10 Embarrassing Health Concerns for Men
Take a look at some issues of men that they don’t discuss with their doctors; even if they do, they are badly embarrassed by doing so.
Most men wait to visit their doctor until a blazing and acute health problem occurs or something noticeable on their body breaks, like their nose, or when an important organ fails to function properly, like their heart. Blame it on the macho pride or health care expense for men to keep avoiding the doctor’s clinic. Likewise, even if they do meet the doc, they are not always willing to ask questions because they are embarrassed by it. But remember, any abnormal symptoms could be indicating a chronic problem. Image Courtes: Getty
Yes, male pattern baldness is the most common form of hair loss in men; is hereditary, develops gradually, and gives you a bald spot on the crown of the scalp and causes thinning of hair at the temples. Although there is no cure for baldness, there are oral and topical drugs that promise to slow hair loss. Image Courtes: Getty
Most men experience difficult penile issues at one time or another which could be a result of poor diet, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, low testosterone levels and excessive drug consumption. That erectile dysfunction could be a sign of heart disease cannot be stressed enough. So, don’t be embarrassed, be curious instead. Your health has to be more important than your pride. Image Courtes: Getty
Everyone is different when it comes to bowel movements. It could range from three times a day to three times a week for different people. But, in case you are consistently trying to get your bowels to move even after over three days and/or your bowels are hard and difficult to pass, you could be suffering from constipation. Image Courtes: Getty
Typically, a kidney infection, trauma to the urethra, urinary tract infection, and kidney stones can be possible causes of sighting blood in the urine. The condition is known as hematuria (presence of blood cells in the urine) and it makes your urine to look bright red, pink or rusty brown coloured. Image Courtes: Getty
Blood in the semen (known as hematospermia) may be caused by obstruction, trauma, inflammation, or infection of the penis, urethra, or prostate. Irritation of the urethra or infection of the prostate are the most common causes of hematospermia. Image Courtes: Getty
It may sound embarrassing and funny but excessive gas may be a clue to intolerance to lactose or other foods. Excessive flatus may also indicate intestinal dysbiosis. Eliminate dairy, gluten, soy, or corn one at a time from your diet to see if it works. Image Courtes: Getty
Do you often look both ways and on realising that nobody is watching, scratch your backside? You could blame the nasty itching on various things like food intolerances, improper cleanliness, hemorrhoids, psoriasis and even pinworms. Image Courtes: Getty
Bad breath could ruin your personal and professional relationships. It could be a sign of bacterial breakdown in the mouth, postnasal drip, gastroesophogeal reflux disease (GERD), and gingivitis. Discuss the problem with your doctor and get it resolved. Image Courtes: Getty
Gynecomastia or more urbanely called “manboobs” is a sign of obesity and a low ratio of testosterone/estradiol. The cause of the condition is unknown. Rarely, liver or kidney disease are to blame. Image Courtes: Getty
Do you smell like a gym sock by the time you reach office? Although, it is normal to sweat excessively in anxious situations or as a result of being obese, chronic sweating everyday that may be triggered independently or by an activity or emotion, is usually due to a disorder of either sympathetic nervous system or the sweat glands. Image Courtes: Getty
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