Articles on General Health Topics

Male Sexual Dysfunction

Male Sexual Dysfunction Male sexual dysfunction is most commonly thought of solely as erectile dysfunction but is actually a group of disorders that also includes decreased libido and abnormal ejaculation. THE BAD NEWS Male sexual dysfunction is quite common. How common? In the National Health and Social Life Survey in 1992, about 1 in 3… Read more

Erectile Dysfunction Medications

Erectile Dysfunction Medications We’ve all seen those little blue pills, and they work. In fact, Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis all  work just about equally as well, with Cialis lasting the longest. However, before you go ask your doctor for another medication, try to quit smoking, get some exercise, eat better, and treat your diabetes, high… Read more

Ejaculatory Dysfunction

Ejaculatory Dysfunction THE BAD NEWS Although not as popular as erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory dysfunction is actually the most common form of sexual dysfunction. THE GOOD NEWS Ejaculatory dysfunction can be treated! That’s right. So, stop being embarrassed, and go see your doctor.   What Are the Disorders of Ejaculation? There are four of them: premature… Read more

Urinary Incontinence

What Is Urinary Incontinence? Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine that represents a hygienic or social problem to the individual. What Causes Urinary Incontinence? There usually isn’t any one single cause. Most of the time there are several things that cause someone to become incontinent. Diet, muscle weakness, nerve and blood vessel damage… Read more

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) THE BAD NEWS If you live long enough, you are almost guaranteed to get Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH). In fact, 9 out of every 10 people over the age of 85 have BPH. THE GOOD NEWS Symptoms of BPH often do not need treatment and are frequently reduced by improving your… Read more

Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer THE BAD NEWS Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among men! It kills thousands of men each year and is the second most common cause of cancer deaths behind lung cancer.1 It’s also genetic. THE GOOD NEWS Most of the time prostate cancer is slow growing and can be treated before… Read more

Diabetes Introduction

It is important to begin the section on diabetes by emphasizing just how dangerous the disease truly is. It destroys your body from the inside. It damages every single organ in your body. Ultimately, diabetes kills! Worse yet, the organs most prominently related to symptoms of diabetes include the kidneys (decreased renal function), the eyes… Read more

Type 1 Diabetes vs. Type 2 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes vs. Type 2 Diabetes There are two types of diabetes: Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is almost entirely genetic, whereas Type 2 Diabetes is largely due to poor diet, lack of exercise, and genetic factors.   Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM)1 Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) used… Read more

What Causes Diabetes

The Causes of Diabetes Answering the question of what causes diabetes is not as simple and straightforward as most people think. Diabetes is a complex and still only partially understood condition. This article will give a general description of the causes of diabetes. For more detailed information, please see your physician or other healthcare professional…. Read more

What Are the Symptoms of Diabetes?

What Are the Symptoms of Diabetes? For both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, symptoms of diabetes can be either acute (occurring immediately) or chronic (occurring slowly over time). Acute T1DM is more likely to present with acute onset symptoms requiring hospitalization. However both T1DM and T2DM can present acutely and have similar symptoms,… Read more