Articles on Men’s Health

Hair Loss Causes (Male Pattern Baldness)

Hair loss is a clinically and socially relevant disorder. Hair is extremely important in our culture and losing it can have major psychological consequences. People can be down right terrified at the first sign of thinning or receding hair. Ads for all kinds of chemical products, shampoos, surgical techniques, and other remedies inundate us in… Read more

Hair Loss Treatment

Hair loss treatments are available for androgenic alopecia (male pattern balding). All of the following treatments have been approved by the FDA and recommended by the American Hair Loss Association (AHLA). It should be noted that many additional products or procedures are advertised for the treatment of androgenic alopecia, such as vitamins, trace elements, herbs,… Read more

Sunscreen: Best Sunscreen and New FDA Guidelines

A great deal of confusion currently exists regarding the proper use and protection provided by sunscreens. In 2012, the FDA revised its labeling requirements in an attempt to alleviate some of the confusion. Sunscreens must contain an active ingredient that stops UV radiation from reaching the skin.1 “Chemical” sunscreens contain an active ingredient that absorbs… Read more

Smoking: An Overview

Smoking is bad for you. There is no doubt about it. There is no debate.   What Are the General Health Problems Caused by Smoking? For starters, in men, smoking can cause cancer of the lungs, esophagus, larynx, mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, pancreas, and stomach, as well as leukemia1,2. It also seriously damages the structure… Read more

Quitting Smoking Products, Tips, and Resources

Quitting smoking can be difficult. Fortunately, quitting smoking products and resources are available to help you quit. Medications and counseling can drastically improve your chances of success. Select a link below to learn more about available medications (both nicotine based and non-nicotine based), quitting tips, and additional outside resources.     Nicotine Smoking Cessation Drugs… Read more

How Does Botox Work?

How Does Botox Work?1 Botox® works by paralyzing the muscles that is come into contact with. Botox® actually blocks the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is essential for muscle contraction. Wrinkles are caused by multiple factors, including aging, sun damage, smoking, poor hydration, and facial muscle contraction! When a facial muscle contracts, the skin… Read more

Symptoms of IBD

What Are the Symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)? The World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO) indicates the following are general symptoms of IBD that may be associated with inflammatory bowel disease1,2: Fever Loss of appetite Weight loss Fatigue Night sweats Growth retardation Primary amenorrhea The World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO) also indicates the following symptoms may be… Read more

Depression Medications

Depression Medications Several different classes of medications are used to treat depression. An explanation of each class along with examples of medications from each class is as follows: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) Work to improve mood by increasing the amount of serotonin available in the brain Have relatively few side effects, the most common… Read more