Men’s health

Movember- Not just about mustaches: Stop men from dying too young

Long Story Short Movember is about: Prostate Cancer Testicular Cancer Mental Health Physical activity Men’s health is beyond physical, it’s mental and emotional. Its all connected. Being a men’s health expert means knowing more than just the physical issues but the mental and emotional It’s not all about men. Women too are key in keeping…

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Male Contraceptive Shots: Beyond condoms and vasectomies.

Long Story Short: Intramuscular injections of Testosterone and Progesterone are effective in reducing sperm production, with 4 of 256 partners becoming pregnant. Intramuscular injections of Testosterone and Progesterone are not safe with adverse effects of depression, mood disorders, acne, and increased libido. The infertility effects are reversible, in 95% of participants. The study was terminated before…

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Saturated fats – Are they dangerous for prostate cancer?

Long Story Short Retrospective study of 1854 male patients between 40-79 with a diagnosis of prostate cancer [1] A high saturated fat diet was associated with increased aggressive prostate cancer (CaP). Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFA) was inversely associated with CaP aggressiveness (*statistically insignificant). Those with more aggressive CaP ate more calories, more fat and more…

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Male Infertility – Guys, it might be you.

Long Story Short: Up to 50% of infertility cases are due to a male factor   [1] Up to 30% of infertility cases are solely due to a male factor [1] 9.4% of American men between 14-60 years-old  are infertile [1], that’s almost 11 MILLION men It’s not just physical but can be nutritional, hormonal, social, stress and…

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Ashwagandha – Bigger, Leaner, Stronger

Long story short: In young men (n=50, age of ~28 years) participating in a weight training program, given 300mg of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera – standardized to 5% withanolides) twice daily: Randomized, Placebo controlled clinical trial (Considered the gold standard set-up) Increased muscle strength (bench press, leg extension)* Increases in total testosterone* Lowered body fat* Increased arm…

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Great news to share! Release of "Healing in Urology"

I am proud to announce, as a contributing author,  the release of Healing in Urology! A comprehensive evidence-based educational guidebook for urological ailments. Urological and pelvic issues are sometimes things we’re shy to talk about but at the same time they can be really impact our quality of life. So they must be addressed. Let me help. Of…

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Antibacterial Soaps – Making men less… Manly.

Long Story Short: Antibacterial soaps (Triclosan) don’t work. Antibacterial soaps are not benign. Antibacterial soaps may impact your hormones. Triclosan may impact women and their unborn children. I still can’t help my friend with her men acting womanly issue.   A few weeks ago a good med school friend was ranting to me about how men today seem…

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Taking steroids at 16

Long Story Short: Teenagers are taking steroids – About 2% of them & not just to be a better athlete. The long term effects are just as worrisome as the acne and ‘roid rage.   Who takes anabolic steroids? It isn’t just the 20-something year old guy. 2% of high school students (boys more than…

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Alzheimer's – Is Testosterone Brain Food?

A few things we know to be true: About 95% of Alzheimer’s disease occurs in patients older than 65 years old. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease and worsens with age. Testosterone levels decrease in men as they age. Men with low T have decreased cognitive function (1) I know what you’re thinking… No I am…

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