A closer look
Testosterone is a sex hormone that makes men men. It is responsible for their sex drive, sperm production, body hair, muscle mass and bone density. Men gradually lose testosterone over time especially after the age of 40. Other causes of loss are injuries, infections and hormonal disorders. Some men have no symptoms or fail to recognize them. When symptoms impair quality of life, low testosterone can be evaluated and treated, often by an endocrinologist, a doctor who specializes in disorders of hormones.
Decrease in sex drive
Decreased bone density
Jean J. Alves, M.D.
Bowdoin Street Health Center
Why do some men with diabetes and other medical conditions experience erectile dysfunction?
Diabetes and other medical conditions such as high blood pressure are well known to cause damages to blood vessels and nerves which are essential to achieve and maintain erection in men. More
Listen to advice from
Dr. J. Jacques Carter:
*Courtesy of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Henry Jenkins has come a long way. Like most men, he went to a doctor only if it were an emergency.
And one evening four years ago, he was having an emergency. All the years of ignoring his health came crashing down as he fell off his couch and landed on the floor. He was having a stroke. More
Taking health to the streets
Wayne Lloyd walks the talk — literally — when it comes to healthy living.
Lloyd doesn’t need any prodding to take care of himself. The 45-year-old physical education teacher was taught from an early age about the importance of health care and regular doctor’s visits. More
Be a man
Get a checkup!
It’s true, isn’t it? Men are raised to be fearless in scary situations. Run into a burning building to rescue a child? Check. Join the armed forces to defend the country? Check. Race down the South-east Expressway straddling a motorcycle as dark clouds prepare to dump six inches of rain? Check.
Call the doctor to schedule an exam? Hang on, wait, nope, not happening this year. Or next year. And maybe not even the year after that. More