Prostatitis – Classification and Symptoms

When the prostate gland becomes swollen, painful and inflamed, one is said to have prostatitis or prostate infection. Prostatitis is not the same as prostate enlargement or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), neither does it lead to BPH or prostate cancer. Prostatitis however, has been shown to contribute to male infertility. The prostate gland is an important organ in the male reproductive system when it comes to fertility. It is a walnut-sized organ found just under the urinary bladder and in front of the rectum. Females do not a prostate gland.…

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Men’s Health : Dealing With Erectile Dysfunction

A major concern for aging men is the changes that they may experience in their sexual health during their old age. One of such issues is erectile dysfunction, otherwise referred to as impotence. It is important to note, however that erectile dysfunction can also affect men of younger ages too. This article summarises what erectile dysfunction is all about, what causes normal erection, what causes erectile dysfunction, the signs and symptoms, and how you can treat the problem.     What is Erectile Dysfunction? Erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence, is…

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Is Infertility on the Rise?

According to The World Health Organization; Infertility is a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse (and there is no other reason, such as breastfeeding or postpartum amenorrhoea). Primary infertility is infertility in a couple who have never had a child. Secondary infertility is failure to conceive following a previous pregnancy. Infertility may be caused by infection in the man or woman, but often there is no obvious underlying cause. Healthy couples under…

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Men: Do You Know About BPH?

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) refers to the enlargement of the prostate gland in men above the normal size. When this happens, the enlarged prostate can compress the urethra and block urine flow which can result in a number of urinary symptoms that makes life uncomfortable for men. It is an age related problem and easily treated with medications and surgery, in addition to certain lifestyle changes. This brief article will enlighten you on what you need to know about BPH as a man and what you can do about it.…

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Living Healthy With Hypertension

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is defined as a systolic blood pressure equal to or above 140 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure equal to or above 90 mmHg High blood pressure can affect anyone. Many people are unaware that they have hypertension and are undiagnosed. That is why it is important for everyone to get their blood pressure checked regularly. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the prevalence of hypertension is highest in the African Region at 46% of adults aged 25 years and above, while the…

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Men’s Health: What Changes As You Age?

As men advance in age, there seems to be a number of questions that arise in them about what might likely change in their normal regular body functions, especially as it concerns their reproductive health. It is good to discuss any questions you may have concerning your body with your health professional as you advance in age. Your doctor should be able to provide you with the right answers to allay your anxieties about old age and give you advice on how to cope and enjoy old age with your…

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Men: Take Better Care of Your Health

It is true that women are generally healthier than men. Women take better care of their health than the men do, which accounts for them living longer than the men. The records of the male to female ratio at birth show that more boys are born than girls (107 boys to 100 girls), but in many adult population, there seem to be more women alive than the men. Why? Most men just need to pay more attention to their health because unlike the women, men are more likely to Smoke…

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