Men's Health Tips


How to Reduce the Risks Associated with TURP

Not long ago a man who underwent a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) faced the possibility of having a lengthy hospital stay and perhaps a transfusion. The use of laser surgery has removed those possible risks.

In fact, a good surgeon can perform a TURP on an outpatient basis. Of course every patient wants to be guaranteed an excellent doctor. How can a man who knows that he is going to have a TURP find a top-rated surgeon, a doctor who promises to safeguard the health of the prostate cancer patient?
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The Truth about Male Menopause

What if you were told that men are experiencing menopause too? I bet you’d laugh with that idea. However, it is true. Men, just like women, also experience menopause. Although, you may think that the decreasing sex drive and mood swings are only the results of pressure from work, when the truth is, they are symptoms of menopause.

The truth about male menopause has long been debated, whether it is a fact or merely fiction. However, there are studies that show that males really experience a male version of menopause.
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Penis Enlargement – Don’t Do it these Ways!

We are talking about penis enlargement the dangerous ways here. Don’t ever do it with the following ways. You may end up with less of a manhood than you bargained for…

Vacuum Pump
How this thing works is by pumping blood into your penis and forcing it to grow. This method may sound reasonable, but please pause and think about it.
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Prostate Cancer Nutrition Recommendations

Maintain a whole-foods diet; eat plenty of whole grains, raw nuts and seeds, and unpolished brown rice; millet cereal is a good source of protein

Eat wheat, oats, and bran; also eat plenty of cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, Brussels sprout, cabbage, and cauliflower, and yellow and deep orange vegetables, such as carrots, pumpkin, squash, and yams; this type of diet is important for the prevention of cancer as well as for healing
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Prostate Cancer

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland at the base of the bladder that encircles the urethra, the tube through which the urine is voided. The prostate produces prostatic fluid, which makes up the bulk of the male ejaculate and nourishes and transports the sperm. Cancer of the prostate gland is the second leading cause of cancer death among men. It is primarily a disease of aging.

Men in their thirties and forties rarely develop prostate cancer, but the incidence increases steadily after the age of fifty. Approximately 80 percent of all cases occur in men over the age of sixty-five, and by the age of eight, 80 percent of all men have prostate cancer to some degree.
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What is TCAP?

TCAP stands for Targeted CryoAblation of the Prostate. TCAP is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that offers a unique method for destruction of the tumor cells.

During TCAP the physician places 6-8 thin metal rods inside the prostate gland. These are hollow rods that hold argon gas. The argon gas will freeze any tissue that is close to the rods. The physician uses a special “warming rod” to protect the urethra from the super cold temperatures. The tubes are positioned by using the images obtained with ultrasound.
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Testicular Cancer – Facts and Stats

The most common type of cancer that strikes men ages 15 to 40 is testicular cancer. Keep in mind, all types of cancer can strike at any age.

Some male babies are born with it or can develop it if their testicle does not descend from the abdomen. Studies indicate that it can also peak at age 75. Other causes include genetics and ethnicity.

Caucasian men are almost twice as likely to develop it than African American. It is the most common type of cancer to begin for no known reason (e.g. no family history). However, it also has best prognosis of any cancer when detected and treated early.
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Male Impotence

Impotence (the inability to achieve or maintain an erection) is one of the most common sexual problems for men. When men do finally make the effort they are more likely than women to seek help and treatment for sexual problems. sometimes quite simple interventions, information, reassurance, talking to someone, contraceptive advice etc, can resolve the problem.

Physical Causes

Post-surgical side effects; accidental injuries to the penis or testicles, spine or pelvic area; Vascular trauma;
Diseases & conditions e.g. Diabetes, flu, chronic renal failure, liver disease, arterial sclerosis; Parkinsons disease.
Drug abuse- Recreational use or regular chronic over use of addictive drugs such as cocaine, heroin, amphetamines.
Medication-drugs used for depression, Beta blockers for high blood pressure, diuretics. (more…)

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Male Circumcision

Circumcision is the surgical removal of the prepuce of the foreskin that covers the tip of the penis. The prepuce is a normal part of the external genitalia. It protects the the glans, from chafing and abrasion during intercourse and from general wear and tear. It protects the glans from irritation in infancy when the baby is incontinent. It provides lubrication. It also contains erogenous tissue, in other words it contributes to sexual arousal.

The United States has one of the highest rates of male circumcision at 60 per cent. This is down from the rate of 85 per cent previoulsy recorded in the 1970s. Over 1.25 million infants are circumcised annually, that’s more than 3,300 babies each day. Male circumcision has often been carried out for reasons of hygiene. Men who have had a circumcision seem to contract urinary tract infections less. It is also thought that circumcised men have a lower rate of penile cancer, a very rare form of cancer. Research is unclear about whether circumcision reduces the risk of cervical cancer in female sexual partners.
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Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is rare but it is one of the most common forms of cancer in men between the ages of 15 and 35 years of age. Around 7,500 cases of testicular cancer are diagnosed in the United States of America each year and is more common in white males than those of African descent.

The incidence of testicular cancer is higher amongst men with urinary system abnormalities such as horseshoe kidneys, duplication of ureters. Men with undescended testicles (even after surgical correction) are 20 times more likely to get cancer of the testicles than the general population. and men who have had cancer in one testicle have an increased chance of developing it in the other testicle. Men with HIV disease are also at more at risk of developing testicular cancer.

Testicular cancer can be cured and success rates are very high. Early detection of the cancer in general means an improved outcome. Nearly all testicular cancers respond well to treatment. The signs of testicular cancer is a painless lump in the testicle. This is usually found by self examination.
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