Mens Health Month – Embarrassing Mens Health Problems (Part One)

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There are lot of things that men have to go through in life that can be embarrassing. Lets take a look at a few of these problems and how to solve them.

Bringing hairy back

Most men have at least some hair on their backs, whether it’s just a little, or a lot. For men wanting a hairless back, there are many options. For temporary results, waxing, hair removal creams, or shaving can rid you of your back hair. This doesn’t normally last long, so for a more permanent solution, laser hair removal or IPHL can either thin or remove back hair entirely.

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The beer belly: AKA the fuel tank of a love machine

Men tend to gain weight as we grow older, with much of it settling in the gut, often referred to as a “beer belly”. A widening waist, especially over 40 inches, can raise the risk of heart disease. It can indicate the presence of too much visceral fat, the type that is stored around your internal organs. Some studies show a link between visceral fat and a variety of cardiovascular health problems. However, proper diet and exercise can help reduce your waistline, as well as your risk for obesity-related diseases.

The unibrow

The male hormone testosterone is what causes men to have more body hair than women. This can also cause what is referred to as a “unibrow,” or eyebrows so thick they meet in the centre and appear to form one brow. It can cause embarrassment. If your unibrow is a problem, you may wonder how to get rid of it. Some men opt for electrolysis or laser hair removal to ensure a permanent solution and give two distinct brows. For a temporary fix, waxing or plucking every four to six weeks can shape your brows.

Don’t sweat the small stuff

Men sweat more than women overall, but some men sweat more than others. Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, usually affects the areas we tend to sweat most: the armpits, palms of the hands, and soles of the feet. If its a problem for you, consult your GP as treatments to keep you dry may be available.

Razor bumps

You shave to get smooth skin, but sometimes small, red bumps may appear after shaving, most often on the neck. When cut hairs curl back and grow into your skin, razor bumps (pseudofolliculitis barbae) form. You can get rid of razor bumps with these tips:

  • Take a hot shower before shaving to soften the hairs and open the pores
  • Or wash your face and neck thoroughly with hot water before shaving to have the same effect
  • Use thick shaving gel, the sensitive kind often works better
  • Refrain from stretching the skin when shaving
  • Shave in the direction the beard grows
  • Hold a cold, wet cloth against your face after shaving.


Rosacea is a skin condition that causes skin redness, bumps, and pimples. It may also cause skin thickening, especially around the nose, which may appear swollen and bulbous. It’s diagnosed more often in women, but the symptoms tend to be worse in men. While excessive alcohol is often blamed for causing rosacea (hence it’s sometimes called “drinker’s nose”), more recent studies suggest no connection between the two. While there is no cure, there are treatments that can help control or relieve symptoms. Speak to your GP if it affects you.

Hairlines are receding

Male pattern baldness occurs in many men. Nearly half of men experience some hair loss by age 35, and by age 45, more than 70% of men in one study showed evidence of hair loss.  There are a number of ways to treat hair loss, including prescription medications and surgical hair restoration. Or just like grey hair on a woman, some choose to grow old gracefully.

Men that snore in the night

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

Read more in part two coming soon. Are you affected by any embarrassing health problems?

Andrew R
Author: Andrew R