Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common form of muscular dystrophy. It is a sex-linked disorder residing on the X chromosome. It affects primarily boys and men and is always lethal. There are few treatments to this disorder that affects 1 in every 3500 to 5000 boys born. There are no cures and few treatments for this disorder.
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ACA has had little effect on the financial burden of households with chronic health conditions. The rise in treatment costs and associated cost sharing for individuals and families are causing medical debt that often has caused these families to deplete their savings. It often also causes these families to forgo necessities like food, heat or rent in order to pay their medical bills. In these cases, the families are forced to file for bankruptcy in order to have a roof over their heads.
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic disease. The clinical management and treatment of this fatal disease are challenging for various reasons. And although antifibrotic therapies exist, doctors are still unable to tell which patient will benefit from individual treatments.
A woman’s chance of developing breast cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 8. In men, the chance is 1 in 1,000. That’s a big difference, so big, in fact, that many people don’t even realize that men can have breast cancer and that they can die from it just like women can.
Studies claim that Ibuprofen alters the production of hormones and has a negative effect on male reproductive organs.
Former NHL player Bryan Bickell is battling Multiple Sclerosis (MS) but feeling great with Tysabri. Bickell may be off the ice, but he is on to bigger things as spokesperson for Biogen and running his non-profit, the Bryan and Amanda Bickell Foundation which helps rescue abused pit bulls and provide people in need with service dogs. The 31-year-old Bickell announced his plans to retire from the NHL after a successful 2016-2017 season as winger with the Carolina Hurricanes.
Testosterone is a hormone found in both males and females although women tend to have much lower levels. Testosterone levels are highest between onset of puberty and about age 30 then begin to decline by about 1% each year after. Testosterone imbalances can affect both men and women physically and emotionally and certain foods can help with these imbalances. This article discusses five foods that increase testosterone levels and lower testosterone production.
Your hormones play a key role in your daily life. But did you know they could play as large a role as influencing global stock market prices?
A blood test has been developed for prostate cancer treatment that is based on changes in DNA. Researchers say they have found DNA alterations can predict alterations in genes for men with metastatic forms of the disease.
A new and alarming report finds that nearly 50 percent of men under age 60 may be infected with the human papillomavirus or HPV. Among those statistics, 25 percent of men have what is called the high risk type of HPV that is a precursor to cancer.
Researchers have found light therapy can be used to effectively treat early prostate cancer.
Low testosterone can lead to various health concerns including fatigue and decreases in muscle and bone mass. Here is an easy way to boost hormone levels.
Today the FDA announced new warnings about prescription testosterone that they say can cause addiction and serious health problems.
Although men are notorious for not wanting to go to a doctor, there are several common health problems that put them at risk. It is important that men pay attention to their health and discuss their concerns with a doctor. The following three health conditions can put their life at risk and cause serious complications.
A soldier who served in Afghanistan believes the injuries he suffered during an unloading accident are responsible for his fibromyalgia. Kieran Murphy was part of the U.K. Territorial Army and was hurt while helping to unload materials. He is currently suing the Ministry of Defense for £250,000 ($386, 912) in damages.
Overweight and obesity are linked to low testosterone in men. This weight loss procedure, known as a sleeve gastrectomy, not only can help men lose weight, but it comes with an added perk of boosting testosterone levels.
Here is one BIG mistake you can make when shaving that causes painful ingrown hairs and unsightly skin.