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  1. FAQ - Food FAQs


    Food is great. It tastes delicious and gives our bodies the energy and nutrients we need to stay alive and well. What's not to like? What's the point of a so-called healthy diet? Enjoying a healthy diet can give us that life-enhancing edge, in b ... More

  2. FAQ - Alcohol FAQs


    Who is in charge? You or the booze. Why do I enjoy drinking? Alcohol damps down activity in the central nervous system, promoting relaxation, easing anxiety and reducing inhibitions. It acts as a social lubricant, and as such plays a central role in many ... More

  3. FAQ - Smoking FAQs


    We all know smoking isn't good for us but what can you do about it. Why do I enjoy smoking? Nicotine, the addictive drug in tobacco, provides instant but very short-lived stimulation to the nervous system, reducing tiredness and improving concentrati ... More

  4. FAQ - Hair loss FAQs


    Male pattern baldness affects over half of men over the age of 50 and most men at some point during their life. What is it? Most men don't need to be told — it's the loss of hair resulting in decreasing coverage of the scalp. What are the main s ... More

  5. FAQ - Bent Penis FAQs


    Peyronie's disease is a condition where your penis becomes more bent than usual. Why is my erect penis bent? Every penis is bit bent and a slight bend upwards is not just normal but desirable. You may have a problem if your penis is bent to the left ... More

  6. FAQ - Man MOT FAQs


    Sounds great. But how does Man MOT work? What is Man MOT? Man MOT is a free, confidential online health information service designed by and for men in England. You  can use it at anytime. You can text chat directly to an NHS GP about any health problem at ... More

  7. Useful Links


    Links to useful health organisations Inclusion on this list does not imply any endorsement by the Men's Health Forum. It includes organisations for both men and women. FEELING DESPERATE? Samaritans Telephone: 116 123 Emotional support 24/7 www.samari ... More

  8. Brian: 'Don't leave it too late to act on weight'


    Brian is in his 60s. He has type 2 diabetes. I was diagnosed at 50. I’ve always been overweight, even as a child. I noticed that I was drinking a lot of water. That was the trigger. The GP did a urine test there and then.  Now I have three medicines: metf ... More

  9. Ben: 'I was very hard - working. Probably too much.'


    Ben is in his late 40s. He has type 1 diabetes with some type 2 characteristics. About four years ago I suddenly noticed I was breathless and urinating all the time. I didn’t have my energy.  I went to the GP a couple of times. They said an ear infection ... More

  10. John: 'Monitoring my numbers helps me manage'


    John is in his 50s. He has type 2 diabetes. I was diagnosed 13 years ago. I was overweight. Then I began to lose weight and was passing a lot of water. I do feel I brought diabetes on myself. My diet was terrible. I still remember the night before my diag ... More