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Stress reaction: why it is different for men and women?

by Sonia Chartier, on 2 November 2015, Men's Health, Stress and sleep, Women's Health
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There are an almost overwhelming number of factors that contribute to the build-up of modern day stress.

And let’s face it, who behaves at their best when they are under stress?  Perhaps you recognise yourself in one or more of these classic behaviours…

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His prostate + Her menopause = Sleep problems?

by Sonia Chartier, on 19 February 2015, Men's Health, Menopause, Stress and sleep, Women's Health
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Why would so many women benefit from getting their men Prostate 1 to reduce the symptoms of prostate enlargement?

Not just because they care for their men’s health and want them to be happier and healthier, but also because a healthier prostate gland for the husband means fewer night time trips to the loo and therefore less interruption of their own night’s sleep!

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Everyday household chores are good for the prostate!

by Sonia Chartier, on 11 November 2014, Men's Health
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Studies prove it: Engaging in sports may reduce the risk of being affected by health problems such as the need to urinate frequently during the day and night.

Simple everyday chores, such as housework or gardening, can also be effective. This was discovered by the Department of Urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University in Nashville. According to the study, the more active men are, the less they face major prostate problems.

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15 tips for a healthy prostate

by Sonia Chartier, on 11 November 2014, Men's Health
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Andropause? What’s that?
Andropause is the male version of menopause, except that, for men, the changes in their hormone balance happen more gradually and symptoms vary greatly from one person to the next.

Hormonal fluctuations, especially drops in testosterone levels, trigger prostate enlargement, a process that accelerates with age. Fortunately, there are several ways to preserve prostate health.

Discover our 15 tips for a healthy prostate.

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BPH – Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment

by Sonia Chartier, on 14 June 2014, Men's Health
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What is BPH?

BPH is short for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia – a bit of a mouthful.  As the name suggests, it is a condition of the prostate, and as such, a men’s issue.

To explain BPH, we need to review a bit of anatomy.

The prostate is a gland part of men’s reproductive organs.  It secretes seminal fluid, which is the carrier for sperm.  It is located just below the bladder.  It is shaped like a donut surrounding the urethra canal, which carries urine out of the bladder to be expelled.

Now, the issue with the prostate is that around age 40, it tends to start growing abnormally.  As the prostate grows, it squeezes the urethra making urination difficult. It is the growth of the prostate that is called Benign Prostate Hyperplasia.  Benign as opposed to cancerous, and hyperplasia means enlargement by cell multiplication.

As “abnormal” as this prostate growth is, its frequency is astounding. By age 50, 50% of men are feeling symptoms.  By age 80, it is 80% of men.  At this rate, you would think we would hear more about it.  But then, most men do not talk about health issue much, especially if it has to do with a sexual organ.  Thankfully the Movember movement is doing a great job working on that.

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