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
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
Diet Type: Fasting or Cleansing Diets
Fasting or cleansing diets work by drastically restricting calorie intake (sometimes to as low as 800 calories per day). These diets also restrict food intake to a very limited selection of certain food groups.
While cleansing or fasting diets cause sudden, dramatic weight loss, a vast majority of this weight loss comes from loss of water and muscle mass. The faster the weight comes off, the more muscle mass is lost. As previously discussed, loss of muscle read more
What Is Testosterone? Where Is Testosterone Produced?
Testosterone is the principal male sex hormone and anabolic steroid. More than 95% of testosterone is manufactured by the Leydig’s cells in the testes at various amounts throughout a person’s life. Its actions are most pronounced during puberty. During puberty, it is responsible for causing the maturation of the male sex organs and other masculizing effects.
Yet, testosterone is far more than just a sex hormone. It affects the entire body. It is vitally read more
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is usually well tolerated as long as testosterone is kept within normal, physiologic levels. Side effects of testosterone therapy are generally mild. However, it is important for you and your physician to be aware of the following potential side effects. Many of the side effects may be mitigated by avoiding the most common testosterone replacement mistakes and by following-up regularly with your 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
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
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 eight hours.1 This test is used to screen for diabetes. Levels less than 100 mg/dL are considered normal. Levels between 100 and 125 mg/dL indicate impaired glucose tolerance (aka pre-diabetes). Levels above 125 mg/dL indicate diabetes.
The chart below provides fasting read more
Obesity can negatively affect essentially any and every system in the body. Potential obesity risks include cardiovascular, psychiatric, respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine, muscoloskeletal, and seuxal problems. Additional details about each specific risk are included both in the image and article below.
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What Is Botox?1
In cosmetic applications, a Botox injection, consisting of a small dose of botulinum toxin, can be used to prevent development of wrinkles by paralyzing facial muscles. Many people would probably be surprised to know that Botox® is actually Botulinum toxin A, one of 7 deadly poisons (labeled A-F) produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium.
Medical grade Botox® is produced in a laboratory and is FDA read more