Prof. Janet Ajuluchukwu, College of Medicine, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba says men have more heart problems than women with death rates doubling after age 40. Ajuluchukwu made this assertion while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview on Saturday in Lagos. The professor said researches carried out proved that many men do not go to the hospital until too late and with late diagnosis, they were more prone to heart problems. The cardiologist stressed the need for men to go for regular checkups because conditions such as hypertension do not come with obvious signs. “Right now, my interest has gone to men because all over the world the men think that they are stronger. “There is this perception that they are strong and that they won’t
Well, for some it can take more than a few candles and more than a four minute Marvin Gaye song to get the job done. Some say it happens to everyone. If you are more excited to sleep than have sex in the bedroom, your sex drive might need a little boost. A low libido can happen at any point in your life for a variety of reasons. Studies show that 32 percent of women and 15 percent of men lack the desire to have sex regularly. A few potential causes of a decreased sex drive could be due to depression, stress, obesity or certain medications. No doubt, the way a man feels about his body affects the way he feels about sex. Men are different from women in all kinds of ways including their nutritional needs. Just as women need particular nutrients during pregnancy or for protection from breast ...
Exercise changes the brains and sperm of male animals in ways that later affect the brains and thinking skills of their offspring, according to a fascinating new study involving mice.The findings indicate that some of the brain benefits of physical activity may be passed along to children, even if a father does not begin to exercise until adulthood. Among other effects, physical activity can strengthen the connections between neurons in the hippocampus, a crucial part of the brain involved in memory and learning. Stronger neuronal connections there generally mean sharper thinking. Studies also indicate that exercise, like other aspects of lifestyle, can alter how genes work — whether and when they get turned on or off, for instance — and those changes can get passed on to children. T
Dr Eniola Bahdmus, a general medical practitioner, has urged men who are over 40 years to undertake regular prostate cancer check–ups for early detection. Cancer cell Bahdmus, who works with the National Hospital Abuja, gave the advice in an interview on Saturday in Abuja. He said those with family history of the disease ought to make frequent checks in order to seek early treatment before complication sets in. “Prostate cancer is probably the most common cancer among men, especially black men. “For some unknown reason, men with darker pigmented skin are at a higher risk to suffer from prostate cancer. “However, it is important that men of all races regularly check themselves as they age. “Prostate cancer normally grows slowly within the prostate gland causing many people to disc
Most of the men with Desk Jobs face back pain problems a lot or those who travel a lot. A new research has found the main reason for the back pain in men. A new research has found that those men who store there wallet in there back pocket while they sit during work or traveling face back pain then those who store it in front pocket. The image below shows why this happens. When you sit with a wallet in your back pocket the the back bone joints go into a curve position and sitting in this position for long time can cause stress to the bones and nerves around, This cause inflammation or a wrong stretch during this can become a reason of back pain. So do not keep your wallet in the back pocket while you sit. Move it to front pocket or put it some where safe while working or driving. &nbs...
For the first time, a team of US surgeons from Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, has managed to transplant the penis and the scrotum from a deceased donor to a recipient who had lost his genital organs during armed service. According to a report by Medical News Today, the surgeons had been planning such an intervention since 2013. In the telebriefing statement of the institution’s genitourinary programme, the programmme’s clinical director, Dr. Rick Redett, called the procedure “the culmination of more than 5 years of research and collaboration across multiple disciplines.” The successful transplant was performed last month on a United States war veteran who lost his genital organs after the unexpected explosion of an improvised explosive device, MNT reported. “It’s
As you got up to ready yourself for work this morning did you have a sense of eagerness and anticipation, or did you feel reluctant to set out with the thought of not getting fulfilled? Sometimes if you are lucky you may just be waking up on the ‘right side of the bed’ simply because you have a assurance of a congenial atmosphere at work; conditions of service are equally attractive at the end of the day, not to talk of job security that is for a life time. For some however, the idea of going to work as soon as the alarm goes off could be horrifying. The first thing that comes to your mind could be that for sure work is going to be another dreary moment, another day of conflicts with either the boss or colleagues. Worst of all, tools for work are not readily there to make work experience
Two medical experts in Lagos on Thursday advised men who are trying to impregnate their wives to eat healthy as this may help increase fertility chances. They said in separate interviews that what goes into the stomachs of many men could help their wives conceive faster. Mr John Adigwe who works at Solmon Conception Diet Consultancy, Lagos, said research showed that only women take cautions to eat food that could boost their fertility and men should also take such precautions. “These days there are many men out there struggling to impregnate their wives, not knowing that the food they eat, most times, has a direct impact on the effectiveness of their sperm. “Research shows that eating poor diet and regular intake of alcohol, for instance, can lower the quality and quantity of sper
Obviously, some men love working out. For instance, if you take a stroll to fitness centres in most cities in the country you will find men who get real pleasure out of pushing themselves hard at the gym. These classes of men understand that regular physical activity and its health benefits would always be a part of their life. However, on the other side are those class of men, some with pot belly (after consuming in most cases bottles of beer) who give a thousand excuses like stress, lack of time and other reasons, and so the idea of working out do not appeal to them at all. According to a research, men who get regular, moderate exercise, such as walking or cycling 20 minutes daily, seem to have a lower risk of heart failure than inactive men or those who have higher levels of activity. ...
