1) What is Men’s Health?
Men's Health is the field of medicine focussed on diseases that impact men's lives. Health and quality of life can be negatively impacted by diseases that occur in both sexes, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, or problems unique to men such as prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction (ED) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
2) Why is Men's Health Important?
Gender based medical research has facilitated great strides in advancing patient care innovations, delivery of healthcare options, and allowed for women and men globally to lead longer and healthier lives. Men's Health issues impact not only men themselves but also their partners, families, and society itself on many different levels around the world. Men's health issues that are unique to the male gender may include cancers (such as prostate or testis) and non-cancer conditions such as ED, BPH, and infertility. Men's health also encompasses problems occurring in both sexes, but in different ways according to gender including depression, heart disease, and other cancers.
3) What are the most common Men's Health conditions?
The most commonly treated Men's Health conditions are erectile dysfunction and BPH. Because erectile dysfunction can be caused by a variety of underlying medical conditions, including elevated blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels, heart disease, diabetes, as well as lifestyle choices such as smoking, obesity and lack of physical fitness and exercise, it is not surprising that over 40% of men over the age of 40 (the "40 over 40" rule) have ED. Similarly, as a man ages the prostate unfortunately does not cease enlarging. As a result, urinary or "peeing" changes occur as the prostate causes blockage or obstruction to the flow to urine. In real life, men are impacted by problems emptying the bladder as slow flows, getting up several times at night, or needing to rush to find a toilet when the urge comes dramatically impact quality of life.
It seems that BPH and ED are much more common than cancers that occur in men, is that correct?
Yes. As mentioned, as a man gets older, ED is more common than having normal erectile function. In fact, after age 50-60, more men have ED than optimal erections. BPH occurs in as high as 40% in men in their fifth decade, and increases to 90% in their ninth decade according to European Association of Urology guidelines released in 2011. In many cases, medical management of ED and BPH is lifelong for the patient with excellent rates of success and safety.
4) How is Biopharmcor 'Advancing Men's Health'?
Simply, Biopharmcor strives to improve the lives of men by providing effective generic medications for common Men's Health problems. Since ED and BPH are the two most prevalent conditions impacting quality of life, Biopharmcor has chosen to focus on these conditions. By offering low cost, effective and safe medications that are the first-line treatment choices of both European and North American Best-Practice Guidelines, our patients benefit.
5) Where can I find out more about Men's Health, erectile dysfunction, and BPH?
The Biopharmcor website offers several options, including the FAQs, slide presentations, and the opportunity to interact with the Biopharmcor team. The following independent non-pharmaceutical industry websites offer information on many topics that may be of interest, including patient care guidelines and state-of-the-art information that may be of use to those interested in Men's Health: European Association of Urology at http://patients.uroweb.org, American Urological Association patient care website at http://www.urologyhealth.org/, and the 2015 Canadian Urological Association Guidelines for the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction at http://www.cua.org/themes/web/assets/files/guidelines/en/erectile_dysfunction_feb_2015.pdf.