Testosterone supplements double the chances of blood clots in men, finds study

Testosterone therapy appears to double a man’s risk of suffering a potentially life-threatening blood clot, a new study warns

Testosterone supplements double the chances of blood clots in men, finds studyMen had twice the risk for a deep vein blood clot if they’d been receiving testosterone during the previous six months, researchers reported in the Nov. 11 online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine. The increased risk occurred whether or not a man had the low-testosterone condition known as hypogonadism, but appeared to be more pronounced […]

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our body

Your body does have some built in protections and an inclination to preserve energy levels at all times.  If you lose a lot of weight quickly, your body will respond by slowing down your resting energy use and make less energy available for you to use for extra activities

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our bodyWhy is belly fat the most difficult, and last, fat to go? Belly fat is not necessarily the most difficult and last fat to burn on the body – it depends on the person. Generally speaking, it’s not usually more difficult to get rid of, it just seems that way because it takes so long. […]

4 health problems which can be treated by light therapy

Light therapy is a treatment in which you’re exposed to an artificial light source. Though the pain-relieving qualities of green LED are clear, exactly how it works remains a puzzle

4 health problems which can be treated by light therapyRats in a new study out of Arizona State University were given the green light, or rather, they got a dose from green LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, in research that tested whether the light treatment could alleviate chronic pain. Results showed the rodents were able to withstand more heat and touch after the treatment, though […]

Men, are you stressed out? You may be suffering from andropause

Ageing in men leads to a dramatic drop in testosterone, similar to the loss of oestrogen experienced by women during the menopause. Andropause is commonly seen in men, after the age of 40 and can be managed by making lifestyle alterations, say doctors

Men, are you stressed out? You may be suffering from andropauseAndropause is a condition that is associated with the decrease in the male hormone testosterone said doctors. Dr Prakash Kothari, Padma Shri and consultant sexologist, said, “Andropause in men, is similar to menopause, in women. In menopause, there is abrupt stoppage of hormones, while, during andropause, the decrease in testosterone and the development of symptoms is more […]

Smoking during pregnancy may damage daughters’ future fertility, reveals study

Baby girls, born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy, exhibit signs of increased testosterone exposure, which may affect their hormone and reproductive function, according to research presented today at the 58th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting

Smoking during pregnancy may damage daughters’ future fertility, reveals studyThe findings of this study suggest that cigarette is an endocrine disruptor that can masculinise girls in the womb and that daughters of women that smoked during pregnancy may suffer from hormonal and reproductive health problems in the long-term. Smoking during pregnancy is widely known to be bad for the health of both mother and […]

5 natural ways to balance your hormones for a healthier life

Our bodies are fragile ecosystems that have to be maintained properly. The things we eat and our good and bad habits all affect our general well-being, including our hormone levels

5 natural ways to balance your hormones for a healthier lifeDo you know the natural ways to balance your hormones ? Our bodies are fragile ecosystems that have to be maintained properly. The things we eat and our good and bad habits all affect our general well-being, including our hormone levels. And those levels are important — raging hormones are just as dangerous as lacklustre […]

Five reasons for reduced sex drive in men and women

There is technically no ‘normal’ level when it comes to sex drive. But if you have noticed a significant drop from your usual levels of desire or ability, it may be explained by one of the following

Five reasons for reduced sex drive in men and womenThyroid disease Hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid, is linked to a variety of symptoms which might include sexual dysfunction. Due to the disruption in hormone production, some women may find their vaginal lubrication decreases which can result in painful intercourse. Though the condition is less likely to affect men than women, it could still cause equivalent […]

Testosterone may improve women’s sex lives after menopause, reveals study

A wide-ranging review of 36 trials found that testosterone may have profound positive effects on sexual function and well-being in postmenopausal women

Testosterone may improve women’s sex lives after menopause, reveals studyThis review, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, included blinded randomised controlled trials of testosterone treatment that had lasted for at least 12 weeks. In total, the research team analysed 46 reports of 36 trials that had collectively included 8,480 participants. The authors of the review found that the sexual health of postmenopausal women […]

Stressed pregnant moms may mean lower sperm counts for offspring, finds study

Men whose mothers suffered stressful events such as divorce or job loss in early pregnancy are more likely to have fewer and less active sperm, researchers said Thursday

Stressed pregnant moms may mean lower sperm counts for offspring, finds studyAmong Australian 20-year-olds born of women who experienced at least three such events during the first 18 weeks of foetal growth, sperm count was a third lower and mobility down by 12 per cent compared to other men their age, they reported in the journal Human Reproduction. Testosterone levels were also lower, by about ten […]

Men who delay fatherhood put health of partners, unborn children at risk

Men who delay starting a family have a ticking ‘biological clock,’ just like women, which may affect the health of their partners and children; according to Rutgers researchers

Men who delay fatherhood put health of partners, unborn children at riskThe study, which reviewed 40 years of research on the effect of parental age on fertility, pregnancy and the health of children, was published in the journal Maturitas. “While it is widely accepted that physiological changes that occur in women after 35 can affect conception, pregnancy and the health of the child, most men do […]