19 Jun
2021

Male Call: 6 symptoms men should never ignore

first_imgFrom Florida Hospital Apopka Please enter your comment! On average, men go to their doctor half as often as women.It’s true. Men are notorious for putting off doctor visits. Many think they’re invincible or can’t be bothered. And others only seek medical attention when they’re at death’s door — or when their wives, sisters, mothers, daughters or friends prod them into going. A 2007 Harris Interactive poll revealed that 92 percent of men waited days before seeing a doctor in case the problem got better on its own.While every symptom may not warrant a doctor’s visit, some seemingly minor signs shouldn’t be ignored. Below are six danger signs that physicians at Florida Hospital say you can help him watch out for: SYMPTOM #1: CONSTIPATIONAfter 50, constipation worsens in men and women, says Charlene LePane, DO, gastroenterologist. Changes in diet, less exercise, medications, certain diseases, or bed rest after an accident or illness are typical culprits.Over-the-counter remedies may work for occasional constipation. However, frequent constipation could signal a tumor in the lower bowel that’s blocking waste from exiting the body.Any change in bowel habits (constipation or diarrhea) that lasts two weeks or more should be evaluated. Both can signal colorectal cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in men. Also, pay attention to bloody or narrow stools, unexplained weight loss or fatigue, cramping and bloating.“Colorectal cancer symptoms often don’t appear until the cancer is well advanced, and sometimes that can be too late,” says Dr. LePane. So see a doctor right away if you have any of the above. SYMPTOM #2: SHORTNESS OF BREATHShortness of breath can mean a number of things. It can signal a heart attack or congestive heart failure. Or, it could mean a lung disease such as lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma or pulmonary hypertension.“Many of these are caused by smoking,” says Jorge Guerrero, MD, pulmonologist. “Secondhand smoke, chemical fumes, air pollution and dust can be factors as well.”Symptoms shouldn’t be ignored because all these conditions worsen over time, adds Dr. Guerrero. If caught early, treatments may prevent diseases from progressing.SYMPTOM #3: TROUBLE URINATINGPain when urinating usually means a urinary tract infection for women. In men, it signals an enlarged prostate gland or prostate cancer.“Most men are going to have to deal with an enlarged prostate at some point in their lives,” says Stephen Dobkin, MD, urologist.Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate, may be caused by hormone changes in aging men.“Fifty percent of men in their 60s and as many as 90 percent in their 70s have it,” says Dr. Dobkin.But painful urination can be a sign of a more serious problem: prostate cancer, which affects one in six men, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.His risk increases if he’s over 50, overweight, doesn’t exercise, is African-American, or has one or more first-degree relatives (father, brother, son) with a history of the disease.Early stages of prostate cancer often have no symptoms, so routine screening for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels is important. Trouble urinating, weak urine stream, blood in urine or semen, pelvic pain or discomfort, and frequent urinary tract infections are all symptoms of prostate cancer and BPH.SYMPTOM #4: HEAVY ACHE THAT DISAPPEARS QUICKLYIs it indigestion or a heart attack? “Even if it’s short in duration, it can be a sign of something serious,” says Linus Wodi, MD, cardiologist.A blood clot may have lodged in a narrowed section of a coronary artery, completely cutting off the flow of blood to one section of the heart. If you experience chest pain, shortness of breath, severe lightheadedness or sudden pain in the shoulders or arms, call 9-1-1!About 50 percent of deaths from heart attacks occur within three hours of the first symptoms. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in men.SYMPTOM #5: DAYTIME SLEEPINESSFalling asleep during the day — at the movies or in front of the TV — can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, where the airway narrows or is blocked during sleep, cutting off breathing and disrupting slumber five to 30 times an hour.“We all have a night here and there when we don’t sleep well. But if the fatigue doesn’t go away, obstructive sleep apnea can cause an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks, stroke, and diabetes,” says J. Scott Magnuson, MD, otolaryngologist. And it can increase the risk of arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats, and even heart failure.Common in overweight men and heavy snorers, the condition can be treated with breathing devices such as a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure), an apparatus that you wear at night to keep airways open and TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS), a minimally invasive procedure where surgeons remove obstructive tissue at the base of the tongue.SYMPTOM #6: A PAIN IN THE SIDEAny pain between the ribs and your hips could be a symptom of appendicitis, pancreatitis or an inflamed gallbladder. In all three cases, the cause is the same: Something has blocked up the organ in question, resulting in a potentially fatal infection.If the pain is in your lower right abdomen and your white-blood-cell count is up, says Juan Omaña, MD, general surgeon, it’s probably appendicitis. Pain in the upper abdomen with high white blood cells usually means an inflamed gallbladder.And if it hurts below your breastbone and certain enzymes in the blood are elevated, then pancreatitis is most likely the culprit. The pancreas stays, but a gallstone may be blocking things up. If so, the stone and the gallbladder may have to come out. These symptoms are true for women as well. The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here TAGSFlorida Hospital – Apopka Previous articleThe fight against poverty begins with “Me, Myself, and I”Next articleOrange County remembers fallen soldiers, officers Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! 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2 May
2021

