Men's Health

Information on men's health issues, fitness, and lifestyle.

Treating Depression: Patients were not Healing With the First Medicine That I Tried had A Good Chance of Success The Second Time

Treating Depression: Patients were not Healing With the First Medicine (AP) - The largest study ever done on treating depression has found that patients were not healing with the first medicine that I tried had a good chance of success the second time. A third of those who added or changed medication were healing from illness mill which is in first place in the American mental health problems, researchers said. This is good news, but overall is more encouraging, say...

Cancer and Fertility Preservation: Patient’s Fact Sheet by ASRM

Cancer and Fertility Preservation In the United States there are approximately 800,000 reproductive-aged men and women who have cancer, many of whom have concerns about their fertility. Life- saving cancer treatments may reduce fertility by destroy- ing eggs and sperm. The likelihood of reproductive dam- age depends on the age and sex of the patient and the type and duration of treatment. The most severe damage comes from...

Pain in Anus and Anal Fissure

Lots of people suffer from pain in anal canal. It is a distressing and annoying symptom. Fissure means an ulcer or a crack in anal canal. Anus means the passage through which we pass motion and wind. Anal fissure are of two types-Acute and chronic. Acute anal fissure causes severe pain during passing motion. In chronic anal fissure intensity of pain varies. It can occur at any age, I have seen...

Dementia: Definition, Causes and Symptoms

Dementia: Definition, Causes and Symptoms Dementia is a general term that includes specific disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Vascular or Multi-infarct dementia, Pseudodementia, and others. Dementia is defined as a loss in at least two areas of complex behavior, such as language, memory, visual and spatial abilities, or judgment, that significantly interferes with a person's daily activities. Dementia affects over 4 million...

Glossary of Medical Terms

Glossary of Medical Terms Following are the Most Commonly Used Medical Terms: 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 -- Abortion the premature termination of a pregnancy; may be induced or spontaneous (miscarriage) Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) a fatal disease caused by a virus that destroys the immune system's ability to fight...

Kidney Care - Kidney & Bladder Support Formula

Viable Herbal Solutions understands today's issues regarding better health and well-being, and we offer you the benefit of our personal, technical & professional experience through the various products we provide. This brief overview is designed as an introduction to the historical benefits of common herbs and plants which are used to produce Kidney Care Kidney & Bladder Support Formula....

Good Preventive Medicine: How to Avoid Burning Out

Good Preventive Medicine: How to Avoid Burning Out A substantial percentage of professional working people will experience burnout at some point in their lives. Don't let it happen to you! Take action before you place yourself at risk. Set priorities in your own life Identity your core values, and develop your schedule accordingly, making time for people and activities most important and meaningful to you. Share your feelings with others Express...

Bronchiectasis and Atelectasis

Both bronchiectasis and atelectasis result from damage to a portion of the respiratory tract. In bronchiectasis, the bronchi (the airways that branch off the trachea) are damaged. In atelectasis, part of a lung contracts because of a loss of air. Bronchiectasis Bronchiectasis is an irreversible widening (dilation) of portions of the bronchi resulting from dam-age to the bronchial wall....

Management of Problems Associated with Dementia

Management of Problems Associated with Dementia General Principles Delusions or Paranoia Agitation or aggression Depression General Principles in Managing Behavioral Problems Behavioral problems commonly coexist with cognitive deficits during the course of Alzheimer's and other dementing diseases. They cause significant morbidity, interfere with the performance of activities of daily living, and often have a greater impact on the quality of...

Fertility: General Questions and Answers Part 2

Fertility: General Questions and Answers Part 2 Estrogen Level and Egg Development Q: I am undergoing medicated IUI cycles and have 3 mature eggs ranging from 18-22mm. I've heard that the estrogen level should be around 200 for each mature follicle, but my estrogen level is only 337. Does this mean that some of the eggs are not mature? Thank you. Low estrogen levels could reflect 2 things happening: 1. If the medication you are taking...

