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Men And Women’s Health

Male Hypogonadism: The Word Men Dread to Hear

male hypogonadism trt 200x300The Effects of Hypogonadism on Men Learn more about the causes and cures of this ever-increasing problem Your physician enters the room with a somber demeanor and announces “Your blood tests are back, and it's confirmed: you have hypogonadism.” The response of many men to this somewhat confusing pronouncement is often: “what's that?” The medical, professional, clinical definition of hypogonadism is the reduction or absence of hormone secretion or other physiological activity of the gonads (testes). The Endocrine Society practice guideline has a similar definition: Hypogonadism in men is a clinical syndrome that results from failure of the testis to...

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Tylenol Use in Pregnancy May Present a Serious Risk of Lower Testosterone in Boys

Tylenol 300x191LONDON (Reuters) -- Taking too much Tylenol during pregnancy could reduce testosterone levels in male babies, according to a new study. This could lead to possible reproductive problems later in life, researchers said. The University of Edinburgh study tested the effect of paracetamol (also known as acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol) on testosterone production in mice that carried grafts of human testicular tissue. These grafts have been shown to mimic how the developing testes grow and function during pregnancy. Scientists gave the mice a typical daily dose of paracetamol over a period of either 24 hours or seven days....

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How To Enjoy An Extended, Youthful Lifespan

walkingRegardless of your age; old, young or somewhere in-between; the time to get serious about extending your life and preserving your good health is NOW. The bad news: aging progresses a little, day-by-day. The good news: there are steps you can take to slow and, at times, completely halt the aging process. These are actions you can begin to make not years from now, but today! And it's not a minute too soon for you to confront aging. Think about this... We have never had to face the hidden, insidious challenges to our health that we currently do...and from many...

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Male Blood Panel Work

Red Blood Cells  The cost of the comprehensive male blood work panel is $299. The price includes the prescription to get the blood drawn at LabCorp or Quest Diagnostics, the analysis of that blood work, and Physicians evaluation of the results (No Hidden Costs). Comprehensive Male Blood Work Panel: Homocysteine, Plasma. High levels of homocysteine are associated with elevated risk of heart attack, stroke, blood clot formation, and may be a precursor of Alzheimer's Disease TSH Free T4. T4 is the primary hormone produced by the thyroid gland. Its function is to navigate through the blood to particular targeted cells, then convert...

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Enjoy a Few Drinks Weekly? Beware: This May Be a Link to Poor Sperm Quality

Alcohol warning 300x300A recent study concluded that moderate alcohol intake of as little as five drinks every week is linked to poorer sperm quality in otherwise healthy young men. And the more drinks consumed weekly, the worse the sperm quality seems to be, the findings indicate. The results have prompted the researchers to suggest that young men should consider cutting back on regular drinking. Their findings were based on 1,221 Danish men between the ages of 18 and 28, all of whom underwent a medical examination to assess their fitness for military service, (compulsory in Denmark), between 2008 and 2012. As part...

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Osteoporosis: What it is and How You Can Fight and Avoid It

Illuminated skeleton 300x300In spite of protestations to the contrary, aging is a disease...period. Nothing, absolutely nothing about our bodies improves over time. And our bones are as subject to the damage that aging inflicts on any other body part. The older you are, the higher your chance of having osteoporosis. Women's bones are thinner than men's, and bone density rapidly declines after menopause. Therefore, it's not surprising that about 80% of Americans with osteoporosis are women. But men can be stricken with this affliction as well. Granted, osteoporosis is much more common in women, but men are at risk, too. In fact,...

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L-Arginine: The Key to Both Heart Health and Sexual Health

Several pills 300x200Recent medical studies have discovered a direct relationship between heart health and sexual health. L-Arginine supplements are found to improve circulation blood flow and are effective in reversing erectile dysfunction. A precursor of nitric oxide (NO) L-Arginine is directly involved in vasodilation and enhancement of blood flow and can improve erectile function in most men. “Sex can improve your cardiovascular health, and studies indicate your chances of heart problems may decrease if you’re having sex regularly...twice a week or more can cut the risk of heart attack by half,” says Michael Krychman, M.D. the Executive Director of the Southern California Center...

