Affecting men at any age, erectile dysfunction is not, contrary to popular belief, a problem associated with aging. Instead, ED is usually attributed to underlying health issues common to older men, such as hormone imbalances (low testosterone), circulatory conditions (blood vessel/heart disease) and nervous system disorders. Type 2 diabetes and kidney disease are also leading causes of erectile dysfunction in men over 40 years old. In addition, blood pressure, prostate cancer, and ulcer medications are known to interfere with the ability of men to achieve and sustain erections. 1
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Did you know more people have skin cancer than all other cancers combined? It’s natural to want to get out in the sun when the days get longer and the temperature gets warmer -- but we should also think about the risks that overexposure can bring.
If a woman’s desire for sex or enjoyment of sex declines during menopause, and the man still enjoys and wants sex with his partner, it can be a difficult situation for both. Couples accustomed to creating intimacy in this way may miss that closeness. A man whose desires haven’t declined may feel frustrated and depressed when his partner begins to turn away because sex is painful or desire decreases.
Here’s the thing: the food you eat affects your mood, but what you eat is also influenced by what mood you are in.
This creates a circular effect that can lead to extremes on either side. For example, you’ve probably indulged yourself with that not-so-healthy meal when you were in a stressful situation.
Topics: Weight Loss
The irreversible and permanent cessation of monthly menstrual cycles is referred to as menopause. In other words, menopause marks the end of the reproductive capacity of a female as a result of biochemical and hormonal changes in the body. The transition to complete menopause may take approximately 15 years (long before the actual cessation of menstrual cycles).
Menopausal fatigue is characterized by general pain in the muscles that is often accompanied by a persistent feeling of tiredness, low stamina, anxiety and poor energy levels. According to a new study reported in the peer reviewed journal Menopause (1), investigators suggested that 60% of women experience fatigue and low stamina after achieving menopause.
According to a new study reported in the peer reviewed journal Climacteric (3), investigators suggested that hormonal changes and resulting weight gain due to menopause is characteristic for central or abdominal obesity in addition to a substantial increase in the total body fat stores. This shift in the metabolic physiology has several physical and psychological implications; such as:
Topics: Weight Loss
Do you find it difficult to sleep peacefully at night due to unprovoked attacks of night sweating?
According to a new study reported in the peer reviewed journal Menopause (1), sexual encounters after menopause are often unpleasant and uncomfortable for most women. There are a number of reasons that may explain the poor libido and lack of sexual interest in this sub-group of population. Most significant ones are:
In this video, I explain the difference between bioidentical hormones and synthetic hormones, a very important distinction for women considering treatments for symptoms of menopause.
Topics: Bioidentical Hormones