Mens Health


16
Nov 05

Yohimbe

Yohimbine is the principal alkaloid of the bark of the West-African tree Pausinystalia yohimbe Pierre.

Yohimbine is used for treating erectile dysfunction. It is claimed to be an aphrodisiac. It is also used as a weight loss supplement as it increases Norepinephrine (noradrenaline) levels.

Yohimbe has recently been promoted in the United States as a dietary supplement alternative to anabolic steroids for enhancement of athletic performance.

As the number of yohimbe products on the retail market increases, concerns about their safety are raised because of the reported toxicity of yohimbine (the major alkaloid of the plant).

Higher doses of oral Yohimbine create numerous side effects such as rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, and overstimulation.

When purchasing Yohimbe products, it is therefore important to ensure that your yohimbe supplement has a low concentration of yohimbe bark extract.


15
Nov 05

Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is the development of prominent breast tissue in the male. The most common cause of gynecomastia in the male is puberty. Other causes of gynecomastia include chronic liver disease, kidney failure, and exposure to estrogens, androgens, marijuana, and some medications.

Surgery is a common cure for gynecomastia. In the meantime, apply cold compresses and use analgesics as recommended by the health care provider if swollen breasts are also tender.


14
Nov 05

Premature Ejaculation

Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation occurs prior to when a man wishes it, or too quickly during intercourse to satisfy his partner.

In general, practice and relaxation will help you deal with the problem. Some helpful techniques include the following:

  • The “stop and start” method
  • The “squeeze” method
  • The internet is a great resource for finding remedies for premature ejaculation.


    14
    Nov 05

    Seduction

    Speed Seduction, seduction, sex pheromones

    Seduction most commonly refers to the use of sexual desire in order to persuade someone to change their behavior to meet the desires of the seducer.

    There are many strategies that can be used for seduction, depending on sex, personality and circumstances. Seduction is form of power that relies on psychological mastery.

    Modern-day seduction is chronicled in “The Game,” by Neil Strauss.


    23
    Oct 05

    Hair Transplant Surgery

    Hair Transplant Surgery

    Hair transplantation is a surgical technique in which a physician redistributes hairs from an area of thick growth to bald areas.

    Most hair transplants are performed in an office setting under local anesthesia. Only minimal pain should be experienced. After thoroughly cleaning the scalp, small needles are used to numb an area of normal hair growth on the back of the scalp. A portion of the hairy scalp is then removed with a scalpel and set aside while the surgeon sews the cut scalp closed.

    After the scalp is sewn closed, small groups of hairs, or individual hairs, are separated out from the removed scalp using a magnifying lens and sharp blade. The area that will receive these healthy hairs, usually the front of the scalp, is then cleaned and numbed with additional small needles. Finally, tiny holes are made in the front of the scalp and healthy hairs are delicately placed in the holes. During a single treatment session, many hundreds or even thousands of hairs may be transplanted.

    Most modern hair transplants result in excellent hair growth within several months after the procedure. Often, however, more than one treatment session is needed to create the best-looking results. The replaced hairs are usually permanent, and no long-term care is necessary.


    23
    Oct 05

    Alternative Prostate Cancer Treatments

    Many men with prostate cancer want to learn all they can about their disease, their treatment choices, and the possible side effects of treatment, so they can take an active part in decisions about their medical care.

    Prostate cancer can be managed in a number of ways (with watchful waiting, surgery, radiation therapy, and hormonal therapy). If the doctor recommends watchful waiting, the man’s health will be monitored closely, and he will be treated only if symptoms occur or worsen. Patients considering surgery, radiation therapy, or hormonal therapy may want to consult doctors who specialize in these types of treatment.

    Alternative Treatments for prostate cancer include:

    * Angiostatic-based treatments – anti-angiogenesis (angiostatic) agent endostatin and related chemicals can suppress the building of blood vessels, preventing the cancer from growing indefinitely.

    * Bacterial treatments – researchers have been using anaerobic bacteria, such as Clostridium novyi, to consume the interior of oxygen-poor tumours. This starves the tumour.

    * Gene therapy – tumor suppressor genes slow down or arrest tumor growth, and .the introduction of enzymes into these cells that make them susceptible to particular chemotherapy agents.

    * Telomerase therapy – most malignant cells rely on the activity of the protein telomerase for their immortality, so telomerase therapy inactivates telomerase, making malignant cells die.

    * Thermal therapy – localized application of heat has been proprosed as a technique for the treatment of malignant tumours. Intense heating will cause denaturation and coagulation of cellular proteins, rapidly killing cells within a tumour.


    23
    Oct 05

    Prostate Cancer Treatments

    Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer involves a malignant tumor growth within the prostate gland. The cause of prostate cancer is unknown, although some studies have shown a relationship between high dietary fat intake and increased testosterone levels.

    Symptoms of prostate cancer include:

    * Urinary hesitancy (delayed or slowed start of urinary stream)
    * Urinary dribbling, especially immediately after urinating
    * Urinary retention
    * Pain with urination
    * Pain with ejaculation
    * Lower back pain
    * Pain with bowel movement
    * Excessive urination at night
    * Incontinence
    * Bone pain or tenderness
    * Hematuria (blood in the urine)
    * Abdominal pain
    * Anemia
    * Unintentional weight loss
    * Lethargy

    Treatment options for prostate cancer vary based on the stage of the tumor. In the early stages, surgical removal of the prostate (prostatectomy) and radiation therapy may be used to eradicate the tumor. Metastatic cancer of the prostate may be treated by hormonal manipulation (reducing the levels of testosterone by drugs or removal of the testes) or chemotherapy.

    Alternative Prostate Cancer Treatments are also availalbe.


    19
    Oct 05

    Creatine

    Creatine

    Creatine is often taken by bodybuilders wishing to gain muscle mass

    There is scientific evidence that taking creatine supplements can marginally increase athletic performance in high-intensity, anaerobic exercise. Ingesting creatine can increase the level of phosphocreatine in the muscles up to 20%. An additional study (Rae et al, 2003) suggests increased mental capabilities as a result of oral intake of creatine over a 60 day period.

    Creatine can be taken as a powder mixed into a drink, as concentrated liquid (known as creatine serum), or as a pill.


    19
    Oct 05

    Whey Protein

    Whey Protein

    Whey protein is the name for a collection of globular proteins that can be isolated from whey, a by-product of cheese manufactured from cow’s milk.

    Whey protein is commonly used as a nutritional supplement by bodybuilders and those wishing to gain muscle. Protein is the essential building blocks for muscles and successful body builders take whey protein because it has fast absorption, and assists rapid muscle gain.

    Whey protein may be purchased in capsule format but the most effective way to take it is in powder form, mixed in milkshakes. Because it is natually extracted from milk, it is safe to consume.


    8
    Oct 05

    Vasectomy

    What Is A Vasectomy?

    A vasectomy is a surgical technique leaving a male procreate. It is a semi-permanent method of birth control, i.e. it is reversable.

    The vasa deferentia, the tubes which connect the testicles to the prostate, are cut and closed. This prevents sperm produced in the testicles to be in the ejaculated semen fluid (which is mostly produced in the prostate and the seminal vesicles).

    When the vasectomy is complete, sperm can no longer exit the body through the penis and it seems that they penetrate the blood-testes barrier. Normally, the barrier keeps the immune system separate from the reproductive system. When the barrier is compromised usually by vasectomy, injury, or even a simple puncture from a biopsy, the two systems interface. This usually results in the development of anti-sperm antibodies.

    A vasectomy is semi-permanent. If the patient changes his mind, he can easily have a vasectomy reversal.