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Diseases & Conditions : Men's Health


    • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

      BPH is a condition in which the prostate gland becomes very enlarged and may cause problems associated with urination.

    • Breast Cancer in Men

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

    • Care of the Uncircumcised Penis

      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 Aging Person

      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 Stapling (Restrictive) Surgery

      Gastric stapling surgery is a type of weight loss surgery that limits the amount of food a person can eat.

    • 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 occurs 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

      Low back pain can range from mild, dull, and annoying to persistent, severe, and disabling pain. Pain in the lower back can restrict mobility and interfere with normal functioning.

    • Lumbar Strain (Weight Lifter's Back)

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

    • Maintaining Weight Loss

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

    • Male Factor Infertility

      Problems with the production and maturation of sperm are the most common causes of male infertility.

    • Male Growth and Development

      Detailed information on male growth and development

    • 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

      Most people who have metabolic syndrome have insulin resistance. This may be a beginning of the development of type 2 diabetes.

    • 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.

    • Oral Cancer and Tobacco

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

    • 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 also known as patellar tendonitis. It may be caused by overuse of the knee joint, such as frequent jumping on hard surfaces.

    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner's Knee)

      Runner's knee occurs when the kneecap rubs against the thighbone as it moves. The condition can be caused by a structural defect or a certain way of walking or running.

    • Peyronie's Disease

      Peyronie's disease is characterized by a plaque, or hard lump, that forms on the erection tissue of the penis.

    • Physical Examination: 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

      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

      Detailed information on puberty and the adolescent male

    • Routine Vaccination Recommendations

      Specific vaccine recommendations vary depending on age, geographic location, and other risk factors.

    • 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 involve damage to one of two groups of muscles along the shin bone that cause pain. The location of the shin splint pain depends on which group of muscles is damaged.

    • 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 breathing disorder in which a person experiences brief interruptions of breathing during sleep.

    • Special Vaccination Requirements

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

    • Sports and 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.

    • Sports Injuries

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

    • Surgical Treatment for Obesity

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

    • Testicular Cancer

      Testicular cancer is one of the most curable forms of cancer, but the symptoms may resemble other conditions or medical problems.

    • 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

    • Understanding Blind Loop Syndrome

      Blind loop syndrome occurs when food doesn't follow the normal digestion route and bypasses a section of your intestine. This is usually because of an overgrowth of bacteria in the area, which causes food to route around it.

    • Urinary Incontinence

      Urinary incontinence is the loss of urine control, or the inability to hold your urine until you can reach a bathroom.

    • Vasectomy

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