Men's Health

Hearing Loss increased Risk for Men taking OTC Pain Medications

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[Best Syndication News] A recent study found a connection for men to have increased risk for hearing loss if they regularly took over-the-counter (OTC) pain relief medications, such as aspirin, acetaminophen, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on a regular basis. The younger the men in the study, the higher risk for hearing loss, and acetaminophen had the highest risk for hearing loss in the younger men. The study was published in the March issue of The American Journal of Medicine.

Hearing loss is a wide spread problem, with an estimated 36 million people in the United States having some degree of hearing loss. Most of the hearing loss is seen in eldery people, however one third of those people are between 40 – 49 years of age who also have hearing loss.

BPA linked to Heart Disease and Diabetes in Adults – FDA finds BPA could effect Brains and Behavior in Children

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[Best Syndication News] The FDA have been researching the effects of Bisphenol A also called BPA a chemical that is found in plastic food containers which they have been recommending consumers to limit their exposure to plastic containers. The FDA has released an updated report on BPA which has been in hard plastic bottles and metal-based food and beverage cans since the 1960s.

The FDA has expressed concerns about the safety of BPA and have written on their website, “FDA have some concern about the potential effects of BPA on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland in fetuses, infants, and young children.”

While the FDA believes it is safe they are recommending limiting BPA to children. Because of the FDA's concern of BPA they have been working with the National Toxicology Program with their National Center for Toxicological Research to further research the potential hazards of BPA. The FDA has a website dedicated to BPA and what they are currently doing to remedy the problem.

Lowering your LDL Cholesterol and Improving your HDL

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You might have gone in four your yearly exam and got the news that you have high cholesterol numbers, or you have been dealing with it for some time now. Your doctor more than likely has recommended you change your lifestyle habits to lower your “bad” LDL cholesterol and at the same time maybe raise up the “good” HDL cholesterol. You want to see your total cholesterol under the 200 mark. Here are some ways that you can lower your total cholesterol numbers and at the same time improve your HDL cholesterol.

Lose Weight

Losing weight means that you are eating less, and putting your body through less strain. It will work more efficiently and will in turn have less cholesterol floating around in your blood stream. Weight loss is more than likely helpful in that it is because you are eating less.

Flat Belly Diet for Men book Released – Help Your Man Lose Weight

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Flat Belly Diet for Men book - Vaccariello & Stokes

[Best Syndication News] You know how hard it is to get your guy to slim down, but a new book released by Prevention Magazine called Flat Belly Diet for Men written by Liz Vaccariello and D. Milton Stokes MPH RD CDN, aims to help them slim down as well. The authors of the book were on NBC's Today show not to long ago to help give some information on how the Flat Belly Diet works for men.

First they explain that men are more susceptible to gaining weight on their stomach and have that large belly. They told us that 70 percent of men in America are either overweight or obese.

They talked about the two types of fat that sit on your mid section, subcutaneous and visceral fat. They said that the dangerous fat is the visceral and it is the fat the is surrounds the organs deep inside your body. The subcutaneous is the fat the is closest to the skin is not considered as dangerous. Too much body fat can be a risk factor for ill health in general, so losing weight is often beneficial and usually recommended for improving your health.

Male Hair Loss Prevention - How To Treat Hair Loss In Men

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Hair loss in men has become less of a liability as more and more personalities embrace this condition and even feel proud about it. However, one´s self-image is still affected by his hair´s condition. Knowing what induces hair loss is therefore a must to an image conscious man.

Men are affected by a number of genetic diseases the worsens hair loss. To effectively treat hair loss, one needs to be familiar first to its causes.

Alopecia Areata
One of the main causes of hair loss in men is alopecia areata. This condition usually starts with a smooth baldness, but regrows in six months without treatment. Alopecia also affect hair on other body parts like the beard. This condition is due to an autoimmune condition. The body attacks its own hair follicles. Often, this condition is due to stress. Alopecia can be cured by injecting steroids to affected patches stimulating hair growth. Oral steroids and ultraviolet light therapy are toxic and impractical.

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