Wednesday, 5 June 2019




Men folks visit less to the doctor and have a smaller number of times of the health institutions. Only when someone close warns that some symptoms of those suffering may reflect a serious pathology he is decided to visit the specialist.

Women are a different case. They go to the doctor more because, in their role as caretakers of the family group, they have more assumed the obligation to check from time to time. In addition, the incidence of periodic cytology or mammography campaigns has made them aware of the obligatory nature of the preventive visit.

The man, however, is not like that. He does not usually pay attention to minor symptoms that he almost always blames on age, and only when he gets scared or has any excessively abnormal symptoms does he go to the doctor.


#1. Erectile Dysfunction
Because of the damage to the nerves and arteries caused by perpetual hyperglycemia, diabetes can triple your risk of experiencing erection problems. A study published in the Journal of International Medical Research found that 89% of men with metabolic syndrome had erectile dysfunction.

It's a harbinger that is likely to motivate people to take action: They realize something is wrong and immediately ask for help, says Margaret Eckert-Norton, a nurse who teaches at St. Joseph's College in New York. She adds that there are effective treatments for diabetes and erectile dysfunction. "Do not be afraid to be examined," she says.

#2. Yeast infections
This is indeed one among those symptoms of diabetes that is not always thought of in men. These yeast infections similar to those that would affect women, says Margaret Eckert-Norton. But not in the same place, of course, she notes that men can develop these infections under the foreskin of their penis, especially if they are not circumcised.

#3. Frequent urination
Frequent urination is a sign of diabetes. You may not notice it during the day, but at night, surely, especially if you get up every two hours. It could also be caused by an enlarged prostate, says Margaret Eckert-Norton. "A man can get prostate test and believe he's tackling the problem. Type 2 diabetes can sometimes be overlooked, "she says.

#4. Tired
Getting up all night to go to the bathroom might wear you out, but fatigue can also be caused by increased blood sugar. A good insulin level allows glucose to enter the blood cells and provide the energy your body needs to function, says Margaret Eckert-Norton. My patients sometimes experience fatigue for a year before they are diagnosed. If you feel unusually tired (and cannot attribute this to new or increasing stress), get examined.

#5. Family medical history
Do you have family members with type 2 diabetes? This could be one of the signs of early diabetes in men or the sign that they will one day develop this disease. A 2013 study of 8,000 people found that those with a family history of type 2 diabetes had a 26% higher risk of contracting the disease.

It is always a good idea to think about your family medical history and to have regular checkups to monitor blood glucose indicators such as A1c - it measures blood glucose over a period of three months.

#6. Weight Gain
It’s okay to gain weight as you get older, but you still need to watch for any upward variations in your scale: not only can blood sugar disruption affect your appetite, but continuing to adopt the same lifestyle can also cause you to gain weight. You can, of course, ignore the problem and continue to go out with friends for a few beers.

But if you do that by being prediabetic or diabetic, it can have quite serious metabolic consequences," says Margaret Eckert-Norton. Alcohol is toxic to the pancreas, which helps your body stabilize blood sugar, but the beer is also loaded with calories and carbohydrates that can contribute to weight gain

#7. Early ejaculation
In addition to sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction, the metabolic has also been linked to premature ejaculation. In fact, it can be one of the signs of diabetes in men.

A study published in European Urology reported that 23% of patients observed complained of premature ejaculation and 5% said they had problems with ejaculation. Changing lifestyle, losing weight or exercising can do as much good for your sexuality as targeted therapies, say researchers.


A lot of adults have prediabetes, and the majority of them have no idea. This condition increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. While some men think they are superman, the health risks are their kryptonite. Whether it's a lifestyle or some other reason, men need to be aware of the health risks outlined above and these signs are that your blood sugar is climbing.

Please check-out this Male Diabetes Solution — What Doctors aren’t telling men about Type-2 Diabetes

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Prevention is the key to improving men's health, generally in poorer health than women. But in addition to individual lifestyle habits, the essential is above all social, says Alain Vadeboncœur. Men are not as healthy as women and therefore die more at almost every age in life. So it's a real public health problem. So, how to act to improve things? And why is it rather difficult?

