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  • Abdominal Muscles

    The abdominal wall is composed of 3 major muscle groups: the rectus abdominis, the obliques, and the transversus abdominis. Each group is shown below along with a brief description. Abdominal/core exercises will train these muscles either in isolation, working to correct areas of isolated weakness, or in combination, working to strengthen motions that resemble everyday movements. The exercises that follow are grouped according to the major muscle group they work. A complete set of abdominal exercises can be found in read more
  • Fiber: The Importance of Fiber

    A diet high in fiber is important for overall health. Why? Foods containing fiber slow carbohydrate digestion, minimizing surges in blood glucose. As discussed in the CARBOHYDRATES article, simple carbohydrates are digested quickly by the body and cause blood sugar levels to rapidly rise and then rapidly fall, progressively harming the body over time. Excessive consumption of simple, refined read more
  • Alcohol Consumption

    Alcohol Consumption: Best in Moderation Alcohol consumption is frequently a part of socialization worldwide, whether it’s a few beers on the golf course, a bottle of wine on a special occasion, or a liquor drink after a hard day of work. The Good News: Drinking alcohol in moderation can be part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.1,2,3 Alcohol can help you relax and has been shown to relax blood vessels throughout the body. According to one prominent Harvard study, men consuming 1-2 alcoholic beverages per day had read more

  • Gynecomastia – Male Breast Enlargement

    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
  • LH – Luteinizing Hormone

    Luteinizing Hormone (LH) is a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland (a small endocrine gland in the base of the brain). Once secreted in men, it stimulates the testes to produce testosterone, which acts as the primary male hormone and is essential for the production of sperm.1 Similar to follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), which is also produced by the pituitary gland, LH plays a vital role in the hormonal status and read more
  • Dihydrotestosterone – DHT

    What is Dihydrotestosterone? Dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, is a sex hormone, like testosterone. It plays a significant role in both the development and maintenance of certain male physical and sexual characteristics. It also plays an important role in certain men's health problems, like benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement aka BPH) and male pattern baldness. For these read more
  • Quantitative Androgen Deficiency in Aging Males ADAM Questionnaire

    Quantitative Androgen Deficiency in Aging Males (qADAM) Questionnaire The following quantitative ADAM questionnaire assesses whether or not you should ask your doctor about low testosterone. Question Answer 1) How would you rate your libido (sex drive)? Terrible Poor Average Good Excellent 2) How would you rate your energy level? Terrible Poor Average Good Excellent 3) How would you rate your strength and endurance? Terrible Poor Average Good Excellent 4) How would you rate your read more

  • GERD Medications

    GERD Medications There are three major classes of GERD medications for treating gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). They include antacids, H2 receptor blockers, and proton pump inhibitors. Additionally several surgical procedures are available to reduce GERD. 1. Antacids Antacids provide immediate, short-term relief from GERD symptoms by temporarily neutralizing acids in the esophagus. These can be used anytime to decrease the symptoms of GERD but do not provide a long-term solution as read more
  • GERD Symptoms

    GERD Symptoms Common GERD symptoms include the following: Heartburn Regurgitation Difficulty swallowing Less common GERD symptoms may include the following: Chest pain Sour taste in mouth Coughing, laryngitis Asthma Voice changes Aspiration Even pneumonia Diagnosis The diagnosis of GERD is usually made based on clinical signs and symptoms. Lab tests (measuring the acid levels in the esophagus or read more
  • Different Types of Skin Cancer

    Different Types of Skin Cancer1,2,3 There are three types of skin cancer in order of gravity: melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma. A complete description of each is provided below. Have a dermatologist thoroughly check your body once a year for skin cancer, and report suspicious moles immediately. Melanoma Arise from melanocytes (pigmented cells in the skin) Can develop in or around lesions already on the skin or in healthy looking skin Some types caused read more