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  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Click Image to Enlarge What is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)? BPH (also referred to as benign prostatic hypertrophy) is a condition in which the prostate gland...

  • Breast Cancer in Men

    Breast Cancer in Men Statistics regarding men and breast cancer Breast cancer in men is rare--less than 1 percent of all breast carcinomas occur in men. Consider the latest statistics available from ...

  • Care of the Uncircumcised Penis

    Care of the Uncircumcised Penis The penis, the outer reproductive organ of the male, consists of two parts--the shaft and the glans. The glans is the tip of the penis, while the shaft is the main par...

  • Conditions of Concern to Men

    Conditions of Concern to Men Many conditions affecting men require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a...

  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED) /Impotence

    Erectile Dysfunction (ED) / Impotence What is ED? Impotence, or erectile dysfunction, may result from the total inability to achieve erection, an inconsistent ability to achieve an erection, or the a...

  • Exercise

    Exercise Finding the right exercise program and the right preparation To be physically fit, you do not have to exercise intensely for long periods of time. Experts agree that physical activity does n...

  • Exercise and the Aging Person

    Exercise and the Aging Person Exercise benefits persons of all ages There are numerous benefits of following a regular exercise program - even for individuals who are challenged by such conditions as...

  • Gastric Bypass (Malabsorptive) Surgery

    Gastric Bypass (Malabsorptive) Surgery (Malabsorptive Procedure, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Biliopancreatic Diversion) What is gastric bypass surgery? Gastric bypass surgery, a type of bariatric surge...

  • Gastric Stapling (Restrictive) Surgery

    Gastric Stapling (Restrictive) Surgery (Gastric Banding Surgery, Adjustable Gastric Banding, Vertical Banded Gastroplasty) What is gastric stapling (restrictive) surgery? Gastric stapling (restrictiv...

  • Glossary - Men's Health

    Glossary - Men's Health | A | | B | | C | | D | | E | | F | | G | | H | | I | | J | | K | | L | | M | | N | | O | | P | | Q | | R | | S | | T | | U | | V | | W | | X | | Y | | Z | A [return to top] A...

  • Hair Loss

    Hair Loss Facts about normal hair growth About 90 percent of hair on the scalp grows continually. In fact, each hair grows for about 2 to 6 years. The other 10 percent of scalp hair is in a resting p...

  • Health Care Guidelines For Men

    Healthcare Guidelines For Men Routine activities for men to ensure good health These charts provide general healthcare guidelines for men, but are not meant to replace any advice and guidance given b...

  • Heart Attack

    Heart Attack What is a heart attack (myocardial infarction)? A heart attack, or myocardial infarction, occurs when one or more regions of the heart muscle experience a severe or prolonged lack of oxy...

  • Home Page - Men's Health

    Topic Index Healthcare Guidelines For Men Male Growth and Development Conditions of Concern to Men Sports Injuries Glossary Although men of all ages should have routine checkups with their health care...

  • Insomnia

    Insomnia What is insomnia? If you experience difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or enjoying a restful night's sleep, you may be suffering from insomnia. Insomnia is defined as the perception ...

  • Low Back Pain

    Low Back Pain What is low back pain? Click Image to Enlarge Low back pain can range from mild, dull, annoying pain, to persistent, severe, disabling pain in the lower back. Pain in the lower back can ...

  • Lumbar Strain (Weight Lifter's Back)

    Lumbar Strain (Weight Lifter's Back) What is a lumbar strain? A lumbar strain is an injury to the lower back, which results in damaged tendons and muscles that spasm and feel sore. What causes a lumb...

  • Maintaining Weight Loss

    Maintaining Weight Loss Benefits of maintaining weight loss While losing weight is difficult for many people, it is even more challenging to keep weight off. Most individuals who lose a large amount ...

  • Male Factor Infertility

    Male Factor Infertility Click Image to Enlarge What is infertility? Infertility is defined by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) as a disease of the reproductive system that impair...

  • Male Growth and Development

    Male Growth and Development As a male matures from a young boy into a man, there are many important things to consider regarding his health and development. Listed in the directory below are some, fo...

  • Medical Treatment for Obesity

    Medical Treatment for Obesity Medical treatment overview Treatment by a doctor may be necessary when an individual's own efforts to lose weight have failed and/or when coexisting medical conditions m...

  • Metabolic Syndrome

    Metabolic Syndrome What is metabolic syndrome? Metabolic syndrome is a condition that includes the presence of a cluster of risk factors specific for cardiovascular disease. According to the National...

  • Obesity

    Obesity Obesity has a far-ranging negative effect on health. People who are overweight or obese are at increased risk for developing many different health conditions, including heart disease, type 2 ...

  • Obesity Treatment Overview

    Obesity Treatment Overview Treatment goals Regardless of the type or combination of obesity treatment, goal setting is an important part of any obesity treatment plan. While a person may want to lose...

  • Online Resources - Men's Health

    Online Resources - Men's Health This Web was compiled from a variety of sources including the online resources listed below, but is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advi...

  • Oral Cancer

    Oral Cancer What is oral cancer? Oral cancer is cancer found in the oral cavity (the mouth area) and the oropharynx (the throat area at the back of the mouth). Oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer wi...