Baldness is the state of lacking hair, most often on the head. The most common kind of baldness is what is called male pattern baldness. To become gradually bald is a normal part of the ageing process for most men. For some men, baldness can be distressing or embarrassing particularly if it is excessive or occurs early in life. There was a story in the media in Nigeria where a wife never wanted to follow the husband out to any occasion, all because of his embarrassing bald head. You will even find friends or even colleagues laughing at the chronic bald head of their peers. For instance, you hear jokes like “if you are bald, you are saving a small fortune that would otherwise be lavished on your hairdresser.” Historically, there was this evolutionary reason that a well-polished bald male
The testosterone is a potent androgenic hormone produced chiefly by the testes; it is responsible for the development of male secondary sex characteristics – it is very important to every male that it functions at its best. Experts say that for every man out there, your level of testosterone may be linked with how fit or otherwise you are. And so it has been established that exercise may very well help to jerk up your testosterone levels and also control your stress levels. Besides, they say several factors are involved apart from just your exercise; and so there is so much that we have to learn considering exercise, fitness and your testosterone levels. But nevertheless, they say that exercise has to be made a regular habit so as to keep yourself functioning at tip-top levels while fully
Feeding should not just be for the sake of filling your stomach – it is more than that regular daily routine we think it is. Food helps you to fight diseases and stay healthy, strong, and look even younger. Thus how you eat as a man is what will predict or explain how you are bound to age. Healthy eating For healthy eating, food for men includes complete diets of vitamins, minerals and fibre. Nutritional experts suggest a man consumes at least 2 cups of fruits and 2½ cups servings of vegetables each day. Whole grains are a must on a regular basis for any man wanting to live healthy; he should consume at least half of all grains in the form of whole grains each day. You should do away with your usual refined wheat and grain stuff and instead, stick with whole-grain/wheat bread, cereal, pa
Men with curved penises are at a higher risk of certain cancers, new research shows. Researchers at Baylor College in Houston, who reviewed patient data of over 1.5-million men from the Truven Health Market Scan database, found a link between those with Peyronie’s Disease also known as penile fibrosis and skin, stomach, and testicular cancers. The risk of getting testicular cancer and stomach cancer is 40 per cent higher for men with the condition, and the likelihood of melanoma jumps 29 per cent, the study shows. Researchers found this out after examining 48,423 men with Peyronie’s as part of the study, 1,177,428 with erectile dysfunction and 484,230 controls with an average age of 49.8 years over a four-year period. “While they are significant in the sexual and reproductive life-cycles
As a sex therapist, the No. 1 complaint I hear from both women and men is low libido. They visit me on their own or as couples, perplexed by the seemingly inexplicable drop in desire, either their own or that of their partner. Many people are hopeful that this decrease in sex drive has a simple cause and therefore a simple solution. While that's true in some cases, low libido is more often the complex result of several intertwining factors. Low desire can have many causes, whether biological influences such as the side effects of medication, psychological factors such as body image or relational triggers such as being angry with your partner. Addressing the problem means viewing it through multiple lenses at once, taking what we call a bio-psychosocial-relational approach. Here's a l...
Personal cleanliness and good hygiene practices are essential for health and social reasons. In fact, people who are perceived as smelly or unclean are often ostracised by others. For the men folk there is more to it than just wearing deodorant and rinsing with mouthwash. Women pay serious attention to men’s looks and get turned off when they meet men who fall short of their standards, especially in terms of hygiene. Either way, there are some serious personal hygiene tips and habits that should be part of the daily routine of the average man. Hand Washing Washing your hands before preparing or eating food, after going to the bathroom, after coughing or sneezing, and after handling garbage, goes a long way toward preventing the spread of bacteria and viruses. Apply soap and lather for at