When it comes to the men in our loves who we love and would do anything for, we know how difficult it can be sometimes to get them to visit the doctor. They tell us that something is bothering them time and time again, but when we give them advice to seek medical attention they always tell us it's no big deal and will probably go away soon. I'm sure Nan Gibbons from Menshealthpd and EatBreatheBlog knows this to be the case at times since she is a personal fitness trainer and nutritionist. Today she is going to share the details about** 5 mysterious medical issues men face **and hopefully they will get to the doctor when something like this appears...
Mysterious & Serious...
"As women, we're probably fairly well-versed in dealing with our own health issues, odd as they may be. And odd is often exactly what being a woman can feel like. But, what about our boyfriends' or husbands' health issues? They have their fair share of odd medical conditions, as well. Here are five things men deal with that may surprise you."
Also called "curved penis" or "bent nail syndrome,”Peyronie’s disease is an erectile dysfunction characterized by a formation of hardened scar tissue below the skin of the penis. It can lead to curvature and pain during erection. Various treatment options are available. Learn more at menshealthpd.com
Commonly referred to as undescended testicles, this may affect one or both testes. It is the most common birth defect of male genitalia. According to Kolon TF, Patel RP, Huff DS , Cryptorchidism usually affects premature infant boys, but can also affect full-term baby boys and boys in young adulthood. This condition is associated with reduced fertility, and increased risk of some tumors, and psychological problems. It can be corrected with surgical procedure
It is true men suffer from breast cancer, too. All men have a small amount of breast tissue (though it cannot produce milk). It is concentrated in the area behind the nipple. Just as with breast cancer in women, male breast cancer occurs because of the uncontrolled growth of the abnormal cells in the breast tissue. Though we don't typically think of men having breast cancer, it affects about 1 in 1000 men.
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An infection of the prostate gland, chronic bacterial prostatitis occurs rarely and according to a study by Schneider H, Ludwig M and others is often confused with E-coli. There may be very few or no symptoms, but may seem like a UTI. A course of antibiotics should treat this condition, as well as prostate massage. However, relapse rates are high.
Also called beard rash, this red flaky skin around men's beards, eyebrows, mustache, and scalp is easy to treat, yet irritating. It is more common in men because of sebaceous glands under androgen (a steroid hormone generally associated with men) control. Seborrheic dermatitis is usually controlled by using anti-dandruff shampoos and frequent washings of the affected areas.
"It's nice to know as women we are not alone in dealing with some odd and irritating health issues, right? I still think we deal with a higher percentage of gender-specific oddities, but I don't know. What do you think? And what other male oddities have I left off this list?"
Nan Gibbons **is a licensed personal fitness trainer and nutritionist. She blogs about health, love, and lifestyle on behalf of menshealthpd.com. When not traveling to advise at sporting events around the world, she resides in San Diego with her son Reid and their pup Cody. Follow her on **twitter: @healthnut2011
Kolon TF, Patel RP, Huff DS (2004). "Cryptorchidism: diagnosis, treatment, and long-term prognosis". Urol. Clin. North Am. 31 (3): 469–80, viii–ix.
Schneider H, Ludwig M, Hossain HM, Diemer T, Weidner W (2003). "The 2001 Gießen Cohort Study on patients with prostatitis syndrome--an evaluation of inflammatory status and search for microorganisms 10 years after a
first analysis". Andrologia 35 (5): 258–62.
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