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Almost 45% of Brazilian men have never been to a urologist

SBU's research was conducted in six capitals and also shows that only 23% of men undergo periodic tests

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Research done by the Brazilian Society of Urology (SBU) with 5000 men reveals that 44% of respondents have never been to an appointment with a urologist or make preventive screenings. This is the picture of how we take care of their own health, examined on Thursday (11) the director of the SBU, Henrique Rodrigues. The survey was conducted in the cities of Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Sao Paulo, Recife, Belo Horizonte and Brasília.

Research shows that 47% of men ears never did tests to detect prostate cancer. Only 23% take the exam annually. Is not exclusive of prostate cancer. I think the big picture is that this research brings the Brazilian man takes care of his own ill health, said the director.

What we see is a lack of concern for people in general to take care of their own health. It more comprehensive. Not just about taking care of the prostate, added Rodrigues. He assessed that although the survey data, the bias around the trip to the urologist, related to prostate exam, is decreasing.

The SBU supports the expansion of centers with Men's Health care in the Unified Health System (SUS), aiming to increase the access of the male population of the examinations for the diagnosis of prostate cancer. Rodrigues said the outpatient urology hospitals connected to the SUS are prepared to do this type of examination. Our struggle is to expand access. It already exists, but can not meet the demand of patients requiring this examination.

The survey also shows that 51% of respondents have never done tests to measure levels of testosterone (male hormone) in the blood and only 37% said they know what is andropause period beginning around age 50 and is characterized by reduction of hormone levels.

Henrique Rodrigues said that andropause is a focus of interest SBU because hormone deficiency in man has a number of consequences that are not necessarily related to the sexual. Men with low testosterone have, for example, increase the percentage of fat in body composition and reduced muscle mass and physical strength, as well as the ability to concentrate. Also suffer from increased irritability and sleep disturbances have.

Rodrigues said that the incidence of men who need hormone replacement increases as they grow older. Therefore, the need to seek appropriate treatment. Our body is not chambered. There is a correlation between all the major organs. The testosterone level is important for many systems. According to the survey, only 24% of male respondents know that there is treatment with hormone replacement therapy to control levels of testosterone.

To educate men about the importance of health care and disease prevention, the SBU and Bayer in Brazil will make a joint effort from the 15th, when we celebrate the National Day of Man, the Se metro station in São Paul. The organization also seeks, in Congress, creating a parliamentary front to work in the health of man, in order to expand this service in the country.

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