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Provides links to topics that cover men's health issues. Includes info on birth control methods, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and choosing surgery or radiation to treat prostate cancer.
Highlights health and lifestyle information for college-age young adults, many of whom are new to managing their own health and self-care. Includes topics such as stress, mood, sex, relationships, weight and food, women's and men's health care, and tobacco, alcohol, and drug use.
What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease that affects your bones. It means you have bones that are thin and brittle, with lots of holes inside them like a sponge. This makes them easy to break. Osteoporosis can lead to broken bones (fractures) in the hip, spine, and wrist. What causes osteoporosis...
Discusses urinary incontinence in men. Looks at types of incontinence, including stress, urge, overflow, total, and functional. Covers causes and symptoms. Covers treatment with medicine or surgery. Offers home treatment and prevention tips.
Urge incontinence is a need to urinate that is so strong that you cannot reach the toilet in time. It can occur even when the bladder contains only a small amount of urine. Urge incontinence can be caused by bladder contractions that are too strong to be stopped by the bladder outlet valve (sphincter). This results in...
Stress incontinence occurs when a man unintentionally releases a small amount of urine when he coughs, laughs, strains, lifts, or changes posture. It is most common after a man has had his prostate gland removed and there was damage to the nerves or to the external bladder outlet valve (sphincter). After a man's...
Intermittent catheterization programs (ICPs) are often used when you have the ability to use a catheter yourself or someone can do it for you. You insert the catheter—a thin, flexible, hollow tube—through the urethra into the bladder and allow the urine to drain out. It is done at scheduled times, and the catheter is...
Types of catheters include: Straight catheter. This is a thin, flexible, hollow tube that is inserted through the urethra into the bladder. It allows the urine to drain out. A straight catheter is used for intermittent self-catheterization. Indwelling Foley catheter. This type of catheter remains in place continuously...
An artificial sphincter is a device made of silicone rubber that is used to treat urinary incontinence. An artificial sphincter has an inflatable cuff that fits around the urethra close to the point where it joins the bladder. A balloon regulates the pressure of the cuff, and a bulb controls inflation and deflation of...
Covers screening tests, diagnostic tests, and medical exams used to find a disease or determine risk for certain health problems. Covers well-child visits. Includes links to info on routine tests for men, for women, and at various stages of life.
MEN syndromes are familial disorders characterized by neoplastic changes that affect multiple endocrine organs.[ 1] Changes may include hyperplasia, benign adenomas, and carcinomas. There are two main types of MEN syndrome: Type 1. Type 2. Type 2A. Familial medullary thyroid carcinoma. Type 2B.(Refer to the PDQ summary...
What is male breast cancer? Breast cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in one or both breasts. Breast cancer in men develops in the small amount of breast tissue found behind a man's nipple. It is often a type called invasive ductal carcinoma. What causes it? The exact cause of breast cancer isn't known. But most...