Specializing in health services for men
Canadians believe they are a pretty healthy nation, but actually, Canadian men are not that healthy. It is not because of genetics; rather a result of lifestyle. In Canada, men aged 30 to 64 over 65% are overweight or obese, almost 50% are inactive, over 40% binge drink and 26% smoke. These lifestyle choices lead to alarming health statistics: men are 40% more likely to die from cancer, 70% more likely to die from heart disease and live an average of 9 years of their lives in extremely poor health. 70% of men’s health problems can be prevented by adopting a healthier lifestyle.
Here is the combination of four healthy lifestyle factors – maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, following a healthy diet, and not smoking can reduce risks of chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and cancers.
Furthermore, a decreased quality of life can affect our body and spirit in many ways. For example, muscular atrophy, pain, depression, loss of libido, sexual dysfunction, impaired cognitive dysfunction and more.
Our Naturopathic doctor offer extensive experience and knowledge integrating Traditional Chinese medicine practice with Western medicine. The meridian theory has been shown to be effective in treating men’s issues for thousands of years in the history of traditional medicine.
Dr Ma can help you with a variety of chronic conditions including chronic prostatitis, urinary incontinence, benign prostate hypertrophy, chronic pain in the urogenital area and lower abdominal area, suboptimal sperm production, abnormality with erection and ejaculation. He can examine the prostate by digital rectal examination as well as the urogenital area. Although, mental, social and familial factors are analyzed.
Chronic prostatitis is a common and nagging condition in young to mid-age males. It can be debilitating due to the chronic and persistent nature of the condition. Physicians without enough experience in male’s health frequently misdiagnose the chronic pain as other neuromuscular or even surgical conditions.
Physician’s comforting of the patient is important, due to the somatic psychological effect of the chronic conditions. Urology specialists use oral of local antibiotics with or without culture or sensitivity test, or target to the certain common group of bacteria. Generally speaking, in a large percentile of patients the treatment is not effective as hoped. Over years, patients develop symptoms in the other organs and systems due to the chronic debilitating.
The key to ideal result is the early consult with specialist in male health that leads to correct early treatment. For those infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria, the integrative medicine can be effective. The condition has to be controlled in time, otherwise it will linger around until older age when the prostate actually changes in the structure at the microscopic level. At this time, due to the decreased tension of the prostate outer membrane, the levels of the pain also drop.
Integrative medicine uses integrative approaches to treat the condition in a systemic way rather than focus on the infection. Above all, correct diagnosis based on insight of the condition is the key for a successful treatment.
Would you be interested to get more information or would like to arrange an appointment with our Naturopathic Doctor, please do not hesitate to contact us.