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terazosin, Hytrin

terazosin, Hytrin0

Could Zika Harm Men's Fertility?

Could Zika Harm Men's Fertility?0

FDA Warns of Dangers From Testosterone Supplements

FDA Warns of Dangers From Testosterone Supplements0

dutasteride (Avodart)

dutasteride (Avodart)0

Sleep Can Affect Male Fertility

Sleep Can Affect Male Fertility0

Low Testosterone (Low T)

Low Testosterone (Low T)0

alfuzosin (Uroxatral)

alfuzosin (Uroxatral)0

Shedding Light on Low Male Libido

Shedding Light on Low Male Libido0

Vasectomy May Not Raise Prostate Cancer Risk After All

Vasectomy May Not Raise Prostate Cancer Risk After All0

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Disease Prevention in Men

Disease Prevention in Men0

Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MDMedical Editor: William C. Shiel, Jr, MD, FACP, FACR About 41 million Americans between the ages of 40 and 74 have "prediabetes." Prediabetes is a condition that, as the name implies, can be considered ...

Priapism (Penis Disorder)

Priapism (Penis Disorder)0

What is the definition of priapism? Priapism is a prolonged, unwanted erection of the penis. It is usually painful and not related to sexual stimulation or arousal. Most clinicians consider priapism a medical emergency because the condition ...

Peyronie's Disease (Curvature of the Penis)

Peyronie's Disease (Curvature of the Penis)0

Penile pain may be caused by: STDs with symptoms of burning, itching, painful urination, discharge, or blood in the urine Infections or inflammation such as balantis Persistent erection (priapism) Peyronie's disease Cancers Peyronie's ...

Is Balanitis Contagious?

Is Balanitis Contagious?0

Itching in the area of the penis or external genital organs occurs for many of the same reasons that itching occurs elsewhere on the body. Examples of causes of penile itching includes: infections (for example, sexually transmitted diseases ...

Kegel Exercises for Men

Kegel Exercises for Men0

Kegel exercises: Regular, daily exercising of pelvic muscles can improve, and even prevent, urinary incontinence. This is particularly helpful for younger women. These exercises should be performed 30-80 times daily for at least eight weeks. These ...

Balanitis (Penis Disorder)

Balanitis (Penis Disorder)0

What is balanitis? Balanitis is an inflammation of the skin of the head of penis (glans penis). If the foreskin is involved as well, it is referred to as balanoposthitis. What causes balanitis? Readers Comments 1 Share Your ...

Prostatitis (Inflammation of the Prostate Gland)

Prostatitis (Inflammation of the Prostate Gland)0

Prostatitis facts Readers Comments 31 Share Your Story Ten to twelve percent of all men experience prostatitis symptoms. Prostititis is most common prostate problem in men under the age of 50. Prostatitis can be an acute illness or a ...

Are Unemployed Husbands Fueling Divorce Rates?

Are Unemployed Husbands Fueling Divorce Rates?0

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to common belief, a new U.S. study suggests that women's growing role in the workforce is not a major factor in divorce. But a husband's ability to keep a full-time job might be. The study, ...

Poverty Takes Bigger Toll on a Man's Health If He's Black: Study

Poverty Takes Bigger Toll on a Man's Health If He's Black: Study0

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While being poor raises the odds of dying early for American black males, it doesn't seem to have the same impact for white males, a new study suggests. One expert who's long researched health ...

Road Rage Rampant in America

Road Rage Rampant in America0

THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Next time you're ready to make a rude gesture when another driver cuts you off in traffic, take a deep breath. America's highways are already more than mean enough, according to a new study from the ...

1 in 5 Americans Uses a Tobacco Product

1 in 5 Americans Uses a Tobacco Product0

THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite decades of declines in smoking rates in the United States, one in five Americans still smokes or uses hookahs, e-cigarettes or other tobacco products, U.S. health officials reported ...

tamsulosin, Flomax

tamsulosin, Flomax0

home / men's health center / men's health a-z list / tamsulosin index / tamsulosin, flomax drug monograph Pharmacy Author: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD Omudhome Ogbru, PharmDDr. Ogbru received his Doctorate ...

