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.
Effect of Aging on Sleep
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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
Aerobic Exercise Benefits
Aerobic exercise provides numerous health benefits shown below. Additionally, aerobic exercise can reverse certain chronic health problems regardless of when a man becomes more physically active.
Why Is Aerobic Exercise So Important?
Aerobic exercise improves body composition (increased lean muscle; decreased fat), mood, and sleep quality and duration. Regular aerobic exercise also lowers low-density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad”) cholesterol 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
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
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
Unfortunately, as men age, total and free testosterone decline. Worse yet, these declines have been associated with unwanted physical changes such as increased abdominal fat and decreased muscle mass.1-4 Low levels have also been associated with low libido, low energy, and depression.5
Fortunately, certain healthy lifestyle choices, such as exercise and proper diet, may actually increase testosterone naturally. At the very least read more
Obesity is a major public health problem both in the United States and in other industrialized countries. (See Obesity: Risks) Its prevalence is increasingly rapidly and represents a substantial source of present and future illness, death, and cost to the healthcare system. Just to put the issue into financial perspective, read more
What Are the Symptoms of Diabetes?
For both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, symptoms of diabetes can be either acute (occurring immediately) or chronic (occurring slowly over time).
T1DM is more likely to present with acute onset symptoms requiring hospitalization. However both T1DM and T2DM can present acutely and have similar symptoms, including 1 or more of the following:1
Increased read more
Hair loss treatments are available for androgenic alopecia (male pattern balding). All of the following treatments have been approved by the FDA and recommended by the American Hair Loss Association (AHLA).
It should be noted that many additional products or procedures are advertised for the treatment of androgenic alopecia, such as vitamins, trace elements, herbs, amino acids, scalp massage, etc. But, most of these products read more