A Man Undergoing Physical Therapy

Common Injuries and Tips to Heal Faster

Medically reviewed by Leann Poston M.D. on 9/25/20 Let’s face it – life can be rough sometimes.  Injuries happen to us all at one time or another.  Depending on your balance, coordination, overall health, level of activity, and sheer luck, you may be injured very infrequently, very frequently, or somewhere in between.  Whatever the case may be, it’s a safe bet that, sooner than you care to think, you’ll likely encounter at least a minor injury.  They can be simply a nuisance,...

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How Can You Get a Cellular Regeneration or Healing Boost?

Medically reviewed by Leann Poston M.D. on 9/28/20 Modern medicine has come a long way and done some amazing things.  However, being able to wave a magic doodad over a wound and have it instantly heal, or take a pill and bust out in muscles like certain superheroes still isn’t quite a reality.  That doesn’t mean there aren’t things you can do to improve your cellular regeneration and get a healing boost in your body.  This can be useful not only when you are looking to recover from or combat...

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A Man Clutches an Injured Muscle

Treatment Options for Ligament, Tendon, and Muscle Injuries

Medically reviewed by Leann Poston, M.D. on 9/18/20 Ligaments, tendons, and muscles do the lion’s share of the work of moving our bodies, day in and day out.  They absorb the strains that we throw at them, help us get from point A to point B, and provide a core element of our body’s strength.  Yet, they are often not well-understood by the average person.  All too often, the people who become most familiar with ligaments, tendons, and muscles, aside from medical professionals,...

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Woman Treating Wound

Why Wound Healing is Slower as You Age

Medically reviewed by Leann Poston, M.D. on 9/28/20 Have you ever noticed that, as you get older, you seem to heal more slowly?  Wounds seem like they stick around a lot longer, may bleed longer before they scab over, and are simply not as resilient as you were used to when you were younger.  A cut or scrape that once would have been gone in a few days may take weeks or months to disappear fully.  You’re not imaging things – wound healing is definitely slower the older you...

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Man Clutching His Gut

Managing Gut Health and Disorders

Medically reviewed by Leann Poston, M.D. on 9/28/20 In recent years, it has become more and more apparent that gut health is linked to overall physical health.  Though that may seem a bit paradoxical – how can the health of your gut microbiome and digestive system impact your overall physical health? – there have been countless scientific studies proving that is the case.  At the same time, it doesn’t require much of a stretch of the imagination to know that gut problems can impact...

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Why Older Men Often Need a Libido Boost

Medically reviewed by Leann Poston, M.D. on 9/28/20 There’s a common occurrence in men of middle or older age that doesn’t get talked about enough and is often associated with shame or embarrassment.  It can lead to decreased satisfaction in relationships and has even been known to break up marriages.  Usually, it has nothing to do with a man’s partner and everything to do with biology and aging.  And, unlike some of the problems associated with getting older, you CAN actually take steps and...

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The Problems with Testosterone Replacement Therapies

Medically reviewed by Leann Poston, M.D. on 9/28/20 As most men know, their primary sex hormone is called testosterone.  It’s responsible for sexual differentiation into a male during gestation and continues to play an important role throughout life.  Testosterone triggers male genital growth and development, as well as other bodily changes during puberty.  Throughout adult life, it is a critical component in male sex drive.  It also plays roles in energy levels, muscle...

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Why a Libido Boost Alone May Not Be Enough

Medically reviewed by Leann Poston, M.D. on 9/27/20 Many men face a decrease in their libido as they age.  This may be accompanied by erectile dysfunction and other sexual health-related issues or may exist seemingly on its own.  It’s not uncommon for men after their 30s to start losing their sex drive and start developing other sex-related problems.  This is typically the result of hormonal changes in the body, which affect a number of different systems and processes. Therefore, they seek...

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Cortisone injections are sometime used to teat shoulder bursitis.

Alternatives to Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Medically reviewed by Leann Poston, M.D. on 9/27/20 If you are an adult male, it’s normal as you get older to have less testosterone in your body.  The male sex hormone testosterone plays a critical role in, among other things, sexual desire and arousal.  Therefore, it’s not surprising that as men experience decreases in testosterone levels, one of the noticeable effects they experience is decreased sex drive and increased sexual function issues.  This can lead many men to seek out treatments...

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Comparison of Side Effects and Risks between Different Male Libido Treatments

Medically reviewed by Leann Poston, M.D. on 9/27/20 Today, there is a range of different male libido treatments and low testosterone treatments available on the market.  Most require a prescription, though some don’t.  Some are intended specifically to treat low testosterone or boost libido, whereas, for other treatments, it’s an off-label use.  We’ve covered many of these treatments in separate articles on our site – how they work, what they offer, and other considerations.  But, we thought...

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