Does a Vasectomy Cause Prostate Cancer?
The American Medical Association has been sharing updated information concerning the lack of a link between vasectomy procedures and prostate cancer. The findings were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology and were based on a study that followed participants from 1982 to 2012.
The study was actually designed to assess risk factors for many, many different types of cancer, prostate among them.
The reports suggest that, “there is no association between having a vasectomy and developing prostate cancer:
Results In the CPS-II cohort, vasectomy was not associated with prostate cancer mortality (HR, 1.01; 95% CI, 0.93 to 1.10). In the CPS-II Nutrition Cohort, vasectomy was not associated with either overall prostate cancer incidence (HR, 1.02; 95% CI, 0.96 to 1.08) or high-grade prostate cancer incidence (HR, 0.91; 95% CI, 0.78 to 1.07 for cancers with Gleason score ≥ 8).
Conclusion Results from these large prospective cohorts do not support associations of vasectomy with either prostate cancer incidence or prostate cancer mortality.
The Olympics have been around for well over 2000 years, so there are plenty of interesting Olympic trivia to share:
1. This is the first time in the history of the Olympics that Rio has hosted. They won their bid back in 2009 and beat out such contenders as Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo.
2. Throughout the entire 17 days there’s an expected 10,500 athletes from 206 countries, all competing in 306 events!
3. One event that hasn’t been seen in an impressive 112 year absence is golf. The sport will return to the Olympics with an 18 hole course.
4. Have a spare $3,000 laying around? That’s how much the best seats at the opening ceremony cost!
5. London’s security presence in 2012 was nothing compared to the 85,000 soldiers and police officers roaming Rio during all the festivities.
6. Africa is now the only continent to never host the Games.
7. All told, 306 gold medals will be given out in 42 different sports.
8. The first modern Olympic games were held in 1898 in Athens, Greece.
9. Women didn’t appear at the Olympics until the 1900 Summer Games. They competed in tennis and golf events.
10. The now iconic parade of flags didn’t actually begin until the 1908 Olympic games in London.
Understanding a Woman’s Brain
When something goes wrong, a women’s immediate reaction is, “Is it my fault?” Problems in the bedroom are no different. When a man can’t perform, it’s not only embarrassing and frustrating for the man but can be a shameful experience for the woman as well. Here’s a glimpse into a woman’s internal dialogue after a failed sexual attempt in sequential order.
Oh I hope it works this time. –> Please, let it work this time–> Oh, no, it’s not.–> Does he still find me attractive?–> I bet he doesn’t. –> I wonder if it’s because I ate those 5 cookies? –>I did see extra cellulite in the mirror. –> I knew I should have started going to the gym last month. –> Or…maybe he’s met someone? –> I bet she’s younger than me. –> She’s probably strong and doesn’t eat 5 cookies in one sitting like me. –> She definitely doesn’t have disgusting cellulite like I do. –> Ugh.. I hate being so fat..–> I’m just not worthy.
Sound crazy?! Yes, it probably is, but I promise, after years of listening to dialog with partners, you can probably cut and paste this talk track into most situations and find that most women will relate. At no point will the idea that 80-90% of the ED is from a true medical condition. Women need to be educated. Their partner’s ED is NOT their fault. It’s not because they’re fat. It’s not because there is someone else. ED is like the canary in the coal mine. We need to encourage our partners to address this early.
Get the Conversation Started
Whether you’re a man or a woman, initiating the dialogue with your partner is tough. You may want to start by rehearsing what you want to say. Admit that this topic can be a bit embarrassing but it is important for the relationship to have an open dialogue about ED. Tell your partner how ED affects you. Let you partner know that you learned that are many treatment options for ED and that 80-90% of the time, ED is not psychological but is caused from a physical medical condition.
Call To Action
Call MD for Men to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kuang or Dr. Corica to discuss ED treatment options. Attend one of our free seminars on ED. Ask your partner to join you and join in on the conversation. It’s time to take action, let MD for Men help.
Again, Albuquerque’s Urology Expert, Dr.Wayne Kuang will be interviewed for Men’s Health Month.
And since June is Men’s Health Month – it may be a GREAT time to talk to your partner about problems in the bedroom.
And to tune in or set your DVR to catch the show!
Yes, it’s true, ED is a precursor to many life-threatening diseases.
