Just like women, men too have their share of health issues ranging from hair loss to prostate cancer. While there are some serious issues like diabetes and heart disease that need proper medical attention, there are other, more annoying, health issues that trouble most men on a regular basis. Here are 7 such issues and how you can easily fix them.
Most people write off snoring as a harmless habit. At most, it robs your partner of their sleep but it’s usually not seen as an illness or even a symptom. However, can be a symptom of sleep apnea which is a potentially serious medical condition. According to doctors, the simplest way to tell if you have sleep apnea is to ask your partner if you actually stop breathing during the night while snoring.
How To Prevent Snoring
Don’t drink alcohol before going to bed
Try sleeping on your side or stomach
Reduce your weight if you’re overweight
2. Low Libido
In the past, you couldn’t wait to get between the sheets with your partner, but over time, you might be happy with just a good dinner and some Netflix without the chill. There could be a number of factors affecting your libido. Some of them include stress, depression, a reaction to medicine or endurance issues.
How To Increase Libido
Exercising regularly to help boost testosterone levels
Eat healthier and drink less alcohol
Is that anti-dandruff shampoo not working on you anymore? According to research, male hormones may be the reason why men are more prone to dandruff than women. One of the reasons could be that you’re not shampooing regularly enough.
How To Reduce Dandruff
Cleanse your hair daily with a mild shampoo to reduce oiliness and skin-cell buildup
Add a tablespoon of baking soda to your shampoo to make it more effective
4. Athlete’s Foot
While going to the gym regularly is great for your overall health, be careful about walking around barefoot in the locker room. Athlete’s foot is a highly contagious fungal infection that multiplies in areas like saunas and communal showers. It can cause intense itching, burning and scaling on the webs of the toes and on the soles of your feet.
How To Treat Athlete’s Foot
Use an over-the-counter antifungal cream
Wash and dry your feet completely each day
Aging is one life process no one can escape. A few lines here and there are something you need to live with but you sure don’t want to look like a shriveled prune. If you think that your wrinkles are multiplying quicker than you’d like, you may be able to slow them down.
How To Reduce Wrinkles
Start using moisturizer after washing your face
Follow with some eye cream in the evening
Never step into the sun without sunblock (SPF of at least 30)
Drink more water and stay hydrated through the day
6. Razor Burn
If you’re someone who likes to keep your face clean shaven, odds are you’ve gotten razor burn at least once. Even the most careful shaver can get burned by his trusty razor. Razor burn may be a regular affair for some men with sensitive skin.
How To Avoid Razor Burns
Rub an aloe-based cortisone cream
Use a soothing aftershave with vitamin E to calm your skin
7. Foot Odor
Imagine bringing your date home and the moment you slip your foot out of your shoes, the room is filled with the most disgusting odor. Foot odor is a common problem but it’s more likely to happen when you’re stressed out (and sweat more as a result). It can also happen if you wear your shoes without socks. Though sweat itself has no odor, feet get smelly when the sweat from your feet’s 250,000 sweat glands mixes with bacteria, dead skin and oils found on the feet.
How To Avoid Foot Odor
Wash your feet thoroughly with an antibacterial soap daily
Make sure you dry your feet completely before wearing shoes
To treat smelly feet, use four or five teabags to a quart of water and allow to cool. Then soak feet for about 20 minutes each day.