Physical activity is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. To stay healthy, perform optimally, and slow the aging process, you need to be physically active throughout your life. Poor fitness is linked to obesity, diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.1 Men who do not exercise regularly are more likely to suffer from the chronic problems shown below. They are also more likely to become physically disabled.
Two Sides of Physical Activity: Aerobic and read more
Fats are the most energy dense of the three macronutrients. They provide about 9 calories per gram, while carbohydrates and proteins provide about 4 calories per gram. As a result, we have become a highly “fat-phobic” society seeking out many non- and low-fat food alternatives.
Although excessive fat intake is certainly not a healthy lifestyle choice, severely restricting intake is not healthy either. Fats are essential components of the human body and the body's metabolic processes, and eating it does not necessarily read more
Over the past decade or two, carbohydrates have been demonized for their presumed role in the growing waistlines of Americans. Consequently, “low-carb” diets, such as the Atkins Diet, emerged to combat the intake of carbs. The problem with this line of reasoning is that, although consuming excessive amounts of simple carbohydrates can cause weight gain, not all carbs (especially complex carbohydrates) are inherently bad. In fact, carbs are the body’s primary and preferred source of fuel. So, eliminating or severely read more
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in men with low testosterone has consistently shown to produce positive benefits with minimal side effects. Also, benefits of testosterone therapy can be both physical and mental. Restoring testosterone levels to within the normal range by using testosterone replacement therapy has shown to:
Increase lean body mass
Decrease fat mass
Increase bone mineral density
Improve sexual function
Improve mood and well-being
Although some benefits appear in the read more
Gynecomastia is breast enlargement in males due to benign (non-cancerous) breast tissue growth. It is caused by an imbalance between testosterone and estrogen. In other words, there is too much estrogen relative to testosterone. It can be physically uncomfortable, psychologically distressing, and may have a negative impact on self-confidence and body image.
Male breast tissue contains receptors for androgens (like testosterone) and estrogens.1 Most men think of estrogen as an exclusively female hormone, but men read more
Transbuccal (oral absorbable) forms of testosterone work by absorption through the mucous membranes of the mouth. A lozenge containing testosterone is placed under the tongue or against the surface of your gums twice daily. The transbuccal system is designed to adhere to the gum or inner check for a 12 hour period, after which time it is replaced. There is significantly less potential liver toxicity associated with testosterone lozenges than with other oral testosterone forms because it read more
There is an assortment of low testosterone treatment options for men with low testosterone. These options are known as testosterone replacement therapy, or TRT. Potential types of testosterone include transdermal gels, oral lozenges, implantable pellets, and injectable testosterone. Several factors can be used to determine the best available replacement option for each individual. These factors include cost, insurance coverage, convenience, ease of administration, and potential negative side effects. Before read more
What are Stroke Risk Factors?
Stroke risk factors can be broken down into ischemic stroke risk factors and hemorrhagic stroke risk factors. Within these two broad classes of stroke risk factors are those that are controllable and those that are not.
Uncontrollable Risk Factors
Risk factors that cannot be controlled include age, race, male gender, ethnicity, history of migraine headaches, sickle read more
Stroke Signs and Symptoms
The signs and symptoms are the same for both types of stroke: ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke. If you experience any of the stroke signs or symptoms discussed below, CALL 911 or go to the EMERGENCY ROOM IMMEDIATELY. You have very little time before damage from a stroke to brain tissue becomes permanent.
SUDDEN numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, read more
High Blood Pressure Medications
At some point in the lives of most people, diet, exercise, and good living are not enough to keep blood pressure at “normal,” safe levels. (See Blood Pressure Lifestyle Modifications). At this point, medical therapy for blood pressure can be not only read more