, educated and act upon to help us create a better understanding of men and how to assist them in the different journeys in bettering their health. Here at Vector Health we look at the whole person not just the problem, we are focused on helping each person to feel their best and improve their daily living!

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