Infertility Medication: Brand vs. Generic

Infertility Medication: Brand vs. Generic What do FSH, HCG and HMG stand for? FSH, HCG, and HMG are abbreviations for three different medications used to treat infertility. The following table summarizes generic and brand names that correspond to each abbreviation: Abbreviation Generic Name Brand Name FSH Follicle Stimulating Hormone Gonal-F®, Follistim®, Fertinex® HCG Human...

Brain Tumors - A Brief Overview

Brain Tumors - A Brief Overview A 40-year-old male comes to the emergency room after having suffered a generalized seizure and complaining of a several month history of increasing weakness in his left arm. Both a CT scan and an MRI study reveal a tumor growing into the right front portion of the man’s brain. A 45-year-old female visits the emergency room with almost the exact same history as the gentleman described previously....

Symptoms of Syphilis

Image - Symptoms of Syphilis A puslike urethral discharge that may he yellowish, cloudy, green, white, or bloodstained. Frequent need to urinate. Burning sensation while urinating. Severe pelvic and lower abdominal pain. Constant Urge to Move Bowels (Anal Gonorrhea): nausea; vomiting, fever, chills. pain during intercourse. reddened, irritated tip of penis. severe sore throat; pain on swallowing (pharyngeal gonorrhea)....

Prostate Enlargement: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Prostate Enlargement: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia This hypertext document gives basic information about the prostate gland and the condition called prostate enlargement, or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It describes the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for BPH and lists sources of further reading. A glossary of terms explaining medical words may be found at the back. The purpose of this hypertext document is to help you discuss prostate...

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Do you ache all over and have difficulty sleeping? You may be suffering from Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a condition of inflamed muscles and tendons. Although patients with the disorder may fear that they are developing arthritis, the disease actually does not affect the joints. Estimates are that as many as 6 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia. Still other experts think the numbers are...

Urine Provides Information About Urologic and General Health

Urine Provides Information About Urologic and General Health Amber colored urine carries the body's waste products and water through the urinary system to outside the body. As blood passes through the kidneys, water, urea, salts and minerals are removed and become urine. The urinary system consists of two kidneys, two ureters, one bladder and one urethra. More urine is excreted when liquids and foods that contain more water such as meats and fruits are...

Lifestyle Factors That Affect Fertility

Lifestyle Factors That Affect Fertility Dealing with infertility is particularly difficult because couples find that they are no longer in control of their reproductive choices. They can't decide when to have a baby, how many they will have, or how far to space children apart. Success is largely dependent on a wide combination of factors ranging from emotional and financial resources, access to adequate medical care, and sometimes,...

Undescended Testicles

Undescended Testicles What are undescended testes? It is a disorder of boys in which one or both of the testicles (the male sex glands) have not descended into their normal position in the scrotum. The testes develop inside the abdomen in the foetus and start their descent through the abdominal wall so that it is usually complete by a month before birth. The testes are attached to the body by long cords called...

Klinefelter's Syndrome

Klinefelter's Syndrome Klinefelter's syndrome only occurs in males and results from a congenital abnormality of the sex chromosomes, X and Y. Normally a male has only one X and one Y chromosome and a female has two of the X-chromosomes. In Klinefelter's syndrome, two or more X-chromosomes are present in addition to one Y chromosome. The X-chromosomes contain a large amount of genetic material that has many effects...

Colorado State & National Mental Health Information Resources

COLORADO RESOURCES: Mental Health Association of Colorado 6795 E. Tennessee Avenue, Suite 425 Denver, CO 80224 Phone: (303) 377-3040 FAX: (303) 377-4920 The Colorado Psychological Association 1660 S. Albion Street, Suite 712 Denver, CO 80222 (303) 692-9303, administrative offices (303) 759-6124, referral line Colorado Chapter of The National Association of Social Workers (N.A.S.W.) 6000 E. Evans...