- 1/2 men with diabetes have sexual trouble caused by diabetes
- ED precedes coronary artery disease in 70% of cases
- Sexual dysfunction after radical prostatectomy affects 25-75% of patients
And it’s also true that pills and injections often don’t work:
But penile implants are definitely an option to treat men with ED with highest patient and partner satisfaction (over 90%).
Since Women are often the drivers of Men’s Health care…
Partners need to take a stand so you can both have a VERY satisfactory sex life.
MDforMen is a clinic located in the Northeast Heights of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and specializes in Men’s Health, including Erectile Dysfunction treatments, Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) treatments, Low Testosterone treatments, and No-Needle Vasectomies.
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The first U.S Penis Transplant! Incredible!
It’s hard to believe how far we’ve come in the past few years. And now our veterans are getting some the treatment they deserve, treatment not available before: a penis transplant:
Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital performed the first U.S. penis transplant, they said Monday, calling it a “landmark procedure.”
Thomas Manning, 64, is recovering well after the 15-hour procedure performed by a team of over 50 surgeons, doctors and nurses, this month, according to the hospital. Manning, of Halifax, Massachusetts, had his penis amputated after he was diagnosed with penile cancer in 2012.The procedure, also described by the doctors as a “surgical milestone,” is called a gentitourinary vascularized composite allograft, or GUVCA.It involves “surgically grafting the complex microscopic vascular and neural structures of a donor organ onto the comparable structures of the recipient.”Put another way, “surgeons connected the intricate vascular and nerve structures of a donor penis with those of the 64-year-old transplant recipient,” the hospital said.
In December 2014, doctors at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, performed the first penis transplant in a nine-hour operation.The patient was a 21-year-old man whose penis was amputated after severe complications from a circumcision during a coming-of-age ceremony.
Doctors waited three months to declare the surgery a success, once his urinary and reproductive functions were restored. In June, the man had impregnated his girlfriend.
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Go from constant BPH pain and frequent urination to a normal life.
Learn how you can get an enlarged prostate (Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, or BPH) back to normal using a Robotic Prostate Procedure.
Dr. Wayne Kuang is a leading urologist and heads up MDforMen, which is dedicated to help men improve their health.
MDforMen is the place to treat Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH).
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- Embrace your fear and allow it to set you free
- Don’t wait until your health problems get too far along
- How do you face your fears
- Does the Blue pill really work?
- The effects of aging on the male body
- Learn about the no needle vasectomy – safe, easy, fast, in and out in 1/2 hour
- Learn more about ‘MAN’opause
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Prostate Cancer Screening Saves Lives!
Dr. Wayne Kuang on the Morning Brew discussing how a simple PSA test can save lives!
If you are concerned about your health or need more information about Low Testosterone, Erectile Dysfunction,Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), or about getting vasectomy, contact MD for Men.
Did you know:
- Over 250,000 men will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer this year
- Over 27,000 will die from Prostate Cancer
- Get screened if you are over 55 – it’s a simple blood draw to test for PSA
- Men don’t like to talk about their health
- Guys are living longer (average life span is around 86 years)
- Learn how to be the best version of yourself – version 2.0
- September is Men’s Health Month
Dr. Wayne Kuang will be on the Morning Brew five times in September of 2015.
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First Visit to MDforMen
Oh I’m sure. No no, it’s comfortable. You know there’s not other offices right here where everybody’s looking at you when you’re walking in like you’re going down a hall looking for something and there’s everybody, you know it’s comfortable.
And kinda when you first come in, what’s the initial impression before even talking to the first staff? Like when you first walk in the door and you’re looking around.
It’s very professional.
Very professional. You know, there’s nothing I can think of that I don’t like about it and uh, it..
What do you kinda see when you first come in?
I see a professional office, you know. I mean, you’ve got entertainment for waiting, coffee and you’ve got people that are ready to talk to you if you wanna talk to them. I didn’t come in here embarrassed or unresponsive and my guess would be that if I did, your office would know how to handle that. Your office would probably do a good job of.. If somebody doesn’t want to talk or if they’re embarrassed they would probably take it easy on them and try and get them to talk a little bit but getting to see you is not a problem. So the professionalism is very good.
Any other thoughts?
