Healthy weight loss programs should help men lose weight in ways that promote health and preserve lean body mass (muscle). Unfortunately, most popular diets do not promote health or preserve muscle mass. First, most diets are overly restrictive. They promote restricted eating plans that are not sustainable over the long-term and may also be unhealthy. This excess restriction commonly leads to diet failure.
Second, most diets actually cause the wrong type of weight loss. The goal of basically any type of diet is loss read more
The benefits of regular aerobic and resistance exercise cannot be overstated. Regular exercise will make you healthier, stronger, and leaner. But… Physical exertion, especially after an extended period of physical inactivity, does have risks. Read on to learn more about exercise risk factors.
These risks are typically associated with underlying heart problems. It’s essential to evaluate your health especially your heart health prior to beginning or resuming exercise. The following evaluations are simple questionnaires read more
The rectus abdominis is the most visible abdominal muscle group; it is responsible for the six-pack. These muscles play a role in maintaining posture. The rectus abdominis muscles can be broken down into two groups: the lower abdominals and upper abdominals. Below, find EMG's 17 Lower Ab Exercises and Upper Ab Exercises.
Find additional EMG abdominal exercises at the following links:
Oblique Exercisesread more
The following are the potential signs and symptoms of low testosterone. Experiencing one or more of these items does not necessarily mean you have low testosterone. These signs and symptoms may be related to one of many other, unrelated issues.
Nonetheless, it is important for one to be aware of these potential issues and to discuss with your physician the need to check your testosterone level.
Signs and symptoms of low testosterone:
Decreased sex drive
Loss of muscle read more
The following article discusses the subject of co-administering anastrozole with testosterone therapy. As a note, The Endocrine Society currently does not recommend for or against the use of anastrozole. Some physicians do prescribe it to mitigate symptoms of high estradiol levels, like gynecomastia and edema.
With this being said, estradiol plays an important role, even in men, so taking it in the absence of clinically diagnosed high estradiol levels and related symptoms may be counterproductive. At this time, there is no consensus on its use or on the optimal estradiol range in read more
Oral preparations of testosterone come in a pill form and are ingested. However, there is currently no oral testosterone form approved by the FDA for use in the United States. Therefore, orally available testosterone has no place in testosterone replacement therapy in the US. Most oral forms available on the underground market may cause significant liver damage and should be avoided. The reason that this form of testosterone 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
Heart Attack Introduction (AKA Myocardial Infarction)1
Heart attack (aka myocardial infarction) is synonymous with unfortunate consequences and possibly death. But, do you really know what it is and what to do if it happens to you or someone you love. Our goal is to provide you with a basic understanding of what a heart attack really is and how to maximize your or your loved one’s chances of surviving one if it read more
Male Sexual Problems and Urinary Problems Introduction
Genitourinary (reproductive and urinary) problems increase in prevalence with aging. With the length of life expectancy in the US, the majority of men will probably be affected by a genitourinary problem during their lifetime.
The most common genitourinary problems include prostate cancer, benign prostate hyperplasia, erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory disorders, and read more
Smoking is bad for you. There is no doubt about it. There is no debate.
What Are the General Health Problems Caused by Smoking?
For starters, in men, smoking can cause cancer of the lungs, esophagus, larynx, mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, pancreas, and stomach, as well as leukemia1,2. It also seriously damages the structure of lungs and the lining of blood vessels, which may lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary read more