Men's Health

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

Ten Ways You Can Stay Healthy at Work

Ten Ways You Can Stay Healthy at Work You can protect yourself and others by following these action steps: Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand rub if soap and water are not available. Be sure to wash your hands after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose. Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes . Germs spread this way. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue , or cough...

Stay Active When You Have Degenerative Arthritis

Stay Active When You Have Degenerative Arthritis Arthritis -- a chronic inflammation of the joints -- affects more than 37 million Americans and comes in more than 100 varieties. The most common type of arthritis is degenerative arthritis (also called osteoarthritis). It has no cure and tends to get worse over time. However, arthritis sufferers can do many things to stay active. Degenerative arthritis breaks down cartilage -- the coating on the...

Male Infertility Overview: Assessment

Approximately 15 per cent of couples attempting their first pregnancy meet with failure. Most authorities define these patients as primarily infertile if they have been unable to achieve a pregnancy after one year of unprotected intercourse. Conception normally is achieved within twelve months in 80-85% of couples who use no contraceptive measures, and persons presenting after this time should...

Acute Leukemia of Childhood and Adolescence

Acute Leukemia of Childhood and Adolescence Leukemia is a malignancy or cancer of the bone marrow. All of the cells in the bloodstream are normally produced in the bone marrow. In leukemia, there is an unrestrained proliferation of a "clone" of immature white blood cells. These abnormal white blood cells gradually crowd out the normal blood cells. This can lead to anemia, an increased risk of infection, and bleeding. Leukemia is the most...

Parenting for Self-Esteem

Parenting for Self-Esteem Virtually every child, teen, and even adult I see in my clinical practice, suffers from a self-esteem problem in some way, shape, or form. And essentially all parents seeking information or counseling about their child's emotional development want to know how to build their child's self-esteem. Whether intuitively or from exposure to psychological research findings, we all seem to recognize the...

What You Can Do For Attacks of Dizziness?

What You Can Do For Attacks of Dizziness Each year, more than two million people visit a doctor for dizziness, and one of those was Olympic figure skater Scott Davis. In Davis' case, he was diagnosed with benign positional vertigo, an abnormal sense of motion that commonly results in dizziness. For some, the symptoms include feeling dizzy, lightheaded, unsteady or giddy. This feeling of imbalance, without a sensation of turning or...

Stress and Infertility

Stress and Infertility -Relax, -Take a vacation, -Stop trying so hard, -Adopt, these are among the well-intended suggestions from family and friends heard often by infertile couples. Frequently, infertility causes couples to struggle with feelings of inadequacy and failure. To suggest that they are to blame for their infertility because of an attitude or difficulty coping with the stress of the process causes couples...

Metabolic and Congenital Kidney Disorders

Kidney abnormalities can be anatomic or metabolic in origin. Many are hereditary and present at birth (congenital). Renal Tubular Acidosis Renal tubular acidosis is a disorder in which the kidney tubules can't adequately remove acid from the blood to excrete into the urine. Normally, the kidneys remove acid from the blood and excrete it into the urine. In renal tubular acidosis, the kidney...

Kidney Stones in Adults

Kidney stones, one of the most painful of the urologic disorders, are not a product of modern life. Scientists have found evidence of kidney stones in a 7,000-year-old Egyptian mummy. Unfortunately, kidney stones are one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract. In 2000, patients made 2.7 million visits to health care providers and more than 600,000 patients went to emergency rooms for...

Introduction to PCOS

Introduction to PCOS What is it and What Does it Do? PCOS (also called PCO and PCOD, which I will use indiscriminately in this piece) is an endocrine disorder that affects a myriad of areas in your body. For whatever reason, the hormonal balance is off, and being off-kilter, the hormonal cocktail does not have the punch to eject all the eggs from the ovary; they get lodged in the -crust° of the ovary, causing cysts....

Impotence

Inability of a man to complete sexual intercourse. Although- the term is sometimes taken to mean the same as sterility, technically the two conditions are different. A sterile man cannot produce any or enough healthy sperm cells to become a father; but he can have intercourse. An impotent man may produce good sperm cells, but is unable to have an ERECTION and perform sexual intercourse. A...

Steroids - You May Not Get What You Bargained For

Steroids - You May Not Get What You Bargained For Anabolic steroids are derivatives of the male hormone testosterone that are typically injected into the body. Many brands must be administered with huge syringes, and the needle must penetrate the muscle deeply. An estimated one million Americans, half of them teenagers, use anabolic steroids. Most are obtained illegally...through the black market. And...the market for black-market steroids is...

Hyperthyroidism...The Heart of the Matter

I see a number of patients with hyperthyroidism. Very frequently, their symptoms involve the heart. The most common symptoms are a feeling of palpitations and a sensation of a racing heart beat. These symptoms are due to a physiologic effect of thyroid hormone on the heart. I thought I'd take a moment to explain more about what impact thyroid hormone can have on the heart and why these symptoms...

Prostate Cancer - General Info

Image - Prostate Cancer What is Prostate Cancer ? Prostate Cancer is one of the commonest cancers in men. The general statistics imply that this is predominantly a disease that affects the Western world and studies do show a wide difference in clinical incidence between that of the Western and Asian populations. With the expected doubling of the elderly population by the year 2020, it is likely that prostate cancer will...

Eat Fiber-Rich Foods: Live Longer, Healthier

Eat Fiber-Rich Foods: Live Longer, Healthier You don't need high-priced dietary supplements or fancy breakfast cereals to put more fiber in your diet. Many foods contain dietary fiber which, according to medical studies, may help lower cholesterol, as well as prevent heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. To get the right amount of fiber, adults should do the following: Eat five or more servings of fruit and vegetables each...

Beware of Professional Burnout

Beware of Professional Burnout Consider this article a beep on your emotional beeper...an existential wake-up call of critical importance. You or your co-workers may be suffering from Professional Burnout and not realize it. Or maybe you just want to prevent burning out. A wise decision. Professional Burnout -- hereafter referred to as "PBO" -- is a serious problem. Not only can it cause executives and their families great...

Power Food: What to Eat for More Energy

Power Food: What to Eat for More Energy You move? Find out now what to consume to be in the form during physical exercise! A healthy diet is essential to keep you in shape, offers more power and also help you to cure after a training session. Last but not least, a healthy diet is the secret to losing weight quickly and efficiently! In contrast, if an inadequate diet, or rather in its absence, your state physics will suffer and you...

Male Responsibility for Reproductive Health

Male Responsibility for Reproductive Health An article of ICPD Programme of Action says: "It is essential to improve communication between men and women on issues of sexuality and reproductive health, and the understanding of their joint responsibilities, so that men and women are equal partners in public and private life." In 1994, the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) was held in Cairo. This was the third...

Osteoporosis - Prevention & Intervention

Osteoporosis - Prevention & Intervention More than 20 million Americans have osteoporosis and over 16 million don't even know it. This condition, in which the bones are thin, brittle and susceptible to fracture, is usually silent until a bone is broken and the individual is left with pain, deformity and possible disability. As our population ages, the numbers of those affected will soar -- unless we do something about it before it is...

Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease

Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease Scientists and physicians have been able to identify direct and indirect risk factors for the development of cholesterol-based narrowings in the blood vessels that feed the heart muscle, more commonly known as coronary artery disease (CAD). The development of this disease can lead to heart attack, death or chronic disability, and remains the number one killer in the USA today. These risk factors...