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Erectile Troubles in Middle Age a Bad Sign for Men's Brains

Erectile Troubles in Middle Age a Bad Sign for Men`s BrainsFRIDAY, June 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Erectile dysfunction (ED) has been tied to an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Now, research suggests that erectile woes during late middle age may also be linked to a man’s chances of developing memory issues later on.“Because subtle changes in erectile function were related to memory decline, our results suggest that neglecting this aspect of sexual health may contribute to cases of cognitive impairment and dementia in men,” said study author Tyler Reed Bell. He's a post-doctoral scholar at the University of California, San Diego. “An ounce of erectile function treatment may be worth pounds in the number of years lived without cognitive impairment or dementia," Bell reasoned.Researchers don't know...

Peyronie’s Disease: What It Is, Causes, Symptoms &...

1 June 2023
Peyronie’s Disease: What It Is, Causes, Symptoms & TreatmentTHURSDAY, June 1, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Many men have likely never heard of Peyronie's disease, but they might want to brush up on this condition because it causes the penis to curve abnormally during an erection.Peyronie’s disease typically affects men over 30, and it appears to be caused by the build-up of plaque in the tunica albuginea. The tunica albuginea is the inner lining of the penis, and it helps the penis remain stiff during an erection. Here, experts will explore what Peyronie’s disease is, its causes, symptoms and how it can be treated.What is Peyronie’s diseaseAccording to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Peyronie’s disease can develop when there is a physical injury to the penis, scar tissue forms, and the hard plaque that can build on scar tissue...

Helping Others as Volunteers Helps Kids 'Flourish': Study

1 June 2023
Helping Others as Volunteers Helps Kids `Flourish`: StudyTHURSDAY, June 1, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who devote some of their free time to volunteer work may not only help others, but also themselves.That's according to a new study that found U.S. kids who spend time in community service are often thriving, physically and mentally.Overall, kids who'd volunteered in the past year were in better physical health, had a more positive outlook on life, and were less likely to have anxiety, depression or behavioral problems than their peers who did not do volunteer work.The findings, published May 30 in the journal JAMA Network Open, do not answer the chicken-and-egg question, researchers noted: Kids who were already high on the well-being scale may have been more apt to volunteer."We can't say this is cause-and-effect," said lead researcher...

Prostatitis: What It Is, Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

31 May 2023
Prostatitis: What It Is, Symptoms, Causes & TreatmentWEDNESDAY, May 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- When most men think about their prostate, it's to worry about whether they have prostate cancer or not. But another condition is far more common and plenty painful.Prostatitis involves inflammation of the prostate gland and sometimes the areas around it. Not only is prostatitis highly treatable, but it is highly prevalent among men. According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, it is the leading cause of urinary tract infections in men, resulting in approximately 2 million doctor's visits each year in the United States. In fact, it's estimated that half of all men will experience prostatitis at some point.The U.S. National Center for Health Statistics further reveals that about 25% of men who seek medical attention for urological problems...

Men’s Mental Health: Symptoms, Treatments & Where to Find Help

31 May 2023
Men’s Mental Health: Symptoms, Treatments & Where to Find HelpWEDNESDAY, May 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to mental health, men don't always seek help when they need it. But maybe they should. June is Men's Mental Health Month, so here are the most common mental health conditions men experience, the symptoms that may differ in men vs. women and what resources are available for those seeking treatment options.Common mental health conditions in men According to Mental Health America, the most common men’s mental health conditions are:Depression and suicideAnxietyBipolar disorderEating disordersPsychosis and schizophreniaSubstance abuse“It’s a sign of strength to talk about these issues with your health care provider, counselor or a supportive family member or friend,” Piedmont Healthcare family medicine physician Dr. Siraj...

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