Articles on Men’s Health

Stroke Introduction

What Is a Stroke? A stroke is similar to a heart attack in that it is basically death of an area of brain tissue. This tissue death results from either temporary or permanent loss of blood flow to that area of the brain or from bleeding inside the brain. These two forms of stroke are… Read more

Stroke Risk Factors

What are Stroke Risk Factors? Stroke risk factors can be broken down into ischemic stroke risk factors and hemorrhagic stroke risk factors. Within these two broad classes of stroke risk factors are those that are controllable and those that are not. Ischemic Stroke Uncontrollable Risk Factors Risk factors that cannot be controlled include age, race,… Read more

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 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… Read more

EMG Health Numbers: Testosterone Levels

Testosterone level is an important indicator of hormonal health. Low testosterone levels have been associated with cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, decreased libido, decreased energy, and depression.1 A simple blood test is used to measure total testosterone level. Normal testosterone levels range from 300 ng/mL to 1050 ng/mL. Levels below 300 ng/dL are considered to be… Read more

Stroke Signs and Symptoms

Stroke Signs and Symptoms The signs and symptoms are the same for both types of stroke: ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke. If you experience any of the stroke signs or symptoms discussed below, CALL 911 or go to the EMERGENCY ROOM IMMEDIATELY. You have very little time before damage from a stroke to brain tissue… Read more

Blood Pressure Introduction

Blood Pressure Introduction Doctors talk about high blood pressure, or hypertension, all the time. Everyone knows that high blood pressure is bad for you and can lead to numerous health problems. The healthcare industry as a whole spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year on medications and other treatments for high blood pressure. Yet,… Read more

Causes of High Blood Pressure

Causes of High Blood Pressure There are numerous causes of high blood pressure. Basically, anything that increases the force of blood coming out of the heart and decreases the amount of space in the vascular system to accommodate that force increases overall blood pressure. High blood pressure is almost universally caused by a combination of… Read more

High Blood Pressure Medications

High Blood Pressure Medications At some point in the lives of most people, diet, exercise, and good living are not enough to keep blood pressure at “normal,” safe levels. (See Blood Pressure Lifestyle Modifications). At this point, medical therapy for blood pressure can be not only helpful but also essential for maintaining a healthy life…. Read more