Well I used to question, “Why do you do this?” You’re obviously a very good doctor. You know, you could probably do something that makes a lot more money.. Oh, I don’t know how money works in medical practice and you said something that I thought.. well here’s the reason. And you said, “Because I like working on something that makes people happy. If I’m doing cancer something, the chances of them being happy aren’t very good when I give them what I can give them.” But you give people what you give them and they leave happy and it makes you happy.
Knowing that you’re going home and that you’re getting it on and being intimate with your wife who you’ve been with for years, decades, that’s fun. That’s a gift. I mean, that’s something you can do.. You know, I think medicine has gotten the way of thinking that quantity of life is more important than quality of life.
Mhm, yeah if I had to die earlier and having this going on rather than not have it anymore and die later.. I’d rather die earlier. (laughter)
(laughter) I’m with you!
I mean, that’s a little rough saying it that way but it sure adds to your quality of life. And you know, when I first met you.. There was a couple of introductory classes.. it was at a hospital. And when I walked in and saw men much older than me, one in a wheel chair, I was amazed. I thought, “Well those guys.. They’ve lost their sex long ago.” But they were as anxious to talk to you as I was. I was amazed at that, at the different ages and there were people younger than me that have different problems that you obviously have taken care of or are taking care of. So that was a lot of putting me at ease to come here, then I spoke to you in the hall that day. I walked down and I said, “Do you know where this class is?” And you went, “Come on! You’re with me!” (laughter)
I ran into you in the hallway, that’s right. (laughter)
(laughter) That’s right! And you just know how to put people at ease pretty quickly and that, that’s important.
And I think for us.. I’m trying to change the way we do healthcare for men. So guys will come in to see a physician or provider for things that really matter to them. Sex, peeing better, sleeping longer, make sure they don’t have prostate cancer, right? Making sure their testosterone levels are balanced, maybe a no needle vasectomy. But how can we help guys evolve fearlessly into the best version of themselves? Because if I can impact that and change their healthcare trajectory by even five percent now then over decades you’re really gonna have an impact on their overall health. And I think sexual health is just as important to every part of health for a guy. We identify as guys, I mean.. it’s a big part of who we are. I mean, if we can affect health in a positive way for guys, in small ways, but then it has a positive effect, a ripple effect to other parts of their lives.. Your personal life, your professional life, relationships in the community, at work, even globally depending on who you are and what you do.. But if we can initiate that kind of ripple effect, taking a pebble and dropping it into a still pond and watching it.. Now I can never measure that but that’s the concept.
No, it’s a good concept because you often see people get a devastating disease and they set their mind to beating it by whatever they have to do but they change their attitude about it and they win, not always but, making yourself that much happier has to add to your quality of life and your length of life.. All of that. You just mentioned a few things that I didn’t even realize you do. So there’s a wide range of reasons why people, a wider range than I thought of why people will end up here or not. Another good thing was my physician, my endocrinologist, he’s the one that I was telling about it. He was giving me the drugs, whatever it was, and it wasn’t working and he was really interested in knowing that I could beat this and get my life back to being more comfortable. So he constantly gives me a hard time now. I saw him the other day, he’s like, “Are you getting it on?? How’re you liking it??” (laughter) And I tell him, “It’s great!” He goes, “Yes! It is great, isn’t it!” So there’s a lot of support. And you have to.. I don’t know if people can walk in here without a reference unless they’re paying for insurance but you have to have a good relationship with your physician. Hopefully everyone has a primary care doctor they can talk to about it.
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Learn more about injections as a method of overcoming Erectile Dysfunction from an actual MDforMen patient. If you are suffering from Erectile Dysfunction and have other conditions that might effect your treatment (such as diabetes), injections might be the best solution for you.
Injections are performed by the patient after proper training and orientation. The proper quantity is set by
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What does MDforMen do now to make your experience a positive one?
- TV’s playing sports channels.
- A highly trained, sensitive, sympathetic, confidential, and supportive staff whose concern is your well being.
- And, of course, the best range of options to give you the help you deserve.
- All designed to make you feel more at home. And to help you get this burden off your back.
MDforMen: Serving the Southwest from Albuquerque, NM
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This man conquered his fear in order to improve his life.
Deciding to visit your doctor for Erectile Dysfunction treatment is scary, and keeps men from taking that necessary first step.
Learn how this man faced is fears and found they were without foundation.
