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Health is an important issue for everyone, but men often have somewhat different health questions and issues than women do. Men are at higher risk for certain diseases compared to women, and some conditions are entirely exclusive to men. A few of the health topics that concern men the most include:

The collection of articles on men’s health available at covers these topics thoroughly and clearly. Read through the summaries below for a description of the kind of information discussed in these articles.

Erectile Dysfunction

One of the most common male health problems, especially in older men, is erectile dysfunction (ED). ED is defined as the inability to hold an erection that is suitable enough for sexual intercourse. By age 75, nearly 50 percent of all men will have experienced erectile dysfunction, often as a result of low testosterone. However, ED is not an unavoidable (or untreatable) part of aging. To learn more, explore the articles on erectile dysfunction and other testosterone-related conditions.

Men’s Skin Care

Men and women have significant differences in the characteristics of their skin. Because of biological differences, men’s skin is generally thicker and oilier than women’s skin. Daily shaving also makes men’s facial skin more prone to dryness. Given these differences, what can men do to best take care of their skin? What kinds of men’s skin care products are available and what do these products do? To read about the topic of men’s skin care in further depth, take a look at the assortment of articles on that specifically address this subject.

Prostate Disorders

The prostate is a gland involved in semen production. Prostate disorders can be classified into three broad categories:

  • Benign prostate hyperplasia (BHP): BHP is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. Enlargement can cause problems with prostate function that make it difficult to urinate.
  • Prostate cancer: Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men. Since early diagnosis improves treatment success, knowing the signs of this disease is critical.
  • Prostatitis: Prostatitis is a prostate disorder caused by an infection. The infection can be acute or chronic.

These disorders are distinctly different, but they can have overlapping symptoms. Browse the many articles on prostate disorders at

Testicular Cancer

For men between the ages of 15 and 35, no cancer is more common than testicular cancer. This cancer typically arises from the group of cells that give rise to the sperm, but they can originate from other testicular cell types. The symptoms are often subtle and may go unnoticed or ignored.

Symptoms: Testicular Cancer

The following symptoms are possible indicators of testicular cancer:

  • Abnormal development of breast tissue
  • Enlargement or swelling restricted to only one testicle
  • Lump in one of the testicles
  • Pain in the testicles, groin, lower back or abdomen.

For more information on the possible causes and symptoms of testicular cancer, review the collection of articles on