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5 Key Changes To Improve Men’s Health

Men are not immune to some of the health risks shared by women such as osteoporosis and oestrogen dominance and hormone balance is important for them too.

AnnA Rushton

Men traditionally do not take good care of their health, but it can help to know just what help you can offer if they are suffering from typical health problems such as prostate, low testosterone and osteoporosis. These conditions can be hormone linked and there some simple tips that can help.

If you want to help and inspire to inspires someone to make small, healthy lifestyle changes that will have a big impact on their lives then these are the areas to be looking at.

5 key changes to improve health:

1  Nutrition – healthy Mediterranean style diet with plenty of fish, fruit and vegetables and reduced salt, sugar and processed foods

2  Activity – exercise on a regular basis such as golf, walking, swimming or anything enjoyable

3  Sleep – prostate can cause night time trips to the bathroom and so disturb sleep so get that checked

4  Mental Health – stress affects most of our bodily functions so try meditation, yoga or tai chi

5   Smoking/Drinking – both depress the immune system and smoking in particular has health risks

These areas can all see small improvements as in the general advice above and these health facts may encourage  you to leave this and the related articles below each item in plain sight! For more specific information on the main health concerns see below.

Prostate problems and cancer

Prostate problems do occur regularly with ageing and although women regularly check for signs of breast cancer, not many men do the same for prostate. It is important to do so as many cases of prostate cancer are discovered during routine blood work that reveals an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level – a possible indicator of prostate cancer.  Although no clinical trials have been done, there are anecdotal patient reports of improvement by supplementing with bioidentical progesterone.

These are symptoms that need checking with a doctor:

1   Frequent urges to urinate, especially at night

2. Difficulty starting urination or holding it back

3. Weak or interrupted urinary flow

4. Painful or burning urination

5. Erectile dysfunction

6. Painful ejaculation

7. Blood in urine or semen

8. Recurrent, persistent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips or upper thighs

<">Natural Help For Prostate Problems”>Estrogen Now May Play Key Role in Development of Prostate Cancer

Libido and function

A healthy sex life has many benefits both physical and psychological and again this can be affected by oestrogen dominance and/or low testosterone levels.  Being aware of that in the diet, plus stress and health conditions such as diabetes can certainly affect desire and performance so regular health checks are a must. As progesterone is a precursor for testosterone in the body it may be helpful to consider as a supplement.”>Fifty Shades of Low Testosterone


This is not diagnosed often enough in men as there is a common misconception that they don’t suffer from it. Broken bones are often treated in isolation, but if also combined with oestrogen dominance it may lead to osteoporosis and it is sensible to get this checked with a bone scan if it has occurred more frequently or close together. Progesterone is essential for bone building and if too much oestrogen is present this will prolong the life of old bone, making it easier to break, but also delay the building of new, strong, bone.”>Men’s 4 New Risk Factors For Osteoporosis

Oestrogen dominance

The rise of ‘man boobs’ may be amusing, and unfortunately it is being seen more often in teenage boys as well as adult males, but it hides a serious problem. Men are being affected by the  amount of oestrogen in the food chain and xenoestrogens in the environment. We know that oestrogen has a role to play in cancer development so reducing any oestrogen component will be helpful – one way is to switch to organic meat but also to reduce the meat intake to only 2-3 times a week can reduce the oestrogen load.

Can Men Be Oestrogen Dominant?

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