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Facing up to the first visit to discuss Erectile Dysfunction is not an easy task.
Who will greet you? What will they say? How will you feel?
Don’t worry–MDforMen’s staff is highly trained to be discreet, sympathetic, and just fun to be around.
Don’t worry–MDforMen’s staff is highly trained to be discreet, sympathetic, and just fun to be around.
They deal with men’s health issues every day and strive to make you comfortable and welcome.
And the office is designed to make you feel at home with sports playing on tv’s scattered throughout the office. Grab coffee, a soda or water from the refrigerator while you wait.
MDforMen is designed from the ground up to be friendly and welcoming to men.
So make that call now. Get your health back up to par.
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Admitting there’s a problem: Erectile Dysfunction
The first step in treating Erectile Dysfunction is admitting there is a problem to your Doctor. MDforMen office is designed to make men feel more at ease and comfortable.
TV’s playing sports channels.
A highly trained, sensitive, sympathetic, confidential, and supportive staff whose concern is your well being.
And, of course, the best range of options to give you the help you deserve.
All designed to make you feel more at home. And to help you get this burden off your back.
MDforMen, serving the Southwest from Albuquerque, NM.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, (BPH), explained in a short video:
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH, benign prostatic hypertrophy or enlarged prostate, animated tutorial, great for patient education. The prostate is a walnut-size exocrine gland of the male reproductive system. It is located just below the urinary bladder where it wraps around the first part of the male urethra. Prostate gland produces a milky fluid that is expelled into the urethra to mix with spermatozoa during ejaculation. The fluid serves as a lubricant and nutrition for the sperms.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, also called benign prostatic hypertrophy or enlarged prostate, is a condition in which the size of the prostate gland is increased. It is considered “benign” because it’s not a cancer, and it does not increase the risk of cancer. However, when becomes sufficiently large, the prostate tissue may compress the urethra and block the urine flow causing a number of urination problems and urinary tract infection.
If you suffer from Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), call MDforMen today for help: 505-433-4665.
Like the rest of your body, your penis does age. And there are several possible ways for that to show:
- Size (gulp!)
Of course, one result is the well known problem of Erectile Dysfunction:
In the advanced years, it’s not just getting the erection in the first place that can be a problem. Reaching orgasm can also become difficult, and as for getting another erection soon afterwards, this is something which is left behind in your twenties!
With age the quality and volume of sperm decreases as well, which can be a concern if you have left it late to have children. The muscles of the bladder become weaker and often the prostate many become enlarged and lead to urinary problems.
But don’t start worrying just yet. MDforMen can help offset many of these problems, and help insure a healthy and active sex life as you age.
One of the secrets? They’re unreliable. Oh, and men are terrified of losing them (but that’s not much of a secret):
Herein lies the constant struggle for men across the planet. A sock that fills up with blood at the slightest dirty thought. A blessing and a curse. With great power comes great responsibility. A secret buried deep in his jeans. With that in mind, here are six secrets guys won’t tell you about their boners because they’re too embarrassing. That Fassbender movie, by the way? It’s called Shame for a reason.
Today’s article is from Dear Mark, a website devoted to primal living in a modern world. Mark advocates a primal diet, good sleep, and lots of exercise. And he knows the science behind this lifestyle.
For today’s edition of Dear Mark, we’ve got three questions and three answers. First up is a question from Casey, whose father is losing strength and muscle despite maintaining an active lifestyle. What can he do — dietarily and otherwise — to staunch and reverse the losses? Next, Australian cattle farmers are increasingly turning to sprouted grain as a replacement for standard grain feed. How does it compare to pasture feeding? Are there nutritional differences between sprouted and regular grain fodder? And finally, what do we make of the recent study showing negative effects in cyclists who ate a high-pistachio diet for two weeks? Should we rethink our stance on pistachios — and nuts in general?
A good read for all ages, specifically tailored for men, but applicable for women, as well. One of his suggestions is Testosterone shots – available at MDforMen for those who need it. MDforMen will help you find out if it a good choice for you.
Great advice on how to live a healthier, happier life as you age:
The remarkable thing about your body is how quickly–and how well–it responds when you start exercising and eating right. The benefits are feeling better, performing better, and enjoying life more.
