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    • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

      Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is also called benign prostatic hypertrophy. It’s when the prostate gland becomes very large and may cause problems passing urine. BPH is not cancer, and is a common part of aging.

    • Blind Loop Syndrome

      In blind loop syndrome, food is not able to follow the normal digestive route. Instead, it bypasses a section of your intestine.

    • Breast Cancer in Men

      Detailed information on breast cancer in males, including symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Cancer and Tobacco

      All tobacco products, from cigarettes to snuff, contain toxins, carcinogens, and nicotine, an addictive substance.

    • Care of the Uncircumcised Penis in Teens

      In an uncircumcised boy, the foreskin will begin to separate from the glans, or the tip of the penis. This happens naturally while the male is an infant. This is called foreskin retraction.

    • Conditions of Concern to Men

      Detailed information on the most common health concerns for men, including male breast cancer, gynecomastia, colorectal cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), hair loss, heart attack, high blood pressure (hypertension), insomnia, low back pain, inferti

    • Erectile Dysfunction (ED) /Impotence

      Although in the past, impotence was commonly believed to be caused by psychological problems, it is now known that up to 90 percent of cases stem from physical problems, usually related to the blood supply of the penis.

    • Exercise

      Exercise doesn't have to be vigorous to offer health benefits. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity daily, or on most days of the week.

    • Exercise and the Older Adult

      Exercise is good for people of all ages. It helps lower blood pressure, reduces the risks for falls and serious injuries, and slows the body's loss of muscle and bone mass.

    • Gastric Bypass (Malabsorptive) Surgery

      Gastric bypass surgery involves bypassing a part of the small intestine that absorbs nutrients. For this reason, these surgeries are referred to as malabsorptive procedures.

    • Gastric Restrictive Surgery

      Gastric restrictive surgery is a type of bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery. It limits the amount of food you can eat. This surgery may be used to treat severe obesity when diet, exercise, and medicine have failed.

    • Glossary - Men's Health

      Glossary of terms relating to men's health

    • Hair Loss

      Hair loss is believed to be primarily caused by a combination of factors, including aging, changing hormones, illness, and family history.

    • Healthcare Guidelines For Men

      Use these guidelines as a reminder to take care of your personal health care needs, and also as a list of topics to discuss with your doctor.

    • Heart Attack

      A heart attack happens when the blood supply is cut off from the heart muscle, usually because of a blood clot. Without blood and oxygen, the muscle cells are damaged and die.

    • Home Page - Men's Health

      Detailed information on the most common health concerns for men, including male breast cancer, gynecomastia, colorectal cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), hair loss, heart attack, high blood pressure (hypertension), insomnia, low back pain, inferti

    • Insomnia

      If you experience difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or enjoying a restful night's sleep, you may be suffering from insomnia.

    • Low Back Pain

      Everyone has experienced low back pain at one time or another. Most people can recover from low back pain with home treatment such as activity modification, weight loss, quitting smoking and other steps. Sometimes medication or surgery is needed.

    • Lumbar Strain

      A lumbar strain is an injury to the lower back. This results in damaged tendons and muscles that spasm and feel sore.

    • Maintaining Weight Loss

      Keeping extra weight off needs effort and commitment, just as losing weight does.

    • Male Growth and Development

      Detailed information on male growth and development

    • Male Infertility

      Infertility is a disease of the reproductive system. It makes a person unable to have children. It can affect a man, a woman, or both. Male infertility means that a man has a problem with his reproductive system. It means you cannot start a pregnancy with your female partner.

    • Medical Treatment for Obesity

      Medical treatment can help with weight loss if your own efforts are unsuccessful—or if you have a medical condition that makes it crucial to lose weight.

    • Metabolic Syndrome

      Metabolic syndrome is a condition that includes the presence of a cluster of risk factors specific for cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome greatly raises the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, stroke, or all three.

    • Obesity

      Detailed information on obesity, including obesity causes, obesity health effects, obesity medical treatment, obesity surgical treatment, maintaining weight loss, and obesity prevention

    • Obesity Treatment Overview

      Whatever treatment plan a person follows, losing weight slowly will be more effective and healthy over the long-term.

