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Men’s Health

Peyronie’s Disease

What Is Peyronie’s Disease? A man is diagnosed with Peyronie’s disease when fibrous scar tissue develops on the penis and causes curved, painful erections. When a man become sexually aroused, blood flow to the penis increases, leading to chambers on either side of the penis to fill with blood and stiffen. Peyronie’s disease causes the […]

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Male Infertility

What Is Infertility and What Causes It? Nearly 1 in 7 couples is infertile, meaning that they could not conceive a child despite having unprotected sexual intercourse for 12 months or longer. Male infertility occurs when a man is not able to conceive a child because of low sperm production, blockages in the reproductive system,

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Low Testosterone

Why Is Low Testosterone Significant? Testosterone is the male sex hormone that is produced in the testicles. Testosterone is responsible for making sperm and developing masculine traits (such as a deeper voice, body and facial hair, and greater muscle mass). Symptoms of low testosterone include erectile dysfunction, low sex drive, fatigue, reduced muscle mass, irritability,

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Erectile Dysfunction

What is Erectile Dysfunction? Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the difficulty or inability to maintain a firm erection suitable for the completion of sexual intercourse. Trouble getting and maintaining an erection as well as a reduced sexual desire can be considered symptoms of ED. This is the most common sex problem reported by men to their

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Vasectomy

What is a Vasectomy? Roughly 500,000 men go through with a vasectomy every year. This procedure is a permanent birth control method for men but can be reversed even after several years have passed since the vasectomy occurred. The longer a man waits to reverse the vasectomy, the less likely the reversal is to work,

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Prostate Cancer

What is Prostate Cancer? One of the more common types of cancer, prostate cancer is typically a slow-spreading cell growth that stays confined to the walnut-shaped prostate gland. While some types of prostate cancer grow more slowly and need minimal treatment, this type can normally spread quickly and aggressively, which increases the need for immediate

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