Male Health Issues
Top 10 Recommendations for Men:
- Know your blood pressure and keep it as low as possible
- Know your cholesterol and keep it as low as possible
- Eat Fresh vegetables and fruit daily
- Exercise Daily
- Keep your weight down
- Get checked/learn about colon cancer
- Get checked/learn about prostate cancer
- If you snore, learn about sleep apnea
- Talk to your doctor about any erection problems
- Get to know your doctor
- Most common cancer in men after skin cancer
- American Cancer Society estimates there will be 238,590 new cases in 2013
- One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer
- Prostate cancer can be serious, but most people do not die from it
- PSA blood test and the prostate exam can be helpful in detecting this early
- This is cancer more common in young men
- It is a treatable and curable cancer
- A monthly testicle exam (self exam) and yearly check by your doctor is important
Erectile dysfunction or ED is the inability to achieve or sustain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse. Problems with erections may stem from medications, depression, chronic illnesses, poor blood flow to the penis, drinking too much alcohol, or being too tired. Lifestyle changes, medications, and other treatments are often used to treat ED. This is a very common problem. In many cases, if you reverse some personal habits or correct stressors in your life the problem can be improved quickly. Some believe that this can be related to underlying cardiovascular disease in some cases. It is important to determine if further testing for this is needed. A variety of treatment options are available including common medications if appropriate.
Top Health Issues for Men
Heart Disease, Hypertension, Stroke, Prostate/Colon/Lung cancer, Alzheimer, Influenza/Pneumonia, COPD, Accidents and in some places homicide.
Did you know the average life expectancy for a man is 74 years of age.