    • Online Resources - Men's Health

      List of online resources to find additional information on men's health

    • Oral Cancer

      Ninety percent of oral cancer cases are caused by tobacco use. Oral cancer can affect the lips, teeth, gums, and lining of the mouth.

    • Overview of Obesity

      Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can inflict substantial harm to a person’s health. Learn about obesity causes and obesity health effects.

    • Overview of Sports Injuries
    • Overview of the Male Anatomy

      The male reproductive anatomy includes the bladder, epididymis, penis, scrotum, and prostate gland.

    • Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee)

      Jumper’s knee is caused by overuse of your knee joint, such as frequent jumping on hard surfaces. It’s usually a sports-related injury, linked to leg muscle contraction and the force of hitting the ground.

    • Peyronie Disease

      Peyronie disease causes hard, flat plaque to form under the skin on the tissue of the penis. The plaque often starts as an inflammation that may develop into scar tissue. It can cause pain and a sharp curve in the penis during erections.

    • Physical Exam: Adolescent Male

      Detailed information on what males can expect during a physical examination

    • Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases

      Detailed information on lifestyle changes necessary to lower your risk for heart disease

    • Preventing Obesity in Children, Teens, and Adults

      Given the chronic diseases and conditions associated with obesity and the fact that obesity is difficult to treat, prevention is extremely important.

    • Preventing Sports Injuries

      Good preventive steps: Warm up before you work out, alternate days for exercising certain muscle groups, and cool down when you're done.

    • Prostate Cancer

      In the past 30 years, the five-year survival rate for all stages of prostate cancer combined has increased from 73 percent to nearly 100 percent.

    • Prostate Disease

      Detailed information on the most common types of prostate disease, including prostatism, prostatitis, prostatalgia, benign prostatic hyperplasia, impotence (erectile dysfunction), and urinary incontinence

    • Puberty: Adolescent Male

      During puberty, a teenage boy will grow taller and heavier, and hormones will lead to sexual maturity.

    • Runner’s Knee

      Runner's knee means that you have dull pain around the front of the knee (patella). This is where the knee connects with the lower end of the thighbone (femur).

    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases

      Women suffer more frequent and severe symptoms from STDs. Some STDs can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can lead to both infertility and ectopic pregnancy.

    • Shin Splints

      Shin splints refers to pain and tenderness along or just behind the large bone in the lower leg (the tibia).

    • Skin Cancer

      Detailed information on skin cancer, including causes, risk factors, prevention, types, and how to perform a skin self-examination

    • Sleep Apnea

      Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition. It is far more common than generally understood. Sleep apnea happens in all age groups and both genders.

    • Special Vaccine Requirements

      Review your immunization history with your healthcare provider and be sure that children over the age of 2 are on schedule with their vaccine series.

    • Sports Injuries

      Many sports injuries can be prevented with proper conditioning and training, wearing appropriate protective gear, and using proper equipment.

    • Stress Fractures

      Stress fractures are weak spots or small cracks in the bone caused by continuous overuse. They often occur in the foot after training for basketball, running, and other sports.

    • Surgical Treatment for Obesity

      Detailed information on obesity surgical treatment, including gastric bypass surgery, and gastric stapling surgery

    • Testicular Cancer: Your Chances for Recovery (Prognosis)

      Prognosis is the word your healthcare team may use to describe your likely outcome from cancer and cancer treatment. A prognosis is a calculated guess. It’s a question many people have when they learn they have cancer.

    • Topic Index - Men's Health

      Detailed information on the most common health concerns for men, including male breast cancer, gynecomastia, colorectal cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), hair loss, heart attack, high blood pressure (hypertension), insomnia, low back pain, inferti

    • Treatment of Obesity

      Detailed information on obesity treatment, including obesity medical treatment, obesity surgical treatment, obesity gastric bypass (malabsorptive) surgery, and obesity gastric stapling (restrictive) surgery

    • Urinary Incontinence

      Urinary incontinence (UI) is the loss of urine control. You may not being able to hold your urine until you can reach a restroom. It may be a short-term problem caused by another health issue. Or it may be a long-term problem that you’ll have to manage.

    • Vasectomy

      Vasectomy is a permanent male birth control measure and a means of contraception used in many parts of the world.

    • What Vaccines Should You and Your Family Have?

      Specific vaccine recommendations vary depending on your age, where you live, and the risk factors you have.