Health Problems in Men Snoring, Hair Loss, And More

January 22, 2018

hair (on the head)
Most men have hair on their backs, whether it’s just a little or a lot. For men who want a hairless back, there are many options. For temporary results, waxing, depilatory creams, or shaving can get rid of your back hair. For a more permanent solution, laser hair removal can thin out or remove back hair altogether.

beer belly
As men age, they tend to gain weight, much of which settles in their stomachs and intestines. Often referred to as a beer belly, a wider waist, especially over 40 inches, can increase the risk of heart disease. It can indicate the presence of too much visceral fat (belly fat), the type that is stored around your internal organs. Some studies have shown a link between visceral fat and various cardiovascular health problems. However, proper diet and exercise can help reduce your waistline and your risk of obesity-related diseases.

excessive sweating
Men sweat more than women overall, but some men sweat more than others. Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, usually affects the areas where we sweat the most our armpits, palms of our hands, and soles of our feet. Is this a problem for you Consult your doctor; there may be treatments available to keep you dry.

unified eyebrows
Testosterone is a testosterone hormone that is what causes men to have more body hair than women. This can also lead to what’s known as an unibrow, or eyebrows so thick they meet in the center and seem to form an eyebrow. This can be embarrassing for some, but not all.NBA basketball star Anthony Davis even registered a trademark for his eyebrows.

However, if the eyebrows you’re joining aren’t the kind of beauty statement you want to make, you may want to know how to get rid of this unibrow. Some men opt for electrolysis or laser hair removal to ensure a permanent fix and two different eyebrows. For a temporary fix, waxing every four to six weeks can shape your eyebrows.

a knot in a razor
The purpose of shaving is to get smooth skin, but sometimes small red bumps may appear after shaving. Razor bumps (pseudofolliculitis barbae) form when the cut hairs curl backward and grow into the skin. You can use these tips to get rid of razor bumps.

Take a hot shower before shaving to soften the hairs and open the pores.
Use a thick shaving cream
Do not stretch the skin while shaving.
Shave in the direction of beard growth.
Hold a cold, damp cloth against your face after shaving.
Consider switching from a blade to an electric razor.

rosacea
Rosacea is a skin condition that causes redness, bumps and pimples. It can also cause thickening of the skin, especially around the nose, and may appear swollen and bulbous. It is diagnosed more in women, but symptoms tend to be worse in men. While excess alcohol is often blamed for causing rosacea (sometimes called alcoholic’s nose), more recent studies have shown no link between the two. While there is no cure, there are treatments that can help control or alleviate the symptoms.

receding hairline
Male pattern baldness occurs in many men. Nearly half of all men experience some hair loss by age 35, and by age 45, more than 70% of men in one study had evidence of hair loss. This fits the experience of many men. Men begin to notice thinning hair and a receding hairline in their 30s, and by their 50s, many are noticeably bald. There are many ways to treat hair loss, including prescription medications and surgical hair restoration.

color blindness
Color blindness means that you see colors differently than other people. This condition affects about 1 in 12 men, which means that about 8% of the male population is colour blind. This compares to about 1 in 200 women who are color blind.

Color blindness is usually hereditary. But diabetes, multiple sclerosis and other diseases can cause it, and it can be acquired over time. There are various types of color blindness. They affect people in different ways, usually by preventing them from seeing red, green or blue light clearly. The most common form is redgreen blindness.

There is no cure for color blindness. It is a lifelong condition that most men can successfully learn to adapt to. However, there are special contact lenses and glasses that can help wearers identify colors more easily, although some people find them more confusing than helpful. There is hope that in the future, genetic technology could provide a more permanent fix.

snoring
Snoring affects about 44% of men, making it more common among men than women. It can be influenced by the position you sleep in, the medications you take, alcohol and underlying medical conditions. It can also be a sign of a serious sleep disorder called sleep apnea, which stops sleepers from breathing for short periods of time. If snoring is interfering with your or your partner’s sleep, consult your doctor to rule out any medical conditions.

belching
Belching, also known as hiccuping, is a bodily function that is usually caused by the body expelling excess air that is swallowed while eating. This is a normal occurrence. However, frequent burping, accompanied by nausea, abdominal pain, or if burping does not relieve discomfort, may be a sign of a more serious digestive disorder. Consult your doctor.

