Posted by Brigham and Women's Hospital June 11, 2013
In observance of Men’s Health Week, we’ve assembled a collection of HealthHub posts that address important male health problems. As the theme of Men’s Health Week suggests, men’s health is about more than men. It’s also about the people that care about them. Let’s all encourage the men in our lives to seek regular medical care to prevent disease and address health issues as soon as possible.
Prostate cancer is the second most common and deadly cancer among American men, with nearly 29,000 dying from the disease each year. However, the five-year survival rate for men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased from 67 percent to 99 percent in only the past 20 years. Learn about prevention, screening tests, treatment options and follow-up.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 50 percent of men 18 years and over met the 2008 federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic activity. A recent study by BWH researchers found that physical inactivity can leads to a shorter life expectancy and increased risks of many chronic diseases.
Ever wonder if those multivitamins you’ve been taking actually benefit your health? A large scale clinical trial by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital may provide the answer. Read more to find out what they learned about the long-term health impacts of multivitamins taken by men.
The first line of treatment for men with erectile dysfuction is an oral medication. However, these medications only work in about 50 percent of ED patients, which leaves about two million U.S. men searching for another option. Dr. Michael O’Leary, Director of the Men’s Sexual Health Clinic, explains your options.
Infertility is a unique medical condition because it often involves a couple, not an individual. In 20-25% of cases, infertility can be attributed exclusively to male factor problems and an additional 10% of couples have male infertility in addition to other factors. Learn more about the causes and treatments for male infertility.