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Men’s Health

Men often neglect their health and well-being due to a lack of awareness, poor health education, or behaviour patterns in their work and personal lives. Men have a reputation for avoiding the doctor, especially when the visit may involve sensitive issues. However, regualr check-ups are a must. They can help screen for diseases that may have no obvious symptoms in their early stages – such as prostate or testicular cancer. Here are some common health concers men should pay more aattention to.

Prostatitis is the term used to inflammation of the prostate gland. A farly common condition, it can be difficult to diagnose. Symptoms include:

  • an urgent need to urinate
  • pain or burning when urinating
  • pelvic, groin, or lower back pain

Potstate enlargement is a common problem in middle-aged and older men. An enlarged prostate can press against the tube to the bladder(urethra) and interfere with the flow of urine. While not all men with an enlarged prostate have symptoms, some experience the following:

  • feeling and urgent need to urinate
  • difficulty starting urination
  • need to urinate frequently
  • a weak urine stream
  • dribbling at the end of urination

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in Canadian men. A man’s chances of developing this type of cancer increase with age, especially from age 50 on. Prostate cancer doesn’t usually produce any signs or symptoms in its early stages when treatment is most successful, so medical check-ps are vital. When symptoms are present, they may include:

  • painful urination
  • difficulty urinating
  • pain in the pelvic area that lasts several weeks or more
  • loss of appetite or unexplained weight loss
  • needing to urinate more often, especially at night
  • blood in the urine or semen

Erectile dysfunction is the repeated inability to abtain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. This is a very common condition, and there are a number of highly effective treatments.

 

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Fitbit zip wireless activity tracker

I bought one Fitbit Ultra to my wife. She is using it all day and night.

I feel it is great tool. So I ordered one more Fitbit gardget for myself. It is called Fitbit Zip. It is a wireless activity Tracker. Comparing with Fitibit Ultra, Zip can track steps, distance, and calories burned only.

Fitbit Zip can not track Stairs Climebd or sleeping. For me, it is enough. I just want to know how many steps every day.

fitbit-zip-in-box

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How to eat on a budget with diabet

You don’t have to spend a lot of money if you have diabetes. Once you have met with a Dietitian or Certified Diabetes Educator and developed a meal plan to fit your lifestyle, the plan can fit any budget. Everyone can benefit from this healthy way of eating, and there’s no need for special foods or individual meals. Here are some very important tips to help maximize nutritional value and minimize the hit on your grocery bill:

Know your budget and stick to it

Have a weekly menu that fits your plan and make a shopping list. Shop on a full stomach. 🙂
It will help you stick to your list. Use coupons only for items you are sure to use and be aware – end-of-aisle displays are not always bargains.

Buy in season and on sale

Fruit and veggies in season are cheaper. Freeze your own of buy frozen vegetables and fruits, they are often less expensive. yet their flavour and nutrients are as good as fresh.

Save on milk

Using skim milk powder or evaporated milk reconstituted in recipes that call for milk. Powered milk is cheaper and doesn’t need refrigeration. Freeze bags of milk for up to six weeks. Buy cheese in blocks and grate it yourself.

Buy in bulk

It is often cheaper – whole grains, dried beans and lentils, mil in bags, skim milk powder and yogurt in large tubs rather than cups. Buy a whole chicken rather than pieces. Cook in bulk an dfreeze in serving sizes.

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Melanoma escalates

The topic is from Canadian Health & Lifestyle, summer edition.
Based on the Dr. Marla, the most worrisome of all skin cancers, melanoma has escalated an one in 7 people risk a non-melanoma skin cancer during their lifetime. According to recent statistics, the 7th most common cancer in Canada will account for 5,600 new cases of melanoma this year, impacting 3,100 men and 2,500 women.
It is clear, males are higher risk than females.But the recent numbers show that young women has double speed increase of melanoma than young men. The one of the biggest culprits for it is a lot of women using indoor tanning beds when they are 20s and 30s.

People who frequently use indoor tanning beds are 74% more likely to develop melanoma.

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