Men’s Health

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation occurs when the top section of the heart begins to shake. This is due to problems occurring in the heart's electrical system. It generally occurs in men older than 60 years of age. Symptoms of atrial fibrillation include chest pain, dizziness and the feeling of a pounding heart. Any condition which results in damage to the heart can be responsible for atrial fibrillation. Medication including blood thinners is the most commonly used treatment.

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Cholesterol

Cholesterol

High cholesterol is a common health concern in men. There are no visible or physical symptoms present with high cholesterol. That is why regular physicals and health check-ups are important.

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Jock Itch

Jock Itch

Jock itch is a condition that can cause itching and burning sensations in the groin region. It can spread to the anus, inner thighs and folds. The affected area can be brown or red in color. It may cause rippling and flaking skin. Random sores may also appear and spread. Jock itch is caused by fungus which can affect your body if you have a weakened immune system, wear a dirty jock strap or have athlete's foot. Jock itch can be successfully treated using topical anti-fungals or oral medication.

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Low Testosterone

Low Testosterone

Low testosterone is a condition that affects men because the gonads have stopped producing as much testosterone. Symptoms associated with low testosterone include depression, erectile dysfunction and more. Low testosterone can be due to age and genetic factors. Treatment using testosterone replacement therapy is more beneficial in those who have low blood levels.

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Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a very common cancer that afflicts men. There are generally no symptoms during the early stages of prostate cancer. As the disease progresses, pain during urination, increased or decreased need to urinate and difficulty having an erection can occur. Pain can also occur in the lower back, belly and hips. The causes for prostate cancer are unknown, but hereditary and age factors are suspected. Treatment for prostate cancer can include radiation therapy, hormone therapy, medication and surgery.

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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

Men can suffer from many different types of urinary incontinence including stress incontinence, urge incontinence, post-void dribbling incontinence and more. Urinary incontinence may be due to an enlarged prostate, diabetes or polyuria. An enlarged prostate may be due to prostate cancer or other health concerns, which should be checked out by a doctor. Treatment for urinary incontinence includes medication, surgery, bladder refraining and more.

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