St. George Hospital Biomedical Center for Men’s Health – your partner for all men’s health issues
Men’s health encompasses vitality, physical and mental fitness, optimization of cardiovascular function, blood pressure, metabolism, diet, hormonal and immune status.
By creating risk profiles, we can perform preventive diagnostics and provide suggestions so that men know their risks and can influence their health through lifestyle changes, physical activity and relaxation techniques that can have a positive impact on their wellbeing and life expectancy. This allows men to take their health into their own hands in order to sustainably reduce their risk of certain diseases and increase their life expectancy and quality of life.
With molecular genetic analysis, it is now possible to identify specific health risks and predispositions and take steps to prevent diseases from occurring:
- Risk of prostate cancer
- Risk of cardiovascular disease
- Risk of Alzheimer’s disease
- Evaluation of risks associated with hormone replacement therapy
- Risk of osteoporosis
- Risk of thrombosis
- Risk of dyslipidemia
- Enzyme activity and detoxification functions
For many men, prostate problems are a taboo subject. They would rather suffer in secret than go to the doctor. However, early treatment of prostate conditions is extremely important in order to prevent painful and risky surgery or even cancer. Too few men take advantage of prostate cancer screening.
Benign prostate enlargement affects more than 80 percent of men aged over 60. Prostate conditions and associated problems with emptying the bladder continue to increase from this age onwards. The prostate is normally the size of a chestnut and weighs around 20 grams, but can begin to enlarge from as early as 40 years old. The consequences are a distressing urge to urinate, difficulty urinating, a thin stream of urine and disturbed sleep due to frequent urination. Significant urinary retention and backing up of urine to the kidneys is particularly dangerous and can lead to uremia (toxic levels of urea in the blood). In addition, the risk of cancer increases with age.
The St. George Hospital in Bad Aibling is one of the leading and well-established centers for hyperthermia treatment of prostate conditions. Benign prostatic diseases such as inflammation of the prostate (prostatitis) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), as well as prostate cancer, can be treated by local hyperthermia that is guided through the urethra, known as transurethral radiofrequency hyperthermia (TURF).
The medical team at the Biomedical Center for Men’s Health will be happy to answer any questions you may have about men’s health.