Library of Resources for Men’s Health

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 The Library of Resources for Men’s Health offers important research updates and educational information, including clinician research summaries, CE/CME activities, and patient treatment summaries, to help with the management of these diseases and conditions:

Breathing Conditions

This category includes diseases such as obstructive sleep apnea and cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and other common chronic lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma, and bronchiectasis. In all cases, damage or blockage of the airways interferes with the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in lungs. 

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Cancer

Cancer is a term for a large group of different diseases, all involving unregulated cell growth. Cancers are described based on the origin of the tumor, including:

  • Carcinoma: Cancers derived from epithelial cells, for example breast, prostate, lung, pancreas, and colon
  • Sarcoma: Cancers arising from connective tissue
  • Lymphoma and leukemia: Cancers arising from hematopoietic cells that leave the marrow and tend to mature in the lymph nodes and blood, respectively
  • Germ cell tumor: Cancers derived from pluripotent cells, most often presenting in the testicle or the ovary
  • Blastoma: Cancers derived from immature precursor cells or embryonic tissue

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Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus, often referred to simply as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high levels of sugar in the blood, either because the body does not produce enough insulin or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. There are three main types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes.

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Digestive System Conditions

Chronic disorders and diseases of the digestive system include gastroesophageal reflux disease, ulcers, Crohn's disease, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

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Heart and Blood Vessel Conditions

The overarching terms for a variety of diseases affecting the heart and vasculature, including:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Hypertensive heart disease
  • Inflammatory heart disease

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Mental Health

Chronic mental health issues, such as depression and schizophrenia, are debilitating for those who experience them and extremely distressing for family members and caregivers. While the exact cause of these diseases remains unclear, it is thought that a combination of neurotransmitter imbalances plus genetic predisposition may contribute.

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Muscle, Bone, and Joint Conditions

Rheumatic or musculoskeletal conditions comprise more than 150 diseases and syndromes. Those conditions with the greatest impact on society include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis.

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Page last reviewed June 2017
Page originally created November 2013
Internet Citation: Library of Resources for Men’s Health. Content last reviewed June 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/ehclibrary/men/index.html