It’s about hormones. And it’s not about testosterone. It’s all about oxytocin, the stress hormone. And the man in your life is not unique. Nationally, 60% of men refuse to visit doctors and those who make the great journey routinely hold back on disclosing personal health information.
One important hint to understanding men — Male self-esteem is built around performance.… Read More »
While no definitive proof can be found that diet impacts prostate health, there is clear and apparent evidence worldwide that prostate cancer rates are significantly lower in countries where men consume more fruit, vegetables and fish vs. the consumption of red and processed meats.
A recent study appearing in the April 2019 Annals of Internal Medicine noted that adequate intakes of vitamins K and A along with the minerals… Read More »
It’s been called the most troublesome gland in the male body and it often forces men to make a lot of uncomfortable decisions. Prostate issues such as infections can often begin when a man becomes sexually active. As men age, concerns often turn to difficulty with erections, pain, urine flow, and cancer.
Due to its location in the body, the prostate is difficult to examine and treat. If that were… Read More »
There is no clear-cut answer but consider this: a routine blood test is simply that – routine. You visit a doctor or lab and have blood drawn. A few days later, your MD will discuss the results.
The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test simply looks at the level of protein in your blood that is being produced by your prostate. It is not a test for cancer. To test for cancer,… Read More »
It’s a fact. Women generally outlive men by 5 years or more. The reason they do so is because they visit doctors more often, they share more information and engage in dialogue with other women who may be facing similar circumstances.
Men in general, and older men in particular, tend not to be as aware or engaged in their health as women when it comes to nutrition and. As a… Read More »
I chat with a lot of men and their partners about prostate concerns ranging from bedroom issues, cancer and BPH, to prostate infections. Many have been doing research for weeks, months and years but are at a standstill. They are often unable to decide what to do next and are not ready or willing to visit with a physician.
Prostate issues impact men on physical, emotional and sexual levels. Typically,… Read More »
Prostate cancer, BPH, and testicular cancer, all rank high on the scale of forbidden, do not discuss, male taboo health topics. While women speak openly about health issues, men remain hesitant to take any action when it comes to their physical health or emotional well being. Most of the time men will ignore a health issue until it is too late to be easily treated, or they will wait until… Read More »
The Below The Belt Challenge
Overall men are typically reluctant to visit a doctor. If and when they decide to show up for the “dreaded encounter” most resist the prostate cancer screen.
Two of the initial screenings done for prostate cancer are a PSA blood test and a rectal exam. Privately men admit that a rectal examination — using a doctor’s finger — is invasive, embarrassing and will go to… Read More »