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Urologist Podcaster Aims to Help Men Improve Overall Health

„Men have a higher risk of death at all ages than women. Does this mean you?”

Those ominous words alone should be reason enough for you to start listening to a new podcast dedicated to men’s health, including sexual problems and ED. But doctor Richard Pelman, medical doctor and author of the show, goes way beyond erections. The podcast is a fantastic audio update on what you need to know to lead a healthy, long life – in and out of the bedroom.

Podcasts – the new way to learn

Most people associate podcasting with shows about fashion or celebrity gossip. But there is a whole new world out there of popular science podcasting. Learning about particle physics or the latest genetic inventions has never been this easy. Health and lifestyle topics are increasingly popular, with experts from the medical field sharing their best knowledge and tips.

The best thing about podcasts? They are effortless. Just wear your headphones while walking the dog or pair your smartphone with the car’s audio and you’re good to go. And you might want to start with “The Original Guide to Men’s Health”.

Podcasts are great for your daily commute

Podcasts are great for your daily commute

New online show about men’s health

This podcast, supported by the Washington State Urology Society, is hosted by doctor Richard Pelman. Now retired, the respected urologist has been involved in men’s health promotion since the 1990s. What started as a series of seminars, modernized into a podcast (with a little bit of help from a friendly student who handled the technical side of the show).

Podcast is the perfect way to get the message across to as many men as possible, not only locally but worldwide. The doctor admits his aim is to reach as many people as possible. 24 episodes were released in 2019, ranging from the importance of diet and exercise to the dangers of tobacco and digital addiction.

Suffering from ED? Listen to these episodes

Most shows are interviews with doctor Pelman’s fellow experts. The episode on ED features Hunter Wessells, M.D. Chair of the Department of Urology at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

If you’re suffering from erectile dysfunction, you may be tempted to listen to that episode only but I recommend others too. ED is not just about Viagra. To prevent erectile difficulties or improve your condition, you need to take care of your overall health.

From the point of view of erectile health, you might want to try to listen to at least the following episodes:

  • On cardiovascular health (after all, heart and circulation problems are the major causes of ED),
  • On  Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and prostate cancer (treatments in this area can affect your ability to get and maintain an erection),
  • On testosterone (this hormone plays an important role in erectile functioning and getting yourself tested may give you some clues about your ED),
  • Mental health (depression and anxiety are often linked to ED, also medication you take may cause sexual problems),
  • Tobacco, smoking and vaping (as they may also have a negative impact on your health and erections).
Smoking and drinking can damage your health and lead to ED

Smoking and drinking can damage your health and lead to ED

A podcast cannot replace medical advice

While podcasts like “The Original Guide to Men’s Health” are great to get informed about health and prevention strategies, remember that listening to the show can never replace a visit to the doctor.

If you’re having trouble with erections, you need to get yourself checked. The doctor will decide if the causes of your condition are more physical or psychological. Only then can you receive effective treatment. The good news – ED is very manageable in most men. Your physician will guide you to choose the best option.

There are many great treatments, such as Viagra or Cialis. Want to learn what’s available?  Click here to learn more. 

Anka Grzywacz is a sexologist, reproductive health expert and Certified Sex Coach™. In her online practice she helps busy parents solve their intimate problems.