Is it ok to begin a resistance exercise program if I have high blood pressure?
Men with high blood pressure or men who are taking antihypertensive medication have a positive coronary heart disease risk factor (Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors). [High blood pressure is defined as systolic BP > 140 mm Hg or diastolic BP > 90 mm Hg measured on two separate occasions.]
If read more
The following 14 leg exercises for men are separated into multiple categories. The first category includes complete/complex leg exercises that work the quads, hamstrings, and glutes altogether. The second category includes quad specific exercises. The third category includes hamstring specific exercises. The fourth category includes calf specific exercises.
All leg exercises include accompanying demonstration videos. For specific pre-designed workouts that fit your schedule view EMG's read more
Types of Vitamins
There are two types of vitamins:
Fat soluble vitamins [vitamins A, D, E, K]
Water soluble vitamins [vitamins B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B6 (pyridoxine), B12 (cobalamin), niacin, pantothenic acid, bioton, and folic acid among many others]
Fat-soluble vitamins dissolve and remain in the body’s fatty tissues. Fat-soluble vitamins should not be consumed in excess of the daily-recommended intake because fat-soluble vitamins are not easily eliminated from the body. 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
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
Androgen deficiency is a relatively common problem in older men. It is also thought to be responsible for many symptoms once considered to be the result of normal aging. About 1 in 5 older men have a total testosterone level that falls below the normal range. (See Testosterone Levels By Age).
However, many men, even those in the lower end of the normal range, still suffer from problems associated with low read more
Testosterone nasal gel delivers testosterone directly into the nostril. Natesto is the only FDA approved nasal testosterone replacement therapy. It is administered three times daily once in the morning, once in the afternoon and once in the evening (6 to 8 hours apart).
According to the Phase 3 clinical trials for FDA approval, the average testosterone concentration in the blood was in the normal range for 90 percent of men who used the nasal gel three times daily, compared with 71 percent of men using it twice a read more
Blood Pressure Introduction
Doctors talk about high blood pressure, or hypertension, all the time. Everyone knows that high blood pressure is bad for you and can lead to numerous health problems. The healthcare industry as a whole spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year on medications and other treatments for high blood pressure. Yet, do you really know what it is and why it really is bad for you?
What Is Blood Pressure?
The Lipid Panel1,2,3,4,5
When you go to the doctor to get your cholesterol checked, he or she orders a “lipid panel.” The lipid panel is a profile of the various types of cholesterol in an individual's blood and usually includes the following:
Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Cholesterol
High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) Cholesterol
The purpose of the lipid panel is primarily to read more
The Causes of Diabetes
Answering the question of what causes diabetes is not as simple and straightforward as most people think. Diabetes is a complex and still only partially understood condition. This article will give a general description of the causes of diabetes. For more detailed information, please see your physician or other healthcare professional.
What Causes Diabetes Mellitus Type 1?
As previously mentioned, Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus is primarily caused by cells of the read more