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The Growing Problem of an Enlarged Prostate Gland

The Growing Problem of an Enlarged Prostate Gland

Men's Health, NEWS
By age 60, half of all men will have an enlarged prostate, a condition also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. By age 85, the proportion reaches 90% according to findings by Harvard Health publication. While BPH does not increase your risk of getting prostate cancer or having sexual problems, it can affect quality of life, specifically by causing annoying and embarrassing urination problems. “Since prostate enlargement happens gradually, men often think more frequent trips to the bathroom are a natural part of ageing,” says Dr. Howard LeWine, chief medical editor at Harvard Health Publishing and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “But a little medication can help relieve symptoms, meaning less urinary urgency and fewe
Protein that Hinders Advancement of Prostate Cancer Identified

Protein that Hinders Advancement of Prostate Cancer Identified

Men's Health, NEWS
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered that blocking a specific protein, may be a promising strategy to prevent the spread of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Under the direction of BUSM’s Gerald V. Denis PhD, researchers have long studied a family of three closely related proteins, called BET bromodomain proteins, composed of BRD2, BRD3 and BRD4, which regulate gene expression. BUSM researchers were the first (in the 1990s) to show how these proteins function in human cancer. Latest report in Science Daily reports that these researchers now have discovered that inhibition of the protein BRD4, but not BRD2 or BRD3, consistently regulated prostate cancer cell migration and invasion. CRPC is a highly aggressive form of prostate cance
Healthy Eating for Men

Healthy Eating for Men

Men's Health, NEWS
Food is more than just fuel. Your diet can help fight disease and keep you feeling younger. Eating Right A healthy diet for men includes: • At least 2 cups of fruits and 2½ cups of vegetables each day for vitamins, minerals, fibre and phytochemicals. • Whole grains. Eat at least half of all grains as whole grains each day. Replace refined grains with whole-grain bread, cereal, pasta, brown rice or oats. • At least two to three servings of fish per week. • At least 38 grams of fibre per day for younger men; 30 grams of fibre per day for men older than 50. • Unsaturated fats such as oils, nuts and oil-based salad dressings in place of saturated fats including full-fat dairy foods, butter and high-fat sweets. • 3,400 milligrams a day of potassium from fruits, vegetables, fish and milk
Is It Manly To Get A Pedicure?

Is It Manly To Get A Pedicure?

Men's Health, NEWS
It starts with a warm, soapy soak and ends with a gentle massage to help boost circulation in your feet, which in turn promotes cell growth and organ function throughout the body. A pedicure is a cosmetic treatment of the feet and toenails; it is a popular practice all over the world, and especially among women. Getting a pedicure could be a little uncomfortable for most men. At the mere mention of pedicure most men will be so quick, and often to express something along the lines of “no way”, “never”. There is a general notion that men should spend less time ‘beautifying’ themselves. Many say pedicures are just not “manly”. “I might poke a bit of fun at a man who went into a spa for this kind of thing. Some are adopting practices that are traditionally female like waxing, pluck
Men Folks and Nail Hygiene

Men Folks and Nail Hygiene

Men's Health, NEWS
Do you ever think about how your hands look when you are getting dressed each morning? Indeed, for years men have been excused for their lack of grooming in the nail department. While many women take to a bi-weekly manicure, the men often don’t bother taking a second glance at their nails. Nowadays, an otherwise attractive man is likely to “loose points” for poor grooming and fingernails. The hands attract a lot of attention. They are difficult to hide during daily activities in contrast to the face that can be masked with a hat. Just like you want your hair and skin to be healthy in the same way taking care of your nails is a crucial part of a neat and pulled together appearance. Some women actually make it a point to look at a man’s hands and nails. Many think long nails with
For Men Only: Stay Above 50 and Remain Healthy

For Men Only: Stay Above 50 and Remain Healthy

Men's Health, NEWS
While women go through menopause, men have their own subtle changes that take place as they grow older and it’s called andropause. Andropause brings with it decreasing testosterone levels, lower metabolism and enlarged prostrate. Also, as men get older, their chances of developing several health issues increase. Health conditions like high blood pressure, high blood sugar, heart disease and prostate cancer are a few that they need to watch out for. Experts have advised that one of the ways to remain healthy even when you are over 50 as a man is to look into your kitchen. The place of nutrition in healthy living can never be overemphasised. The best foods for men are the foods that can help them deal with the way their body changes as they grow older. So, we bring a list of h
For Men Only: Stay Above 50 and Remain Healthy

For Men Only: Stay Above 50 and Remain Healthy

Men's Health
While women go through menopause, men have their own subtle changes that take place as they grow older and it’s called andropause. Andropause brings with it decreasing testosterone levels, lower metabolism and enlarged prostrate. Also, as men get older, their chances of developing several health issues increase. Health conditions like high blood pressure, high blood sugar, heart disease and prostate cancer are a few that they need to watch out for. Experts have advised that one of the ways to remain healthy even when you are over 50 as a man is to look into your kitchen. The place of nutrition in healthy living can never be overemphasised. The best foods for men are the foods that can help them deal with the way their body changes as they grow older. So, we bring a list of h
Healthy Underwear Etiquette

Healthy Underwear Etiquette

Men's Health, NEWS
When it comes to underwear, most times guys can feel it should take the second burner. However, over the years, experts have advised that that should not be the case. Research has shown that one of the reasons for low sperm count can be attributed to the underwear. Hence, it is important that every man practices “underwear etiquette”. What are the things you should know when considering your underwear? Change frequently: Dr. Gregory D. Albert, a physician in Delray Bay advises that the first thing that every man must know about his underwear is that it needs to be changed frequently, and always remain clean and be discarded when they become threadbare or stained. He goes on to explain that if you work out or sweat excessively then a mid-day underwear change is actual
Nutritionist Urges Men to Support Wives during Breastfeeding

