Men's health - Man health support services

Men's Health

Including bowel cancer, prostate cancer, sleep apnoea and snoring, infertility, heart attack, alcohol and drug addiction, depression, melanoma, and sports injuries.

Prostate Cancer

The PSA blood test is commonly done to screen men for prostate cancer and may often detect cancers before they cause any symptoms. Prostate biopsy (taking tissue samples) is used to confirm a cancer diagnosis and assess it. Prostate cancer treatment varies depending on the stage of the disease.

Sleep Apnoea

Sleep apnoea involves periods when you partly or completely stop breathing for more than 10 seconds while asleep. The episode is followed by a sudden gasp or snort when breathing resumes. Then, snoring starts again. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a common treatment. CPAP is delivered by a machine with a tight-fitting face mask. It aims to decrease snoring and prevent sleep apnoea.

Infertility

Male infertility can occur when there is a blockage in the tube that carries the sperm, if not enough sperm is made, or if the sperm is not good quality, making it hard or impossible to conceive a child naturally. Fertility providers in NZ can offer both private and publicly funded treatments. Treatment options include ovulation induction, intra uterine insemination, in vitro fertilisation (IVF), donor options and surrogacy.

Heart Specialist or Cardiologist

A Cardiologist or Heart Specialist specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects (defects in the structure of the heart and other blood vessels present at birth), coronary artery disease, heart failure, diseases of the heart valves and electrophysiology (the electrical activities of the heart).

Services offered can include: electrocardiogram (ECG), blood tests, coronary angiogram, pacemaker implantation, assessment and treatment of arrhythmia and many more.

Skin Cancer

A wide range of medical specialists provide services relating to skin cancer and melanoma, including dermatologists, general surgeons, head & neck sugeons and plastic and reconstructive surgeons.

Sports Injuries

Services for elite and recreational athletes.