  • Oral Cancer and Tobacco

    Oral Cancer and Tobacco What is the link between tobacco and oral cancer? Tobacco use is known as a major risk factor for oral and other cancers. All tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, p...

  • Overview of Obesity

    Overview of Obesity Facts about obesity Overweight and obesity together make up a leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. Obesity is a chronic disease that can seriously affect your health. Ov...

  • Overview of Sports Injuries

    Overview of Sports Injuries Facts about sports injuries Sports injuries are common daily occurrences in the U.S. Most sports injuries are due to either traumatic injury or overuse of muscles or joint...

  • Overview of the Male Anatomy

    Overview of the Male Anatomy The following is an overview of the male reproductive anatomy: Click Image to Enlarge Anus. The opening at the end of the digestive tract where bowel contents leave the b...

  • Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee)

    Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee) What is jumper's knee? Click Image to Enlarge Jumper's knee, also known as patellar tendonitis, is a condition characterized by inflammation of the patellar tendon...

  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner's Knee)

    Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner's Knee) What is runner's knee? Click Image to Enlarge Runner's knee, also known as patellofemoral pain syndrome, is a condition characterized by dull pain around ...

  • Peyronie's Disease

    Peyronie's Disease Click Image to Enlarge What is Peyronie's disease? Peyronie's disease is characterized by a plaque, or hard lump, that forms on the erection tissue of the penis. The plaque often b...

  • Physical Examination: Adolescent Male

    Physical Examination: Adolescent Male What happens during a physical examination? A physical examination is an important aspect of staying healthy. Physicals should be performed yearly and often for ...

  • Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases

    Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases Primary risk factors for chronic disease At the top of the CDC's list of primary risk factors for all chronic diseases are: smoking, poor nutrition, and sedentary l...

  • Preventing Obesity

    Preventing Obesity in Children and Teens Facts about prevention Obesity is a chronic disease affecting increasing numbers of children and adolescents as well as adults. Obesity rates among children i...

  • Preventing Sports Injuries

    Preventing Sports Injuries Most sports injuries are the result of inadequate training in certain sports, structural defects in the body, and weaknesses in the body. Many people who start exercisi...

  • Prostate Cancer

    Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer statistics The fear of having prostate cancer can be devastating to men. However, it is most successfully treated when found early. Consider these statistics from the ...

  • Prostate Disease

    Prostate Disease Facts about the prostate gland The prostate is a sex gland in men. It's about the size of a walnut, and surrounds the neck of the bladder and urethra—the tube that carries urine from...

  • Puberty: Adolescent Male

    Puberty: Adolescent Male How much will my adolescent grow? The teenage years are also called adolescence. During this time, the teenager will see the greatest amount of growth in height and weight. A...

  • Routine Vaccination Recommendations

    Routine Vaccination Recommendations What vaccinations are routinely recommended for adults, adolescents, and children? According to the CDC, there are presently 16 diseases that have recommended vacc...

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    Sexually Transmitted Diseases What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)? Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infectious diseases transmitted through sexual contact. The CDC estimates that 19...

  • Shin Splints

    Shin Splints What are shin splints? Shin splints refers to pain and tenderness along or just behind the large bone in the lower leg (the tibia). Shin splints, also called medial tibia stress syndrome...

  • Skin Cancer

    Skin Cancer What is skin cancer? Skin cancer is a malignant tumor that grows in the skin cells. In the US alone, more than 2 million Americans were expected to be diagnosed in 2010 with nonmelanoma s...

  • Sleep Apnea

    Sleep Apnea What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition that is far more common than generally understood. Sleep apnea occurs in all age groups and both gend...

  • Special Vaccination Requirements

    Special Vaccination Requirements Before traveling to any destination outside the United States, it is important to review your vaccination schedule with your doctor. This should be done as far in adv...

  • Sports and Fractures

    Sports and Fractures Fractures are breaks in the bone that are often caused by a blow or a fall. A fracture may be classified as a simple fracture (a thin fracture that may not run through the entire...

  • Sports Injuries

    Sports Injuries Many sports injuries require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Overview of Sports Inj...

  • Surgical Treatment for Obesity

    Surgical Treatment for Obesity Weight-loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, is the only option today that may effectively treat morbid obesity in people for whom more conservative measures suc...

  • Testicular Cancer

    Testicular Cancer What are the testicles? The testicles are the male sex glands and are part of the male reproductive system. Testicles are also called testes or gonads. They are located behind the p...

  • Topic Index - Men's Health

    Topic Index - Men's Health Men's Health Home Healthcare Guidelines For Men Routine Vaccination Recommendations Special Vaccination Requirements Male Growth and Development Puberty: Adolescent Male Ov...

  • Treatment of Obesity

    Treatment of Obesity Because obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can inflict substantial harm to a person's health, treatment is very important. A variety of methods are used to treat obesity....

  • Urinary Incontinence

    Urinary Incontinence What is urinary incontinence (UI)? Urinary incontinence (UI) is the loss of urine control, or the inability to hold your urine until you can reach a restroom. According to the Na...

  • Vasectomy

    Vasectomy What is vasectomy? Vasectomy is a surgical procedure performed to make a man sterile, or unable to father a child. It's a permanent male birth control measure, and a means of contraception ...