When looking at the data available on this Ministry of Health website, men generally perceive themselves to be healthier than women, especially those aged 25 to 44 and over 65 years of age. We will admit that it’s paradoxical since they often die younger and are always more at risk, especially when it comes to accidents, suicides or cardiovascular diseases.

We understand that the first condition for asking for help is to recognize the existence of a problem. And if men consulted less - or too late - because they do not see themselves as they are, despite all the medical conditions (or social, in some cases) that reach them more? It is all the more unfortunate that in many cases, these problems respond to one form or another of prevention.

Let's concentrate on the first possibility, the reduction of mortality or the improvement of longevity, which is a bit like the same thing.

Male Prevention
Is there specifically male prevention? Not really. Most prevention approaches work for both men and women. So what should be done to improve health with as much impact as possible? As it is about men's health, we can analyze the main causes of premature death. Let's take a closer look at the issue from the perspective of what is called potential years of life lost.

These problems cause either a number of deaths among young men (because of the many years that normally remain to live) or a large number of deaths of older men. In the case of deaths among our youth, the prevention of road accidents, suicides and other accidental causes of death remains the priority.

Good news, prevention, including regulation and public campaigns, works well in these areas. In fact, there has been a marked decrease in fatal road accidents since the 1970s, notably because of the compulsory use of the belt, speed limits, the reduction in drinking and driving and the campaigns to reduce dangerous behaviors.

Similarly, suicide awareness and prevention campaigns have led to a significant improvement. Finally, as men are more likely to suffer serious consequences of work-related accidents, prevention remains an important public health issue.

Prevent Blockages
Circulatory diseases are another prime target for reducing the mortality gap between men and women. It is indeed the second cause in terms of potential years of life lost. Not so much because these diseases (vascular blockages causing infarction and stroke) strike the youngest, but because they affect many at the half-time of life.

These widespread problems are related to a well-known major risk factor, smoking. Men smoking more than women, so they are more affected by its direct consequences.

Controlling more tobacco use to possibly reach levels of smoking compared to those of Australia (13%) rather than our 20%, it is not only possible but perfectly possible.

For cardiovascular diseases, we also know, of course, that genetic predispositions count for a lot. You cannot change your genes yet, although the beginnings of gene therapies are starting to emerge for very sharp health problems. But the good news is that being a carrier of potentially harmful genes is one thing, while the expression of these genes is another.

If a harmful gene can express itself to varying degrees, one can indeed work to inhibit its concrete manifestations. And we understand more and more that this modulation is not only possible but that the methods are known, effective and inexpensive: it is to apply the recognized principles of prevention.

Exercise And Diet
While men are already doing a little more regular exercise than women, perhaps the potential gains would be even more important in the diet, where the male portrait is less glowing.

We know that men eat fewer home-cooked meals and fruits and vegetables than women, consume more prepared meals, so rich in salt, sugar, and fat. Let's forget about the all-too-famous (and overused) super-foods like turmeric, black radish, and blueberries.

What is important is to change the basics of nutrition and to improve it steadily. Learning to cook, especially for older men who find themselves alone, is just as important. But we must also work to democratize and facilitate access to fruits and vegetables, which are often too expensive.

Lastly, beyond individual lifestyle habits, most prevention is above all social. It is through improved redistribution, the quality of social support, access to work and a decent income, better housing policies and improved education that we can first and foremost obtain convincing results to improve health.

