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Blood in your urine is not normal

Blood in your urine is not normal
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If you spot blood in your urine once, it’s possible that it was merely down to a broken blood vessel in your urethra. However, if you’re consistently seeing blood in your urine, schedule a check-up with a urologist – stat. According to Dr Elliott, blood in the urine could be a symptom of anything from bladder or kidney stones to bladder cancer.

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What’s good for your heart is good for your penis

What’s good for your heart is good for your penis
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Heavy smoking, excessive consumption of alcohol and being overweight are not only bad for your overall health, they also directly impact your sexual health. To maintain healthy blood vessels in both the heart and the penis, Dr Elliott recommends engaging in regular exercise and following a nutritious diet. These healthy lifestyle changes can help decrease the risk of plaque build-up, improving your heart rate and cardiovascular function.

Get health information from reliable sources

Get health information from reliable sources
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Google puts so much health advice at your fingertips, it can be not only overwhelming, but also a minefield of false claims and misinformation. “Don’t get derailed by websites looking to sell something,” warns Dr Elliott. The key, she says, is to approach online health information with a critical eye. Is the information from a credible source? Does it cite recent studies published in medical journals?

A lump doesn’t necessarily mean testicular cancer

A lump doesn’t necessarily mean testicular cancer
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Although it’s a good idea to note any unusual lumps, swelling or pain in the testicles, these symptoms aren’t enough to warrant a cancer diagnosis. According to the Australian Department of Health, testicular cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer among Australian men aged 20-39, however it’s still comparatively rare, comprising just 1% of all male cancers. Regardless, any change in the condition or sensitivity of your testes should be examined by a doctor.

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Source: RD Canada

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