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Just as women go through important hormonal changes in midlife, male hormone levels begin to drop over time as well. In fact, men’s testosterone levels peak at age 17 and begin to decline about 1 percent every year starting at age 30. By the time a man reaches age 80, his testosterone levels will have fallen to about half that of a younger male.
Every day, millions of Americans live with cholesterol levels that could put them at risk for heart attack or stroke. In fact, less than 1 in 3 adults with high LDL “bad” cholesterol have the condition under control, and less than half (48%) are receiving treatment to lower LDL levels. Individuals with high cholesterol levels are twice as likely to develop heart disease than those with normal numbers.
A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), characterized by burning, cramping, and urgency to urinate is common in girls and women and can lead to serious medical conditions if not properly treated. The bacterial infection is 10 times more common in females and will afflict 1 out of 2 women in their lifetime. Reoccurrence rates of infection are high as well, with 30-40% of second UTI’s occurring within 6 months of an original infection.
With the advent of the microscope came the emergence of quantitative diagnosis in the late 1800’s. This allowed physicians to now identify organisms, bacteria, and other substances in the blood and tissue of patients. By the turn of the century, laboratory medicine was well on its way, as numerous tests were developed for use in the detection of cholera, tuberculosis, typhoid, and diphtheria.
Optimal health and wellness, both physical and mental depends on a variety of factors including restful and restorative sleep, exercise and activity, mental stimulation and of course proper nutrition. But, are we getting the right vitamins, essential fats, minerals, acids, and antioxidants through our diet?
Diabetes is the most common endocrine disorder. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 10% of the U.S. population now has diabetes, and roughly one-fourth of those struggling with the disease go undiagnosed and untreated. With 30 million Americans suffering from diabetes, this is rapidly becoming one of the fastest growing health concerns for the nation.
Shame, embarrassment, anxiety, isolation—these are just a few of the emotional consequences of incontinence. For some, incontinence is a simple daily inconvenience. For others, its impact can be devastating, affecting personal intimacy and sexual activity, social relationships, and the ability to function normally at work or in public settings.
The inability to experience intimacy fully can be devastating psychologically to a man and his partner. In fact, current research indicates that as many as 30 million men in the United States may experience erectile dysfunction (ED) and the consequences of this medical condition. As men age, the likelihood of ED increases, however it is not a natural part of the aging process.
Phytoestrogens are naturally produced chemicals that mimic hormones in the body, also referred to as mild estrogens. Currently, more than 300 plants produce phytoestrogens, in 16 different plant families. While phytoestrogens are much weaker than natural estrogen found in humans and in animals, they may have the potential to produce estrogenic effects.
Hormones are designed to regulate a whole host of functions within the body, including growth and development, metabolism, sexual function, reproduction, and mood. These are created and secreted from glands within the endocrine system. By turning on and off certain processes at specific times with just tiny amounts of hormones, major changes within the body are made.
Naturally produced HGH, or human growth hormone is created in the body, and secreted through the pituitary gland throughout childhood and adolescence. The polypeptide stimulates tissue and bone growth when we are young, and increases protein production, fat utilization, and blood sugar levels throughout life.
While menopause signals major changes in a female’s life, both physically and emotionally, many women wonder, “Where did my sex drive go?” While libido decreases gradually as men and women age, menopause can bring about a significant decrease in sex drive for women in mid-life.