Buddy Baseball begins May 4

first_imgThe Division of Recreation Special Needs Baseball League,  “Buddy Baseball,” is set to open up its fifth season on May 4. Buddy Baseball has been an amazing success and we have a lot planned for opening day – a “kick-off” breakfast for all the players and families, followed by our parade, opening ceremonies on the field and then the games.  The “kick-off” breakfast will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Bayonne Museum located, 229 Broadway, the corner of 9th Street. After breakfast, we will then march from 9th Street to 11th Street on Broadway and make the turn up 11th Street to the field. We will then have our opening ceremony followed by three games.We are very excited for this upcoming season. With over seventy-five children and six teams, it will be a great experience for everyone.last_img read more

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2 Mar
2021

Sunsquabi Drops New Single, “Deluxe,” From New Album Due Out Friday

first_imgColorado-based trio SunSquabi is on the precipice of releasing their sophomore album, Deluxe, which comes out on Friday, April 7th via GRiZ’s All Good Records. The trio is known for their fusion of live instrumentation and electronic music in a live setting, and their latest album captures their unique sound. To get us all stoked on Deluxe, Sunsquabi just released a final single from the album, the title track “Deluxe,” which joins three other tracks that have been released off the project in recent months: “Pygmy Up ” featuring Russ Liquid, “Cinnamon” featuring Late Night Radio, and “Dexter.”You can listen to this new single from SunSquabi below. Check out their website to cop the new album when it drops and to peep the group’s upcoming tour dates. East coast fans who like what they hear coming from SunSquabi have cause to be stoked. Colorado is coming to New York, with SunSquabi just announcing a show at American Beauty in NYC on Saturday, April 29th, along with other hot up-and-comers Late Night Radio and Maddy O’Neal. There is a good reason that these acts are packing out venues all over The Rockies on a regular basis, and it’s an opportunity for those in the Northeast to bear witness (purchase tickets here).last_img read more

