BATTLING BALDNESS

Some men look in the mirror and regard a receding hairline with distress, wondering if there is a cure for baldness. Currently, the only truly effective medically proven way to arrest hair loss is to lower dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels. DHT is a form of testosterone that regulates beard growth and hair loss. Higher levels of DHT produce fuller beards at the cost of male pattern baldness. Lower levels of DHT ensure a full head of hair at the cost of the inability to grow a beard.

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HACKING THE HUMAN BRAIN

Many people enjoy visiting various Web sites and apps that challenge the brain by luring them deeper and deeper into cyber space. Cyber addiction comes in several forms, but all impact the brain. The past two decades have acquainted many people with the concept of hacking. It is why people strive to protect their computers and smartphones from outside sources trying to break in to steal information, implant malware and preocupy their lives.

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HEART ATTACK AND MEN

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), more than one in three adult men has heart disease. Men around the age of 55 years are more likely than women to experience a heart attack.  Men often ignore the symptoms of a heart attack because they are uncertain about what they are feeling and don’t want to be embarrassed by a simple diagnosis, such as heartburn. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 50 percent of men who die from coronary heart disease....

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IT PAYS TO KNOW PROSTATE CANCER SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

grown large enough to put pressure on the urethra or the tumor grows into surrounding tissues and organs. Because of the proximity of the prostate gland in relation to the bladder and urethra, prostate cancer may be accompanied by a variety of urinary symptoms. Depending on its size and location, a tumor may be pressing on and constricting the urethra, inhibiting the urine flow. Some prostate cancer signs related to urination include trouble starting or difficulty urinating; stopping while urinating; pain or burning during urination; frequent urge to urinate at night; blood in the urine (hematuria); loss of bladder control; and decreased flow or velocity of the urine stream.


Other symptoms include painful ejaculation; blood in the semen; erectile dysfunction; swelling in the legs or pelvic area; and bone pain that doesn’t go away. Late signs and symptoms of prostate cancer, which occur as the cancer grows or spreads to other parts of the body, include weight loss, fatigue, nausea or vomiting and anemia.


To diagnose prostate cancer, your doctor may do a digital rectal exam (DRE) to feel the prostate for lumps or anything unusual. Blood tests for prostate specific

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that is part of the male reproductive system. It is located beneath the bladder and in front of the rectum. Male hormones called androgens stimulate the activity and growth of the prostate.


Many men’s prostates get larger as they grow older due to a non-cancerous condition called prostate enlargement or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy (besides skin cancer) diagnosed in men. Nearly 1.1 million men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year around the world. It affects one in seven men in America.


The risk factors for prostate cancer include being over 65 years old – the older a man gets, the more likely he will develop prostate cancer. Your risk of prostate cancer is higher if you have a family history of it. Prostate cancer is more common among African-American men as compared to Asian/ Pacific Islanders and Native American and Native Alaskan men.


The American Cancer Society recommends men make an informed decision with their doctors about whether to be tested for prostate cancer beginning at age 50 years. Prostate cancer may not cause any signs or symptoms in its early stages because it is a slow-growing cancer. The symptoms do not appear until the cancer has

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antigens (PSA) are also used in prostate cancer screening. Treatment depends on the stage of the cancer and how fast it grows. Options include watchful waiting, surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy and chemotherapy.


To reduce your risk of prostate cancer, try eating soy products such as soy beans and tofu; tomatoes and food containing tomato sauce; vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli; fish such as salmon and sardines; walnuts; and flaxseed. Leading a healthy lifestyle can also help you reduce your risk.


Sources and Resources


•  American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org)

•  Cancer Treatment Centers of America (www.cancercenter.com)

•  MedLine Plus (www.medlineplus.gov)

•  Prostate Cancer Treatment Research Foundation (www.pctrf.org)