About the Author

Matthew Solan

Matthew Solan has served as executive editor of Harvard Men's Health Watch since 2016. He was previously executive editor for UCLA Health's Healthy Years and was a regular contributor to Duke Medicine's Health News, and Weill Cornell Medicine’s Women’s Nutrition Connection and Women's Health Advisor. Matthew specializes in men’s health and fitness, and has authored several Harvard Health special health reports, including Erectile Dysfunction, Healing Hemorrhoids, Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and The Benefits of Probiotics. His articles have appeared in nationally-recognized publications, such as Runner’s World, Men's Health, Yoga Journal, Muscle & Fitness, Bicycling, and Men’s Fitness. Matthew is a member of the Central Florida Randonneurs, a long-distance cycling club, and a past coach for Tampa Bay Fit, a marathon training program. For his 50th birthday he ran the JFK 50 Mile, the nation’s oldest ultramarathon.

Articles by Matthew Solan

Impacted Bowel: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

An impacted bowel is one of the more unpleasant digestive issues you can experience. Bowel obstruction symptoms occur when a mass of dry, hard stool will not pass out of the colon or rectum. Bowel impaction can become a serious issue if not treated, and in extreme cases may even … Read More

Clear It Up! Post-Nasal Drip Remedies

Post-nasal drip is the accumulation of mucus, usually in your sinuses, that moves down the back of the nose into the throat. It can be an annoying and disruptive condition, but one that's treatable by post-nasal drip remedies, both pharmaceutical and natural. Your body makes about one to two quarts … Read More

Stomach Cancer Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

More than 26,000 people in the United States—approximately 16,000 men and 10,000 women—are diagnosed with stomach cancer every year, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), and nearly 11,000 die from it. The cancer develops for unknown reasons and can be difficult to diagnose early, because its symptoms mimic those … Read More

Peptic Ulcer Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

A peptic ulcer is a sore that forms in the lining of the stomach (gastric ulcer) or the first section of the small intestine (duodenal ulcer). Gastric ulcers can occur anywhere in the stomach, but are most common in the lower part (antrum). Duodenal ulcers occur in the first few … Read More

GERD: Heartburn is Just One Symptom of This Condition

What most people commonly know as “heartburn” is a symptom of Gastrointestinal Esophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD. Heartburn—a sharp, burning feeling in the chest—can be an occasional problem that doesn’t require anything more than symptom relief with an over-the-counter (OTC) antacid. But if heartburn becomes a persistent problem, it could … Read More
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