gas
Passing gas, also known as flatulence or “farting,” is caused by the release of air trapped in the digestive system. While the sound and smell can make us the “butt of jokes,” farting is common and harmless. Everyone does it several times a day. Eating beans, fruits, vegetables, and other high-fiber foods can cause gas, as can drinking carbonated beverages like beer and soda. If you’re lactose intolerant, consuming dairy products may cause you to have more gas. If you’re concerned about excess gas, try to identify foods that trigger your body to produce more gas and consult your doctor if your symptoms don’t ease after eliminating these trigger foods.

appreciate
Body odor comes from bacteria that thrive in a warm, moist environment. When we sweat, our skin becomes a breeding ground for these bacteria and we may emit an unpleasant body odor. Foul-smelling foods like garlic and onions can also be the culprit. Generally, a shower, clean clothes, and an antiperspirant is enough to get rid of body odor.

Extreme body odor, sometimes referred to as bromhidrosis, is more common in men than women. It is caused by bacteria that feed on sweat – especially sweat from your armpits and groin – and is produced by your secretory glands. Preventive measures usually include keeping your skin as dry as possible and reducing the bacteria. If standard treatment fails, the sweat glands can be surgically removed.

Itchy socks.
Itchy socks (ringworm) is a fungal infection that can cause a red, itchy rash in the groin area and on the inner thighs. It often occurs after excessive sweating, such as in hot weather or after exercise. Itchy socks are more common in overweight men. It can be due to athlete’s foot spreading to the groin, as the same type of fungus can cause both problems. It can be treated with over-the-counter antifungal creams or gels. To prevent a recurrence, treat athlete’s foot at the same time (if you have it), keep the area clean and dry, and wear loose fitting clothing.

athlete’s foot
Athlete’s foot (athlete’s foot) is a fungal infection that affects the feet and toes, causing the skin to become itchy, red, cracked, tender and scaly. Blisters may also form. It can also spread to the groin or inner thighs (jock itch). It can be treated with topical antifungal creams, and in severe cases, your doctor may prescribe oral medication. To prevent infection, keep your feet clean and dry, use athlete’s foot powder, wear open-toed shoes when possible, and use flush shoes or sandals in locker rooms and swimming pools.

Inverted nails
Ingrown nails occur when your nails grow into the surrounding skin. If you have one, you’ll know soon enough, because growing toenails are painful. It’s a common problem that accounts for about 20% of visits to podiatrists (podiatrists). It usually affects the big toe and symptoms include pain, redness, swelling and infection. To prevent ingrown nails, avoid cutting the nail too short or rounding off at the edges. Instead, cut your toenails evenly and make them long enough so that the nail corners rest against the skin. Use nail clippers designed for cutting toenails and avoid wearing tight shoes. Sweaty feet can also cause ingrown toenails, so make sure your shoes are well ventilated.

halitosis
Bad breath, or halitosis, can be caused by smoking or eating strongly smelling foods, but is most commonly caused by bacteria in the mouth. Proper dental hygiene, including brushing, flossing and mouthwash, can often remove the offensive odor. Some underlying medical conditions such as gum disease, dry mouth, acid reflux, sinusitis and diabetes can all contribute to bad breath. If your bad breath symptoms persist, even with proper oral care, contact your doctor or dentist.

sexual dysfunction
Sexual dysfunction in men can be embarrassing, but by the age of 40, nearly 40 percent of men have experienced some form of sexual dysfunction. This can mean a decreased libido, premature ejaculation, or an inability to obtain or maintain an erection (erectile dysfunction, or ED). Often men’s sexual dysfunction is related to an underlying condition, smoking or drugs. If you are experiencing sexual problems, talk to your doctor to rule out diabetes, low testosterone, heart disease, neurological disorders, and circulatory problems.

Hearing loss
Hearing loss is a common problem, especially as you get older. Loud or continuous noise can make it harder for you to hear. It can interfere with how you hear high-pitched sounds or cause tinnitus or buzzing in your ears. To prevent some forms of hearing loss, wear earplugs and keep the headphones on your personal music player at a low volume. Avoid listening to loud noises or music whenever possible, especially if you avoid listening to these sounds for long periods of time.

enlarged prostate gland
As men age, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate is a common problem. It affects about one-third of men over the age of 50 and up to 90 percent of men by the age of 85. The prostate is a gland that surrounds the urethra, and when it enlarges, it may cause symptoms, including feeling the need to urinate more often or more urgently, or frequent urination at night. Talk to your doctor about behavior modification or medication to help relieve symptoms of an enlarged prostate.