An Overview of the Penis’ Foreskin

Filed under: Health and Fitness Tips — Tags: , , — Glenn @ 7:00 pm August 31, 2013

The penis’ foreskin, also called as prepuce, is basically a part of the main skin of the penis that blankets the head of the penis, mainly for protection from the elements.  Of course, this is no longer necessary today thanks to the clothing and undergarments that we wear.  Nevertheless, nature has provided us with some means of protection.

When a male is born, this skin prepuce extends over the head of the penis.  The excess in skin is actually very long that it accounts to nearly a third to even a half of the entire length of the penile skin.  Even though the foreskin looks just like the skin of the shaft, still, the foreskin is littered with nerves endings and blood vessels.  The inside of the foreskin helps to keep the head of the penis cool and naturally lubricated.

Connecting the head of the penis and the foreskin is a tissue called frenulum.  It looks and functions very similarly to the connective tissue that connects the tongue to salivary gland beneath it.  If the penis is limp, the frenulum becomes tense so the main opening of the foreskin becomes narrower.  However, if the penis becomes erect, the frenulum relaxes allowing the head of the penis to pop out of the opening. (more…)

Medical Treatments for Hair Loss – Finasteride

Filed under: Health and Fitness Tips — Tags: , — Glenn @ 7:03 pm August 4, 2013

Common male pattern baldness, hair loss in men, or androgenetic alopecia – no matter what you call it, the end result is the same, and that is, permanently losing one’s hair and getting bald.  This particular genetic condition actually accounts for over 95% of hair loss in men.  By the age of 35, about two-thirds of these men will encounter a certain degree of evident hair loss, and by the age of 50, about 80% of these men will obviously have thinning hair.  Shockingly, about 25% of males who suffer with male-pattern hair loss will start this embarrassing dilemma even before they reach the age of 21!