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Statins May Slow Prostate Cancer Progression

Pill package 300x188Statins, best known for lower cholesterol levels, may have a surprising additional benefit. They have shown the ability to slow the progression of prostate cancer in patients receiving hormone therapy, according to a new study. The study consisted of 926 men undergoing hormone therapy for advanced prostate treatment. The results were encouraging: those taking statins saw their cancer remain stable for an average of 27.5 months before deteriorating, compared with a mean of 17.4 months among men not taking statins. "These findings are preliminary, so I would not recommend that everybody start on statins to slow prostate cancer," said senior...

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Fatherhood and Men’s Hormonal Changes

father holding up infant daughter 300x300Upon discovering that they are about to become fathers, men often experience a drop in two hormones: testosterone and estradiol. This happens even before their babies are born, according to a new University of Michigan study. Past research has demonstrated that men's hormones change after they become fathers, and there is some evidence that this is a function of a decline after the child's birth. What is unique about the new U-M study is this: it is the first research to show that the decline may begin even earlier, during the transition to fatherhood, said Robin Edelstein, the study's lead...

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Foods and Supplements for Healthy Skin

women doctor 300x199When it comes to healthy, glowing skin, the first thing that most people think of is what they can put on their skin directly. Moisturizers, in the form of sprays, creams, and gels, promise to deliver a more youthful, radiant look, and they're right. Many topical products can work wonders to restore your skin to the look you desire. However, that is only half the battle. Never forget that... Healthy Skin begins from the Inside Out That's right. There is an ancient cliché that “you are what you eat,” and that applies to your skin as well. The good news:...

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New Study on Menopause Drugs Stokes Fresh Debate Over Cancer Risk

HGH doc 261 300x216PARIS -- Women who start hormone replacement therapy (HRT) soon after menopause do not show higher cancer incidence within 16 years, according to a Danish study published on Tuesday that fuels scientific discord over the treatment's safety. Indeed, women who took HRT in the investigation had a significantly lower risk of dying or developing heart problems, the researchers wrote in a paper published on the medical website: bmj.com. The new study was hailed by a menopause awareness group, but a researcher who led a wider probe into HRT said it was worryingly underpowered. HRT has been shrouded in controversy since...

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Want to Keep Your Bones Strong and Healthy? Then STAY ACTIVE!

Tech 300x212When our ancient “hunter-gatherer” ancestors were engaged in a constant, life-or-death struggle for food and shelter, they were continually on the move...and weak bones was one of their least concerns. But that was then...and this is now. Health research scientists, fitness trainers, and physicians all agree that today's sedentary lifestyle, brought on mainly by modern technology, is leading many of us toward weakened, brittle bones. Keep reading and find out why this is happening and, more importantly, what you can do to prevent your bones from joining this ever-increasing, debilitating trend. Why Your Bones are at Risk  Let's face it....

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New Study Shows the Debilitating Effect of Smoking on the Brain

cig smokeIf you smoke, the findings of this new study will make you at least think about quitting, and hopefully throw those cancer sticks where they belong: in the trash can, once and for all. We all know smoking delivers numerous health horrors: cancer, premature aging, gum disease, lung disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, heart disease...the list goes on and on, with too many other well-known afflictions to mention. But Now There's a New One to Add to this Blood-Curdling List A new study has linked smoking with the thinning of the cortex, the brain’s outer layer. Neurologists have long known that the...

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The Importance of Hormonal Balance for Menopause

Blue hormone sign 300x225The Importance of Hormonal Balance for Menopause More than one researcher has described the human body’s hormonal balance as “the dance of life” or, more specifically, “the dance of the hormones.” And this is indeed an apt analogy. Your endocrine system is a delicate balance that is interrelated. When one hormone increases or decreases, it often has a spillover effect on one or more other hormones. And This is Especially True Concerning Menopause The dictionary definition of menopause is “the time of cessation of a woman’s reproductive ability.” Female ovaries slow down and eventually cease the production of hormones once...

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Hormone Therapy May Benefit Some Women’s Hearts

HGH docs 157 300x212Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may do more than ease hot flashes and mood swings. A new study suggests that women who start taking hormones during menopause might get some protection against heart disease without seeing increases in other serious risks. The study, which was published in the journal BMJ, tested a theory called the timing hypothesis. In older women, many years past menopause, hormone replacement therapy using both estrogen and progesterone has been shown to raise risks for heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, dementia, and breast cancer. What has been less clear is whether hormones might be safer and more beneficial...

