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Tumor Markers

2018-12-03T09:22:26+00:00

We use tumor markers to detect the presence of certain types of cancer in the body, and to monitor the progress of cancer treatment. Tumor markers are substances found in the blood, body fluids, or tissues that are produced by cancer cells. If a certain tumor marker is found in the body, it can indicate that the cancer is still present and ongoing treatment may still be recommended. Specifically, we can use this test (in conjunction with other tests) to monitor the success of a current therapy, evaluate the need for surgical intervention, or assess the development of recurrence. Common tumor [...]

Tumor Markers 2018-12-03T09:22:26+00:00

Fertility Tests

2018-12-03T09:18:57+00:00

Before the Fertility Test: Medical history and physical examination Before ordering fertility tests, your doctor will take the sexual medical history of both partners. You will need to describe your menstrual cycle, fitness regime, sexual practices, history of birth control, discuss any sexually transmitted diseases you have had in the past, your use of both legitimate and street drugs and caffeine, alcohol and tobacco. Here are types of Test that you can take! 1.     Fertility Test: Semen Analysis (also called sperm count) 2.     Fertility test: Hormone levels 3.     Fertility Test: Pelvic ultrasounds 4.     Fertility Test: Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) 5.     Fertility Test: Hysterosonogram [...]

Fertility Tests 2018-12-03T09:18:57+00:00

Time to give the dreaded digital rectal examination the finger

2016-09-15T11:34:55+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] An evidence review and screening trial found that in most cases, it is time to abandon the digital rectal exam (DRE) if a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test is done. ‘When PSA testing is used, the DRE rarely assists in diagnosing significant disease … [and] should be abandoned in common clinical practice,’ said study author Dr Ryan Terlecki of Wake Forest School of Medicine. The dreaded finger exam to check for prostate cancer used to be a mainstay of check-ups for older men. With its value now in question, some doctors [...]

Time to give the dreaded digital rectal examination the finger 2016-09-15T11:34:55+00:00

ABC’s For Managing Diabetes in Men

2016-06-19T11:03:00+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] The best way to prevent a diabetes diagnosis is to start living a healthier lifestyle, such as eating healthier food and going to the doctor to get checked for prediabetes or high blood pressure, which can lead to type 2 diabetes. people also can help themselves by staying physically active through walking, riding a bike, swimming, etc. The American Diabetes Association and the American College of Cardiology have teamed up to raise public awareness of the “ABCs of diabetes,” namely A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol. To have a good sense of your [...]

ABC’s For Managing Diabetes in Men 2016-06-19T11:03:00+00:00

Five Foods You Should Be Eating to Keep a Healthy Prostate (and five to avoid)

2016-06-19T10:35:11+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Given that the lifetime risk for Prostate Cancer in men in South Africa, is 1 in 27, according to the 2010 National Cancer Registry, any suggestions for long-term lifestyle changes that could improve a person's chances are urgently welcome. Men need to go for simple screening tests to detect Prostate Cancer. Screening results in early detection, enabling more effective treatment and a better chance of recovery. There are, however, some small steps that can be taken to help prevent the cancer – or to at least keep your prostate fit, healthy and [...]

Five Foods You Should Be Eating to Keep a Healthy Prostate (and five to avoid) 2016-06-19T10:35:11+00:00

6 Expert Tips to Overcome Mental Stress at Work

2016-06-19T09:44:57+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Everyone goes through high and low phases at work at some point of time or the other. But sometimes, work stress escalates to such a level that it tends to interfere with one's general well-being. This often affects the efficiency and productivity at work. Interpersonal relations are also likely to get troubled due to this. Some common issues faced at work include: Lack of job satisfaction, Monotonous nature of work: job is not interesting or challenging anymore Lack of autonomy at work Workplace politics Promotions and growth is not adequately satisfying, [...]

6 Expert Tips to Overcome Mental Stress at Work 2016-06-19T09:44:57+00:00

Low Testosterone Is A Common Men’s Health Concern

2016-06-18T11:56:33+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] This week marks the 23rd annual observance of Men’s Health Week. First designated in 1994 and observed the week leading up to and including Father’s Day, the focus of Men’s Health Week is to encourage men to get regular check-ups and seek medical advice to prevent health problems and promote early detection of diseases in men of all ages. Low testosterone, or low T, is a common worry for men as they grow older. Testosterone levels fluctuate during a man’s lifetime. Peaking during adolescence and early adulthood when males develop facial [...]

Low Testosterone Is A Common Men’s Health Concern 2016-06-18T11:56:33+00:00