Men’s Health Week 2024

Are you a man who has experienced urology symptoms? Do you have a male loved one who has experienced symptoms but won't see a healthcare professional? This Men's Health Week we're encouraging men and those who love them to speak up - help is available.

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What is Men's Health Week?

This annual campaign aims to raise awareness of men’s health and to encourage men to seek help to address the health concerns that they might be experiencing. In 2024, it is running from 10-16th June.

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Men's urology health

What is urology?

Urology health is so important and can impact men in many ways.

Your urology health relates to the ‘urogenital system’ in both males and females. These are the parts of your body responsible for producing, storing and discharging urine (kidneys, bladder, urethra) and the parts of your body involved in sexual function (prostate, penis, and testicles).

Our website has lots of information about signs and symptoms and how you can seek support.

What urology conditions impact males?

Men can experience all sorts of urology symptoms. From getting up to pee more in the night and erectile dysfunction to difficulty urinating, there are lots of signs of urology conditions that males can experience which can sometimes be ignored or deemed ‘normal’.

What should I do if I experience a urology symptom?

Being aware of what is normal for you can be really helpful. If you experience any new symptoms, it’s always best to speak to your healthcare professional.

 

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How can you get involved in Men's Health Week

Open up about your symptoms and seek information and support

We’re encouraging everyone – both men and those who know and love them – to think about men’s urology health this week. If you are experiencing urology symptoms, speak to your healthcare professional. Help is available.

Take a look at our Urology Health pages for information on specific conditions:

Bladder conditions

Kidney conditions

Prostate conditions

Male reproductive organ conditions

Urology cancers

Speak out

Use hashtags #MensHealthWeek #MensUrologyHealth to talk about your experiences and encourage others to speak up

Share your story

At The Urology Foundation we know that it is only through understanding the experiences of people affected by urology diseases, we can take action to drive real change. We’d love to hear from you about your experiences this Men’s Health Week. Find out more about sharing your story here.

We have a small team of people who would be delighted to hear from you. Contact us on info@theurologyfoundation.org and we can arrange a convenient time to talk.

Get involved

If you’ve been affected by a urology condition or cancer and would like to support The Urology Foundation, there are various ways to get involved. From making a donation, to taking part in a trek or challenge event, or organising your own fundraising event.

Every gift, what ever the size, helps us to honour our commitment to increased understanding of urology and improved treatment for urology patients.

Find out more here.

 

 

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Facts and figures about men's urology health

Bladder cancer

1 in 55 UK males will be diagnosed with bladder cancer in their lifetime

Prostate cancer

1 in 8 males in the UK will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lives

Testicular cancer

Incidences of testicular cancer have risen 27% from the 1990

Kidney stones

Kidney Stones affect 3 in 20 males in the UK

Enlarged prostate

Around 40% of men over 60yrs have lower urinary tract symptoms due to an enlarged prostate, and quality of life is impaired in around half of these men

Prostatitis

Acute prostatitis affects one in every 10,000 UK men

Urinary incontinence

Over 2 million men experience incontinence

Erectile dysfunction

1 in 10 men are thought to experience erectile dysfunction

Urinary tract infections

Males can experience UTI’s and they are usually associated with an obstruction in the urinary system, usually the prostate

Testicular torsion

1 in 4000 men under the age of 25 experience testicular torsion every year

Male infertility

Male infertility is the cause of 40-50% of infertility cases

Male reproductive organs