Sunday, 24 March 2013

6 ways to Boost Low Testosterone Level Naturally

Testosterone is a male steroid hormone, it is necessary for development and maintenance of various masculine characters. In addition Testosterone is essential for health and well being as well as prevention of osteoporosis. Testosterone level starts declining after 30 years of age, which results in symptoms such as decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, depressed mood, and difficulties with concentration and memory. So you must know how to maintain adequate level of this crucial hormone.

To maintain a healthy level of Testosterone you should :-

Get Enough Sleep.

Poor sleep is the most important factor. A lack of sleep affects a variety of hormones and chemicals in your body. This can have a harmful impact on your testosterone. Sleep for seven to eight hours per night, avoid late-night TV and other harmful habits.

Maintain Healthy Weight.

Men who are overweight or obese often have low testosterone levels. Losing the extra weight can help bring testosterone back up. Likewise, for men who are underweight, getting your weight up to a healthy level can also have a positive effect on the hormone levels.

Exercise is must.

Testosterone adapts to your body's needs. If you spend most of your time lying on the couch, your brain gets the message that you don't need as much to bolster your muscles and bones, but when you are physically active, your brain sends out the signal for more production of the hormone. But remember too much endurance can actually lower your testosterone levels.

Take Control of Your Stress.

If you're under constant stress, your body will release out the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol is antagonist of testosterone, so the testosterone level will drop. So, controlling your stress is important for keeping up your testosterone. Yoga, Music and Meditation are pretty helpful in relieving stress. Try out any of these.

Review Your Medications.

Some medicines can cause a drop in your testosterone level. These drugs include-

Opioid drugs such as fentanyl, MS Contin, and OxyContin.
Glucocorticoid drugs such as prednisons.
Anabolic steroids used for building muscles and improving athletic performance.

You shouldn’t stop taking any of your medications. If you're concerned about your testosterone level, discuss your medications with your doctor to make sure they're not the problem and to make adjustments to your treatment if needed.

No need of Testosterone Supplements.

Finally, although you're likely to encounter online ads for testosterone-boosting supplements, you aren't likely to find any that will do much good. Your body naturally makes a hormone called DHEA that it can convert to testosterone. DHEA is also available in supplement form. But they will do little to actually raise your testosterone.           

Friday, 1 March 2013

Everything you should know about Beta Blocker

Beta blockers (β-blockers) are a class of drug which target the beta receptor present on the cells of the heart muscles, smooth muscles, airways, arteries, kidneys, and other tissues that are part of the sympathetic nervous system and lead to stress responses, especially when they are stimulated by epinephrine (adrenaline). Beta blockers interfere with the binding to the receptor of epinephrine and other stress hormones, and weaken the effects of stress hormones.
They are particularly used for the management of cardiac arrhythmias, protecting the heart from a second heart attack (myocardial infarction) after a first heart attack (secondary prevention), and hypertension.
In 1962, Sir James W. Black found the first clinically significant beta blockers—propranolol and pronethalol; it revolutionized the medical management of angina pectoris and is considered by many to be one of the most important contributions to clinical medicine and pharmacology of the 20th century.
Beta blockers block the action of endogenous catecholamines epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine (noradrenaline) in particular, on β-adrenergic receptors, part of the sympathetic nervous system which mediates the fight-or-flight response. Three types of beta receptors are known, designated β1, β2 and β3 receptors.
β1-adrenergic receptors are located mainly in the heart and in the kidneys. β2-adrenergic receptors are located mainly in the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, liver, uterus, vascular smooth muscle, and skeletal muscle. β3-adrenergic receptors are located in fat cells.


Canine Catching Disorder

Like Human Beings Dogs also have something like OCD, which is known as ‘Canine Catching Disorder’.
Do you have a Dog?
Does he tries to catch or bite his tail?
If yes, how frequently?
May be your Dog is suffering from this disorder. Other symptoms of this disorder include recurrently chasing light or shadow.
Interestingly, like in Human OCD vitamin and mineral supplements are also beneficial for Canine Catching Disorder. Dogs feeded with these supplement chased their tail less frequently.
About 2% Dogs have this disorder. Most of them develop it before reaching sexual maturity.
If your Puppy or Dog is also suffering from this disorder then feed him well, provide national supplements if needed and don’t stimulate his obsession like if he is obsessed with some torch light, avoid it.