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More interest,period: Women take their personal health more seriously than men. My female patients typically read more about medicines i prescribe or a diagnosis i make, than their male counterparts. Women in relationships with men realize that their significant other may be ignoring problems, and frequently show more interest than the male "wit" the problem. ...Read more
Pick your Parents!: Genetics count for a lot! but more seriously, most male models have extremely well developed muscles because of genetics, intense (>4 hrs a day) workouts, personal trainers, high protein diets, and sometimes questionable supplements/drugs (steroids etc.) most people can never look like that no matter what they do! a healthier focus is making the most of what you have, and highlighting your best! ...Read more
Resistance training: No book is as reliable as the consensus of experience. To build mass, work the muscle group in question hard. Maximum resistance, 8-10 repetitions per set, three sets, 3-4x/week. Several different types of exercise. Creatine and an electronic muscle stimulator if okay by your physician. Eat sensibly with enough lean protein. Anabolic steroids give mass but harm you as a person. ...Read more
What are the best supplements for thinning hair and hair health in general? Fish oil? B complex..? How is zinc? How good is zinc for mens health?
Healthy hair: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vitamin E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos). Avoid excessive blow dry heat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age 40 but...: Thats if you have no strong family for heart disease , high blood pressure, diabetes, breast or colon cancer, non-smoker, normal bowel habits, no non-healing skin sores , maintain routine dental checkups, and have no long term / chronic complaints. As always , this decision should be made between you and your family doctor. ...Read more
I feel some exhaustion every evening. I'm a 47-year-old healthy man. What should I do to figure out what this is?
Start with a checkup: If you have access to healthcare, it will help to see a healthcare provider to get a general check up and do routine screening tests including blood work for anemia, thyroid function and vitamin D & B12 levels. Discuss any symptoms or concerns with the doctor to help guide your workup. Make sure you're getting enough rest, regular exercise, proper hydration and balanced diet. ...Read more
ED: Men may lose some ability to have an erection at any age, but the younger man most likely will have some other medical issue leading to it. Diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, nerve problems, stress, depression and low testosterone may be factors. Any man under the age of 65 with ED should be evaluated by their doctor or see a urologist. Ed may be the first symptom of other more serious problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer