Category Archives: Men’s Health

JOCK ITCH

CAUSES – Jock itch is a fungal infection involving the skin of the inner thighs in males.  Women’s jock itch (yeast infection) has a different fungus (candidiasis), but the symptoms are the same.  Symptoms include an itchy, red, sometimes ring-shaped rash. Jock itch is caused by moisture, warmth, and skin friction in the groin fold, tight, occlusive clothing and undergarments that trap in sweat, and infections caused by fungus and yeast.

TREATMENT – There are two primary causes of jock itch; excess moisture and fungal infections. The treatment depends on the exact cause of the jock itch. Treatment of jock itch associated with skin irritation and excess moisture, you keep the groin area clean and dry. Baby powder is good to use to prevent moisture build up.  Treatment of fungal jock itch should include antifungal creams used continuously for a few weeks.  Antifungal agents like miconazole and chlotrimazole can be purchased in drugstores without a prescription.

 PREVENTION – If you work out, change your clothes as soon as possible once you have finished.  Wash workout clothes, underwear, and swimwear after each use.  Wear clean cotton underwear. Avoid undergarments with polyesters, nylon, or synthetic fibers.

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IMPOTENCE

Causes-of-Erectile-Dysfunction-ED-Treament-TodayCAUSES – This is a common problem among men.   It is the consistent inability to sustain an erection for sexual intercourse or the inability to achieve an orgasm, or both.  Atherosclerosis or diabetes can block blood flow to the penis.  Certain operations and homonal imblances can also contribute to impotence.  Alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs such as marijuana can cause impotence.  Depression is also linked to impotence.

TREATMENT – An injection of papaverine or prostaglandin before sex can produce an erection and improve long-term potency and penile blood flow.  Some levels of testosterone shots can help some men.   It is recommended by some urologist that a vacuum inflation device may be helpful.  When some conventional methods do not work, men often elect a penile implant.

 PREVENTION – Moderate exercise helps to relax the body and boos energy levels.  Try various relaxation techniques to reduce stress.  Yoga, meditation, and massage are often used.