One of the (many) reasons a guy should pay attention to his male organ health is that sometimes, a manhood health issue may be a sign of a more general problem. By the same token, a general health issue may have an effect on member health, even when the two donâ€™t seem related. Such is the case with an itchy member and diabetes.
In some cases, an itchy member may let a man know he might have diabetes. And a man with diabetes may find that it results in an itchy member condition. Whichever comes first â€“ the itchy member or the diabetes â€“ itâ€™s important to be aware that the two can be connected.
Not always diabetes
Just because a man has an itchy member, it does not mean he has diabetes. There are numerous other causes of an itchy member, including skin conditions such as eczema; use of a too-strong skin cleanser or laundry detergent; scabies or midsection lice; an allergic reaction to a latex protective covering; or herpes. But sometimes that itchiness is related to a diabetic condition.
Just how might diabetes be behind that need to scratch the manhood? Well, the hallmark of diabetes is an inability to properly maintain appropriate blood sugar levels. Sugar levels can spike or plummet, and either one of these can cause considerable problems for a person.
Often a person with diabetes â€“ especially undiagnosed and therefore unmanaged diabetes â€“ will experience frequent periods in which their blood sugar is simply too high. Studies have shown that high blood sugar encourages the production of yeast infections in general. And yeast infections prefer a warm, moist, dark place in which to grow â€“ which is a perfect description of most menâ€™s midsections. Hidden away beneath a layer of trousers and underwear, the manhood presents an ideal breeding ground for yeast. The high blood sugar associated with diabetes just makes it that much more likely that the yeast will populate and infect the area.
And, to complete the picture, a yeast infection is known for the extreme itchiness it creates. So diabetes can make a yeast infection more likely, which can lead to an itchy member.
Men who are not diagnosed with diabetes may wonder what else they should look for in addition to an itchy member. Some other common symptoms of diabetes include:
â€¢Increased appetite (sometimes even shortly after eating)
â€¢Need to urinate frequently
â€¢Numbness in the extremities (hands or feet)
Diabetes is a serious illness, so if a man suspects he may have it, he should definitely consult with a doctor and get a diagnosis. Management involves trying to keep blood sugar and insulin levels balanced. Lifestyle changes are usually required; for example, a person needs to be careful about what he eats, how much he eats and when he eats. Getting appropriate exercise and keeping weight down is also necessary.
In addition, most people with diabetes must monitor their blood sugar level and take medications when necessary. In some cases medications can be taken orally, but in other cases insulin must be injected into the body.
For most men, an itchy member is likely due to something other than diabetes. In such cases, regularly applying a first class male organ health crÃ¨me (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) often helps to keep the itchiness at bay. By using a crÃ¨me with a combination of hydrators (such as vitamin E and Shea butter), the manhood skin stays moisturized, which often helps prevent itching. Itâ€™s also important that the crÃ¨me contains a potent antioxidant (such as alpha lipoic acid), which can keep the skin healthy and less prone to itching by fighting free radicals and the damage they cause.
Visit http://www.menshealthfirst.com for additional information on most common manhood health issues, tips on improving member sensitivity and what to do to maintain a healthy male organ. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous websites.