Secondary sexual characteristics in men

Secondary sexual characteristics are formed during pubertal period. Their appearance is associated with an increase in the level of certain blood hormones (in men - testosterone and its metabolites). Secondary sexual characteristics characterize the maturity of the organism and its gender identity. The appearance of secondary signs of sex In children before [...]

5-alpha-reductase inhibitors - list of drugs, side effects

The human enzyme that takes part in the formation of steroids from cholesterol is 5-alpha-reductase. The main function of the enzyme is the conversion of the male sex hormone testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, which is the strongest androgen; participation in the formation of allopregnanolone (metabolite progesterone) and tetrahydrodeoxy corticosterone. Since 5-alpha-reductase is an enzyme that [...]

Vitamins for type 2 diabetes mellitus - complex preparations

Proper nutrition plays a huge role in the therapy and prevention of such a disease as type 2 diabetes. However, everyone puts his definition in the definition of healthy nutrition (see "Diabetes in type 2 diabetes"). Discuss that there is a full-fledged diet, whether it is available to many, [...]

Obesity by female type in men

The most typical form of obesity for men is abdominal (excess weight is distributed in the abdomen). And the "female" or gynoid form of redistribution of fatty tissue is much less common. Obesity by female type Gynoid obesity is characterized by the predominant deposition of subcutaneous fat on the chest, the lower part [...]

Hormonal examination in the pathology of the reproductive system

Problems in the genital area in men can manifest infertility, a decrease in libido, a deterioration in potency. Sometimes the disease can occur almost imperceptibly. If a pathology of the reproductive system is suspected, the patient is recommended to undergo tests for hormones. Such diagnostics include the determination of the level of basic indicators, the calculation of special indicators [...]

Sexual development in boys - the norm and deviations

Violations of sexual development in boys are associated with the pathology of the secretion or action of androgens. The clinical picture depends on the age at which the problem occurred. Stages of differentiation of the reproductive system The formation of the male reproductive system goes on continuously until the end of the adolescent period. Physicians allocate 3 stages [...]

Andropause - causes and symptoms of hormone deficiency

The term andropause is used in medicine to refer to the age-related transformation of the hormonal background in members of the stronger sex. The International Society for the Study of the Problems of Older Men (ISSAM) defines this condition as a biochemical syndrome characterized by a decrease in androgen concentration and, in some cases, receptor sensitivity [...]

Androgenic alopecia in men

Androgenic alopecia is associated up to 95% of cases of baldness in the representatives of the stronger sex. In Africa and Asia, this condition is less common, and among men of the white race, more than half during life is faced with androgenic alopecia. Fig. 1 - Variants of androgenetic alopecia [...]

Breast cancer in men

Is breast cancer in men? Every year in Russia, breast cancer affects about 50 thousand people. Approximately 1-1.5% of these cases occur in oncopathology in the stronger sex. Cancer in men differs little from the "female" in aggressiveness, [...]

Mastopathy - causes, signs, treatment

The pathology of the mammary glands in the form of fibro-cystic transformation is called mastopathy. This disease is attributed to female, although in men there are similar conditions. In representatives of the stronger sex, the breast glands are more often affected during adolescence. But sometimes painful seals arise in another [...]