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testosterone gel (Androgel)

testosterone gel (Androgel)

What is testosterone gel, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Androgel is a gel containing testosterone. It is administered through the skin for treatment of low testosterone levels. It belongs to a class of drugs called androgens. Other testosterone replacement products include Androderm, Axiron, Testim, and Fortesta. Testosterone is the major male sex […]

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How common is erectile dysfunction?

How common is erectile dysfunction?

A group of researchers recently set out to examine the prevalence of erectile dysfunction. They also assessed the evidence of its association with cardiovascular disease and mortality. Erectile dysfunction appears to be common, but exactly how common is still up for debate. Erectile dysfunction refers to an inability to either produce or maintain an erection […]

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Enlarged Prostate (BPH, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)

Enlarged Prostate (BPH, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)

Facts you should know about enlarged prostate (BPH) The prostate gland is a gland surrounding the neck of the bladder (the bladder outlet) that produces a fluid that becomes part of the semen. Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. The treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia is usually reserved […]

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Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel, Next Choice One Dose, My Way)

Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel, Next Choice One Dose, My Way)

What is oral levonorgestrel, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Levonorgestrel (Plan B) is emergency contraception (commonly called the morning after pill) that is used as backup contraception to prevent pregnancy when taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex or when birth control fails. Levonorgestrel is a progestin. Progestins are hormones used in […]

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Anabolic Steroids (Oral Androgens)

Anabolic Steroids (Oral Androgens)

What are oral anabolic steroids, and how do they work? Anabolic steroids are orally-ingested, synthetic (man-made) drugs that act like testosterone. They cause growth and development of male sexual organs, secondary sex characteristics, and increases in muscle size and strength. What are the uses for these drugs? This class of drugs are used for the […]

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tadalafil, Cialis, Adcirca

tadalafil, Cialis, Adcirca

What is tadalafil, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Tadalafil is an oral drug that is used for treating impotence (the inability to attain or maintain a penile erection) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It is in a class of drugs called phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitors that also includes sildenafil (Viagra) and vardenafil (Levitra). […]

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What to know about a cut on the penis

What to know about a cut on the penis

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5 Ways Men Can Take Charge of Their Health

5 Ways Men Can Take Charge of Their Health

Latest Men’s Health News SUNDAY, June 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many men need to do a better job of looking after their health, and it only takes a few simple steps, experts say. “It’s common for men to avoid going to the doctor until there’s a serious health concern,” said Dr. James Heckman, a […]