Men's Health

Negative Lifestyle and Environmental Toxicants can Impact Male Reproductive Function

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An estimated 35% to 45% of all infertility cases, there is a male factor contributing to the problem. Common causes for male infertility are low sperm count, low sperm motility, bad quality sperms, lack of semen.

Male fertility is a complex process that involves many factors, including the release of hormones that trigger the growth of reproductive organs and the production of sperm. Here are some factors that contribute to male infertility:

1. Alcohol

With alcohol consumption at an all time high, excessive and ongoing alcohol consumption can have an adverse effect on sperm production and quality. However, drinking in excess of the recommended daily units can decrease healthy sperm and damage developing sperm.

Sleep Apnea associated with Irregular Heartbeats

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[Best Syndication News] Breathing problems while sleeping in older men have been linked to an increased risk of developing abnormal heart rhythms (arrhthmias). Other names for sleep disordered breathing and sleep-related breathing disorders is sleep apnea. A report in the June 22nd issue of Archives of Internal Medicine discussed the relationship between the two conditions.

Reena Mehra, M.D., M.S., of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, and colleagues studied 2,911 men that underwent a sleep study between 2003 and 2005. They noted the how many times the men experienced an apnea event where there is a brief pause in breathing and hypopnea which is shallow breathing while they were sleeping. They also accounted if there were any periods of time when oxygen levels would dip below 90 percent.

FDA issues Zicam Cold Remedy Product Recall – May cause permanent Loss of Smell

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Zicam Cold Remedy Recalled

[Best Syndication News] FDA has been notified by 130 users of Zicam products, which is manufactured by Matrixx Initiatives Inc., that they have experienced a loss of smell after using the product. This has prompted the FDA to issue an alert for consumers not to use certain Zicam products.

Here is a list of the Zicam products that could cause anosmia (loss of smell):

--Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel
--Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs
--Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs, Kids Size (a discontinued product)

The complaints came in with after consumers used these products and had lossed there sense of smell. Some had used the product only once while others have used it multiple times.

The FDA said that they do not think that consumers should use this product for any reason because of the potential harm it can cause with the sense of smell.

Fish Oil Reduces Risk of CHF But Too Much Shows No Benefit – Congestive Heart Failure Rate Lower With Moderate Consumption

Fish Oil Reduces Risk of CHF But Too Much Shows No Benefit – Congestive Heart Failure Rate Lower With Moderate Consumption

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(Best Syndication News) Researchers at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) say that eating fish can reduce the risk of heart failure, but eating too much may offset the benefits. Fish oil supplements may work just as well as eating real fish, the data show.

It has been known that eating fish can lower triglycerides, a fat in the blood, reduce blood pressure and help keep heart rates (atrial flutter and fibrillation) regular. These conditions are risk factors for congestive heart failure (CHF) which affects around 2 percent of adults, but in those over the age of 65, this rate increases to 6—10 percent. Symptoms include fatigue and weakness, a difficulty walking, rapid or irregular heartbeat, and persistent cough or wheezing.

It can happen to anyone - Urinary Tract Infection

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The urinary tract consists of various parts that produce and get rid of urine. When the blood passes through the kidneys the waste material gets filtered from it, and the urine gets passed from the ureters into the urinary bladder and then to the urethra.

The urinary tract gets infected in two ways, one when the bacterium enters the kidneys from the blood and travels down to the urinary tract and in the other case the bacterium enters through the urethra and proceeds further.

In infants it is caused mostly by the use of diapers. The chances of this infection to occur increases when the infant urinates while having a dirty diaper.

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