Men's Health Issues

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"Men's health emerged as a discrete academic and political concern in the 1990s.

A greater understanding of women's health issues had been one of the successes of the feminist movement, a development that drew attention to the fact that while men continued to dominate most societies in most fields, this did not extend to health and to life expectancy. By 2006, it was still the case that in the vast majority of countries, rich and poor, women could expect to outlive men.

In the UK, the Men's Health Forum was founded in 1994. It was established originally by the Royal College of Nursing but became completely independent of the RCN when it was established as a charity in 2001. The first National Men's Health Week was held in the USA in 1994. The first UK week took place in 2002, and the event went international the following year. In 2005, the world's first professor of men's health, Alan White, was appointed at Leeds Metropolitan University in north-east England." (Wikipedia)

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Posted by Regina (North Brunswick, NJ) on 03/07/2008
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Internal use
Fenugreek is used internally for a variety of problems, such as to treat diabetes in adults (late-onset diabetes), poor digestion, gastric inflammation, digestive disorders and tuberculosis. It is also used for painful menstruation, labor pains and insufficient lactation.

Men on the other hand benefit from it for loss of libido, painful testicles and premature ejaculation.

It is often used for weight loss, anorexia and for poor appetite. In Chinese medicine it is used for kidney related pain - such as back ache, as well as premature ejaculation, loss of libido, painful testicles, hernia, painful menstruation and edema of the legs. In Ayurvedic medicine it is used for rejuvenation and as an aphrodisiac, as well as for digestive and bronchial complaints, gout and arthritis.

Fresh Fenugreek leaves are cooked as a vegetable curry and are also dried and used to flavor vegetable dishes. The seeds are roasted and ground for use in curry powder, pickles, stews and fried foods. The seed sprouts are also eaten as a salad.

External use
It is used externally for skin inflammations, ulcers, boils, eczema and cellulite.

Aromatherapy and essential oil use
None noted.

Natural Penis Enlargement

Posted by Vinam (Mauritius) on 04/03/2014

I need your help. I have a problem with my penis size. I have consulted a few doctors here in Mauritius for this problem but with no positive feedback. I am a boy of 28yrs old. Height 1.84cm and weight 107kg and I have a penis of 8cm at erection. I was sent for some medical test, for which the results are all normal as per the doctors and as such they told me that they cannot do much for me as I have already passed my puberty age. The only option left for me is surgeries to grow my penis size a bit. I guess more than me you are fully aware of the consequences and side effects of such kind of surgeries. That why I was wondering if you could help me out, to find a better way out for my problem.

Hope to have a positive feedback.

Thank you in advance.


Replied by Mike62
(Denver, CO)

Vinam: I have tried various products to enlarge my penis and prolong ejaculation. They are other people money schemes.

Natural Penis Enlargement
Posted by Jason (Atlanta, Ga) on 09/05/2009

Could you include a section on natural penis enlargement? Some people in this community might have some threads to contribute. Thanks.

Replied by Jim
(Lawrenceville, Ga, USA)

Is there a natural way of penis enlargement? Not trying to offend anyone here. Just curious? Thanks.

Penis Health

Posted by Jack (Chicago, Il) on 02/25/2010

This question is for the guys. I have like small white pin needle looking things around the head of my penis. Does anybody know what this is called? It's been there since before I started having sex.

Replied by Anonymous
(Lakeland, Usa)

I do not know what this could be, but you should try a little urine therapy on it.

When you go to the restroom to pee, just rub some of the urine on the infected area.

Urine has been reported to be a GREAT CURE for skin issues.

Do this as long as you like. TELL US if it helps!

Replied by Bill
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)

Hi Jack...Your condition could be what they call Pearly White Penile Papules. This condition is not serious or contagious.

Best to confirm that this is the correct condition by going into Google Image search and typing in "pearly white penile papules" to see if the photos confirm your condition.

Here is a site that explains this condition in depth:

Replied by Jack
(Chicago, Il)

Yes that is exactly it. Thank you so much Bill!! I dont see any remedies for this condition.

(Newark, Nj)

No cure needed, it's natural and harmless.

Replied by Jack
(Chicago, Il)

Thanks a lot anonymous I will definitely do it and report back. Although I think I have bad urine cuz it didn't really help any with my acne but I will try it. Thanks!!!!

Replied by Jackdblack
(Madison, WI)

I have Pearly Penile Papules which I initially thought to be genital warts. Thanks for the link given by Bill I now know what these are.

Is there a natural remedy for PPP?

Swollen Testicles

Posted by Lisa (Spartanburg, Sc ) on 12/30/2011

My 17yo son has swollen testicles. He feels the urge to urinate but then he doesn't pass much urine. He says his testicles feel funny. This doesn't happen all the time, just intermittently. He's not sexually active. I am thinking of taking him to a doctor but I'm afraid of what they will put him through. I've been reading on here about turmeric. Think that will help? Anyone have similar problems?

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Dear Lisa from Spartanburg, Well, did you ever consider the old and well known " blue balls " syndrome. Your son is a 17 year old male and does not have a sex life according to you. There is a well known condition that results from sexually repressed young men especially. I know these are embarrasing issues to discuss, but this condition is very well known. Many doctors even shy away from this one. A young and healthy young male person has a physiological need for some sort of sexual release. I will suggest masturbation to relieve this problem. I know this is a troublesome issue for many parents to face up to. But I also know it is a very real problem for all young men. I was one myself at one time. And, even at my age, 62 years old, I, at times have this problem and masturbate to resolve it. There are times when people have to simply face up to the physiological realities of what we are.

And I have read of doctors who evidently are unaware of this physiological reality and will diagnose some condition that requires some medication. As far as that goes SALTPETER is an ancient so called remedy for this condition. Do you want your son to be a chemically induced de-balled person ? Perhaps you do. I do not know. Perhaps he can find a girlfriend who will give him a helping hand in this matter, if not he can use his own hand. I do not shy away from such issues. What can I say. I thought everyone knew about all this....Oscar

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Follow up posting to Lisa, NEVER give your son saltpeter. I realized on reflection you might choose to do just that. There are other FDA approved medications for causing male impotence and saltpeter is not one of them. Saltpeter has well documented adverse and permanent side effects. If you want your son to be temporarily impotent there are FDA approved drugs for doing that. I hope you do not want that. But if you do: DO NOT give him saltpeter....Oscar

Replied by P
(Middle, Fl)

That's good food for thought, thanks! I do live with clueless males and have been trying to find out more about male health!

Replied by Lisa
(Spartanburg, Sc)

Oscar, I think your right. It looks like it doesn't happen to every guy though. He says he has three cyst at the top of his testicles, but from what I've read it sounds like a "spermatocele" which is just a sperm filled cyst. I read it's harmless. We are open and talk about masturbation, but I didn't know I would have to encourage it!!! But I told him that's how he could keep it from happening again. As far as a 17 year old girl to help, I don't know where I'd find one, perhaps you have a grandaughter? Just kidding!! Thanks for your help and I'm glad it's nothing serious.

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