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24 Sep
2020

2017 Decatur County 4-H Fair Dairy results

first_imgJunior Class – Holstein Junior Calf:1st – Kenzie Krieger2nd – Elizabeth NobbeMilking Shorthorn Junior Calf:1st – Austin CrosbyHolstein Fall Senior Calf:1st – Kenzie Krieger2nd – Wade Schutte3rd – Ella KunzJersey Summer Jr. Yearling:1st – Kenzie KriegerHolstein Summer Jr. Yearling:1st – Ryan CrosbyJersey Junior Yearling:1st – Kenzie KriegerHolstein Junior Yearling:1st – Elizabeth NobbeHolstein Intermediate Yearling:1st – Kenzie Krieger2nd – Stephanie Nobbe3rd – Zoe Meer4th – Briar Meer OVERALL GRAND CHAMPION – Kenzie Krieger – Jersey 3-year Old CowOVERALL RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Nathan Nobbe – Holstein 5-year & Older Cow Page 2 – Dairy Results Holstein Junior 2-year Old Cow:1st – Austin Crosby2nd – Nick Nobbe SHOWMANSHIP JUNIOR CHAMPION – Kenzie Krieger – Holstein Intermediate YearlingJUNIOR RESERVE CHAMPION – Ryan Crosby – Holstein Summer Jr. Yearling Holstein 3-year Old Cow:1st – Nick Nobbe JUNIOR CLASS Greensburg, In. — 2017 Decatur County 4-h Fair Dairy results. 2017 4-H DAIRY SHOW RESULTS Holstein 2-year Old Cow:1st – Kenzie Krieger2nd – Nathan Nobbecenter_img Beginner Showmanship:1st – Ella Kunz2nd – Wade SchutteIntermediate Showmanship:1st – Ella Kunz (moved up from Beginner)Senior Showmanship:1st – Ryan Crosby2nd – Cole FuelExpert Showmanship:1st – Austin Crosby2nd – Kenzie Krieger Holstein 5-year & Older Cow1st – Nathan Nobbe Holstein 4-year Old Cow:1st – Stephanie Nobbe Jersey 3-year Old Cow:1st – Kenzie Krieger SENIOR CHAMPION – Kenzie Krieger  – Jersey 3-year Old CowRESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION – Nathan Nobbe – Holstein 5-year & Older Cow Milking Shorthorn 2-year Old Cow:1st – Ryan Crosby SENIOR CLASS *10-Year Member – Nathan Nobbelast_img read more

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19 Sep
2020

Ramlakhan tops senior field, Dundas leads juniors at Precision Pistol Shoot

first_imgJOSHUA Ramlakhan improved his second-place position in the previous competition as he shot his way to the top spot when the Smallbore Section of the Guyana National Rifle Association (GuyanaNRA) held its second .22 Precision Pistol Shoot for the year at the Tactical Services Unit Range last Saturday.Attracting another large turnout of shooters, the seniors competed at the 7-, 10- and 15-metre distances while the juniors tested each other at 5, 7 and 10 metres.Ramlakhan edged out Azaad Hassan for the top spot by a single point, 214 to 213 with the third place going to Randy Sarjoo who amassed 211 points.Dundas took the junior category with 208 points ahead of Clayton Charles who managed 202 with the third place taken by Randy Barnwell one point back on 201. Barnwell had ended second in the previous competition.last_img read more

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16 Sep
2020

Making waves: New swimming coach Yuri Suguiyama already has championship aspirations

