Compared to women, men undergo a greater decrease in food intake over their lifespans.1 In fact, by their seventieth birthday most men consume nearly 1000 kcal to 1200 kcal less than they did during their period of peak consumption (typically late teens to early twenties).2 This decrease in food intake can lead to vitamin deficiency. Additionally, there are many other potential causes of vitamin deficiencies in men of all ages.
Vitamin deficiency can increase an individual’s risk of various diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis.3 Consult read more
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
All of these read more
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
Testosterone therapy for men with clinically low testosterone can potentially improve health and quality of life. However, it is important to watch out for the most common testosterone replacement mistakes.
Common Testosterone Replacement Mistakes
1. Using Too Much Testosterone. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is just that: REPLACEMENT. To achieve optimal results your dosing regimen should be set read more
January 31st, 2014
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. Additional major updates to this topic are presented below in chronological order.
"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 read more
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
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.
1) How would you rate your libido (sex drive)?
2) How would you rate your energy level?
3) How would you rate your strength and endurance?
4) How would you rate your read more
Heart Attack Introduction (AKA Myocardial Infarction)1
Heart attack (aka myocardial infarction) is synonymous with unfortunate consequences and possibly death. But, do you really know what it is and what to do if it happens to you or someone you love. Our goal is to provide you with a basic understanding of what a heart attack really is and how to maximize your or your loved one’s chances of surviving one if it read more
The Causes of Diabetes
Answering the question of what causes diabetes is not as simple and straightforward as most people think. Diabetes is a complex and still only partially understood condition. This article will give a general description of the causes of diabetes. For more detailed information, please see your physician or other healthcare professional.
What Causes Diabetes Mellitus Type 1?
As previously mentioned, Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus is primarily caused by cells of the 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