Men’s Health

Men’s Health

What is erectile dysfunction?

One of the common complaints of men is erectile dysfunction (also called “impotence”).

In the past erectile dysfunction was thought to be due to the normal aging process, but recently it has become clear that there is also a connection with obesity. A study from Cornell University (NY) shows 80% of men with a waistline greater than 40 inches have erectile dysfunction. In contrast only 35% of men with waistlines 10 inches less than the first group experience erectile dysfunction. Other studies show metabolic syndrome can be responsible.

What is male menopause?

Male menopause is a result of hormone changes similar to those that cause menopause in women. Occurring in males around the age of 45 to 60 years, the symptoms of male menopause are not as obvious in men. More details are here.

What is prostate enlargement?

Fifty percent of middle-aged men experience enlargement of the prostrate. The prostrate becomes enlarged when a bladder outlet obstruction slows down the urinary flow.  More details are here.

What is prostatitis?

Males between 15 to 25 years old are prone to chronic infection of the prostate gland. This condition is known as prostatitis. Prostatitis is an inflammation of the tissue of the prostate gland which is right underneath the bladder and embraces the upper part of the urethra. More details are here.

What causes baldness?

Male hair loss is usually caused by a mix hormones and genetics. The enzyme 5-alpha-reductase found in hair follicles on the scalp converts testosterone to DHT. This leads to premature hair loss on the scalp area. As there are genetic differences with respect to androgen response, some men develop baldness earlier than others. More details are here.

What is plastic surgery for men?

Men are increasingly using surgical procedures to improve their cosmetic appearance.

Most commonly, males seek plastic surgery after personal or sports injuries. However, some men get plastic surgery to rectify cosmetic imperfections. Face lifts and removal of excessive skin after major weight loss are routine procedures. Baldness can also be permanently solved by hair transplants.

What can be done to control pain?

There is an FDA-approved non-drug method available, IceWave patches from Lifewave, which will control pain associated with plastic surgery, prostatitis, and prostate enlargement.