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Menopause Drugs: Study Stokes New Debate Over Cancer Risks

HGH docs 113 300x200Women who start hormone replacement therapy (HRT) soon after menopause do not show higher cancer incidence within 16 years, according to a Danish study published on Tuesday that fuels scientific discord over the treatment's safety. Indeed, women who took HRT in the investigation had a significantly lower risk of dying or developing heart problems, the researchers wrote in a paper published on the medical website bmj.com. The new study was hailed by a menopause awareness group, but a researcher who led a wider probe into HRT said it was worryingly underpowered. HRT has been shrouded in controversy since a Women's...

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Study Examines Link Between Growth Hormones and Osteoporosis

Illuminated skeleton 300x300PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — For women with thinning bones, Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy is a different but possibly effective option for battling osteoporosis. “The idea of growth hormone helping osteoporosis is not new,” says Dr. Michael Farrell, an internist at Allegheny General Hospital. A study from Sweden indicates that women on growth hormone replacement therapy had denser, thicker bones, and therefore had greater protection from fractures. “This study looked at fracture risk, which is what you really care about,” says Dr. Farrell. The study involved 80 women, ages 50 to 70. For 18 months, they got daily shots of either a...

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Human Growth Hormone and Menopause Management

menopausal woman 300x198Don't Let “the Change of Life” Change Your Life Let Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Replacement Therapy Make The Discomfort of Menopause a Distant Memory     Menopause. For many women, the very word conjures up images and memories that they would love to forget. Hot flashes...joint pain...itching...sleep disruption...mood swings...brain fog...decreasing libido...headaches...and an overall diminished quality of life. But Wait...There's More As menopause kicks in, there are even more severe consequences than what was just listed: Osteoporosis. This nightmare affliction causes the bones to lose tissue, which results in thin, brittle bones, subject to breaking at the smallest trauma. Vaginal Dryness. Not only...

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Aerobics May Ease Menopause Symptoms: Study

exercise fitness tips 300x200In a small study of Finnish women who had recently entered menopause, those who stuck to an aerobic exercise program for six months were less likely to report night sweats, mood swings and irritability than women who didn't exercise. The study's authors say their results suggest exercise could serve as an alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for quelling bothersome menopause symptoms. "I would recommend physical activity. I think that among all the options out there that it's probably the best thing for health and also symptoms of aging," said Steriani Elavsky, a professor at Penn State University, who was...

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Everything You Need to Know About Clomiphene

shutterstock_109530050 300x206Clomiphene (also known as Clomid) was first used in the 1960's for women suffering from abnormal ovulation. Later, it was approved for women who were unable to ovulate. In 1989, clomiphene was discovered to ascertain fertility in females. How? Women who were capable of pregnancy would gain bone mineral density while using the drug. Women who were unable to conceive and bear children did not experience the same increase in bone mineral density. But Clomiphene Does Not Just Help Women Incredibly, clomiphene has proven to be helpful to men that are suffering from low levels of testosterone (“Low-T”). Hyperstimulation is...

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Women Can Boost Their Testosterone Just by Acting Like a Boss

HGH docs 77 300x200You're a woman. And, like many women, you may believe that testosterone is a male hormone only...but you'd be wrong. It's true that men are born with much higher levels of the hormone than females. But low testosterone can adversely affect women as well as men. This is Where We Can Help Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is not something to be entered into lightly, for both men and women...especially for women. The dosage must be exact, to reap the benefits without suffering from the masculine side effects that are possible with the wrong amount. In other words, never proceed on...

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Not in the Mood for Sex? Scientists Say “You Just Need More Sleep.”

Young couple 300x300More Sleep Leads to 'Better Levels of Arousal.' Is your libido tired? If so, then a lack of sleep may be the reason why researchers claim. A study has found a direct relationship between how much sleep a person gets and their level of desire the next day. The amount of shut-eye also affects how aroused they will become. The study, involving 171 women, showed that each additional hour of sleep increased the likelihood of sexual activity with a partner by 14 percent, according to University of Michigan researchers. Sleep was also necessary for genital arousal, according to the research,...

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