Testosterone Therapy May Boost Older Men's Sex Lives

Testosterone Therapy May Boost Older Men's Sex Lives0

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Aging men who are losing their sexual pep can receive a love-life boost from testosterone replacement therapy, according to results from the largest "low-T" clinical trial to date. Older men treated ...

Natural Remedies for Erectile Dysfunction

Natural Remedies for Erectile Dysfunction0

For centuries, men have tried all sorts of natural remedies for erectile dysfunction (ED) -- the repeated inability to get or maintain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. But do they really work? It is simply not scientifically known at ...

Male Sexual Enhancement Supplements Often Ineffective, Possibly Harmful: Study

Male Sexual Enhancement Supplements Often Ineffective, Possibly Harmful: Study0

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's no proof that over-the-counter sexual enhancement supplements for men work, and some are potentially dangerous, a new study reports. Many men seeking medical help for sexual health issues ...

Does Testosterone Give Men Better Direction Sense?

Does Testosterone Give Men Better Direction Sense?0

By Tim Locke Reviewed by Keith Barnard, MD Dec. 8, 2015 -- Men may have a better sense of direction than women because of their hormones, Norwegian scientists say. They came to their conclusion by giving men and ...

Wielding Power May Spur Testosterone Surges: Study

Wielding Power May Spur Testosterone Surges: Study0

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Levels of the hormone testosterone appear to change with certain behaviors, particularly in women, a new study suggests. Though typically considered the "male" hormone, both men and women men have ...

Drugs Used in Cancer, Arthritis May Help Fight Hair Loss

Drugs Used in Cancer, Arthritis May Help Fight Hair Loss0

FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two drugs -- one approved for use in arthritis and the other approved for cancer -- may also hold potential for boosting hair growth, new animal research suggests. "The ultimate potential is a very ...

testosterone gel (Androgel)

testosterone gel (Androgel)0

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Androgel is a gel containing testosterone. It is administered through the skin for treatment of low testosterone levels. It belongs to a class of drugs called androgens. Other testosterone replacement products include ...

finasteride, Proscar

finasteride, Proscar0

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: The prostate gland is located around the tube which empties urine from the bladder (urethra). As the prostate gland enlarges, usually after 50 years of age, it can obstruct or partially block the urine flow. This leads to ...

Men Who Feel Less Masculine May Be More Violent, Study Finds

Men Who Feel Less Masculine May Be More Violent, Study Finds0

According to the researchers, the findings "suggest that efforts to reduce men's risk of behavior likely to result in injury should, in part, focus on the means by which masculine socialization and acceptance of gender norms may induce distress in ...

10 Symptoms of Testicular Cancer

10 Symptoms of Testicular Cancer0

Medical Author: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. ...

Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men

Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men0

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fit middle-aged men appear less likely to develop lung and colon cancer in later life than their out-of-shape peers. And if they do develop cancer, they are more likely to beat it, a new study ...

More Sex, Better Testosterone Levels?

More Sex, Better Testosterone Levels?0

FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Experts have long assumed that as a man's testosterone level declines, so does his sex life. But a new study suggests the reverse may be true. "Most people in or out of medicine assume that a lowered ...

How to Get a Man to Open His Wallet for Charity

How to Get a Man to Open His Wallet for Charity0

FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Changing the message of charitable appeals could help close the gender gap in giving, researchers suggested. Research shows men can be tightwads when asked to donate money (or time) to a poverty relief ...

Physically Tough Jobs May Harm a Man's Fertility: Study

Physically Tough Jobs May Harm a Man's Fertility: Study0

MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hard physical work, high blood pressure and taking multiple medications are among the factors that may lower sperm quality and make men less fertile, new research finds. "Nearly 15 percent of American ...

Study: Men Are the Narcissists of the Species

Study: Men Are the Narcissists of the Species0

THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research may help to explain why some women have trouble breaking through the corporate glass ceiling -- they're just not narcissistic enough. Researchers at the University at Buffalo analyzed the ...

Early Studies See No Heart Risk From Testosterone Therapy

Early Studies See No Heart Risk From Testosterone Therapy0

WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Testosterone therapy doesn't seem to increase a man's risk of heart attack or stroke, a pair of new studies suggests. "Testosterone therapy in any form -- gel, pills or injections -- does not appear ...

