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Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone and is responsible for producing the masculine characteristics. It is also responsible for maintaining libido and is involved in the promotion of spermatogenesis. Thus, when testosterone declines with ageing, both libido and fertility are reduced in men. This hormone is also concerned with building muscles and therefore, testosterone deficiency leads to obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes.
Published by Vangeepuram Satakopan 65 months ago in Diabetes | +3 votes | 0 comments
Sleep deprivation has serious health consequences. When a person is suffering from sleep loss, accidents are common. people do everything possible to upset the biological clock. Staying up late at night is bad. Even worse is the habit of watching TV late into the night. Irregular eating habits do not help the cause of sleep. Inactive lifestyle also hinders going to sleep.
Published by Vangeepuram Satakopan 65 months ago in Sleep | +1 votes | 0 comments
Turmeric has been used in traditional medicine for more than 4,000 years. Even today, Ayurvedic medicines use turmeric. Curcumin is a curcuminoid and is the active component of turmeric. Curcumin possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties are responsible for many of the medicinal properties of turmeric. Turmeric has also been traditionally used in Indian cooking.
Published by Vangeepuram Satakopan 65 months ago in Cancer & Therapy | +0 votes | 0 comments
High blood cholesterol levels increase the risk for coronary heart disease. Statins have been regularly prescribed for lowering the blood cholesterol levels.However, the use of these drugs is always accompanied by side effects. Hence, every effort should be made to lower cholesterol through natural means. It has been shown that inclusion of plant sterols in the diet could lower the blood cholesterol levels.
Published by Vangeepuram Satakopan 65 months ago in Heart Conditions | +0 votes | 0 comments
Alzheimer's disease is the commonest form of dementia and affects millions of people worldwide. The appearance of this disease is a frightening prospect as the disease wipes out the entire memory of an individual. Several factors may be responsible for increasing the risk for this disease. Ageing is a major cause. Women are more affected by this disease than men. Low levels of testosterone in women may be partly responsible for this. Obesity and chronic insomnia also promote this disease.
Published by Vangeepuram Satakopan 65 months ago in Dementia & Alzheimers | +0 votes | 0 comments
Stress is normally produced as a reaction to changes in the environment of an individual. This change may be positive or, negative. Situations like the loss of somebody dear or, the loss of a job may precipitate stress. The reaction of the body to stress is mainly due to the release of stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. Stress may produce change in the appetite of people and this can lead to weight loss or, weight gain depending on whether appetite is decreased or,increased.
Published by Vangeepuram Satakopan 65 months ago in Wellness | +1 votes | 0 comments
Dark chocolates are rich in antioxidants which have been collectively called flavonols. These antioxidants are responsible for many of the health benefits provided by dark chocolates. These flavonols are also having anti-inflammatory properties. Thus, dark chocolates can reduce tension and hypertension. This, in turn offers protection against stroke and cardiovascular disease. This effect is supplemented by the action of dark chocolates in reducing the circulating LDL levels.
Published by Vangeepuram Satakopan 65 months ago in Heart Conditions | +0 votes | 0 comments
Potato is a tuber and is characterized by its high starch content. It has been portrayed as a food with high glycemic index. People tend to shun potato because of its starch content. The fear of putting on weight is always there when people look at potatoes. Recent research suggests that potato may not be responsible for the onset of diabetes and obesity. Potatoes also do not provoke inflammatory reactions.
Published by Vangeepuram Satakopan 65 months ago in Diabetes | +1 votes | 0 comments
Male fertility is decided by both sperm quality and sperm quantity. These two factors are decided by a wide variety of factors. While genetics may be the prime reason for male infertility, man-made factors also play important roles. Factors which promote an increase in blood cholesterol may depress male fertility. Strangely, low cholesterol levels also may affect male fertility. Obesity also antagonizes male fertility.
Published by Vangeepuram Satakopan 65 months ago in Sexual Health | +1 votes | 0 comments
High blood cholesterol levels increase the risk for coronary heart disease. Even more dangerous is the elevation in the LDL cholesterol levels. LDL cholesterol has been called 'bad' cholesterol. HDL carries the 'good' cholesterol and its levels should be high if heart disease is to be avoided. By adopting some simple tactics, the HDL levels may be boosted. For example, exercise increases the HDL levels.
Published by Vangeepuram Satakopan 65 months ago in Heart Conditions | +1 votes | 0 comments
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