Talking of men’s health, we can, for lack of a better phrase, say that men have a bad rap. Recent studies have revealed some disturbing statistics that could leave you in a rude shock- that out of every 15 deaths due to health issues. Men lead with 14 deaths. To read more about health issues and learn ways on how to avoid them, visit HomeDoctorsGoldCoast.com.au Blog.
This explains why most men die about 5 years earlier than their wives. Now that you are aware of where this health gap emanates from let’s take a look at some of the most common men’s health issues.
High levels of Cholesterol
Cholesterol levels are greatly influenced by diets, genetics and body weight. A simple blood test can test your level of cholesterol, and then the doctor is able to recommend the measures to be put in place in order to contain it. However, if left untreated, high cholesterol levels can cause artery damage while increasing the risk of heart attacks.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of deaths among men. It’s reported that men’s risk of developing this type of cancer, for both the smokers and non-smokers, is 1 in 13.
One in every four men is at very high risk of developing heart disease. The most shocking revelation is that about 70+% of sudden cardiac attacks occur in men.
Prostate cancer is the 2nd most leading cause of deaths in men. Even though it’s treatable if detected early enough, the bad news is that it does not show any sign or symptom until it’s spread across the body. Both old and young men are at risk of developing this type of cancer.
High Blood Pressure
This condition is treatable, preventable and can also be delayed, but if left untreated, it can cause blindness, kidney and heart failure.
It’s yet another men’s health issue, and it’s been found to kill about the same figure as prostate cancer combined with Alzheimer’s disease.
Overweight men are at a higher risk of developing diabetes than are women. This is because men store their fats differently. If untreated, diabetes can cause urological issues and erectile dysfunction.
No race is exempted from this illness, but regular health checkups and adequate skin care, the condition can be largely prevented. 1 in 28 men and 1 in 44 women die of melanoma respectively.
Kidney problems are caused by obesity, diabetes, smoking, and high blood pressure among other factors. Chronic kidney disease can cause decreased sex drive, anemia, kidney damage and failure, cardiovascular disease and reduced immune response.
Suicide, stress, and depression
In 2015, out of 10 suicide cases reported were 7 men. With persistent stress and depression, there comes a higher risk of suicide.