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  • Oct 2018

    What are the symptoms of high estrogen?

    High estrogen levels can cause a range of symptoms. Males may experience sexual problems and enlarged breasts, while females may experience weight gain and menstrual complications. A person may have high estrogen because of a natural imbalance, or because they are taking certain medications. Learn more here.

  • Sep 2018

    Signs and symptoms of STDs in men

    Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), can affect anyone, but some symptoms are different for men and women. In this article, we look at the signs and symptoms of common STIs in men and when they typically occur. We also discuss how to diagnose, prevent, and treat STIs in men.

  • Sep 2018

    Typical testosterone levels in males and females

    Testosterone levels vary depending on a person’s sex, age, and physical activity levels. Testosterone levels that are too high or too low may cause a range of potential complications including infertility and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Learn more about testosterone levels here.

  • Sep 2018

    How body fat affects men's and women's health differently

    New research in rodents helps us understand why women are better protected against the harmful effects of excessive body fat than men.

  • Sep 2018

    Is regular screening for prostate cancer really necessary?

    A panel of experts from the United Kingdom is asking whether regular screening for prostate cancer actually brings enough benefits to outweigh the risks.

  • Sep 2018

    Urologic conditions lead to depression, sleep issues in men

    Physicians need to be aware that men with urologic conditions often have depression and sleep problems and should refer them appropriately, says a study.

  • Aug 2018

    What are the signs of prostate infection?

    When an infection in the prostate results in inflammation, this is called bacterial prostatitis. Symptoms include pain in the lower abdomen and difficulty urinating. The infection may be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term), and a treatment plan may include medication, or surgery. Learn more here.

  • Aug 2018

    What are the early signs of lung cancer in men?

    In the United States, lung cancer is the second most common cancer and the leading cause of death from cancer. In the first stages, there are often no symptoms, but early detection and treatment can improve a person’s outlook. Here, we look at the initial signs of lung cancer in men and describe when to see a doctor.

  • Aug 2018

    Mountain Dew does not kill sperm

    There is a persistent myth that the popular drink Mountain Dew kills sperm cells. Some people incorrectly think components of the drink, including caffeine and tartrazine, affect male fertility. This is not true. Learn more about what other factors to do with a person’s health might affect fertility here.

  • Aug 2018

    New technique treats prostate cancer in just five radiotherapy sessions

    A new clinical trial proves the benefits of an innovative form of radiotherapy that reduces the treatment to five sessions instead of the usual 37.

  • Aug 2018

    Briefs or boxer shorts? A new study settles the debate

    Which type of underwear is better for preserving men's fertility? The largest study to have ever investigated the matter now settles the dispute.

  • Aug 2018

    Why has my penis gone numb?

    The many nerve endings in the penis make it sensitive, but several factors can cause the penis or testicles to become numb, including cycling, injury, and some medical conditions. A low testosterone level can also reduce sensitivity. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of numbness in the penis here.

  • Aug 2018

    Do health and lifestyle factors make a difference to penis size?

    Some penises expand more than others when transitioning from a flaccid to an erect state. Can any factors predict if, and how much, a penis will expand?

  • Aug 2018

    What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

    Testosterone is a sex hormone. If levels are low, a male may experience erectile dysfunction, a reduction in testicle size, and difficulty sleeping. In this article, learn about the symptoms of low testosterone and the range of treatment options, which includes testosterone replacement therapy.

  • Jul 2018

    What are the side effects of testosterone pellets?

    Testosterone is the male sex hormone, and its levels in the body decline steadily with age. Many people wish to supplement it when they are deficient. Testosterone pellets can be a convenient form of testosterone replacement therapy, but they can cause side effects, such as fluid retention and acne. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2018

    Do erectile dysfunction exercises help?

    Many people have erectile dysfunction (ED), but it is often possible to reverse this with exercises to strengthen muscles in the area. These include pelvic floor exercises. ED can often be due to lifestyle factors including obesity and low physical activity levels. Learn more about exercises for ED here.

  • Jul 2018

    What to do about a smelly penis

    Most of the time, regularly cleaning the penis will keep odor to a minimum. However, poor hygiene and some conditions may cause the penis’ odor to change or smell foul. In this article, learn about the possible causes of a smelly penis, including smegma, balanitis, and urinary tract infections. We also cover treatment.

  • Jul 2018

    What causes testicular atrophy?

    Testicular atrophy refers to when the testes shrink. There are several potential causes of testicular atrophy, including aging, infections, testicular torsion, and hormonal changes. In this article, we look at the causes and symptoms of testicular atrophy, as well as how doctors diagnose and treat it.

  • Jul 2018

    Saw palmetto and testosterone facts

    Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone. Boosting its levels can have many effects, such as promoting muscle growth and improving libido. Saw palmetto, a plant resembling the leaves of a palm tree, may boost testosterone levels and offer other health benefits. Learn more about saw palmetto and testosterone here.

  • Jul 2018

    How do you boost testosterone naturally?

    Testosterone is a male sex hormone. Low levels can cause changes to the distribution of body fat and muscle strength. Testosterone reduces with age, but people can boost it with lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise. Adequate sleep, nutritional supplements, and stress reduction may also help. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2018

    What to know about sex and yeast infections

    While it is possible for a person to have sex when they have a yeast infection, it may cause pain and other bothersome symptoms. In addition, having sex may increase the amount of time the infection takes to heal. In some cases, a person can pass on the infection to their sexual partner. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2018

    What are the treatment options for BPH?

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. BPH can cause difficulties with urination. Treatment options for BPH include watchful waiting, medication, minimally invasive procedures, and surgery. Lifestyle changes can also help improve a person’s symptoms. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2018

    Does a nut-rich diet lead to better sperm quality?

    With male fertility on the decline, it is important to understand how to improve reproductive health. A new study suggests that eating more nuts may help.

  • Jul 2018

    Testosterone makes men choose 'status brands'

    A new study showed for the first time that men given a single dose of testosterone were likelier to choose status-enhancing brands than men given placebo.

  • Jul 2018

    How men can improve their sexual performance

    Many men want to know how to enhance their own and their partners’ sexual satisfaction. However, placing too much emphasis on performance can lead to anxiety. Certain lifestyle changes can help to reduce sexual anxiety, improve erectile dysfunction, and increase stamina. In this article, we describe 13 methods to try.