Category Archives: Male issues

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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PSA no longer suggested for prostate cancer screening

The US Preventive Services Task Force this week formalized their statement regarding PSA, prostate specific antigen test. Their standpoint is firm:  do not routinely screen for prostate cancer by PSA. A screening test is only for those who have NO symptoms or family … Continue reading

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The 2,3,4,5 Principle of Men’s Health

Men often do not seek health care before they desperately need it.  This means… men may not have a family doctor who knows them; that does not mean they do not need one.  The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force helped create the … Continue reading

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Vitamin E. Men, don’t take extra.

If a little is good… a lot is NOT necessarily better.  A 7-year study of more than 35,000 men showed that extra vitamin E can significantly increase your risk of prostate cancer. The study used a dose of 400 IU a day … Continue reading

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Breathe. . . . . .. . . . gasp! snort! .. . .Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is disruption of sleep (to both the patient and their bed-partner) and is harmful to the body.  Here are some nuts and bolts  about it. . . What are the symptoms? Snoring. Frequent awakenings during sleep. Daytime sleepiness. … Continue reading

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New Prostate Cancer Test More Accurate : Northwestern University Newscenter

Northwestern University (ah, hem. . . my alma mater) has seemingly made a better PSA test.  More studies pending.  I’ll stay tuned.  Read on. . . New Prostate Cancer Test More Accurate : Northwestern University Newscenter.

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Should you (or your man) get a PSA test?

This issue has been looked at extensively.  The results are not as you may  expect. . .and  backed by  studies with 341,351 patients!  Prostate cancer is detectable in ½ of men at age 50 and nearly 80% at age 80.  … Continue reading

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Study: Half of Men Had Genital HPV Infection : Family Practice News

Few men have penile warts or are aware that 50% of them (regardless of age) have Human Papillomavirus (HPV).   Let’s talk up abstinence, safe sex, HPV vaccine, condoms . . . and pap testing for women. Study: Half of Men Had Genital HPV … Continue reading

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Are those lesions down there. . . herpes? Gulp!

I saw a patient this week.  Bright, engaging, and single. . . . she admits how dirty she feels since genital herpes was diagnosed.  “Good people get this!”  I tell her.  And, indeed it is true.  In a population-based cross-sectional … Continue reading

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Erectile dysfunction

I see many male patients who feel like they are underperforming in the bedroom. Anything limiting blood flow to the penis can cause impotence, now called erectile dysfunction. The most common conditions include cigarette smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, alcoholism, drug … Continue reading

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