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FAQ’s on Men’s Health

by Chris

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Ever wondered if you will become infertile if your balls got kicked? Or have you been thinking for a solution to your thinning hair? In this post, Jessie tells us answers to frequently asked questions on men’s health.

My breath stinks man, what can I do?
Give me three people around you right now and chances are, one of them is suffering from bad breath, or halitosis, at one time or another. Studies show that about 30% of Pinoys are affected by this. It may be caused by many factors, such as gum disease, smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages, eating food including onions and garlic, and of course lack of regular dental check.

To minimize the effects of bad breath and to keep you in the hunt for a girlfriend, you need to brush your teeth twice a day. Brush your tongue and gargle like you mean it. Refrain from eating food that contains a handful of onions and garlic. Last but not the least – go to your dentist at least 3-4 times a year. If you work in a company that offers free medical and dental check-ups, make the most out of it.

My hair is starting to thin. Is it time to let go?
Baldness patterns in males are cause by a combination of genetics and hormonal imbalance. So don’t go blaming your dad about it. The imbalance that occurs inside of you makes hair follicles decrease in size, thus making your hair silky smooth. Literally. As in silky thin. So there are actually two things that a man can do: Hold on to it and try to feed it with the right nutrients (botanical hair tonics like ‘Retane’ might do the trick since it contains Vitamins B5, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E) to keep the growth cycle or just let it go and shave it completely to have that bad ass look your girlfriend have been wanting all along.

I sweat like crazy. Is there anything I can do?

Sweating is a natural thing. Never be ashamed about it. Even the hottest FHM cover girls sweat about twice a day, regardless of their daily activities. It’s our bodies natural way of regulating its core temperature. However, for guys whose sympathetic nervous system works at an extremely high level of activity – leading to abundant sweating – it is indeed a problem. That problem is called ‘Hyperhidrosis’. Fortunately, there are a lot of methods that can help reduce or regulate your excessive sweating. Using antiperspirants are probably the most common one, but if you have the money and time, you can consult your physician who can prescribe drugs or ‘iontophoresis’ therapy ( its that thing doctors do when they apply a low intensity of electricity to your body). Last option is of course, surgery. But like I said awhile ago, sweating is a normal thing, if it doesn’t kill you – don’t worry about it too much.

Can I become infertile if kicked in the balls?

No man should ever experience this horrifying ordeal of getting kicked in the nuts. It hurts like hell. Ever wondered why a soft gentle hand on the groin (use your imagination guys) can automatically give you that arousal while a solid smack on the your ‘member’ can easily put you on your knees, screaming in excruciating pain. Reason being is that the groin area has the most concentration of nerves in the entire human body. But the question is – Will it make you sterile?

It could if it was severely damaged. If the hit resulted to bruises and bleeding under the skin, then better cancel all your dates and see a doctor right away. It is possible to be infertile, but the chances are slim.

Note from Chris:

I don’t know if it’s true, but I read somewhere that if a man is kicked very hard in the balls, it could actually lead to death. Well, whether it’s true or not we all know how painful it is. So guys, keep your defenses up – and don’t cheat on your girlfriends!

Jessie is a full-time employee in Makati as a Technical and Billing Support Supervisor and also works as a Freelance Event Organizer. He has a strong passion in sports and urban lifestyle. In his spare time, he reads books and magazines, surfs the Internet and plays video games.

Article references:

MedicineNet, NetDoctor and BCHealthGuide

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marfz October 9, 2008 - 10:54 pm

nice artik…
good thing wla p nman nkatadyak… hahaha…

Janus October 10, 2008 - 3:46 am

masakit talaga yan. I was accidentally kicked cguro a couple of times na (during games) and kahit na may protective pad pa it really hurt like hell I tell you. ano pa kaya kung naka brief or boxers ka lang? hehehehe

allan October 10, 2008 - 5:10 am

hi there! i don’t know if Perspirex is available in the Philippines pero it works and you only need to apply it every 3 to 4 days, it’s a bit pricey pero it’s worth it, i also used to break out a lot and tried all sorts of expensive stuff pero walang nangyari until i used Spectrogel, hindi sya matapang and it’s cheap!

Janus October 10, 2008 - 9:32 pm

@ allan

available ba ang spectro gel sa mga leading drugstores??

rommel October 11, 2008 - 12:55 pm

interesting articles…keep it up. congrats!

Chris October 11, 2008 - 10:45 pm

thanks Rommel

Janus – para saan yung spectro gel?

Jessie October 12, 2008 - 9:06 pm

Its a kind of skin cleanser @ chris

Chris October 12, 2008 - 9:17 pm

^^ thanks Jessie

Natry mo na ba yun?

Janus October 13, 2008 - 8:49 pm

@ Chris

yes its like Cetaphil. im gonna try it soon. 🙂

Jessie October 13, 2008 - 9:10 pm

I haven’t tried it yet. I’ve been using gillete eversince and have no plans of switching anytime soon hehe@ chris

Oeds October 29, 2008 - 9:09 am

ketoconazole may have a stimulatory effect on hair growth. Nizoral shampoo has shown to be beneficial in men suffering from androgenic alopecia. One 1998 study showed that Nizoral 2% worked just as well as minoxidil 2% (brand name Rogaine) in men with androgenic alopecia. Both medicines increased hair thickness and increased the number of anagen-phase hair follicles on the scalp. Researchers were guarded about the meaning of these results, saying that more rigorous studies on larger groups of men should be done to confirm the findings, both to evaluate the ideal dosage and formulation, and to assess the desirability of routine treatment in this condition.

I tried it, and it works talaga. Medyo mahal ang nizoral compared to other ordinary shampoo but, its cheaper compared to Regroe ( minoxidil shampoo, Php 500 + ). Besides, you can buy the shampoo in a sachet ( Php 40 + ). Twice a week mo rin lang sya gagamitin. Guys, you try using Nizoral. Before, uber worried ako because of everyday hairfall everytime na nagshashampoo ako, but now nag stop na yung sobrang hairfall.


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