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Health Conditions – What Men Don’t Talk About

by Sonia Chartier, on 25 May 2014, Men's Health
Health Conditions - What men don’t talk about!

Women outlive men by six or seven years on average. More boys than girls suffer from hyperactivity, reading and behavioral problems, clumsiness, stammering and autism. Once they make it into adulthood, boys are more likely to suffer from circulatory disorders (including the biggest killer, heart disease), diabetes and alcoholism, ulcers and lung cancer. Male infertility rates are on the increase too.

WHY IS THIS?

One of the problems is testosterone. While helping out in many areas, it also has some drawbacks, including raising cholesterol levels and blood pressure, and lowering immune function.

Luckily there is an upside to all this and many simple ways to reduce the risk of having these problems…

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Prostate Problems – The Great Male Taboo

by Sonia Chartier, on 25 May 2014, Men's Health
Prostate Problems - The Great Male Taboo

The issue of prostate trouble continues to be a taboo subject for a large number of men. Often, men confuse a healthy prostate gland with virility.

What man would dare admit to having a weakness in this area? Prostate trouble has even been called an “old man’s illness.” A man’s reluctance to have a doctor examine his prostate as a preventive measure—in a process that involves the doctor inserting a finger into the patient’s rectum—is also the reason that so many men act as though nothing were wrong. That’s why only about 40% of men who may be considered at risk seek treatment—with a majority preferring to remain silent.

When left untreated, prostate ailments make it increasingly impossible for the bladder to empty itself completely. Residual urine begins to accumulate, and bacteria, which thrive in this warm environment, quickly begin to multiply.

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Enlarged Prostate – Can Food Effect It?

by Sonia Chartier, on 25 May 2014, Men's Health
Enlarged Prostate - can food effect it?

 “You have to eat anyway, so you might as well eat things that are good for your health in general and your prostate in particular.”

WHAT IS BPH?

BPH is a benign (non-cancerous) swelling of the prostate, which obstructs the flow of urine from the bladder, creating uncomfortable symptoms such as incomplete emptying of the bladder (and the consequent feeling that you constantly need to go to the loo), a weak urine stream, and getting up several times a night for an unsatisfying pee.

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