Category Archives: Male issues

Who should get screened for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?

 It depends on your age… The US Preventive Services Task Force is the organization that reviews the most cost-effective, efficient treatments. They suggest that all sexually active women, ages 24 or younger, should be screened for both gonorrhea and chlamydia.   … Continue reading

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Prostate cancer screening. To screen or not to screen?

The US Preventive Services Task Force recommend against routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing. The PSA test was introduced in the late 1980s. This lab test showed us that the incidence of prostate cancer increased dramatically compared to when we could … Continue reading

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Over the counter treatment for benign prostatic hypertrophy symptoms

Benign prostatic hypertrophy?  BPH symptoms in men are urinary frequency, difficulty starting and stopping stream of urine, weak urine stream, and needing to get up from bed at night to urinate. Who gets this?  Only men.  More than 80% of … Continue reading

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Need sexually transmitted infection screening?

If you are a sexually active woman under the age of 24 you most likely need STD screening.  A federal task force is suggesting that STD screening should be regularly done in all American women who are sexually active.  Gonorrhea … Continue reading

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Erectile dysfunction. The canary in the gold mine?

Indeed impotence can be the first sign of cardiovascular disease. A new study of 600 men showed that men with erectile dysfunction (ED) had a better than threefold improvement in erectile function after receiving a statin drug. Statins are most … Continue reading

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Low testosterone

If  you have watched ANY sports on television, you must have been barraged by ads about “Low T.”   The advertisers are eluding to low testosterone. Testosterone is the male hormone that is responsible for sexual libido and the ability to … Continue reading

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Newly-found risk of older sperm

This is an interesting overview on an article in Nature which addresses older men having children. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/23/health/fathers-age-is-linked-to-risk-of-autism-and-schizophrenia.html?src=me&ref=health Hope this helps.

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