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(No) Sex, drugs & excess alcohol- If you like this post - share it with others ! With the start of Alcohol Awarenesss Week, this is the perfect time to look at how excess alcohol intake can impair health. New research has found that men who drink heavily or regularly take recreational drugs are more likely to have performance issues in the bedroom. The bad news is that these problems can last even after years of stopping heavy drinking and drug use. This study was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. The research was conducted on 906 men of which 550 (the study group) had been diagnosed with alcohol, cocaine, cocaine and alcohol, heroin, marijuana and speedball (cocaine and heroin) addiction. At the time of the study, the men were not dependent on drink or drugs. The other 356 men (the control group) had never taken drugs nor drank alcohol heavily. Researchers from the University of Granada, Spain, and Santo Tomas University in Colombia investigated four areas of sexual performance: sexual desire, sexual satisfaction, sexual arousal and orgasm. The results of the study found that the study group had a “moderately to significantly impaired sexual performance”, compared to the control group. The findings of this... [read more]
Male Pattern Baldness- If you like this post - share it with others ! Male pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia, accounts for the majority of baldness in males. This condition has a heriditary predisposition, but is mainly caused by a hormone imbalance. Hair loss usually starts at the temples and the crown. The hair initially thins over a number of years before causing baldness. The hormone Testosterone, which is present in high levels in males after puberty is converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) by an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase. High levels of DHT are responsible for causing hair loss and baldness. The hormone DHT attaches itself to the hair follicles and blocks blood flow to the follicle. This deprives the hair follicle of vital nutrients that are required for hair growth. This leads to a slowing of hair growth and eventually complete hair loss. There are a number of natural medicines that can be taken to stop the enzyme, 5-alpha reductase and therefore decrease the amount of DHT, the main cause of male pattern baldness. Studies have shown that the herb Saw Palmetto is an effective natural anti-androgen. It lowers levels of DHT by blocking the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. Zinc can also be taken to stimulate hair growth by stimulating the immune system aswell as lowering levels of DHT. Essential fatty acids... [read more]
Herbal Remedies for Erectile Dysfunction (E.D): Part 1- If you like this post - share it with others ! There are a number of natural herbal remedies for erectile dysfunction or E.D. This is not just a condition that affects older men. It can affect men at time of their lives. There are many potential causes of this problem, and these natural remedies all work in a slightly different way. There are several herbal remedies for erectile dysfunction available. Long term smoking, high alcohol consumption and the use of recreational drugs all contribute to developing E.D. Obesity and lack of regular exercise are also factors that can lead E.D. So if you think that you may have E.D the first thing is to cut out smoking and recreational drugs, cut down on alcohol consumption and start regular exercise. Anxiety and stress can also lead to men developing E.D. Certain prescribed medications have side effects that can also cause E.D. There are also certain illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure that can cause E.D. If you have diabetes or are on prescribed medication, please contact your G.P to discuss the natural remedies that are safe for you to take. It is also important to have your cardiac... [read more]
Natural remedies for impotence (erectile dysfunction)- If you like this post - share it with others ! Today marks the start of Men’s Health Awareness Month, so to kick off this article explores the alternative remedies for this distressing condition. Erectile Dysfunction (E.D) or impotence is a common health problem amongst men of all ages, but is especially prevalent in those over 60 years. There are many potential causes of E.D. Chronic illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure can cause impotence. Certain prescribed medications can also cause a man to become impotent as part of their side effects. If you think this may be the case, do not stop taking your medication without consulting your doctor. However, there are many natural remedies for impotence available. Long term smoking, high alcohol consumption and the use of recreational drugs all contribute to developing E.D. Obesity and lack of regular exercise are also factors that can lead E.D. So if you think that you may have E.D the first thing is to cut out smoking and recreational drugs, cut down on alcohol consumption and start regular exercise. Anxiety and stress can also lead to men developing E.D. This can be helped by taking time to relax, or consulting a homeopath for treatment. Homeopathic and herbal remedies... [read more]
Foods to Halt Prostate Cancer- If you like this post - share it with others ! Prostate cancer is generally an illness that affects men over the age of 50. According to Prostate Cancer UK, about 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives. NHS figures indicate that around 40,000 British men are diagnosed every year. As this cancer usually develops slowly, there may be no signs for many years. Common symptoms for prostate cancer include: Difficulty starting urination or holding back urine Weak or interrupted flow of urine Painful or burning urination Difficulty in having an erection Painful ejaculation Blood in urine or semen Frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips, or upper thighs You should consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms, especially if you are over 40 years. These statistics may sound very daunting to most men, but there are a number of measures that we can take to minimise our risk and keep our prostate’s healthy. As with good general health, regular exercise, a healthy diet and a combination of supplements can help to keep this illness at bay. Even if you are unfortunate to have a positive PSA (prostate... [read more]
mens-health Cancer in Men- If you like this post - share it with others ! A report published by Cancer Research UK has produced a startling statistic for cancer in men; “men are 35% more likely to die from cancer than women”. Lifestyle is one of the major factors as men are likely to smoke, drink and overeat.  Another cause is the reluctance for men to self check and to see their GP as soon as symptoms occur.  Below are 3 of the most common cancers that affect men: Prostate Cancer Men over 50 are most at risk as are African/Caribbean men who are up to three times more likely to get it.  Family history and genetics can also be contributing factor, a man with a brother or father who has contracted prostate cancer is twice as likely to contract the disease. Common symptoms for prostate cancer include: Difficulty starting urination or holding back urine Weak or interrupted flow of urine Painful or burning urination Difficulty in having an erection Painful ejaculation Blood in urine or semen Frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips, or upper thighs You should consult with your doctor if you experience any of the symptoms above. Testicular... [read more]