There is no conclusive evidence that men can prevent prostate cancer but a lot of research is being done to look at diet and physical activity as well as supplementation (for example, with vitamins). The most important thing you can do is yearly screening with a PSA test and DRE after age 50; because although we may not know the most effective ways to prevent prostate cancer now, we know that early detection is key...
For people who have heart disease, have suffered a heart attack or who have an implantable heart device, resuming sexual activity can be concerning. Is sex safe, or will it increase the risk of complications or death? At a recent Sunnybrook Speaker Series event, cardiologist Dr. David Newman examined the topic and offered some sound guidance.
Men, it is our week to wake up! We are unhealthy, we have been denying it, and putting it off. Now is the time to stop, take notice, and make changes. There was a study commissioned by the Canadian Men's Health Foundation to understand the economic impact of poor health choices among Canadian men. If these numbers do not fill you with a deep desire to make some changes, I do not know what will.
It's a wonderful day to celebrate trans folks. With that said, I think it's very important that this start a conversation around differing narratives of trans lives and how Caitlyn's story, although wonderful and to be celebrated, is one of privilege. Privilege, that unfortunately 99.9 per cent of the trans community does not have access to.
How many of you are aware of what you do when you sleep? Do your partners tell you that you snore or stop breathing? Snoring and sleep apnea are types of sleep disturbances that prevent a sufficient amount of oxygen to the brain and can result in chronic fatigue, depression, irritability, and daytime sleepiness.
While I'm all for enjoying the celebrations of life, too much of these things can increase our susceptibility to illness and wear our us down. Fortunately, there a number of ways to support your system so you can enjoy the festivities while staying healthy this year. Below are my top five supplements for men to take through the holiday season this year.
Men, just remember that a vasectomy won't stop you from pitching a tent. It simply means that when the volcano erupts, the lava won't flow and the villagers won't have to run for their lives. Why not man up and undergo a routine procedure that you won't even feel or remember, one that's along the lines of your circumcision (if you had one, and if you didn't, then along the lines of your first routine infant vaccination)?