There are certain health issues that solely pertain to men, such as prostate cancer, low testosterone levels and colon cancer. Many of these issues are easily preventable with a healthy diet and regular visits to the doctor.
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HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection, affecting nearly 14 million adults and teens each year. Due to its prominence, the FDA has now approved the HPV vaccine for individuals aged 9-45, meaning adults and children can be protected from the virus by receiving the HPV vaccine.
By Anthony Peterson, MD, FAAD, Aristides Assimacopoulos, MD, Brian Kadow, MD, Ethan Kosova, MD, Marc Fallah, MD, FAASLD, Matthew Baugh, MD, Paul Signorino, MD, FACS, Shakaib Hayat, DO, Zeeshan Ali, MD
Did you know that men are at an increased risk of developing a variety of health conditions including gout, a hernia or liver disease? During the month of November, in an effort to increase awareness of many of the health conditions that impact men’s health, our team of experts share tips to reduce your risk and stay healthy.
Topics and Subtopics: Men's Health
Hear from one of our patients, Robert, as he shares how taking a more active role in managing his health and selecting the right care team, made all the difference in his treatment and recovery from prostate cancer.
By DuPage Medical Group Cardiology, DuPage Medical Group Oncology
According to the National Center of Health Statistics, the average life expectancy of women in the United States is 81 years, which is five years longer than men whose average life expectancy is 76 years. Life expectancy can be influenced by genetics but everyone has the ability to choose preventive behaviors that support a longer and healthier life. Our specialty physicians offer tips on how men can lead healthier lives by incorporating preventive health measures into an annual routine.
By Vikas Desai, MD
Men can develop a variety of urinary symptoms or changes with their prostate gland as they age, however most don't seek medical treatment for these issues, assuming frequent trips to the bathroom and other symptoms are just an inevitable part of the aging process. Conditions like an enlarged prostate, urinary incontinence, or lowered testosterone levels may worsen over time and if left untreated, can lead to other health problems and have a serious impact on your overall health. Urologist, Vikas Desai, MD, shares the facts on common men's health myths and the available treatment options to keep you healthy and active as you age.
By Craig Smith, MD, FAAP, FACS
Many prostate-related conditions don’t surface until later in life, when men are in their 50’s and 60’s, however, the time to take action is now. Taking steps now can help you maintain your prostate health and reduce your risk of developing certain prostate conditions later in life.
By DuPage Medical Group Urology
Low testosterone levels can cause a variety of symptoms including decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, irritability and other health issues. It is important to remember that low testosterone is not a reflection of your manhood, and that there are ways you may be able to boost your testosterone level.
By DuPage Medical Group Urology
Men who develop Erectile Dysfunction (ED) often delay seeking treatment due to feelings of embarrassment. This can be harmful to their health as ED is not simply a normal part of the aging process, but may be caused by other, undiagnosed or uncontrolled health issues, including heart disease. DuPage Medical Group’s board-certified Urologists explain the connection between ED and heart disease, and the steps you can take to prevent both conditions from developing.
By DuPage Medical Group Neurology
Migraines are a painful, often chronic medical condition that can occur with little to no warning. DuPage Medical Group Neurologists share the five most common migraine triggers, subtle signs a migraine is about to strike and when you may need to seek medical care. Learn more by reading our Infographic below.