Here’s some interesting information linking testosterone and fat loss. It suggests that testosterone replacement therapy will help reduce weight (along with an exercise and diet program, no doubt):
It is well documented that obesity may cause hypogonadism, and that hypogonadism may cause obesity [1-4] This has generated debate about what condition comes first; obesity or hypogonadism? And what should be the first point of intervention?
In this article I will summarize data from several reviews on the associations of hypogonadism and obesity [1-4], and make the case that these conditions create a self-perpetuating vicious circle. Once a vicious circle has been established, it doesn’t matter where one intervenes; one can either treat the obese condition or treat hypogonadism first. The critical issue is to break the vicious circle as soon as possible before irreversible health damage arises.
Nevertheless, as I will explain here, treating hypogonadism first with testosterone replacement therapy may prove to be a more effective strategy because it to a large extent “automatically” takes care of the excess body fat and metabolic derangements. In addition, treating hypogonadism first also confers psychological benefits that will help obese men become and stay more physically active.
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Age gets everyone luck to live long enough…but it doesn’t have to be all bad. This article discusses six problems with penises that happen with age, and gives some good advice on how to deal with them:
You’d like to think that at least some areas of our bodies will be spared the indignities of aging, but one day you realize: Mr. Happy gets older, too. “You don’t wake up one morning and realize it is different. It’s a gradual process, but starting around age 40, the changes become more noticeable,” says Madeleine Castellanos, M.D., author of“Penis Problems: A Man’s Guide.” So what does it mean when a penis looks and acts different?
Further studies on this topic are certainly warranted:
Testosterone plays an important role in maintaining muscle mass, mood, the production of red blood cells, bone health, and sexual function. Testosterone deficiency can cause many detrimental changes to the male body.
A deficiency in testosterone may cause a man to lose his sex drive, experience erectile dysfunction, develop osteoporosis, feel depressed, and lose muscle mass. Low levels of testosterone have also been suggested to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, cancer, and all-cause mortality.
Research has provided evidence for vitamin D’s role in reproductive health outcomes, such as in polycystic ovarian syndrome and erectile dysfunction. There has been relatively little research evaluating the role of vitamin D in testosterone deficiency.
Recently, researchers compared the vitamin D and testosterone levels of 652 Korean men over 40 years old.
The researchers found that vitamin D deficiency, defined by levels less than 20 ng/ml, was independently associated with testosterone deficiency. Men with vitamin D deficiency were 2.65 times more likely to have testosterone deficiency compared to those with levels above 20 ng/ml.
Just in case, help keep your testosterone levels high by taking vitamin D daily. And if you are still feeling down, come see us at MDforMen. We have several treatments that will restore you testosterone levels and make you feel better.
Movember is a growing campaign designed to focus attention on Men’s Health and to raise money for awareness of prostate and testicular cancer. This years event was a huge success:
Men’s health is moving more to the forefront as a result of these types of events, and raises awareness among men and women as to it’s import. Keep up the good work!
A vasectomy is often seen as the perfect form of birth control. There are no pills to remember to take, no condoms to remember, no devices at all. Most men believe that it is the ultimate solution for those who are done having children but not done having sex. There is no more effective form of birth control, because there are no other kinds of birth control that 100% block sperm from an egg. Sounds like a great deal, right? But deciding when to have a vasectomy is a little more complicated than just saying, “I think I’m done fathering children.”
The Basics of the Surgery
A vasectomy is one of the least invasive and most minor surgeries a person can get. It usually takes less than a half hour and there are several doctors that use no-scalpel techniques, which can be seriously appealing for men who don’t like the idea of being “snipped.” There is hardly any downtime required and sex is exactly the same as it was before the surgery, the semen just does not contain sperm anymore.
When is the best time?
Some men decide to get a vasectomy at a very young age—even under the age of twenty-five. While some types of vasectomies can be reversed, in general, doctors prefer for their patients to consider a vasectomy a permanent procedure, as the vas deferens can be repaired, but will likely never be able to transport sperm as well as it once did. For those in a long-term, committed relationship who are sure that they do not want to have children now or ever, this may be a great solution.
However, if there is even the slightest chance that you may want children in the future, it may be best to wait. Discussing with your partner whether or not there is any chance of children is a good way to know whether or not a vasectomy is a good option. Depending on your state and your doctor, a vasectomy may cost anywhere from $500 to $1000.
