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avanafil (Stendra)

avanafil (Stendra)

What is avanafil (Stendra), and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Avanafil is an oral drug that is used for treating impotence (the inability to attain or maintain a penile erection), also known as erectile dysfunction (ED). It is in a class of drugs called phosphodiesterase inhibitors that also includes tadalafil (Cialis), sildenafil (Viagra) […]

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PSA Test (Prostate Specific Antigen)

PSA Test (Prostate Specific Antigen)

What is the PSA screening controversy? The goal of measuring PSA in men with no symptoms of cancer as a screening test for prostate cancer is to reduce the mortality caused by this cancer. Although the advent of prostate cancer screening is associated with decreased prostate cancer deaths, concerns exist regarding risks of overtreatment and […]

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What causes pain in the penis?

What causes pain in the penis?

Many conditions can cause penis pain, and it can range from mild to severe. Pain may occur at rest, during sexual activity, or when urinating. While a person can sometimes get relief from penis pain at home, some underlying causes may need medical treatment. This article looks at the possible causes of penis pain, as […]

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Flomax (tamsulosin)

Flomax (tamsulosin)

What is Flomax (tamsulosin) drug? Flomax (tamsulosin) is an oral drug for the treatment of men who are having difficulty urinating because of enlarged prostates from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Why is Flomax (tamsulosin) prescribed to patients? Do I need a prescription for Flomax (tamsulosin)? Yes Is Flomax (tamsulosin) available as a generic drug? Yes […]

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What causes cramps after sex?

What causes cramps after sex?

Both men and women can experience cramps after sex. The medical term for pain before, during, or after sex is dyspareunia. Cramps may occur after sex for many reasons, ranging from mild muscle strain to underlying conditions that may require treatment. Read on for more information about the potential causes of cramping or pain after […]

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Ability to do pushups may predict cardiovascular risk

Ability to do pushups may predict cardiovascular risk

A new study suggests that the more pushups a man is able to complete, the lower his cardiovascular risk and vice versa. These findings may establish a new measure of risk assessment that is simple and does not require costly specialized equipment. Being able to do more pushups may correlate with a lower cardiovascular risk […]

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Natural ways to boost fertility

Natural ways to boost fertility

Many genetic and environmental factors can affect fertility in men and women. However, it is possible to increase the chances of having a successful pregnancy using natural methods. This article will discuss evidence-based, natural methods for increasing fertility in both men and women. In women, reducing stress and exercising often can boost fertility. In men, […]

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5 menstruation myths you must leave behind

5 menstruation myths you must leave behind

Approximately half of the world’s population experiences, will experience, or has experienced menstruation, and yet myths about this biological process still abound. In this Spotlight feature, we debunk some of the most widespread menstruation misconceptions. In this Spotlight feature, we debunk some widespread myths surrounding menstruation. As of 2017, the world’s population numbers 7.53 billion […]

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How does smoking marijuana affect sperm?

How does smoking marijuana affect sperm?

With the increased legalization of cannabis, especially medical marijuana, researchers are interested in finding out more about its effects on health. One area that is currently under exploration is that of marijuana’s effect on fertility. Researchers are investigating the potential effects of smoking marijuana on male fertility. As recent research shows, men in Western countries […]