Real men get tested for diseases and screening tests can find diseases early, when they’re easiest to treat. Ensuring that you get all the required tests can make a huge difference not only to your health, but to the wellbeing of those who love you. Your doctor can tell you which diseases to be screened for according to your age and family history, but here are some of the more common issues you may need to be screened for:
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Your body mass index, or BMI, is a...
Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts at least 12 weeks. The pain may feel sharp or dull, causing a burning or aching sensation in the affected areas. However, chronic pain is different from typical pain. With chronic pain, your body continues to send pain signals to your brain, even after an injury heals.
How does pain travel?
Everyone experiences occasional aches and pains. However, pain is an important reaction of the nervous system that helps alert you to possible injury...
Cancer is an umbrella term for a large group of diseases caused when abnormal cells divide rapidly, and spread to other tissue and organs. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world.
Growth and Metastasis
In a healthy body, the trillions of cells it’s made of grow and divide, as the body needs them to function daily. Healthy cells have a specific life cycle, reproducing and dying off in a way that is determined by the type of cell. New cells take the place of old o...
Striving to relieve stress and anxiety are common experiences for most people. In fact, 70% of adults say they feel stress or anxiety daily. However, stress is manageable and can sometimes be avoidable.
Ways to Relieve Stress and Anxiety
Firstly, exercise is one of the most important things you can do to combat stress.
Secondly, physical stress on your body through exercise can relieve mental stress.
Thirdly, people who exercise regularly are less l...
How high is your risk of diabetes? A recent Swedish study shows that men with the highest levels of psychological distress – including anxiety, depression, and sleepless nights - were 2.2 times more likely to develop diabetes than those with the lowest levels.
Risk of Diabetes:
Firstly, if you are living with high levels of stress and/or worry, you are putting your well-being at risk.
Secondly, stress wreaks havoc on your emotional equilibrium, as well as your physical ...
Self-examination for testicular problems
Self-examination for testicular problems.... Where do we start? We hear all the time that woman should check for lumps in their breasts, but it isn't often that we hear how important it is for men to check for lumps or abnormalities in their testicles. Consequently, cancer of the testicles is the most common cancer in young men (15 to 34 years old).
Self-examination for testicular it’s important; a man is more likely to get testicular cancer if any ...
Female body language is not all that different from that of men. However, female body language does have a few noticeable differences that both sexes can make note of. Men and women have completely different courtship behaviors.
Women with large eyes, a small nose, full lips and high cheeks are seen by men as more attractive because these features usually are correlated with high levels of estrogen, which means the woman is more fertile.
In men, women like legs, butt, chest, ...
What are STIs
STIs (Sexually transmitted infections) are infections or diseases that are passed on during unprotected sex with an infected partner. So this includes vaginal, anal or oral sex. Consequently, some STIs can be passed on by just skin-to-skin contact.
What causes sexually transmitted diseases (STDs):
Firstly, bacteria, including chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and syphilis
Secondly, viruses, including HIV/AIDS, herpes simplex virus, human papillomavirus, hepatitis B virus, cytomegalo...
STROKES - WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
A stroke was once viewed as a single damaging attack. However newer research shows it develops over years. Risk factors or conditions that may lead to stroke include high blood pressure, smoking, heart disease, and diabetes – and the risk increases with age. Below is information on strokes that you should know.
A blood clot usually causes a stroke. The clot stops the flow of blood to an area of the brain. Susequently, there is a sudden partial loss of brain fun...
EAT YOUR VEGETABLES FOR PROSTATE HEALTH
Mom was right about those vegetables. Firstly, it appears that a reduced risk of aggressive prostate cancer is associated with eating more cruciferous veggies like broccoli and cauliflower. In other words eat your vegetables for better prostate health!
Several studies have demonstrated an association between eating vegetables and a reduced risk of prostate cancer. However, study results have not been consistent and many have not investigated the associ...