first_imgEvery dominant athletic program begins somewhere — pieces of a puzzle that came together somehow to create a dynasty. What is it that flips the switch? What makes a team turn the corner and become unstoppable?The University of Wisconsin women’s swimming team has never won a single Big Ten championship or NCAA title in school history. While the team has seen many amazing individual careers, they’ve never been able to put the pieces together and become a dominant force in the swim world.Other schools like Stanford, Georgia and Auburn hold five or more NCAA titles in women’s swimming alone. But this season for the women’s swim team may be the turning point we’ve all been waiting for.Former three time Pac-12 championship swim coach from the University of California Yuri Suguiyama has been named the new head coach for Wisconsin. After a mess of new coaching staffs for the past four years, it seems as if Badger Swimming has finally found what it’s been looking for in Suguiyama.Volleyball: Wisconsin comes off win against Illinois, heads to Iowa CityThe kills rained down on the Illinois defenders Wednesday night as Sophomore Dana Rettke went for a career-high 23 kills Read…“At the beginning of the year, we sat down as a staff and made a list of all of the characteristics and qualities of the best athletes we’ve worked with,” Suguiyama said. “Out of all of the most successful teams that I’ve been a part of, there’s been two dominant characteristics: one being trust and the other resilience.”Suguiyama’s positive outlook comes from this list of swimmers who he knew carried these traits — those of champions.UW senior Jess Unicomb has had undeniably one of the best swimming careers at Wisconsin over the past four years. Last year she qualified for three events in the NCAA championships — finishing in the top ten for both the 200 and 100 meter backstroke.Football: Zander Neuville suffers season ending injuryWisconsin Badgers tight end Zander Neuville is likely to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a serious left Read…Unicomb has been a part of countless dominant relay squads in the Big Ten and has even more career awards under her belt. Coming from Australia, she had never thought of traveling to the United States to swim until she was recruited by the Badgers.“We’ve got a really great freshman class,” Unicomb said. “I am excited to leave the team in a better place than when I joined it and I’m jealous of the freshman that they get four years of this coaching staff. They’re awesome.”Eleven freshmen will get that opportunity to work closely with Suguiyama, a group the head coach helped recruit.When asked about her expectations for the future of Badger swimming Unicomb expressed her utmost optimism.“I truly believe this group could win a Big Ten championship and, hopefully, a national one,” Unicomb said. “I have no doubt in my mind that they will reach great things.”Women’s soccer: Wisconsin finishes home stand with draws versus Rutgers, MarylandThe No. 22 University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team (8-2-3, 2-1-3 Big Ten) tied both Rutgers (7-1-4, 3-0-2 Big Ten) Read…For these goals to be met, Wisconsin will rely heavily on their star swimmer, Beata Nelson.Nelson, a junior, has been in the swimming spotlight her entire career. In high school, she was a 12-time state champion and received multiple offers from across the nation.In fact, she never thought she would end up a Badger. But after an unofficial home visit, Nelson was left convinced that Madison was the way to go.With plans for a new pool and facilities at the now under construction Nicholas Recreation Center and a solid team of hardworking individuals she grew up watching, Nelson couldn’t see herself anywhere else.In her freshman year, Nelson was a four-time Big Ten freshman of the week and appeared at both the Big Ten and NCAA championships. By her sophomore season, she qualified for the NCAA championship in three individual events, medaling in two.All eyes had turned on Nelson rapidly, but what did she believe was going to make this program great?“Toughness,” Nelson said. “We are some of the toughest people I’ve ever been around.”Nelson explained that with all the great experiences she has had as a Badger she has no regrets in choosing Wisconsin.Cross Country: Badger men’s, women’s teams impress at Nuttycombe InvitationalThe University of Wisconsin men’s and women’s cross country teams enjoyed successful finishes to Friday’s Nuttycombe Invitational. The event took Read…In just her junior year, Nelson has already raised the expectations for women’s swimming to a completely new level. She has set a high bar with the program but she believes in her freshman class.Though unable to name one single person who will take over the team, Nelson believes that they, along with the new coaching staff, will be exceptional in the years to come.“There is nowhere but up that this program will go,” Nelson said. “This team has the mentality and the work ethic to make anything happen.”Both Nelson and Unicomb have extremely high expectations for not only this season but seasons to come. According to them, all the pieces of the puzzle are there, they just need to be put together. With an exceptional new coaching staff, brand new pool, and solid incoming class of swimmers, what will stop this Badger powerhouse from rising to the top?last_img read more

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28 Aug
2020

Senegal considers activating Diouf

first_imgFormer Senegal international El Hadj Diouf may return to the outfit for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying return leg if ongoing negotiations between the football federation (FSF) and the team’s technical staff come to fruition.Following the Teranga Lions’ 4-2 loss in Abidjan against Ivory Coast on September 8, the FSF president Augustin Senghor gave newly confirmed coach Joseph Koto carte blanche to summon all former players willing to play for the team ahead of the next match day set for October 12.The former Liverpool striker who currently plays for Leeds has shown interest for a comeback but a five-year suspension he is currently facing poses a major hindrance.Coach Koto has opened talks with the FSF officials to lift the ban imposed on the two-time African footballer of the year in 2010 for a media outburst against members of the football federation, according to reports.Koto says his team suffered such a loss due to lack of experience to conserve their advantage after taking the lead twice against the hosts.Senegal former captain Mamadou Niang is also among the old hands the coach intends to bring on board to help his side to a decisive win in Dakar next month. It is yet unclear if the FA will lift the ban on Diouf, but sources close to the talks have told Senegal news agency, APS, that many officials see it as a sacrifice to help the team book a place for next year’s showpiece.last_img read more

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