Men and women each suffer a host of different bodily functions and issues. While women have to handle with menstruation, childbirth, hot flashes and menopause, men have their own variety of body problems. It is true that not all the embarrassing body problems listed below are exclusive to men, they are often more associated with men than their feminine counterparts.
Body odor is caused from bacteria that thrive in a moist, warm environment. Skin becomes a breeding ground for bacteria when sweaty, giving off an unpleasant body odor. Smelly foods such as garlic and onions may also be culprits. Taking a shower, wearing clean clothes, and using antiperspirants will rid you of most body odor.
Fungus Among Us
Jock itch (tinea cruris) is a fungal infection usually seen as a red, itchy rash in the groin area and inner thighs and athlete's foot (tinea pedis) a fungal infection that affects the feet and toes. Generally fungal infections occur after excessive sweating from hot weather or physical activity. Easily treated with over-the-counter antifungal creams or gels or foot powders for athletes foot; prevent recurrence by keeping the body clean and dry and wearing loose-fitting clothes or for the feet wear open shoes when possible, and use foot protection at the gym or in public showers.
An ingrown toenail occurs when the nail grows into the skin around it, particularly on the big toe. Symptoms may include pain, redness, swelling, and infection. Prevent ingrown toenails by avoiding cutting nails too short, using the proper nail clippers specifically for toenails, and wearing shoes that aren’t too snug.
Halitosis can be caused by smoking or eating strong-smelling foods, but generally by bacteria found in the mouth. Good oral hygiene which includes brushing teeth, flossing, and gargling with mouthwash can usually purge offending odors.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate, is a common problem for men as they age. The prostate is a gland found in men that surrounds the urethra. When it is enlarged it can cause health problems including the urge to urinate more often or frequent nighttime urination. Talk to your doctor about medications to help relieve symptoms.
Most men by age 40 nearly 40% have undergone some kind of sexual dysfunction including diminished libido, premature ejaculation, or the failure to have or sustain an erection. For many men this is a sporadic problem that may be abetted with a natural male enhancement pill. Men with serious health concerns like high blood pressure or heart disease should consult with their doctor.