AT Home with Dr Chris Steele - September 2011 - (Page 110)
en prefer to listen to ﬁctitious fables about manhood and ‘moobs’ rather then get any worries checked out. But it could aid their health and save their blushes if they understood the truth. We reveal the most common myths and what can be done about them.
FALSE. While it may be true that the older your man is, the greater his chance of prostate cancer, younger men can also develop the disease. The report ‘Is there an Optimal Treatment Regime for Prostate Cancer in Young Men’ reiterates that 4% of sufferers are under 50 at diagnosis. Physical health, family history and lifestyle are all risk factors. If he suffers from any of the symptoms – difﬁculty in passing urine, passing urine frequently and/or painful ejaculation – get him checked out.
PROSTATE CANCER IS AN OLD MAN’S PROBLEM
FALSE. In moderation these are ﬁne. But excessive use of items such as wax and gel can make hair more likely to break off. ‘Most styling products have been tested rigorously and do not cause any hair loss,’ says Leonora Doclis, senior trichologist at The Belgravia Centre (www.belgraviacentre.com) based in London. Some men inherit male pattern baldness, and some may have an undiagnosed condition such as anaemia (iron deﬁciency) or an under-active thyroid.
HAIR STYLING PRODUCTS CAN CAUSE BALDNESS
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