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Can Anger Cause High Blood Pressure?
27 Mar. 2015

angryAnger is a powerful human emotion that arises from feelings of annoyance, hurt, frustration or disappointment. It can range from a slight irritation to a strong range and can be influenced by the person’s emotional make-up, view of life and various circumstances. Uncontrolled anger can be destructive for both the subject and the object of anger.

Anger places a great burden on the cardiovascular system by increasing blood pressure and heart rate. Arteries constrict causing blood pressure to rise and the heart rate to go up. During an outburst of anger, the heart rate goes up to 180 beats per minute compared to the regular 80 beats. Read more…

Most Popular Myths About Birth Control Pills
22 Mar. 2015

pillsThere have always been misconceptions about birth control pills and although women’s knowledge has significantly improved since the introduction of pills in 1960, many myths still exist. Here are a few common myths and misconceptions that will improve your knowledge of oral contraceptives.

Myth 1. You may gain weight while on the pill. Some women may experience insignificant weight gain while on the pill, but it’s not due to the pill itself, it is due to behaviors that go with it.   Women often start taking pills during the time of their lives that coincides with weight changes, such as puberty period or perimenopausal period, when eating habits are more likely to change. Read more…

Does Propecia Cause Weight Gain
17 Mar. 2015

propeciaSome men receiving Propecia for hair loss or BPH are concerned whether this drug can cause weight gain. The thing is that weight gain is not mentioned among commonly reported side effects of the drug. However, from time to time, we read on discussion boards messages about gaining weight below the waist. How is that? Let’s get all this straightened out.

By reference to clinical trials where the drug was extensively studied and side effects documented before Propecia got its approval from the FDA, it is unlikely to cause any weight gain. Among over one thousand of experimental subjects who received this medication, weight gain didn’t occur either in more than 1% of users (common side effects), or in less than 1% (rare side effects). Read more…

How to Choose Men’s Shampoo
13 Mar. 2015

best shampooWhen it comes to grooming, shampoo often goes unnoticed. Most men simply don’t think which shampoo to choose. They just grab any old or well-advertised shampoo, failing to realize that a properly chosen shampoo can do much more than cleaning. However, not every highly advertised shampoo will suit you, and some hair care products can altogether have a negative effect on the hair as well as on the scalp, which can lead to hair thinning and appearance of dandruff. Here’s how to choose the right shampoo that suits your needs.

First of all, it is necessary to know your hair type. There are three basic types of hair: normal, dry and oily. Read more…

7 Health Benefits of Music
9 Mar. 2015

musicismylifeA popular quotation says ‘music heals the soul’. Besides lifting spirits, lowering stress levels and being useful in meditation, music is capable of a number of other health benefits. Recent researches prove that music can benefit the physical and mental health in numerous ways. Here are 7 proven ways that music can help your health:

1.    Relieve stress. Music can reduce stress by triggering biochemical stress reducers. Listening to music stimulates the release of dopamine – a feel-good chemical. Music can make us feel happy, excited or sad depending on the type of music we are listening to. A quick tempo makes us feel happy, while slow tempo leads to feelings of sadness. Read more…

Cold and Flu Season: When are Antibiotics Necessary?
5 Mar. 2015

bacterial vs virus infectionThe flu season, considered October through May, usually peaks in February when high rates of influenza-like illnesses are reported. Knowing about the complications from flu and death rate associated with this illness, many people start taking antibiotics at the first signs of infection. However it is not wholly correct. Cold and flu are incited by viruses against which antibiotics are powerless and only antiviral medications received within 24-48 hours of the disease onset will work.

In order to start the right treatment it is necessary to tell common cold from influenza, for these illnesses can have different complications. Read more…

10 Signs of Migraine
1 Mar. 2015

migraine1When you feel pain coming on in any region of your head, you may be suffering from a headache. However, there are different types of headache – primary headache and secondary headache, or migraine, which produce different symptoms and can be distinguished by their cause.  Knowing what type of headache you have will help you to find the proper treatment.

Migraine, which is referred to primary headaches, is a disabling, recurrent headache that frequently occurs on one side of the head. It may be intensified by physical activity, but its symptoms may vary from person to person and from attack to attack. Here are the 10 signs of migraine that will help you to tell it apart from other types of headache: Read more…

Foods to Boost Sexual Function in Men – INFOGRAPHIC
25 Feb. 2015

Food is one of the most important components of human life and health. What and how a man eats influences his health and sexual function. If a male diet is well balanced and rich in vitamins and minerals, then it causes significant increase in sexual function and libido.

Foods that improve sexual function should be included into the diet of every man regardless of his age in order to prevent possible sexual problems. Even those who do not have any problems in the bedroom should consider including these foods in their diet to preserve their sex stamina. For example, pumpkin seeds are rich in Zinc and Omega-3 fatty acids that are involved in the synthesis of the main male hormone – testosterone. Garlic contains Allicin, an antioxidant that improves blood flow to the genitals. For more details about the foods to boost male sexual function, please refer to the infographic provided below. Read more…

Is it true that Hypertension can affect Sexual Life?
21 Feb. 2015

high blood pressureOftentimes hypertension has no symptoms, but its impact on sexual life may be obvious. Even though sexual activity will not most probably pose an immediate threat to health, hypertension can affect sexual life of both men and women.

High blood pressure overworks the heart and other organs and over time it can damage the lining of blood vessels and cause arteries to narrow and harden. This means limiting blood flow and as a result inadequate blood supply to the pelvic organs that affects sexual life of both genders. In men this decreased blood flow leads to erection problems and can also interfere with ejaculation and reduced sexual desire. Read more…

The Link Between Hair Loss and Dandruff
18 Feb. 2015

dandruffThere exists a link between hair loss and dandruff, but it is not necessarily a causal one. Thinning hair is about your hair and dandruff is about the skin on your scalp. However, many people who suffer from dandruff report hair loss. This can happen because what causes one condition also causes the other.

There are several reasons why dandruff develops: dry skin, adverse reactions to medications and hair lotions, skin disorders associated with seborrhea or psoriasis, poor diet, yeast sensitivity, etc. This scalp problem can exert a significant impact on the hair health and its growth as far as it causes irritation, itching and inflammation. Read more…

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