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Men’s Health

Men are notorious for ignoring health symptoms, because of their reluctance to visit the GP or other healthcare professionals. We make the process easier by offering a range of services and medications or supplements that can all be accessed remotely from anywhere in the country. Some of our key services for men are listed below...
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Erectile dysfunction is when man is unable to gain or maintain an erection. It is relatively common with research indicating it can occur in about 50% of men over 40. Although it can have physical or psychological causes, the risks of developing it are heightened by poor lifestyle choices such as a lack of exercise, smoking and being overweight. Other medical conditions or medications can also cause ED and we advise you to contact us if this applies to you.

ED often involves reduced blood flow to the penis and most ED oral medications work to reverse this. Oral medications have been shown to be effective in 75% of men suffering from erectile dysfunction. Their effectiveness is further increased when taken alongside other lifestyle interventions and appropriate sexual stimulation.

We offer a choice of all three oral ED drugs currently on the market. The choice is somewhat dependant on suitability and the slight differences between them....




All three ED drugs enable you to have a firmer, long lasting erection once you are sexually aroused. However they will not solve any underlying physical or psychological causes of your ED. 

Sildenafil (Viagra®): Sildenafil is the generic and cheaper version of the popular 'Viagra', it is usually the first choice for treating erectile dysfunction. 

It lasts up to 6hrs and should be taken 1hr before sexual intercourse.

We offer the 25mg, 50mg or 100mg tablets depending on need and suitability.


Prices: From £7.49

Tadalafil (Cialis®): Tadalafil is the generic and cheaper version of the popular 'Cialis', it is usually the second choice for treating erectile dysfunction. 

It lasts up to 36hrs and should be taken at least 30mins before sexual intercourse

We offer 2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg (standard dose) or 20mg tablets depending on need and suitability.


Prices: From £9.99

Vardenafil (Levitra®)Vardenafil is the generic and cheaper version of 'Levitra', it is usually reserved to treat erectile dysfunction in men with diabetes. 

It can last for up to 5hrs and should be taken 30- 60mins before sexual intercourse on an empty stomach


Prices: From £15.99

Book a Minor Ailment Consultation with our pharmacist if you need help in deciding the most appropriate option or to issue a prescription only option for you.


Prostate
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)/ Enlarged Prostate This often presents as an enlarged prostate, causing urinary retention and an impaired flow of urine. Risk increases with age, with almost 40% of men aged 50 likely to experience symptoms. Diabetes, weight gain, increased consumption of diets rich in fat and red meat, alcohol and fizzy drinks further increase the risk of its development. 

As part of our online BPH service we can offer Tamsulosin (after a pharmacist consultation), a well established treatment which helps improve the flow of urine, the continuous urge to urinate and the feeling of unfinished urination.
Tamsulosin is an alpha1-adrenoceptor antagonist (alpha-blocker) that relaxes the muscles in the prostate gland and urethra by improving the flow of urine, reducing the urge to frequently urinate and the feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder. We also sell a range of herbs that may help support good functioning of the prostate glands.

You may not need a prescription for this medication, but will need to have a short consultation with the pharmacist to assess your suitability before purchasing.
Weight Loss Maintaining a healthy weight is crucial for optimal health. We appreciate that it is sometimes extremely challenging to do this with just will power or diet and exercise alone. Thus, we offer a range of options including evidence based supplements alone, or together with the prescription only medicine- Orlistat to help make the process of losing weight easier.

Orlistat absorbs fats in your digestive system and excretes it from the body. When taken in combination with regular exercise and a healthy diet, weight losses of up to 10% can be seen within a year. This weight loss may translate to an improvement in blood pressure, blood glucose and insulin sensitivity (crucial in preventing or reversing diabetes).

To maximise your chances of losing weight we suggest booking a Weight Loss Consultation where we explore and address the possible causes of your weight gain, as well as offer Orlistat or supplements where suitable to help you lose and more importantly keep the excess weight off.
Contact us for further advise on a suitable option for you.

Price: £100 

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Orlistat is the only clinically proven weight loss medication designed to decrease the absorption of fat from your diet. To ensure you lose weight you must also tackle other causes of weight gain such as but not restricted to poor diet and lack of exercise whilst taking it. It is indicated in people with a BMI over 30 or 28 (if additional risk factors are present).

Available over the counter in the lower strength, the prescription only version i.e. 120mg reduces fat absorbed by just over a third with trials showing losses of about 5% of body weight over 12 weeks of treatments. If taken for up to a year a weight loss of up to 10% of body weight can be seen- twice as much weight loss as someone aiming to lose weight using diet alone.

Contact us for further advise on a suitable option for you.

Price: £100

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