Mens Health Concerns Sourcebook, 5th Ed.

Health Reference Series

Men's Health Concerns Sourcebook, 5th Ed.

Web Price: $85.00

While the life expectancy gap between men and women has narrowed in recent years, men still face many health disadvantages. They are more likely than women to smoke and drink, more likely to engage in risky behaviors, and more likely to put off checkups and regular preventative care. Men also face a number of disorders unique to their gender, including prostate cancer, penile and testicular disorders, low testosterone, and sex-linked genetic disorders.

Men’s Health Concerns Sourcebook, 5th Edition provides facts about the diseases and injuries that are the leading causes of death in men and explains how men can help protect themselves and preserve their health with self-examinations, vaccinations, screening tests, and lifestyle choices.

This book is divided into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.

Part I: Men’s Health Basics provides fundamental information about differences in men’s and women’s health, screening tests, self-examinations, and vaccinations that are recommended for men. It also offers suggestions for managing common disease risk factors, including tips on weight management, nutrition, and physical activity.

Part II: Leading Causes of Death in Men describes the factors that contribute most significantly to men’s mortality, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer disease, liver and kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and other respiratory illnesses. It also discusses common injuries and accidents frequently associated with fatalities in men, including motor vehicle accidents, falls, occupational injuries, homicide, and suicide.

Part III: Sexual and Reproductive Concerns provides information about conditions that affect male reproductive organs, including urological disorders, prostate disorders, disorders of the scrotum and testicles, circumcision, and penile concerns. It also offers suggestions for dealing with sexual dysfunction and male infertility, and includes facts about birth control methods, sexually transmitted diseases, and safer sex practices.

Part IV: Other Medical Issues of Concern to Men discusses male linked genetic disorders, including color vision deficiency, hemophilia, and muscular dystrophy. It also examines physical and mental health concerns with gender differences in their expression or incidence rates. These include sleep apnea, mental health concerns in men, and substance use. In addition, men’s issues related to disorders traditionally associated with women, such as body image and body dysmorphic disorder, breast cancer, and osteoporosis, are also addressed.

Part V: Additional Help and Information includes a glossary of terms related to men’s health and a directory of resources offering additional help and support.

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 6 x 9
  • 550-650 pages per volume
  • Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters
  • Parts focus on broad areas of interest; chapters focus on single topics within a part
  • Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, along with selected original material
  • Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations
  • Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms
  • Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support
  • Professionally prepared master index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts

Reviews

“A volume of the notable Health Reference Series, this book is an invaluable reference offering basic, comprehensive information covering a series of issues affecting men’s health.

While the amount of information can seem overwhelming, the book does an excellent job of presenting it clearly and concisely with short sections and many headings and subheadings.

This fifth edition conveys the most up-to-date information in regards to men’s health issues relative to the rapid advancements in research happening as we write this. Recommended.”

— American Reference Books Annual, 2017