Men are usually so preoccupied that they neglect their health and sometimes become more vulnerable to many serious illnesses. Since most men are also concerned about improving their family income, employment and the future of children, this leads to stress and anxiety in them.
It is therefore recommended that men after the age of 35 pay attention to their health and consider a healthy diet, regular exercise and body checks.
It has also been noted that men do not seek medication unless it becomes severe.
Here are five major illnesses that men should be concerned about and seek immediate medical attention if symptoms appear:
The problem of erectile dysfunction worsens in men as they age. It is a sexual disease that affects one’s sex life and can also cause anxiety and depression. While erectile dysfunction is not life-threatening, it should not be overlooked.
Diabetes has evolved into a lifestyle disease and symptoms include high blood sugar, frequent urination, thirst and exhaustion. See a doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms. The disease can lead to heart attack, blindness, kidney failure, and more.
You are more likely to develop depression if you are mentally, physically, or emotionally disturbed. When depression hits, the balance of brain chemicals and stress hormones is disrupted, affecting your appetite, sleep and energy levels.
According to studies, men who suffer from depression are also more likely to develop heart disease.
Prostate-related diseases, including prostate cancer, can develop as men age. The problem of an enlarged prostate also worsens in men as they age. On the other hand, prostate cancer can be fatal if not treated promptly. It is recommended to start prostate screening and routine checkups after the age of 35.
Heart disease and stroke are one of the leading causes of death in both men and women around the world. Cholesterol builds up in the arteries of the heart and brain and affects blood flow. Gradually, this results in a blood clot leading to a heart attack or stroke. It is therefore recommended that you have your cholesterol checked every five years once you have passed the age of 25.
(Disclaimer: The health tips shared in this article are based on common practices and common knowledge. Readers are advised to consult a physician before following them at home.)
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