Overweight men are more likely than normal weight to have low levels of the hormone
Losing weight may help overweight men with low testosterone to increase their hormone levels, new research has found.
Overweight men are more likely to have low testosterone levels, the study, involving nearly 900 middle-aged Irish men overweight and prediabetes. People with prediabetes have blood glucose levels abnormally high, but levels are still not high enough to be considered diabetes.
The men were assigned to one of three treatments. One group was told to eat a diet with less fat and calories and to make 150 minutes of exercise a week, a second group took metformin, a diabetes drug, and the third group took a placebo.
Among the men in the group of healthy lifestyle, the rate of low testosterone levels decreased from 20 to 11 percent after one year. The low testosterone level did not change in the group of diabetes drug or the placebo. Read more …
The bean-shaped kidneys lie on either side of the lumbar spine, behind the abdominal cavity. You are responsible for the body of vital organs that filter pollutants from the blood and form the urine. They also produce hormones which control our acid-base balance. It is therefore important to protect them.
The functions of the kidney
The primary role of the kidney is the filtration of small molecular weight substances from the blood, the elimination of the health of the body is necessary. The filter function of the kidney is met by the renal corpuscles (glomeruli). These are little balls of hair-thin blood vessels. The walls of these blood vessels (capillaries) are of the basement membrane – a fine membrane, which surrounds the capillaries – coated, which represents the actual filter barrier. It is like a fine network through which small molecules such as Read more …
Warming at room temperature
Insulin is not degassed in the manufacturing process for the filling. This causes that may form during a rapid warming air bubbles in the vial. The only remedy, before using the bottle of insulin at least 24 hours in a warm place (like for bathrooms) store. The insulin must be warmed slowly and quietly in the direction of the body temperature of 37 ° C can. Tricks such as rubbing and rolling in your hand or wearing the insulin bottle in the pocket or on a body does not help. The insulin is here shaking too much, which promotes more air bubbles. Unopened bottles of insulin should not be put in the refrigerator, otherwise air bubbles may also occur. This is not even necessary, because insulin is begun about one month at room temperature can be kept.
The next step involves the insulin offer possible air bubbles in the reservoir of insulin injections and appropriate raise. For the manufacturer to get dressed. All have in common: the insulin vial is turned upside down, so do not get potential air bubbles into the syringe. And the insulin must be raised slowly. For Accu-Chek 3.15 vial system recommended by the manufacturer Roche to stick with your thumb, the Aufziehstange to release any excess pressure in the insulin bottle slowly. Medtronic suggests that the reservoir of insulin paradigm maximum at the maximum specified amount of insulin must be filled. From overfilling the piston can slide completely out of the reservoir body or it can prevent air bubbles. Ampoules should generally not be pre-loaded and stored, but only briefly before being placed in the insulin pump. Read more …
There is no fixed age limit for organ donation. The main criterion is the condition of the organs. Even senior citizens can save other people after their death their organs or tissues, nor life. The question of whether an organ can be transplanted, medical tests to decide after the death of the donor – and ultimately the physician, the transplanted organs. Acute cancer or a positive HIV diagnosis of the donor are excluded factors. In the case of other diseases, the doctors decide.
Before organs can be removed for transplantation, two basic conditions must be met: The death of the donor must have been determined in accordance with the guidelines of the Federal Medical Council (brain death diagnosis). Second, for the removal of consent are present, either in the form of a written consent of the deceased (donor card) or through the acceptance of a deceased person or to certain family members. Currently, nine out of ten will have to decide on the brain-dead relatives.
The most important questions for donors and recipients
In Germany there is a lack of donor organs. The planned attack on the revision of the donation is to eliminate the deficit. But that potential donors refuse out of fear for their lives.
Around 12 000 people are waiting for a donor organ in Germany – many of them in vain. Main reason is that in this country come to one million inhabitants only 14.9 donors. 2011 1200 people were taken after her death 3917 institutions – the donor was 7.4 percent less than last year. International is the Federal Republic to the lower third. Read more …
What do the abbreviations
The measured cholesterol in the blood (“total cholesterol”) is made up of different factions. Essentially these are LDL and HDL cholesterol. Generally increases the total cholesterol levels with age. Young women tend to have lower values ??than young men. With age, this difference evens out. Older women have on average even slightly higher values ??than older men.
The designations of HDL and LDL are derived from the chemical determination of possibility: High-density lipoprotein and low-density lipoprotein are fat-protein compounds (lipoproteins), which have high or low chemical density. These compounds transport cholesterol from the liver to different tissues or from there back to the liver. Read more …
Atopic dermatitis is a skin disorder, the exact causes are still not clear for this disease. Eczema is not curable but the symptoms can be alleviated through specific measures:
First Pay attention to personal hygiene: basic therapy
In atopic dermatitis there is a metabolic disorder of the skin, where it lacks an enzymatic defect in the natural barrier of omega-6 fatty acids (linoleic acid). Concerned should pay attention to a possible regular personal care, are added to the external application by the body moisture. The daily skin care should be as natural as brushing your teeth.
Second Special care for skin infections
During an acute attack may also strengthen drugs like cortisone, medication should be used. However, this should be a permanent condition, not to damage the skin. Read more …
Almost everyone at some point the question arises: Do I want a family or not? Anyone who decides, after years of contraception, must often find that it does not work with the kids right away – while it seems so obvious to get pregnant.
What many do not: An egg to fertilize only capable of 24 hours, the sperm of a man to survive more than three days in the uterus and the fallopian tube. Therefore, a woman is only fertile for two to five days a month. This results in a narrow time window within which a pregnancy is even possible. It begins 48 hours before ovulation and ends the day after.
The optimal time for sexual intercourse with children is desired, therefore, around ovulation. However, hardly any woman knows the exact date on which this occurs. In purely statistical terms, it is sufficient if a couple wants to have a child who is sleeping with each other every three days. Then it hit recalculate the fertile days without. The chances of success for a child, but can help with the “natural family planning” increase significantly. Read more …