Sleep apnea affects the way you breathe when you’re sleeping, and it deprives the brain of oxygen and has serious consequences. For example, sleep apnea results in chronic sleep deprivation which causes daytime sleepiness, slow reflexes, poor concentration, and an increased risk of accidents. Sleep apnea also leads to serious health problems over time, including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and weight gain.1,2
Do You Have Sleep Apnea Questionnaire?
The following sleep apnea questionnaire provided by read more
There are plenty of over the counter and prescription insomnia treatments. (See Medicinal Insomnia Treatment). However, these insomnia treatments should not be your initial options and should rarely be used for more than a couple of weeks. Instead, you should try the following behavioral insomnia treatment, which is non-invasive and may actually prove superior in treating chronic insomnia.
4 Behavioral Insomnia Treatment Practices
The glycemic index is a scale by which to measure how fast a certain food will raise blood sugar levels when consumed. Specifically, the glycemic index can be used to tell which foods will rapidly increase blood glucose levels (typically less healthy refined, simple carbohydrate foods) and which foods will not rapidly increase blood glucose levels (typically healthy whole-grain foods, vegetables, or fruits) when consumed.
Unfortunately, the glycemic index fails to account for the quantity of carbohydrates in a serving of food. As a result, the glycemic index can sometimes be misleading read more
On January 31st, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement saying that it is investigating the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in men taking FDA-approved testosterone products:
"We have been monitoring this risk and decided to reassess this safety issue based on the recent publication of two separate studies that each suggested an increased risk of cardiovascular events among groups of men prescribed testosterone therapy. We are providing this alert while we continue to evaluate the read more
Why should you continue to follow-up with your physician throughout your course of testosterone replacement therapy?
1. To check your total testosterone blood levels: When your doctor puts you on an initial testosterone replacement dose, his or her goal is to get your total testosterone blood level to between 500 ng/mL and 1000 ng/mL (See Normal Testosterone Levels). The initial dose does not always get you into this range, so it may need to be adjusted.
Of course, the goal of read more
Before we elaborate on potential HGH benefits, it should be noted that HGH is not approved for anti-aging. Studies involving growth hormone therapy (GH therapy) in older men have shown significant side effects. In addition to these side effects, other major concerns exist with GH therapy in men without growth hormone deficiency. These concerns include the following: 1) the limited scale of studies, and 2) the unknown long-term link between HGH therapy and cancer or other diseases.
While the number of studies read more
What Is Urinary Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine that represents a hygienic or social problem to the individual.
What Causes Urinary Incontinence?
There usually isn’t any one single cause. Most of the time there are several things that cause someone to become incontinent. Diet, muscle weakness, nerve and blood vessel damage from diabetes or other causes, hormonal problems, surgical procedures, and even certain behaviors can all play a role in causing incontinence.
Types of read more
EMG Health Numbers: Fasting Blood Glucose
Fasting blood glucose is a measure of the quantity of glucose present in an individual’s blood stream after abstaining from eating for at least 8 hours.1 This test is used to screen for diabetes. Levels less than 100 mg/dl are normal. Levels between 100 and 125 mg/dl indicate pre-diabetes, while levels above 125 mg/dl indicate diabetes.
The chart below provides fasting blood sugar numbers and descriptions as provided by the American Diabetes Association.
Fasting Blood read more