Hernia truss: Can it help an inguinal hernia? An inguinal hernia occurs when tissue, such as part of the intestine, protrudes through a weak point or tear in the abdominal muscles. The resulting bulge can be painful, especially when you cough, bend over or lift a heavy object. Inguinal hernias are more common in men. A hernia truss is a supportive undergarment for men designed to keep the protruding tissue in place and relieve discomfort. Talk to your doctor if you want to use a truss because a truss might make the hernia worse. Surgery is usually needed to repair a hernia. If your hernia is small and isn't bothering you, your doctor may recommend watchful waiting. April 21, 2016 References Groin hernia: Inguinal and femoral repair. See more Expert Answers Testosterone Week: What’s a “Normal” Testosterone Level and How to Measure Your T Welcome back to Testosterone Week! If you’re just joining us, I recommend checking out our two previous posts in the series: the benefits of testosterone and a short primer on how T is made. Today we’ll be taking a look at what’s considered a normal testosterone level and how you can get your testosterone levels tested. Why so much confusion? The problem is that there hasn’t been much standardization in hormone testing, particularly regarding T levels. Hopefully, the current state of confusion will soon change. I also learned that the bottom range of what’s considered “normal” by many doctors is actually woefully underestimated. No, Dr. I hope in this post I can clarify some of the confusion surrounding testosterone levels and hormone tests. Total and Free Testosterone Levels Before we begin, I want to reiterate the fact that there are three different types of testosterone floating in your body: free testosterone, SHBG-bound testosterone, and albumin-bound testosterone. ECLIA Method.
How to Train Like a Fighter: Cardio, Plyometrics, Agility Training Editors note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse. “The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” -Muhammad Ali In a sport where livelihood and fitness are so closely linked, it’s no wonder that fighters are in such great shape. For a fighter, how well-prepared he is usually determines how well he performs. If they’re not in exquisite shape, fighters run the risk of not only losing, but also having their years of hard work and dedication wasted and missing their chance to let their talent and skill show and shine. Training is where the mind, the heart, AND the body are pushed and tested. Even though you may not be planning to walk into the ring anytime soon, that doesn’t mean you can’t train and look like these elite athletes. My background being in boxing, we’ll focus on boxing training. How to Train Like a Fighter: Cardio, Plyometrics, and Agility Training Cardio Early Morning Roadwork
untitled The 9 Types Of Condoms You Will Want To Know All About Let’s face it. When you want to do it, you want to do it, right? But you want to be safe. You don’t want any unforeseen descendants down the road, and you certainly want to protect yourself from disease. So you take a trip down to your local drugstore for a condom and .. Well, the good news is that you really can’t go wrong. When used correctly, condoms protect against pregnancy 98 percent of the time, and that is pretty darn good. But in case you are wondering exactly what is the difference between all those clever boxes, we have the complete lowdown on everything you ever wanted to know about condoms. 1. This is the most common kind of condom. 2. This is the most natural but the most controversial type of condom on this list. 3. If you should have a latex allergy, don’t worry. 4. As the name implies, spermicidal condoms contain chemicals that destroys sperm. 5. Continue to Page 2 Photo credit: bigstock.com 6. 7. Did someone buy you a box of those glow-in-the-dark condoms as a joke? 8.
First Date Essentials: What Every Man Should Have With Him The First Date with a woman is your chance to display your charming and chivalrous side. While most acts of chivalry (like opening a door for your date or helping her to her seat) require only your thoughtfulness, moments will arise when you’ll need a tool to assist in your kindness. Below I’ve included a short list of items I recommend a well-armed gentleman having on him during a first date (or any time for that matter) that will prepare him for any situation and leave his date impressed. Hankie Before you head out on your date, slip a clean, pressed white hankie into your pocket. When your date tears up during the movie you’re seeing, she’ll appreciate the offer of a soft hankie. Mints Nom nom nom. “Everything had its own little home, neat and tidy. Cash It seems the whole world has gone plastic, but a gentleman should always have cash on him, particularly on a date. Umbrella A Sports Coat The sports coat serves two purposes in a gentleman’s arsenal.
Train Like a Fighter — Workout #2: Weight Training and Bag Work Editors note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse. Last week we talked about two components of a fighter’s training regimen: running/sprinting and plyometrics. Today we’re going to talk about the two other main ingredients in a fighter’s fitness plan: weight training and bag work. There are a couple schools of thought in regards to weight training for fighters. Members of the “old school,” especially, feel that weight training only builds muscle mass, tightening the body, while leaving a fighter less effective in the ring. There are those, however, that see the benefits of weight training in combat sports: the improved power, speed, and muscular endurance that we gain from proper weight training. The purpose of weight training for a fighter is twofold: To improve power and explosivenessTo improve muscular endurance Gaining muscle mass is of little benefit to a fighter. How to Train Like a Fighter: Weight Training and Bag Work Weight Training Weight Training Tips: 1. 2. Set Descriptions: A1.
9 Ways to Naturally Increase Testosterone Levels By Dr. Mercola Testosterone, a hormone produced primarily by the testicles, is often associated with the epitome of "manhood" (although women have testosterone, too). Indeed, it does play a large role in male sexuality and reproduction, impacting such factors as sexual and reproductive function, muscle mass, and hair growth, but also has some less "flashy," albeit equally important, roles like maintaining bone density, levels of red blood cells and a sense of well-being. Beginning around age 30, a man's testosterone levels begin to decline, and continue to do so as he ages. A wide range of chemical exposures included prescribed drugs like statins, adversely impact testosterone production in men. If you're a man who's experiencing symptoms such as decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, depressed mood, and difficulties with concentration and memory, and you think low testosterone may be to blame, you can have your levels tested. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
Boron can cut your risk of prostate cancer by 64% (NaturalHealth365) Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men, second only to lung cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, an astounding 1 in every 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, and 1 in 38 will die of the disease. Fortunately, there is a growing body of evidence suggesting the trace mineral boron can play a key role in protecting men against this deadly cancer, with both preventive and therapeutic properties. Each year, over 209,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the U.S., and about 28,000 die of the disease. But, the most dangerous aspect of prostate cancer is its likelihood of spreading to the bone, its common evolution. The resulting condition is extremely painful – and deadly – with bone metastases causing significant skeletal changes, fractures anemia and pain. The good news? One of the earliest pieces of research to support this claim is a 2001 study on dietary patterns of prostate cancer patients.
How to Increase Your Testosterone When it comes to the differences between men and women, some are arguably cultural and some are biological. And the ones that are biological all pretty much have one thing in common: testosterone. It was testosterone that helped form your penis and scrotum when you were just a fetus and put those first awesome hairs on your chest as a teenager. You may not have thought about testosterone much since your voice cracked while reciting Shakespeare in Mrs. Tonnelson’s ninth grade English class. Do you feel like your libido has been ebbing away? Testosterone is not the cure for all of life’s ills. What is testosterone? Testosterone is part of the androgen group and is the primary male sex hormone. So T is pretty damn important to a man. The Benefits of Testosterone Testosterone has been scientifically proven to: Improve your mental and physical energyIncrease your competitive drive (( So what’s sapping our T? Stress. Lack of sleep. Soy intake. Smoking. 1. 2.