Men's Health Issues

    Conditions of Concern to Men

      Cancers in Men


      Hair Loss

        Baldness
        Baldness, or hair loss, can be caused by many things including aging, hormones or illness. It's more common in men and can be treated with hair transplants or other procedures.

        Hair Loss
        Hair loss is believed to be primarily caused by a combination of factors, including aging, changing hormones, illness, and family history.


    Heart Disease and Stroke

      Cardiovascular Tests & Procedures

        Angioplasty and Stent Placement for the Heart
        Angioplasty, also called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), is a procedure used to open blocked coronary arteries (caused by coronary artery disease) and restore blood flow to the heart muscle without open-heart surgery.

        Cardiac Catheterization
        In cardiac catheterization (often called cardiac cath), a very small hollow tube, or catheter, is advanced from a blood vessel in the groin or arm through the aorta into the heart. Once it is in place, several diagnostic and treatment procedures can be done using catheterization.

        Carotid Artery Duplex Scan
        A carotid artery duplex scan is an imaging test to look at how blood flows through the carotid arteries in your neck.

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      Heart Disease

        12 Weeks to a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
        Heart disease is a killer, but you can do plenty to reduce your risk and prolong your life. Research shows that making lifestyle changes can decrease your risk of heart disease and help you control it if you already have it.

        Anatomy and Function of the Coronary Arteries
        Coronary arteries supply blood to the heart muscle. There are two main coronary arteries: the right and the left.

        Angina Pectoris
        Angina pectoris—or simply angina—is chest pain or discomfort that keeps coming back. It happens when some part of your heart does not get enough blood and oxygen.

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      Stroke

        Effects of Stroke
        When an area of the brain is damaged, which typically occurs with a stroke, an impairment may result. An impairment is the loss of normal function of part of the body. Sometimes, an impairment may result in a disability, or inability to perform an activity in a normal way.

        Evaluation Procedures for Stroke
        Tests that may be used to help diagnose a stroke include a CT scan or MRI, and an electroencephalogram.

        Rehabilitation for Stroke
        Stroke rehabilitation works best when the patient, family, and rehabilitation staff works together as a team. Family members must learn about impairments and disabilities caused by the stroke and how to help the patient achieve optimal function again.

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    Obesity

      Deciding On Surgery

        Gastric Restrictive Surgery
        Gastric restrictive surgery is a type of bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery. It limits the amount of food you can eat. This surgery may be used to treat severe obesity when diet, exercise, and medicine have failed.

        Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Weight-Loss Surgery
        Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is a type of weight-loss surgery. Weight-loss surgery is also called bariatric surgery. It’s often done as a laparoscopic surgery, with small incisions in the abdomen.


      Obesity & Other Health Problems

        Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/Heartburn
        GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a digestive disorder. It is caused when gastric acid from your stomach flows back up into your food pipe or esophagus.

        Inguinal Hernia
        An inguinal hernia is when part of your intestine pushes through a weak spot in your lower belly (abdominal) wall. This area is called the groin. The hernia creates a lump in your groin. Over time, the hernia may get bigger.

        Metabolic Syndrome
        Metabolic syndrome is a condition that includes the presence of a cluster of risk factors specific for cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome greatly raises the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, stroke, or all three.

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      Treating Obesity

        Medical Treatment for Obesity
        Medical treatment can help with weight loss if your own efforts are unsuccessful—or if you have a medical condition that makes it crucial to lose weight.

        Obesity Treatment Overview
        Whatever treatment plan a person follows, losing weight slowly will be more effective and healthy over the long-term.


      Types Of Surgery

        Gastric Restrictive Surgery
        Gastric restrictive surgery is a type of bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery. It limits the amount of food you can eat. This surgery may be used to treat severe obesity when diet, exercise, and medicine have failed.

        Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Weight-Loss Surgery
        Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is a type of weight-loss surgery. Weight-loss surgery is also called bariatric surgery. It’s often done as a laparoscopic surgery, with small incisions in the abdomen.


      Understanding Obesity

        Determining Your Body Mass Index
        Your BMI gives a fairly accurate assessment of how much of your body is composed of fat.

        Overview of Obesity
        Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can inflict substantial harm to a person’s health. Learn about obesity causes and obesity health effects.


    Prostate Health