Baldness DEFINITION Baldness or alopecia refers to hair loss from the scalp. It can be caused by hereditary factors, ageing, skin conditions, certain medications and diseases. It is more common in men than in women.   DESCRIPTION The most common type of hair loss affecting men is male pattern baldness…. Read Article

Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction DEFINITION Erectile Dysfunction is the inability to achieve and/or maintain an erection for satisfactory sexual performance at least 25 percent of the time. DESCRIPTION Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a common medical problem in men between 40 and 70 years of age, but may occur in any male capable… Read Article

Premature and retarded ejaculation

Premature and retarded ejaculation DEFINITION Sexual problems in men, while not life-threatening ailments, often have considerable psychological impact on their sufferers. They include erectile dysfunction (see the topic Erectile Dysfunction), retarded ejaculation and premature ejaculation. DESCRIPTION PREMATURE EJACULATION Probably this is the most common sexual problem for men and yet… Read Article

Prostate – enlarged

Prostate – enlarged DEFINITION An enlarged prostate means the prostate gland has grown bigger. Prostate enlargement happens to almost all men as they get older. An enlarged prostate is often called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or benign prostatic hypertrophy. It is not cancer, and it does not raise a man’s… Read Article

Prostate – inflamed

Prostate – inflamed DEFINITION Prostatitis is the name given to an acute or chronic (long-term) inflammation of the prostate gland. It is usually the result of an infection. DESCRIPTION The prostate is the gland most frequently affected by disease in older men. Prostate cancer, enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) and… Read Article

Prostate gland

Prostate gland DEFINITION The prostate gland is an organ of the male reproductive system. DESCRIPTION The prostate gland is shaped like a walnut and is found at the base of the bladder. Running through the prostate gland is a the thin tube that allows urine and semen to pass out… Read Article

Testicular Cancer

Testicular Cancer DEFINITION Testicular Cancer occurs when cells in one or both of the testicles become cancerous. DESCRIPTION The cause of Testicular Cancer is unknown. Risk factors for developing Testicular Cancer include: Undescended testicle. Men who had testicles that didn’t descend into the scrotum by age 3 are at a… Read Article


Testosterone DEFINITION Testosterone is a steroidal hormone secreted by specialised cells in the testes. DESCRIPTION Testosterone is classified as an androgen, which means it is a hormone that has masculinizing effects. Other androgenic hormones are produced by the testes and are also produced by other organs in the body, such… Read Article


Vasectomy DEFINITION A Vasectomy is the surgical interruption of the two tubes (vas deferens) that carry sperm from the testicles to the ejaculatory ducts (where the sperm is stored before leaving the body during orgasm). This prevents sperm from being ejaculated, thus preventing pregnancy. DESCRIPTION Vasectomy is usually performed under… Read Article