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  • Sleep and Aging

    Men are often unclear about the relationship between sleep and aging. Most men commonly think that the older they get the less sleep they need. On the contrary, sleep need does not decrease with age. However, sleep and aging are related in that sleep quality and quantity do tend to decrease with age. As a man ages, he takes longer to fall asleep, sleeps worse, spends less time in deep sleep and REM sleep, and experiences more nighttime awakenings. [the_ad id="15851"]   Effect of Aging on Sleep All of these read more
  • Calorie Counting & Calorie Counter Apps

    Calorie Counting Calorie counting has both advantages and disadvantages. Certain health experts highly recommend the practice, while others do not. Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of counting calories can help an individual benefit from calorie counting while not necessarily needing the practice on a regular, long-term basis.  Advantages In order to maintain weight over the long-term, the calories one consumes must be equal to the calories burned from necessary bodily functions and physical activity. People read more
  • Lower Back Problems and Resistance Exercise

    Is it ok to begin a resistance exercise program if I have lower back problems? Lower back problems are common among men, and they can seriously restrict daily activities. A resistance exercise routine (properly performed) plus a well-rounded abdominal program can safely strengthen the core muscles, ligaments, and tendons that support and the spinal column and lower back. EMG provides a full compliment of 10 read more

  • Symptoms of Low Testosterone

    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 Erectile dysfunction Loss of muscle read more
  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) and Testosterone Therapy

    Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) suppresses the natural production of testosterone by the testes. It also reduces sperm production. In most men, it reduces sperm production to levels below what is necessary for fertility. As a result, most men on testosterone therapy are infertile. While this side effect may not concern certain men, men looking to conceive a child or remain fertile must be aware of this potential side effect of TRT. While read more
  • Testosterone Lozenges

    Testosterone Lozenges 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
  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Low Testosterone

    In recent years, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for low testosterone has gained widespread interest from aging men and acceptance from the medical community. With an aging male population, less stigma, and more popular advertisement, more and more men are consulting with their physicians about testing for low testosterone and initiating TRT. What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy? Testosterone replacement therapy is the hormone treatment of testosterone prescribed by a physician to counter read more

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) THE BAD NEWS If you live long enough, you are almost guaranteed to get Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH). In fact, 9 out of every 10 people over the age of 85 have BPH. THE GOOD NEWS Symptoms of BPH often do not need treatment and are frequently reduced by improving your overall health. When these symptoms do require treatment, there are many medical and surgical treatment options available. Read on to understand the disease, its causes, and its read more
  • What Is “Normal Blood Pressure” or “Safe Blood Pressure”?

    What Is “Normal Blood Pressure” or “Safe Blood Pressure?" Normal blood pressure is typically a systolic reading of less than 120 mmHg and a diastolic reading of less than 80 mmHg, often reported as 120/80 mmHg. Systolic values over 120 mmHg and diastolic values over 80 mmHg fall into pre- and hypertensive stages.1 As for what is "safe blood pressure", the answer to this question is not as straightforward as one might think. It turns out that the higher the blood pressure, the more damage read more
  • Erectile Dysfunction Medications

    Erectile Dysfunction Medications We’ve all seen those little blue pills, and they work. In fact, Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis all  work just about equally as well, with Cialis lasting the longest. However, before you go ask your doctor for another medication, try to quit smoking, get some exercise, eat better, and treat your diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, and other medical issues. If you don’t read more