Infertility as a Disease – Men’s Health 101

Name a disease that’s about half as common as diabetes, affects both sexes and is running rampant in developed countries? Obesity? Good try. How about infertility? Ah, but is infertility really a “disease” you ask? You thought it was something that happens to a minority of otherwise healthy people, right? Well guess again. What is Disease? Hate to get too […]

Is Your Testosterone Level Low?

A couple of months ago I discussed how to boost your testosterone; now let’s focus on the myriad of causes and symptoms of low testosterone or hypogonadism. Male hypogonadism can be congenital or can develop later in life.  Your symptoms and treatment options will depend on at what point your hypogonadism occurs.  For example, hypogonadism [...]

The Secret to a Longer Life? Follow Directions

It seems that there’s a new study out every day proving that eating certain foods (like more veggies and less meat) or doing certain things (like getting enough exercise and sleep) can improve and/or extend your life. Reading—and thinking—are a good first step. But they’re not much unless you actually do something to make some [...]

An “A” Rating for Testicular Self Examination (TSE)

Despite the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) “D” rating for performing testicular self-examination (TSE), the vast majority of men’s health scholars continue to promote the behavior among male populations. The USPSTF suggests that there is “inadequate evidence that screening….has greater yield of accuracy for detecting testicular cancer at more curable stages”. However, we in [...]

How Much Are Your Balls Worth?

At one point or other, most of us have said something like, “I’d give my left nut if I could….” That always seems like a pretty safe comment. After all, chances are pretty slim that we’d actually have to sacrifice a testicle for whatever it is we want. And even if we did, we’d still [...]

As Your Penis Goes, So Goes Your Heart

If you’re having trouble maintaining an erection, print this post out and make an appointment with your healthcare provider. Researcher in Australia found that men who self-reported severe erectile dysfunction had a 35% increase in the risk of hospitalization for all heart-related diseases, and a 93% increased risk of death—even if they had no history [...]