Preventative Medicine and Men’s Health
Dr. Vincent Nguyen came to Australia in 1990 and graduated in medicine from the University of Sydney in 1997.
After working in the Australian hospital system for a number of years, he moved to general medicine. Dr. Vincent Nguyen practiced in rural areas for several years and obtained Fellowship of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) in 2006.
He works as a full-time GP and his special interests are general and preventative medicine as well as men’s health.
Dr. Nguyen always makes the team smile – he has a wonderful mix of professionalism and experience with a good dash of personality.
Main causes to be aware of
Some of the main types of disease that affect men’s health include:
- Cardiovascular Health: Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is a general term that includes many different conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels. It’s a major cause of death in Australia, with one in six Australians (4.2 million) affected by the disease. And for Australian men, it accounted for 27% of all deaths in 2016.
- Mental Health: Overall, women are about twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with a mental health issue. But that statistic tells only a small part of the story. In reality, men make up an average of six out of every eight suicides every single day in Australia, with the number of men who die by suicide in Australia every year nearly double the national road toll.
- Prostate Health: The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. Over 30 million men suffer from prostate conditions that impact their quality of life. Closer to home, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men with an estimated 3,452 deaths in 2017.
- Diabetes: Diabetes is a very serious condition that affects your body’s ability to turn what you eat into the energy it needs to function. It’s currently one of the biggest challenges facing the Australian health system, with 280 Australians developing diabetes everyday – that’s one person every five minutes.
- Cancers: Cancer can strike anyone, at any age, of any gender. In fact, over 700,000 men are diagnosed with cancer each year and nearly 300,000 die of it. So far this year, the estimated number of new cancer cases in men was 74,644 and over the course of a lifetime it’s estimated half of all men will get cancer at least once.Facts from St John’s Australia.
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