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Health concerns for men aged 40+

Osteoarthritis
Often thought of as a condition only affecting women, osteoarthritis is actually more common in men under the age of 45.

The Male Menopause
Can a man go through the menopause? Is a middle-aged man in a sports car the sign of a mid-life crisis, or might the issue run deeper than this? In this article we examine concept of the male menopause.

Peptic Ulcers
The signs and symptoms of ulcers depends on the problem is located. Treatments are usually very effective but tend to require a few lifestyle changes along the way. This brief article reviews the causes of ulcers and who is most prone to getting them.

Back Pain
Back pain is common and largely avoidable. In this article we review the ways of avoiding the agony of back pain and the tests that can be conducted if back pain occurs.

Balanitis
Men over the age of 40 are most prone to balanitis, a rare but harmless skin disease affecting the penis and in which circumcision is the treatment option.

Male incontinence
The causes of male urinary incontinence may be many and varied. We review the causes the treatments and the options available to make life a bit more comfortable.

Get Fit
Six steps to getting fit and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Start in your own time and at your own pace. You may find you've already achieved one or more of the steps without even trying!

Andropause - the male menopause
Psychological challenges for men during the 40

Blood Cholesterol and Older Men
A long-term study has found that men older than age 70 may be less likely to develop coronary heart disease.

Snoring
Men snore more than women and this can, in part, be down to lifestyle choices. This feature looks at the causes, the effects and the self-help options.

Sex after a Heart Attack?
Is it wise or unsafe to have sex after a heart attack? These questions and more are answered in this feature.

Automatically Calculate Your Body Mass Index
By entering your weight and height this handy tool calculates your Body Mass Index and gives you feedback as to your health status.

The Prostate Examination
The Prostate Examination. What happens to you during a prostate examination and what the doctor is looking for

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