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
A man is admitted to the hospital, unconscious, with a history of serious health problems and a high blood alcohol level. He has no identification and no family with him. On his chest, he has a tattoo: “Do Not Resuscitate.” What would you do? It sounds like a worst-case-scenario question from a medical ethics course, but it really happened recently at a Florida hospital. A newly published study in The New England Journal of Medicine explored the ethical and medical conundrums the staff faced when presented with a 70-year-old patient whose denial of potentially life-saving treatment was right there on his skin. At first, doctors wanted to ignore it According to the study, authored by a team of medical professionals from the University of Miami, the doctors attending to the man didn’
Men who go grey or bald in their 20s or 30s may be at greater risk suffering a heart attack, research suggests. People who lose their hair or go grey before the age of 40 are five times as likely to also suffer heart problems at an early age, scientists found. They discovered it was an even bigger risk factor than obesity, which raised the risk of early heart disease four times. Experts suspect premature balding and grey hair are red flags that the body is ageing too fast. They believe some people’s ‘biological age’ accelerates faster than their real, or chronological, age. This happens when DNA starts to deteriorate, damaging the cells of the body. Such a process harms the heart — but also damages the hair follicles, which is displayed in grey or bald hair. Lead researc
Sperm count or total sperm count refers to the average total number of sperm present in one sample of semen. Sperm count is one of the several qualities that are assessed during routine semen analysis and is considered an important factor for fertility.Based on the most current World Health Organization guidelines, a healthy sperm count is 15 million per milliliter (ml) or at least 39 million per sample. A sperm count lower than 10 million per ml is considered abnormal and commonly associated with male infertility. Anything that impacts the hormones that control the production of sperm or acts as an anti-oxidant may aid the healthy development of sperm and help improve sperm count. Overall, factors that influence testosterone levels are thought to have the most significant impact on sperm...
Sperm count or total sperm count refers to the average total number of sperm present in one sample of semen. Sperm count is one of the several qualities that are assessed during routine semen analysis and is considered an important factor for fertility. Based on the most current World Health Organization guidelines, a healthy sperm count is 15 million per milliliter (ml) or at least 39 million per sample. A sperm count lower than 10 million per ml is considered abnormal and commonly associated with male infertility. Anything that impacts the hormones that control the production of sperm or acts as an anti-oxidant may aid the healthy development of sperm and help improve sperm count. Overall, factors that influence testosterone levels are thought to have the most significant impact on...
Fashion can be fun, but it can also take a toll on you. Everyone wants to keep up with the latest fashion trends. Wearing a necktie has been a long time fashion statement, and it’s still very much with us today. You can buy neckties and wear them for any occasion, and as often as you wish, but experts have cautioned that this fashion trend if wrongly applied may increase your risk of breathing problems, infections, and even body misalignment. If you work around machinery, there is a real risk of getting a tie caught in gears or other parts of machinery which can lead to tragic events. In other cases, it is not so much the tie itself but rather how it is tied or even the degree of tightness. In most corporate establishments in Nigeria today, you will find members of both sexes wearing all
Anybody can fall victim to mental ill health, and there are many forms of mental illnesses that affect both men and women. Even though most people especially in this part of the world may be slow to admit that they may have some sort of mental health problems, yet it is a social reality we are living with. It is especially so for men who due to socio-cultural expectations or demands, are less likely to talk about their feelings and also look for help where necessary. As a result experts say “men are scared to admit that they’re depressed.” In getting solutions however, acknowledging that there is a problem and noting the signs that may signify that someone has a mood or mental turmoil, is a basic and foremost step to take towards getting help or treatment, and living a better life. Sig
Before heading to bed, a Thai man set up three fans on the floor of his room in order to stay cool. But the bedroom appliances would soon play a role in his death. Shortly after falling asleep, the fans caused his body temperature to drop dangerously low, eventually causing him to die from hypothermia. Sobathawee Boonkua’s body was discovered on November 3 by a local police officer and emergency workers at 8:30 AM, The Straits Times, an English-language newspaper in Singapore, reports. A medical examiner, who was also present at scene, said the temperature in Boonkua’s room dropped too low and caused him to go into shock. Hypothermia from cold bedrooms mainly occurs among babies, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But Boonkua was 44 years old and previ
Successful womb transplants into women could be extended to men. Surgeons believe the same technology could allow men to carry a baby, Dr Richard Paulson said there was ‘no scientific reason for it not to happen’ ,An international agreement only allows womb transplants in women. Men could become pregnant ‘tomorrow’ thanks to advances in womb transplantation, according to a leading fertility expert. The success of womb transplants into women has paved the way for a similar operation being carried out on people born male. Dr Richard Paulson said that now wombs have been successfully transplanted into women born without them, ‘trans women’ – people born biologically male but who have had sex change surgery – will also want a womb transplant. This would allow them to carry a baby – and th
Many couples experience fertility problems and low sperm count can be a key factor. Sperm counts in men worldwide have declined by half over the past 50 years and are continuing to fall, according to recent reports. But before you rush for anxiety-inducing tests, there are plenty of things a man can do to help things along and make sure his swimmers are in good nick. Men are always producing new sperm – so little changes can make a difference quickly. Dr Edmund Sabanegh, director of the Center for Male Fertility and Chair of the Urology Department at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, takes a look at eight commonly suspected sperm-lowering culprits and gives his verdict. 1. Tight underwear It's commonly advised that men who want to become a father should switch from briefs to boxers. The fe