HERBS FOR HEALTH MANAGEMENT

Herbs are a foundational root in medicine and health treatments, dating back thousands of years throughout every culture around the world. Modern Western herbalism comes from ancient Egypt. The Greeks developed a comprehensive philosophy of herbal medicine by 100 BCE and the Romans built upon it to create a variety of medical practices, some of which are still used today.

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ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE IMPACTS PSYCHOLOGICAL HARDINESS

Psychological hardiness is an individual’s resistance to stress, anxiety and depression. It includes the ability to withstand grief and accept the loss of loved ones. Alternative medicine is a more popular term for health and wellness therapies that have typically not been part of conventional Western medical approaches but are often used along with conventional medicinal protocols.  Coping and dealing with stress in a positive manner play a major role in maintaining the balance needed for health and well-being.

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ALTERNATIVE REMEDIES FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

Interest in complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing as consumers and health care professionals search for additional ways to treat anxiety, depression and other mental health disorders. Some of these remedies include:

St. John’s Wort.  More than 30 studies show it to be effective for treatment of mild forms of depression,…

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Testosterone therapy has some risks. It may:



Ask your doctor about the risks and benefits of testosterone therapy. He or she will measure your testosterone levels at least twice before discussing whether testosterone therapy is an option for you.


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late-onset hypogonadism and should only be prescribed for an identifiable cause. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can help restore some affected functions. Once you’ve been treated with testosterone, you may notice the following benefits:


TESTOSTERONE AND MENS HEALTH

HARLEENA SINGH

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Testosterone is a male sex hormone mainly produced in the testicles. It is responsible for making men who they are physically. It gives men the hair on their chest and their deep voices. It regulates the sex drive (libido), bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass and strength and is important for the production of sperm.


Starting in his late 30s or early 40s, a man’s testosterone level begins to wane. Research has shown it drops by 1 percent to 2 percent a year after age 40. At that gradual rate, most men don’t notice the decline until they hit their 50s, when symptoms such as reduced energy, loss of libido and weaker erections begin to appear. It may also cause erectile dysfunction (ED) or affect fertility.


Low testosterone, also called male hypogonadism, may contribute to a decrease in motivation or self-confidence. You may feel sad or depressed or have trouble concentrating or remembering things. Low testosterone levels may change your body appearance, increasing body fat and reducing overall muscle mass. Sleep disruptions and emotional changes can lead to fatigue, insomnia and depression.


Testosterone therapy can help reverse the effects of hypogonadism, although it’s unclear testosterone therapy would have any benefit for otherwise healthy older men. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says testosterone supplements are not suitable for treating