It is said that the average men pay less, even very less attention to their health than the average women. Yes, these days, men and women both play a significant role in developing their families, but they should think about their health first. Compared to women, men’s health issues are widely ignored, because most men are more likely to –
- Drink alcohol and use tobacco
- Make risky choices
- Not consult with their doctors for regular checkups
- Do not take multi-vitamins and nutritious food
- Do not do exercise on a regular basis
- Do not maintain healthy lifestyle
Though, the above mentioned four things are primary concerns and they should be strictly taken care of. Here, in this article, we will tell you five most important things, better to say the men’s health issues that most men these days ignore, which is why many of them fall sick with several health issues. Let’s discuss them in a brief.
Your liver is a very sensitive organ. Therefore, you should take care of it properly. Many people these days are suffering from liver issues due to unhealthy lifestyle, junk and fast food intake, alcohol and tobacco use. These issues are increasing the risk of live diseases, two most common issues are; cirrhosis and alcoholic liver diseases. Men who have sex with men are at the risk of viral hepatitis B, which is a life threatening disease.
One in three men in the world has some sort of cardiac issues, in accordance with the American Heart Association. It is roughly estimated that 2.8 million men experience stroke each year.
Do you know that the lung cancer patients are increasing in the world, due to unhealthy lifestyle and smoking? According to American Lung Association, occupational hazards are the causes of lung cancer but smoking is the leading cause of this type of cancer. You can maintain your lifestyle properly, but if you do not give up smoking, you are very much prone to lung cancer.
Diabetes type I and II presents a unique set of men’s health issues, including greater risk for sexual impotence and lower the testosterone levels that can lead to the anxiety and depression. If diabetes is untreated, it can be the cause of nerve and kidney damage, stroke, vision issue and heart disease, to name a few.
Men aged older than 55-year are at a high risk for developing cancer, and skin cancer is one of them. It is seen that more than twice as likely as women, in accordance with the skin cancer foundation is suffering from this disease. This type of cancer is the cause of frequent sun exposure and fewer visits to the physician.
Though the life expectancy gap between men and women has been shrinking. Therefore, several factors still work against men’s health issues – particularly, very higher rate of drinking alcohol and smoking as well as the tendency not to seek medical help.
Summing It Up
Men are assailed by the illness of various types that can affect anybody, starting from heart disease, stroke, diabetes type I and II, cancer, depression, anxiety, headache and the list goes on and on. But they also have unique problems, such as cancer and prostate enlargement.
Many health risks that most men face can be prevented if diagnosed or treated early. Many illness can be prevented if you maintain a healthy lifestyle, like regular exercise, say yoga, pranayama and more, take healthy diet, quit smoking, reduce stress, minimize or give up alcohol consumption. Go for the regular health checkups and screening tests whenever required to spot the disease(s), and so on that your physician says.
So, do not be an average man – get on board with protecting your health right now! Say healthy, stay safe and have a wonderful life.