Just How Big Is a Normal Penis?

Just How Big Is a Normal Penis?0

TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some good news, guys: A new analysis of penis sizes will help reassure most of you that you're normal, researchers say. Many males worry about their penis size, even when there's no cause for concern. ...

avanafil, Stendra

avanafil, Stendra0

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Avanafil is an oral drug that is used for treating impotence (the inability to attain or maintain a penile erection), also known as erectile dysfunction (ED). It is in a class of drugs called phosphodiesterase inhibitors that ...

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alfuzosin, Uroxatral

alfuzosin, Uroxatral0

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Alfuzosin belongs to a class of drugs called alpha-blockers. It is used for increasing the flow of urine that is reduced by benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). Alpha blockers relax the muscles in the prostate gland and the ...

Plastics Chemical Tied to Changes in Boys' Reproductive Development

Plastics Chemical Tied to Changes in Boys' Reproductive Development0

THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When expectant mothers are exposed to plastics chemicals called phthalates during the first trimester, their male offspring may have a greater risk of infertility later in life, a new study ...

Health Tip: Understanding Osteoporosis in Men

Health Tip: Understanding Osteoporosis in Men0

(HealthDay News) -- While women may be more focused on bone health, men are also at risk for osteoporosis, a disease characterized by brittle bones and bone loss. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons explains these risk factors for ...

Peyronie's Disease (Curvature of the Penis)

Peyronie's Disease (Curvature of the Penis)0

Peyronie's disease (also termed Peyronie disease) is the development of scar tissue inside the penis that causes the penis to develop abnormal curvature (contracture) in the scarred area. The disease may occur in about 1% to 8% of men, most frequently ...

Wealthier Men Less Likely to Do Housework, Study Finds

Wealthier Men Less Likely to Do Housework, Study Finds0

MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The more money a man makes, the less likely he is to help with housework, a new study finds. British researchers interviewed men and women who lived with a partner, all of whom had at least one child ...

Health Tip: Protecting a Man's Health

Health Tip: Protecting a Man's Health0

(HealthDay News) -- A few simple lifestyle changes can go a long way toward protecting a man's health. The Mayo Clinic offers these suggestions: Quit smoking, and take steps to prevent exposure to air pollution and workplace ...

terazosin, Hytrin

terazosin, Hytrin0

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Terazosin belongs to a class of medications called alpha 1 blockers which relax the smooth muscles of the arteries, the prostate, and the bladder neck. Other alpha blockers include doxazosin (Cardura), alfuzosin (Uroxatral), ...

Oral HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Older Men, Study Finds

Oral HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Older Men, Study Finds0

FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One type of oral HPV (human papillomavirus) infection, HPV16, seems to last a year or longer in men over the age of 45 than it does in younger men, new research indicates. HPV16 is the form of HPV often ...

dutasteride (Avodart)

dutasteride (Avodart)0

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Dutasteride is a medication used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) also known as an enlarged prostate. Dutasteride belongs to a class of medication called 5-alpa reductase inhibitors. Male hormone ...

tamsulosin, Flomax

tamsulosin, Flomax0

Medical and Pharmacy Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in ...

Poor Sperm Quality May Signal Health Issues, Study Finds

Poor Sperm Quality May Signal Health Issues, Study Finds0

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Defects in sperm within semen may be linked to a variety of health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and skin and glandular disorders, a new study suggests. The defects probably ...

Steroid Abuse

Steroid Abuse0

Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MDMedical Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR and Jay W. Marks, MD Steroids are a class of compounds that share a similar chemical structure. This broad group of chemicals includes many normal ...

Smoking Might Cost Men Their 'Y' Chromosome, Study Finds

Smoking Might Cost Men Their 'Y' Chromosome, Study Finds0

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men who smoke may see more of their Y chromosomes disappear as they age, a new study suggests. Scientists have long known that as men grow older, the Y chromosome can start to disappear from some of ...

Viagra and Nitrates Don't Mix

Viagra and Nitrates Don't Mix0

Viagra has come under repeated attention, especially regarding its interaction with nitrates. We feel, nonetheless, that repeating the warning that "Viagra and Nitrates Don't Mix" is important and may, we hope, save the lives of any persons who ...