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Thursday, 22 April 2010

Top 10 Causes of Death (Men and Women) In America - Since 2010

1) Disease of the Heart

2) Malignant Neoplasms (Cancer)

3) Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease

4) Alzheimer's Disease

5) Accidents (unintentional injuries)

6) Cerebrovascular Disease

7) Diabetes Mellitus

8) Influenza and Pneumonia

9) Intentional Self-harm (suicide)

10) Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephosis

The good news is, there are many things we can do to avoid becoming a victim to the above awful diseases/circumstances - Sometimes life throws us a curve ball but not all the time. There are certain things we can do to help our selves -

1) get educated, don't be an illiterate
2) make certain lifestyle changes geared toward making you healthy and fit
3) eat well - We live in a world where there are now variety of good food in abundance.
4) go out, see people, make friends - Don't die alone

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8 Reasons to Start Working Out

A few good motivators to shed that extra holiday weight you've packed on.

Overeating—and drinking—is an inevitable part of the last few months. Now, like most Americans, you've probably made a New Year's resolution to hit the gym a little harder. But since most resolutions are made to be broken, we've got a few extra motivators to help you get in gear. Print them out, hang them on your fridge and get going. Or else . . .

You'll Have Bad Breath
Researchers at Tel Aviv University recently found a direct link between obesity and bad breath—the more overweight you are, the more likely your breath will smell rank to those around you. The experts reported that there's no scientific evidence that would explain their results but suggested that obese people may have a diet that promotes dry mouth or that they're less likely to have proper oral hygiene.

You'll Snore
Sleep apnea, a disruption of breathing while asleep, is commonly accompanied by symptoms of extremely loud, irregular snoring. And obesity is the factor most likely to lead to sleep apnea (about 70 percent of people who have sleep apnea are overweight). But don't despair too much: A Temple University study found that obese sleep apnea patients who lost just 10 percent of their weight showed good improvements of their condition.

You'll Spend More Time in the Hospital
A study by sociologists at Purdue University found obesity leads to more frequent and longer hospital stays. On average, overweight patients stayed a day and a half longer than those with normal weight. The experts attributed the connection to more prominence of disease, like high blood pressure, which afflicts 46 percent of obese adults. Next time you're about to dig into a plate of chili cheese fries, ask yourself if they're worth losing 36 hours of your life.

Your Doctor Won't Like You
Doctors have less respect for their obese patients than they do for patients of normal weight, reports a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers. As patient's BMI went up, docs reported a corresponding lower respect for them. Who cares what your doctor thinks of you? Previous studies have shown that when physicians respect their patients, there's a better flow of information and patients are more likely to seek medical help in general.

You Could Die in a Car Accident
As body mass index goes up, seatbelt use goes down. So say researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. In a telephone survey they found that about 30 percent of overweight individuals did not use a seatbelt, compared to about 20 percent of the average population. And the seatbelt use continued to decline as BMI increased. The study concluded that obese people are more likely to be involved in fatal car accidents due to the fact that they're less likely to wear a seatbelt. So buckle up!

You'll Get Dumber
Young adults who are in shape have a higher IQ, reveals a new study carried out at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Sweden. The study examined 1.2 million Swedish men doing military service who were born between 1950 and 1976 and analyzed the results of physical and IQ tests when the men enrolled. The results found a clear link between good physical fitness and better results for the IQ test. Researchers attributed the intelligence to the fact that the brain gets plenty of oxygen when people are more physically fit.

You'll Have a Stroke
Men who regularly engage in moderate-to-heavy intensity exercise such as jogging, tennis or swimming may be less likely to have a stroke than people who get no exercise or only light exercise, reports a recent study. The study's more active men were 63 percent less likely to have a stroke than those who did lighter activities like walking and golfing. Strokes, by the way, are the leading cause of disability and the third-leading cause of death in the United States.

You'll Go Broke
With the recent implementation of fat-taxes, sugary and fatty foods are starting to strain people's belts and wallets. Forty states now impose extra sales taxes (up to seven percent) on soft drinks and a few snack items; and the number of taxable items is only predicted to go up. Medically speaking, a 2006 study found that obese people spent 42 percent more than people of normal weight on medical costs (a difference of $1,429). Additionally, airlines have begun enforcing policies that passengers too large to fit in one seat must purchase a second—at standard price. Makes that $12 salad look more reasonable, huh?

