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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common lung diseases. It generally defines the conditions which consist of regular difficulty in expelling or exhaling air from the lungs. There are two major forms of COPD: chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Chronic bronchitis consists of a long term cough with mucus. Emphysema is a gradual destruction of the lungs. Most people who have COPD have a combination of these forms because smoking is a major cause of both of them.
The most common symptoms of COPD are a cough with mucus, shortness of breath (dyspnoea) which gets more severe with any mild activity, fatigue, frequently respiratory infections such as colds and influenza, and wheezing. The symptoms of COPD usually develop slowly. This makes it difficult for people to know if they are sick. If people do notice symptoms, they may simply take measures to make their breathing easier, such as taking the elevator instead of the stairs.
For severe forms of COPD, people may experience swelling in their ankles, feet or legs. They may also develop a bluish lip colour due to their low COPD oxygen levels. Other symptoms that sometimes occur in severe forms include weight loss and lower muscle endurance. Weight loss can occur with COPD because of the extra amount of energy that is required for breathing. Additionally, people may develop pulmonary hypertension because the heart muscle is pumping with higher force and pressure to maintain regular blood flow. Some severe forms also result in coughing up blood (haemoptysis), due to the damage of the airways’ inner lining and blood vessels. It is important for people to consult their doctors if they have haemoptysis because sometimes this can be a sign of lung cancer. Read the rest of this entry »
Men are considered to have a high sex drive and it seems quite uncommon to find them suffering from problems of low sex drive. Contrary to the popular belief, issues of low male libido are more common in men than it is expected to be. There can be numerous causes of low male libido and medical experts categorize them in three broad subsets; namely, medical, emotional and environmental.
Reasons for Low Male Libido
Sexual well being is dependent on healthy state of mind, body and intimate relationship with your partner. Impairment in any of these factors can severely interfere with sexual health.
One of the most common medical issue that men over 40 years of age encounter is that of low testosterone levels. While aging can lead to a drop in normal testosterone levels in men (male menopause), various genetic and medical factors can cause decrease in testosterone levels in young men. Since testosterone plays a major role in imparting sexual characteristics, a decrease in it can lead to other health complications. All this can lead to loss of interest in sex. Testosterone replacement therapy is considered a good option for curing this problem. However, only after proper diagnosis, a medical practitioner can suggest the option for testosterone therapy for men. Some other medical conditions that can interfere with libido in men are erectile dysfunction, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, neurological disorders, anemia, chronic pain and cardiovascular disease. Even intense backache or abdominal pain can very often kill the interest to have sexual intercourse.
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