Gonorrhea Treatment Recommendations Update

Gonorrhea Treatment Recommendations Update0

Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MDMedical Editor: William C. Shiel, Jr., MD, FACP, FACR In April, 2007, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended changes in the established treatment for gonorrhea ...

Enlarged Breast Tissue in Men

Enlarged Breast Tissue in Men0

The appearance of enlarged breast tissue in men can be either due to the true enlargement of actual breast tissue or a result of deposition of fat in the pectoral area of the chest. True enlargement of the gland tissue of the breast is due to hormonal ...

As U.S. Economy Worsened, Vasectomy Rates Rose, Study Finds

As U.S. Economy Worsened, Vasectomy Rates Rose, Study Finds0

MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- During the recent "Great Recession," worries about the cost of raising children in an uncertain job market may have spurred an uptick in vasectomies, a new study suggests. "Despite an unchanged desire ...

Low Testosterone (Low-T)

Low Testosterone (Low-T)0

Low testosterone facts Testosterone is produced by the testes in males and ovaries in females. The testes are under the hormonal control of the hypothalamus and pituitary in the brain and make testosterone in response to stimulation by FSH and ...

A Little Booze Does Get Men Smiling, Study Confirms

A Little Booze Does Get Men Smiling, Study Confirms0

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In perhaps one of the happiest studies ever conducted, scientists confirm what many partygoers know: Just add booze and groups of men start smiling. The study, reported this week in the journal ...

FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use

FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use0

THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There is little evidence that testosterone replacement therapy effectively treats normally sagging levels of the hormone in aging American males, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel said ...

FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety

FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety0

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is focusing on the "Low T" fad, questioning whether the boom in testosterone replacement therapy is helping or harming the health of aging American males. At a ...

Exercise Might Curb His Nightly Trips to the Bathroom

Exercise Might Curb His Nightly Trips to the Bathroom0

FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Physical activity might reduce a man's chances of having to get up more than once a night to urinate, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from thousands of men in order to determine rates of ...

Methadone Lowers Testosterone in Men Only

Methadone Lowers Testosterone in Men Only0

By Deborah Brauser Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH Sept. 5, 2014 -- Treating addiction to heroin and other opioid drugs with methadone can dramatically lower testosterone levels, but only in men, new research ...

Testosterone and Heart Attacks: Q&A

Testosterone and Heart Attacks: Q&A0

By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Sept. 4, 2014 -- Testosterone replacement therapy has tripled in the past decade. Nearly 3% of U.S. men 40 and over use it, and that percentage rises with age. Sales ...

Common Chemicals May Lower Testosterone Levels, Study Finds

Common Chemicals May Lower Testosterone Levels, Study Finds0

THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to certain chemicals commonly found in plastics and other products is associated with lower levels of testosterone in men, women and children, a new study says. Testosterone is the main sex ...

Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia0

Gynecomastia facts Gynecomastia is enlargement of the glandular tissue of the male breast. Gynecomastia may occur during infancy and puberty in normally-developing boys. Gynecomastia results from an imbalance in the hormonal environment in the ...

PSA Test (Prostate Specific Antigen)

PSA Test (Prostate Specific Antigen)0

Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is a substance produced almost exclusively by certain cells within the prostate gland. Biochemically, it belongs to the protease family of kallikrein and is also known as human kallikrein 3 (hK3). PSA is secreted by the ...

Blood In Semen

Blood In Semen0

Blood in semen facts Blood in the semen is known as hematospermia. Prostate biopsy is the most common cause of blood in the semen. Blood in the semen can be caused by tumors, infections, anatomical abnormalities, stones, or inflammation in many ...

testosterone undecanoate (Aveed)

testosterone undecanoate (Aveed)0

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Testosterone undecanoate is a long-acting man-made version of testosterone, the natural male sexual hormone. Testosterone is responsible for the normal growth and development of male sex organs and characteristics. It ...

A Defining Act for Fathers and Sons

A Defining Act for Fathers and Sons0

FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- "Hey Dad? You wanna have a catch?" "I'd like that." That simple exchange -- between a son and his long-dead father -- provides the powerful climax of the film "Field of Dreams," which just ...

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