Nutritionist Urges Men to Support Wives during Breastfeeding

Children's Health, Men's Health, NEWS, Women's health
A Minna-based nutritionist, Niger,Mrs Amina Isah has urged men to be more supportive to their wives during lactation (breastfeeding) period saying that such had a huge psychological role to play on mother and child. Isah said in an interview in Minna on Monday, that supportive husbands tended to reduce stress from lactating mother. She said that stress could certainly lead to minimal flow of the breast milk and cause the lactating mother to spend more time breastfeeding at any given time. “Stress can certainly slow the flow as long as a mother continues to nurse her baby; stress is likely to stop her milk production. “Breastfeeding reduces negative moods and stress, mothers nursing their babies can actually be assisted by their husbands to get over a stressful tim
Elevated Scrotal Temperature As Major Cause Of Male Infertility

Elevated Scrotal Temperature As Major Cause Of Male Infertility

Men's Health, NEWS
The Fertility and Sterility Journal published the most current definition of infertility in its September 2017 edition. It defined infertility as a “disease characterised by the failure to establish a clinical pregnancy after 12 months of regular and unprotected sexual intercourse or due to an impairment of a person’s capacity to reproduce either as an individual or with his/her partner.”Fertility interventions, it added, may be initiated in less than one year, based on medical, sexual and reproductive history, age, physical findings and diagnostic testing. The publication also described infertility as a disease, which generates disability as an impairment of function. The new definition was arrived at a meeting held by 50 experts on fertility in Geneva and it will be adopted by the Worl
Five Things Men Can Do For Good Health

Five Things Men Can Do For Good Health

Men's Health, NEWS
1. Have regular check-ups Even if you feel healthy, regular health checks (such as blood pressure, blood sugar levels, prostate checks) are essential to catch any problems early and stay in good health. Your mental health is just as important, and seeking help for mental health issues, including depression and anxiety, can be critical. 2. Reduce alcohol use The harmful use of alcohol killed nearly three million people in 2016; 75 per cent of whom were men. Drinking too much, or too often, increases your immediate risk of injury, road crashes and violence, as well as causing longer-term effects like liver damage, cancer and heart disease. Harmful use of alcohol can also affect your mental health and has a negative impact on your family and the people around you. 3. Quit smoking Tobacco...
4 Hair Grooming Tips for Men

4 Hair Grooming Tips for Men

Men's Health, NEWS
Experts say good men’s grooming goes beyond the face. Just like a car, your hair needs regular maintenance. Some often tend to be complacent about grooming. You need to treat and style your hair properly in-order to look great. Many men tend to overlook maintaining a hair care regime as they find it to be a task. However, by following some simple steps, you can ensure that you have healthy and great-looking hair every day. These are some easy hair care tips that every man must make part of his routine. Get your hair cut every four to six weeks It is said that a good haircut lasts long after you leave the barbershop. Too many men wait for their hair to get rough and unkempt before dashing to the barbershop. Basically, if you have noticed your hair needs a cut, then go ahead. It is better
Men Who Exercise Regularly Last Longer In Bed…

Men Who Exercise Regularly Last Longer In Bed…

Men's Health, NEWS
*Scientists explain how physical activity boosts sexual performance Men who exercise regularly can last twice as long in the bedroom, according to a study. Those who jogged, cycled or lifted weights for 40 minutes each day lasted around five minutes 30 seconds, on average. In comparison, men who walk for less than 30 minutes a week last an average of three minutes, with one ejaculating in just 20 seconds. The Mailonline reported how Turkish researchers found premature ejaculation was more frequent in those with a sedentary lifestyle. ‘It can be assumed that regular physical activity may be effectual in gaining a sexual life of higher quality,’ the researchers, led by Dr Yildiray Yildiz, wrote. Those who jogged, cycled or lifted weights for 40 minutes a day lasted an average o
One Out Of 9 Men Prone To Prostate Cancer —Expert

One Out Of 9 Men Prone To Prostate Cancer —Expert

Men's Health, NEWS
Dr Yunusa Nda, a medical practitioner, says that one out of every nine men are prone to prostate cancer, therefore, they should always go for early diagnosis and treatment. Nda, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday, said receiving cancer diagnosis remained one of the most terrifying experiences someone could have. According to the medical expert, roughly one in every nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. “Fortunately, a prostate cancer diagnosis is far from a death sentence. “Roughly, 96 per cent of men treated for prostate cancer of all stages are alive, 15 years after diagnosis and treatment,“ he said. He said that many prostate cancer cases tended to be slow-growing,meaning that the tumours gre
PROSTATE CANCER: What Every Man Should Know

PROSTATE CANCER: What Every Man Should Know

Men's Health, NEWS
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and the second most common tumor diagnosed worldwide. The prostate is a walnut sized gland that is part of the male reproductive system. It is located beneath the urinary bladder and in front of the rectum. The prostate makes some of the fluid that nourishes and protects sperm cells in the semen. Just behind the prostate are the seminal vesicles, which make most of the fluid for the semen. Prostate cancer is to men what breast cancer or cervical cancer is to women. It has the potential to grow and spread quickly, but for most men, it is a relatively slow growing disease. About 20,000 men die of prostate cancer every year in Nigeria. One new case occurs every 3.3 minutes and a man dies from prostate cancer every 20 minutes. On daily...