Men's health issues refers to health concerns that are unique and specific to the male gender. These often relate to conditions brought about by hormones that are male specific and to structures unique to men such as the organs that make up the male reproductive system.
Sources of Men's Health Issues
Although, compared to women, men tend to have higher levels of physical
strength and endurance, they have the unfortunate tendency of not paying enough attention to
the health of their bodies. Most men only seek help when the condition plaguing them has become too much to bear.
It's also said that men
are more prone to indulge in riskier behavior - such as smoking
and drinking excessively. Work related stress is another issue men have
to contend with as they most often define themselves by their careers - any problems there may affect their health.
The Top Six Men's Health Concerns
Changing economic, social and family roles in the modern society have
placed a lot of psychosocial stress on men. This situation is not helped
when society expects men to be "tough" no matter what. Developing social networks and, should difficulties begin to arise, being aware
of the mental health solutions available to you may help.
Heart health:Men are more likely to suffer from poor heart health. Extra attention to heart health is required should a history of heart disease within the family be present. Fortunately, leading a healthy lifestyle can shield you from this condition.
Sexual health: As the years go by, the levels of the 3 main male hormones - testosterone, DHEA and HGH - gradually decline. This has an impact on your overall sexual health. It's no surprise that incidences of erectile dysfunction increase with advancement in age. Some solutions can be found here
Prostate health:The prostate is a small gland that's located just
below the bladder and wraps around the urethra. As men get
older it tends to enlarge, resulting in sexual and urinary complications. A diet rich in fresh brightly colored fruits and vegetables can prevent damage to your prostrate.
Weight management:Men tend to store and carry their fat around the abdomen. This may be linked to increased risk of illness. Following
a lifestyle program that helps you maintain your weight at healthy
optimal levels should more than help to keep this problem at bay.
Fertility:"Issues" on the side of the man account for about 20% of couples having fertility problems. Unhealthy lifestyles and not taking fertility seriously are the main causes. Leading a healthy
lifestyle, avoiding very hot baths - generally keeping the area around
the testicles cool, should help with proper sexual function and
The Best Approach is Always...
best approach is always the preventive one: Living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Nothing beats that.
Staying physically active. Putting in 30 minutes of exercise at least three times a week. Giving up
smoking, and getting regular checkups will do you a lot of good.
Eat a diet
complex carbohydrates made from whole grain cereals. Increase the
variety and amounts of brightly colored fruits and vegetables you
consume. Include anti-oxidant rich foods to zap those free radicals "dead" before they inflict damage to your cells and...
fitness" exercises such as crosswords, memory games and other forms of brain training to keep your mind sharp and alert for life.
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