Men’s Health

Men’s Health


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.

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About Breast Cancer in Men

Breast cancer in men is rare—less than 1% of all breast cancer occurs in men.

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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

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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.

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Hair Loss

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

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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.

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Impotence/Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence means you can’t get an erection. It can also mean you are dissatisfied with the size or hardness of your erections, or how long your erections last.

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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

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Insomnia

Insomnia is trouble falling to sleep or staying asleep. One in 3 adults has bouts of insomnia.

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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.

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Overview of the Male Anatomy

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

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Online Resources - Men's Health

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer: Introduction

Skin cancer is a disease that begins in the cells of the skin. There are several types of skin cancer (carcinoma). Melanoma is the most serious. But there are others that are known as nonmelanoma skin cancer.

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Sports Injuries

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

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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.

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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.

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Cancer and Tobacco

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

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Vasectomy

Vasectomy is surgery a man may choose if he does not want to father any more children. It's permanent male birth control.

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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.

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Obesity Treatment Overview

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

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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.

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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.

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Maintaining Weight Loss

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

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Shin Splints

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

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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.

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Male Growth and Development

Detailed information on male growth and development

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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.

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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.

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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Weight-Loss Surgery

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is a type of weight-loss surgery. Weight-loss surgery is also called bariatric surgery. It’s often done as a laparoscopic surgery, with small incisions in the abdomen.

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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.

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Obesity

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

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Sports-Related Injuries

What is a contusion? A sprain? A strain? Find out more about these common sports injuries.

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Physical Exam: Adolescent Male

Detailed information on what males can expect during a physical examination

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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.

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Lumbar Strain

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

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Puberty: Adolescent Male

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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Surgical Treatment for Obesity

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

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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.

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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.

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Prostate Cancer: Statistics

Some people use statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer--or their chance of being cured. Here are the latest statistics on prostate cancer.

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Food Intolerance After Gastric Band Surgery

Food intolerance is a risk after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) surgery. You may have trouble eating certain foods, such as meat, fruits, or vegetables.

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Adjustable Gastric Band: What Happens If You Don’t Follow Your New Diet

Food intolerance means that after surgery you may have problems eating foods that you once ate or that are part of your new diet. This can make it hard to stick to your new diet and keep the pounds off.

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Problems with Digesting Fat After Weight-Loss Surgery

Certain types of weight-loss surgery change the way your body deals with the nutrients in the foods you eat. This causes a rapid amount of weight loss, but also may lead to complications.

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Dumping Syndrome After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Dumping syndrome after gastric bypass surgery is when food gets “dumped” directly from your stomach pouch into your small intestine without being digested. There are 2 types of dumping syndrome: early and late.

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Iron Deficiency After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Iron deficiency and anemia are common after a gastric bypass or other weight-loss surgery, especially in women. In fact, iron deficiency can occur in more than half of women who are past menopause when they have this surgery.

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Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Overview

This surgery takes out the part of your stomach that curves outward, called the fundus. After the fundus is taken out, your surgeon will close the rest of your stomach into a tube shape that looks like a banana.

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Risks of Gastric Bypass Surgery: Anastomotic Leaking

One risk of gastric bypass surgery is that the anastomosis, the new connection created in your intestines during the bypass surgery, will leak. Leaking of digestive juices and partially digested food through an anastomosis is one of the most serious complications after bypass surgery.

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Anastomotic Stenosis (Stricture) After Gastric Bypass Surgery

After gastric bypass surgery for weight loss, the new connection between the stomach pouch and the small intestine may narrow. This is called an anastomotic stenosis. It’s also known as a stricture.

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Afferent Loop Syndrome

Afferent loop syndrome is a complication of certain types of stomach surgery.

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Efferent Loop Syndrome

Efferent loop syndrome is one of two "loop syndromes" that can happen after some types of gastric surgery. In a loop syndrome, a portion or "limb" of the small intestine becomes blocked.

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Risks of Bariatric Surgery: Anemia

Anemia is when your blood has lower levels of red blood cells, or your red blood cells don’t have enough of the protein hemoglobin.  the protein hemoglobin. Hemoglobin carries oxygen, which is sent around the body through blood. Anemia may occur after weight-loss surgery (bariatric surgery).

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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.

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Healthcare Providers Who Specialize in Obesity

Some healthcare providers specialize in treating patients who are obese or overweight. These healthcare providers are called bariatric healthcare providers or bariatricians. Some of these healthcare providers may also be bariatric surgeons.

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Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Health Issues

People who are gay, lesbian, or transgender may be at greater risk for health problems because they don’t always see a healthcare provider when they need to. This may be because they feel embarrassed, have had a bad experience, fear judgment, or have a healthcare provider who is uninformed.

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Lifestyle and Medical History Affect Cancer Risk: Facts for Gay and Bisexual Men

Gay and bisexual men are at higher risk of developing certain cancers, including lung, anal, skin, and prostate cancer.

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Liposarcoma

A liposarcoma is a rare type of cancer that develops in your fatty tissue. This type of tumor can grow anywhere in your body. Common places include your abdomen, thigh, and behind your knee.

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Carcinoid Tumor

Carcinoid tumor is a rare type of tumor that grows slowly.

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