At one point of time medical practice was sex-blind; it treated men and women equally, and with the same medicines. A theory gaining ground in recent years is that diseases target the sexes differently, give rise to differing symptoms, and furthermore, that, men and women react differently to the same medication. Although there is controversy regarding this approach, research after research have tended to prove that men and women are built differently, and hence react differently to diseases and medication. This approach opens up a whole new avenue of medical practice.
It is common knowledge that men are more susceptible to certain illnesses. Thus, in all forms of cardiac problems, the share of the male sex is much higher. Biological distinctiveness further renders men susceptible to certain ailments; thus, sexual diseases are usually sex specific depending upon the sex organs. Different lifestyles (men are more sedentary in the West) and eating habits (women get systematically poor diet in patriarchal societies) therefore give rise to differing ailments.
Conditions related to sexuality, self esteem, appearance further require sex specific attention. In this section of the directory, we provide links to resources on menís health, their remedies, institutions offering treatment, etc, whether it is erectile dysfunction, or hair loss treatment.