Hamad Medical corporation holds first forum on men's health

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Published April 4th, 2016 - 09:23 GMT
During the event
During the event

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) recently organized a forum dedicated to exploring issues relating to men's health, the first forum of its kind in Qatar.

Forum participants comprised of HMC specialists in renal surgery, urology, endocrinology and diabetes, cardiology, psychiatry, community medicine and tobacco control. There were also participants from other government ministries and the private sector.

Dr. Khalid Al-Rumaihi, Senior Consultant and Head of the Department of Renal Surgery and Urology at HMC, and president of the forum, said: "The aim of this forum was to emphasize that men's health means helping them enjoy integrated health physically, mentally and sexually from their adulthood until old age.” 

Dr. Al Rumaihi said lectures delivered at the forum included examining the effect of androgens on men's health especially during the advanced age; erectile dysfunction (ED) as an indicator for heart disease; the impact of enlarged prostate on men's health; the relationship between smoking and impotency in men; as well as the importance of proper nutrition and the impact of obesity on male sex hormones. The forum also addressed the impact of social media on men's health.

Dr. Rumaihi expressed hopes that the forum will be held annually and could evolve into a men's health club to serve as a medical outreach in the community.

Dr. Jassim Al Suwaidi, Senior Consultant Cardiologist at HMC, who delivered a scientific lecture at the forum, pointed out that ED among men is an early indicator for diseases of the heart and arteries. He referenced recent studies which indicate a direct correlation between intensity of infection with ED and potential exposure to the risk of heart clots. Dr. Al Suwaidi also mentioned other factors that could lead to heart disease and affect potency in men include diabetes, high blood pressure, increased cholesterol and smoking, adding that it is important to check the heart health of any patients with ED in order to begin the correct treatment early.

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Hamad Medical Corporation

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is the main provider of secondary and tertiary healthcare in Qatar and one of the leading hospital providers in the Middle East.

For more than four decades, HMC has been dedicated to delivering the safest, most effective and compassionate care to all its patients.

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