Blood in your urine is not normal
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.
What’s good for your heart is good for your penis
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
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?