While some men shy away from getting a vasectomy because of the sensitivity of the area concerned in the surgery, it should be noted that a vasectomy is far less expensive and invasive than the same sort of surgery for a woman.
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How do you know if you are experiencing Low Testosterone (often called Low T)? Some of the symptoms of Low T may not actually point towards a lowered level of testosterone, and you may just feel tired or under the weather—but unlike a cold, which eventually passes, low testosterone usually does not go away on its own, and most men will continue to feel downtrodden unless they discuss their symptoms with a doctor and start receiving treatment.
What are the most common symptoms of low t? Here are four of the most common and recognizable symptoms.
Are you feeling tired? Downtrodden? Most men just attribute this feeling of tiredness to growing older, but for many men, it is actually a sign of decreased testosterone levels, not of advanced age. Testosterone is closely linked to a man’s energy, including his ability to metabolize the food that he eats into energy. Fatigue, especially chronic fatigue, could be a sign of low testosterone.
Changes of the Body
This is perhaps one of the most recognizable symptoms of low testosterone. When the body stops producing as much testosterone as it once did, men will start to lose muscle mass, put on weight, and even lose bone density. If it has always been easy to stay fit and trim, if building muscle was always as easy as doing a few push-ups and eating plenty of protein, you will likely quickly notice weight gain and lost muscle mass. Testosterone plays a serious role in metabolism, and once there is less of this hormone in your system, it will be more difficult to build muscle and much easier to put on fat.
Changes in mood may happen gradually or you may suddenly notice that you just do not feel yourself. Depressed mood is one of the most common and serious side effects of low testosterone and can be one of the most serious.
Low Sex Drive
Loss of sex drive or sexual dysfunction will lead to lowered sexual activity. Testosterone is the driving hormone between sex drive, and low testosterone levels means lowered desire and a lowered ability to perform.
If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, there are ways to increase your testosterone levels and restore your energy, fitness, mood, and sex drive. You don’t have to suffer. Contact MDforMen now for help.
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Erectile dysfunction is estimated to affect half of all men over the age of forty. While this may seem like a ridiculous issue to have for those who are young and vital, for those currently experiencing it, it can result in fear, shame, and even embarrassment. Many men may not seek any kind of treatment because they are too embarrassed to discuss their options with a doctor, even though many viable options do exist. Here are five of the most common ways to treat this issue.
- A pill. Since the early nineties, there have been a variety of medications on the market to treat erectile dysfunction. These are Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra and have been widely successful for the majority of men who suffer from ED. Basically, these medications increase blood flow to the penis, creating a longer-lasting erection. Not everyone can take these pills, however, as they can cause decreased blood pressure.
- An injection. For those who cannot take one of the pills, there are injections that can be used to the same effect. These are generally even more effective than pills, and take immediate effect. They are a lesser known option, but for those who take a medication for blood pressure and cannot take a pill, they can be extremely effective.
- Surgery. In some cases, taking a pill or injection is just not an option. For those individuals, there are surgical implants that can solve the erectile dysfunction problem. There are two general types of implants, the first being a pump that can create an erection manually, and the second being a prosthesis that makes it possible to position the penis for intercourse.
- In some instances, erectile dysfunction has little to do with the body and more to do with the mind. Fear or performance anxiety can make it difficult for men to have or sustain an erection. In these situations, talking to a sexual health professional can help.
- Hormone therapy. For those that are experiencing low testosterone, low sex drive or erectile dysfunction may be a side effect. Hormone replacement therapy, to restore higher levels of testosterone can actually reduce these symptoms and make erectile dysfunction less of an issue.
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Depression, low testosterone, medications, stress, anxiety, and much more. All of these can contribute to erectile dysfunction.
Learn more about the various causes, and learn what you can do to get help at MDForMen, where the focus is on your health.
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For those needing further help, though, there are men writing about how to handle it:
Towards the end of 2010, I was trapped in the throes of one of bipolar disorder’s famous mood swings. One week I’d be high as a kite, thinking I was as mighty as the Lord in Heaven, and the next, I’d be suicidal. On one of my worst suicidal days, I found myself standing on the side of a street in the pouring rain, readying myself to jump in front of a speeding car. At that point in time, my life was a disaster. However, I managed to get through it, and come out the other side happier and healthier than I’d ever been. The tips below helped me do so, and if you follow them, I’m confident that you’ll be able to get through your own crisis too and come out thriving. Know your reason to keep on fighting.
