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Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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How can you best get a body like one of the mens health cover models?

How can you best get a body like one of the mens health cover models?

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

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In the mens health home workout bible, which is better to grow your muscle size?

In the mens health home workout bible, which is better to grow your muscle size?

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

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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?

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 more

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At what age a healthy man should start having annual physical exams?

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

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I feel some exhaustion every evening. I'm a 47-year-old healthy man. What should I do to figure out what this is?

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

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How much sperm does a healthy man produce?

How much sperm does a healthy man produce?

20-200 million: The normal sperm count in a typical sample is 20-200 million. Other factors, including motility, morphology, ejaculate volume, and forward progression are also examined to look at fertility parameters ...Read more

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How many times a day should an average healthy man dispose his feces ?

How many times a day should an average healthy man dispose his feces ?

Stool Standards: This all depends on diet and other factors such as medications or supplements or vitamins and the like. Most people have a bm once or twice daily. ...Read more

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At what age does a healthy man lose his ability to naturally keep an erection?

At what age does a healthy man lose his ability to naturally keep an erection?

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 more

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Pulled a hair from chin last would not stop bleeding. Never happened before 56 yr old healthy man Thx?

Pulled a hair from chin last would not stop bleeding.  Never happened before
56 yr old healthy man

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Really?: if it is still bleeding a day later, would possibly have to see an emergency room. These can take an hour to stop completely and not be abnormal. Low platelets (assessed with CBC) or poor clotting can produce this. ...Read more

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I was usin herbal leaf extract for 10 years for asthma. Life was good as healthy man.Last 2 years using modern medicines. Worse now.Shud I switch bak?

I was usin herbal leaf extract for 10 years for asthma. Life was good as healthy man.Last 2 years using modern medicines. Worse now.Shud I switch bak?

Asthama: Wow, i would like to know what's in that herb. Have you had extensive pulmonary evaluation done? Does your doctor perform spirometry during your visits? Do you have an asthma action plan? Do you use a rescue inhaler (albuterol) for sudden coughs and wheezing and a maintenance steroid inhaler and/or singulair, (montelukast) nedocromil, etc? If not, you are not in good control and need further management. ...Read more

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If a 40 year old healthy man hasn't taken a flu shot in over ten years, should he start now?

If a 40 year old healthy man hasn't taken a flu shot in over ten years, should he start now?

Yes: A flu shot is not a series of shots; each year is a separate and different vaccine. The flu vaccine for a particular year is only designed to protect against the 2-4 strains determined to be harmful for that year. The next year would likely be different strains and thus a different vaccine. Vaccination is important to prevent your flu and to prevent you from spreading the flu to others. ...Read more

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Healthy man 48y did a blood test and showing bili total blood test 23 umol/l , should i be concern?

Healthy man 48y did a blood test and showing bili total blood test 23 umol/l , should i be concern?

Gilbert disease?: Hi, r the other liver function markers normal? If that so and you were fasting then you might have Gilbert disease, a genetic disease which is benign and Bili goes up when the patient is fasting or under stress. If other liver markers are abnormal then more evaluation needed. ...Read more

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What is a normal erection for a 54 year old healthy man on 5mg lisinopril daily for slightly elevated bp.

What is a normal erection for a 54 year old healthy man on 5mg lisinopril daily for slightly elevated bp.

Please Clarify: I do not know what you mean by your question. A normal erection is an erection. One either has the ability to get and maintain an erection or one does not have this ability. ...Read more