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Resources for Men's Health

Breast Cancer in Men

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

Health Care 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.

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

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.

Hair Loss

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

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.

Impotence/Erectile Dysfunction

For most men, erectile dysfunction is caused by physical problems, usually related to the blood supply of the penis. Many advances have occurred in both diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction.

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.

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.

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.

Peyronie's Disease

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

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.

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

Skin Cancer

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

Sports Injuries

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

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.

Testicular Cancer

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

Oral Cancer and Tobacco

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

Vasectomy

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

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.

Obesity Treatment Overview

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

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.

Preventing Obesity

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

Metabolic Syndrome

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Male Factor Infertility

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

Obesity

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

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.

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

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

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.
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