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Multiple factors...: Lower testosterone, lower nitric oxide levels, and probable vascular hardening/dysfunction--all occur with age. With age, your "north pointing flag" begins pointing a bit more southerly due to declines in the above. In animal studies, removal of testicles (lowering of testosterone) results in impaired erections. Testosterone replacement reverses this. Testosterone levels lower with age. ...Read more
Alternatives Exist!: Using OTC (over-the-counter) rogaine (minoxidil) can be effective, but many patients find it to be too weak, too messy & irritating to the scalp. For those patients, we often prescribe Compounded Minoxidil Formula 82M. It reduces the side effects of the off-the-shelf product (rogaine (minoxidil)) and therefore offers better ease of use and results. HairCheck hair bundle trichometry measurements prove the effectiveness ...Read more
Some relation: Muscle mass has to do with hypertrophy of muscle fibers. Muscle fiber hypertrophy has more to do with the consistency of training routine, not single episode of power. Someone who is not a regular lifter can still have significant strength. This scenario isn't common, but possible...... You may also have short arms and legs, which allows you to power weight over a shorter distance. ...Read more
Yes, it's great.:
It's very important to build your muscle strength especially as you age so you can take care of yourself and stay in your own home.
You can even get 2 pound weights and slowly build up to 10 pounds.
You can even exercise while watching tv. ...Read more
What is a good workout for a man to build upper body strength who has limited time because of a baby?
Pushups: If you don't have time to go to the gym, the classic push-up will hit your chest and triceps. In addition, maintaining good form (straight back) is good for your core. If you add a door mounted chin-up bar, you can do pull-ups to hit your back and biceps. ...Read more
No: All exercise equipment is adjustable from limited to strong resistance. There are no items geared just for the elderly but most gyms have programs for older patrons. Discuss a good program with the exercise therapists at your gym. ...Read more
Complex, see MD: "Man boobs" can be excess fat in that area or excess breast tissue. The appearance of either can be aggravated by loose chest skin. Push ups can help enlarge the chest muscles and may burn a few calories, but whether this will help or not depends on the cause. If it is excess breast tissue, push ups may make it more prominent as the muscles underneath enlarge, but then larger muscles can fill skin ...Read more
I am a 40 yr old blind man, I just got diagnosed with arthritis on my lower back, would that be a reason why I get so tired with no strength everyday?
Pain meds: I have had some pain meds cause fatigue for my patients. When they stop the meds or switch to another one the fatigue resolves. ...Read more
GNC: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Yes: It is unnecessary and a waste of money if you are otherwise feeling good and eating healthy. ...Read more
Waste of money: Vitamins are really unnecessary if you eat a well balanced diet with the major food groups. Supplements end up being excreted into your urine and flushed down the toilet. Taking a multiple vitamin can ensure you don't have any major deficiency, but extra supplements are generally a waste of money and can contain contaminants that are actually harmful. ...Read more
Mega Men 50 plus: GNC Supplement Megamen 50 plus does contain ginko biloba in smaller dose. A 2008 study howed that ginko biloba could increase risk of stroke. The scintists found that those taking ginko biloba had high rate of stroke than those who were given dummy pill. This study was done by university of Virginia school of medicine. And it has been shown ginco biloba causes cancer in animals. So I don't advise ...Read more
Neither: First we do not ever endorse products here on Health Tap. Second, most of us would never recommend you start taking multivitamins any way. Did a physician recommend or tell you that you have a medical condition that requires you to take vitamins? ...Read more