A greater understanding of the healthcare issues specific to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community may improve the quality of care.
Understanding the nontraditional terminology used by men who have sex with men will help form a successful patient-provider relationship.
Several pharmaceutical options exist for men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia who cannot tolerate alpha blockers.
What do NPs and PAs working in primary care need to know about the different path that heart disease takes in men and women?
PCPs should encourage physical activity, smoking cessation, and a healthy diet for PCa survivors.
Prostate cancer is the most common male-related malignancy in the US, the second most common cause of cancer-related death among men.
There is a direct correlation between testosterone and metabolic syndrome, mental function, libido, erectile dysfunction, bone density, and overall energy.
Does varicocele grade correlate with impotency level?
A patient has elevated creatine and fasciculations. Could an electrolyte imbalance be the cause?
Excess fat around the gluteal region can make performing digital rectal exams in obese patients difficult. How can this challenge be overcome?
What treatment do you recommend for scrotal dermatitis?
Stinging nettle has been used to treat arthritis and other inflammatory conditions since the 10th century.
Clinicians should check how well patients are responding to testosterone replacement therapy every three to four months during the first year.
A lump, enlarging scrotum or pain can conjure up images of testicular cancer, but other conditions involving the scrotal content are possible.
Men typically seek treatment after melanoma has already progressed to later stages, accounting for higher mortally rates compared with women.
A 69-year-old man with multiple health conditions develops gynecomastia after hemodialysis. Are the two related?
In an update of its 2001 guidelines, the American Cancer Society stresses the importance of sharing the screening decision with the patient.
Is perineal pruritus a form of allergic dermatitis? Can it be caused by an adverse reaction to estrogen supplementation?
As a side effect of radical prostatectomy, the favored treatment for many, erectile dysfunction can affect a man's mental and physical quality of life.
When a clinician fails to order a repeat PSA test for a patient with suspected prostatitis, legal issues arise.
Consistent symptoms and signs of androgen deficiency and unequivocally low serum testosterone levels must be present before a diagnosis is made.
There is no statistical relationship between serum testosterone levels and risk of prostate cancer.
Valued for its energy-boosting and aphrodisiac qualities, maca root has been shown to increase libido and reduce symptoms of sexual dysfunction.
What is the next step in the treatment of a patient who has a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level between 4 and 10 ng/mL and a negative biopsy?
Deficiency can lead to sexual dysfunction and osteoporosis. Here are approaches to diagnosis and some factors to consider before treating.
If the DRE is not recommended to screen for prostate or colon cancer, why do we do it?
A new recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) advises against prostate cancer screening for men...
There's more to nutrition and bone health than just calcium and vitamin D. Vitamin C is an additional important nutrient that may help prevent bone loss.
The prostate gland has two important functions: To produce ejaculatory fluid and to act as a barrier to retrograde UTIs. Prostate enlargement, or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), can produce a constellation of unpleasant symptoms that result when the enlarged gland forces the bladder to work harder to expel urine. The prostatic obstruction is both...
At least 6% of men have osteoporosis by age 65 years.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation guidelines now include non-Caucasian, postmenopausal women, and men aged 50 and older.
A male patient with osteoporosis worries about the side effects of alendronate, particularly jaw necrosis. What are the alternatives?
Men with inadequate testosterone and clinical symptoms of deficiency may have hypogonadism. Here are the signs that should prompt lab study.