Source Men's Fitness

Copyright 2010

Kicking Off Toxins

It’s time for detox and all it will take is just 10 days! Learn how to go about it

After each celebration, the effects of the revelry starts showing on one’s health and mind. Late nights, impromptu snacking, partying, binging on high-calorie foods and innumerable rounds of drinks, can take a toll on one’s health. Antioxidant levels become low and trans fat levels shoot up. Instead of running for help, go for a detox.

Detox, short for detoxification, is the body's natural, ongoing process of neutralising or eliminating toxins from the body. A diet that lacks certain nutrients may also impair our natural ability to detoxify chemicals, which further leads to their build-up in the body. The cumulative load, called the "body burden", is thought to lead to illness and can lead to hormonal imbalance, impaired immune function, nutritional deficiency, and an inefficient metabolism. Signs are thought to include indigestion, bad breath, fatigue, poor skin, and muscle pain.

According to Priyancka Jaieswal, a nutritionist, “Detox should be started within two to three days of high-partying, and once started the feeling of being on a diet must be banished.” Detox diet improves energy, clears skin, regulates bowel movements, improves digestion, and increases concentration and clarity. Priyancka also reminds one to incorporate yoga and light exercises as a daily ritual.

Detox should be started within two to three days of high-partying

There are many different types of detox diets. Generally, a detox diet is a short-term diet that:

Minimises the amount of chemicals ingested (for example, by the use of organic food).

Emphasises foods that provide vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants that the body needs for detoxification.

Contains foods, such as high fiber foods and water that draw out and eliminate toxins by increasing the frequency of bowel movements and urination.

Day 1: Go easy on the first day. There must be no sudden changes in the diet. Have normal food. Go for yoga, and brisk walk. Incorporate green tea or herbal tea with lime. Instead of snacks, go for gourd juice.

Day 2: Breakfast can be soya yogurt with about 150-200gms raw fruits.

For mid-morning snack, amla and orange juice. Amla is great for food absorption and reduces body heat naturally, and orange being a citric fruit, is high on anti-oxidants.

For lunch, have brown bread and tofu with a bowl of fresh fruit salad.

Mid-afternoon snack would include a handful of nuts or seeds.

Dinner must be over by 7pm after which there must be no carbohydrate intake.

Have loads of fruits and juices

Day 3: Breakfast would include porridge with fruit and soya milk.

Mid-morning snack would include a handful of grapes.

For lunch, say no to cereals, instead go for raw salad with cabbage.

Dinner can be green soup or boiled green vegetables.

Day 4: Breakfast would include whole wheat porridge with fruits. Mainly yellow or red coloured fruits like papaya, strawberry, water melon etc.

Mid-morning snack can be cucumber and carrot sticks.

Lunch: Spinach and tomato soup.

Dinner: One piece brown bread, raw salad with cabbage.

Day 5: Breakfast would mean, brown bread with tofu and grated capsicum.

Mid-morning snack would be, fresh fruit juice.

Lunch: Would include wheat spaghettis or wheat pasta with boiled or baked vegetables or raw salad.

Dinner: Boiled vegetables.

Instead of dieting, keep an eye on what you are having

Day 6: Repeat the chart of day 2.

Day 7: Repeat the chart for day 4.

Day 8: Repeat the chart for day 3.

Day 9: Repeat the chart for day 5.

Day 10: Repeat the chart for day 1.

Rina Das, a regular party animal, feels that detox makes one feel lighter and unlike a diet, which has to be regular, detox can be done once in a while to purify the system.

Reshmi Roy Chowdhury, dietrician, suggests banning dairy products except tofu and soya products, and non-vegetarian items except sea-fishes, for the detox to work out. “One can take two to three almonds or walnut soaked in water for breakfast. Also instead of caffeine, go for warm water with lemon or lemon tea,” feels Reshmi.

Do incorporate breathing exercises

The key to making sure the detox works is changing the timings and the food style often, so that the body doesn’t get accustomed to a particular table. With this easy to follow 10-day regime, one can be sure what to do when a festive season is round the corner.

Source The Kolkata Mirror

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