Here are some good tips to help stay healthy and slow aging for men in their fifties:
Recharge Your Brain. Adults who devoted 4 days a week to an hour of moderate aerobic exercise running, stair climbing, or riding a stationary bike had more bloodflow in their dentate gyrus, the area of the brain where memories are formed, according to a 2007 Columbia University study. Increased bloodflow may signal the growth of new brain cells, a process known as neurogenesis, says Adam M. Brickman, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist and coauthor of the study. It’s also possible, he says, that exercise stimulates the release of a growth factor in the brain tied to neurogenesis. Another study found that people who did resistance training once a week saw a 12.6 percent jump in a performance on memory tests.
If you are suffering from specific male health problems like ED or Low T, contact MDforMen and get some help.
One of the main problems that men face as they get older is low testosterone.
Testosterone is the most important sex hormone and when men get older, their levels start to dropping. Studies show that there is a link between low testosterone and an elevated risk of heart disease. But how does low testosterone cause an elevated risk of heart disease?
What is Testosterone?
Testosterone is the male sex hormone that does more than just maintain your sex drive. Testosterone helps maintain overall health as well. Studies show that the peak time for sexual activity is during the teens and twenties. As men get older, they are less sexually active. Your body slows down the amount of testosterone that it produces which can lead to low testosterone over the course of time. Low testosterone can be a factor in the increase in fat, the loss of muscle bulk, and the hair loss with many men experience as their age progresses.
REDUCING STRESS is always a good thing, but it appears to that not doing so can shorten your life:
Older men who lead high-stress lives, either from chronic everyday hassles or because of a series of significant life events, are likely to die earlier than the average for their peers, new research from Oregon State University shows, according to Science Daily.
“We’re looking at long-term patterns of stress — if your stress level is chronically high, it could impact your mortality, or if you have a series of stressful life events, that could affect your mortality,” said Carolyn Aldwin, director of the Center for Healthy Aging Research in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at OSU.
Her study looked at two types of stress: the everyday hassles of such things as commuting, job stress or arguments with family and friends; and significant life events, such as job loss or the death of a spouse.
Both types appear to be harmful to men’s health, but each type of stress appears to have an independent effect on mortality. Someone experiencing several stressful life events does not necessarily have high levels of stress from everyday hassles, Aldwin said. That is determined more by how a person reacts to the stress.
The long and the short of it: learn to control your reactions to smaller things like rude drivers, inconsiderate people, traffic jams, and the like. You’ll live a longer, more healthy life.
Instead, a high-pressure stream of anesthetic is used to penetrate through the skin, and an instrument called a “dissector” is used to spread open the skin. The vas is then severed using “thermo-cautery,” which is a device with a heated metallic tip, rather than a sharp scalpel. A small titanium clip is used to close the vas sheath around the lower end so that the ends are separated by a tissue layer and less likely to grow back together.
There’s no cutting and no stitches.
The small opening is often closed up by the following day.
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We recently told you our biggest grievances involving women in mainstream porn. Making a comparable list for men, however, proved to be harder (sorry) than it initially seemed. Partially because, in mainstream straight porn, which is produced, funded, run, and directed by men, the focus is almost entirely on the porn actresses. Rarely do we get sweeping slow pans of pectoral physiques, zoomed in facial grimaces, or the come-hither eyes that women make at the camera. While we do often glimpse extreme penetration closeups, with its accompanying, and at times mesmerizing, ball pendulums, little attention is paid to much else.
All over the world, men die younger than women and do worse on a host of health indicators, yet policy makers rarely focus on this “men’s health gap” or adopt programs aimed at addressing it, according to an international group of researchers and health charity workers.
That should change, the group writes in a perspective published August 1, 2014, in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization. The team is calling on national governments and global health organizations to address men’s health more directly.
The group said the international health community has been slow to recognize the benefits to women and children of improving men’s health, since women often depend on male breadwinners and become their caretakers when they fall ill.
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Drug Safety and Availability > FDA evaluating risk of stroke, heart attack and death with FDA-approved testosterone products
The FDA is taking the time to evaluate various FDA approved Testosterone Products.
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