The importance of maintaining good health and wellness among males cannot be ignored. With health problems on a rise, there is a need for people to understand their health and become more responsible towards it. Health statistics show that males are at more risk in comparison to females. Despite this fact, the common stereotype held by men and the society is that they are tougher in comparison to women and therefore lesser at risk of diseases and injuries. Do not buy this logic.
Quite evidently, the hectic lifestyle of modern times has contributed to an increase in stress levels owing to continuous work pressure, financial stress, family commitments and so on. In their constant endeavor to manage stress, men are left with no time to take care of their health. To add to this, cases of smoking, alcoholism and drug abuse are more common among men, which further aggravates health problems among them.
Common Health Problems
Male health is often interrelated. One health problem may lead to another problem. In addition to health concerns that affect all genders such as coronary heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, and urinary tract infection, men are more susceptible to other health issues as well. These include conditions involving ejaculation, the prostate, and the testes.
Some of the common health concerns are briefly explained here.
Hypertension or high blood pressure is a common condition faced by males. In this the force with which the blood flows through a person’s arteries is chronically high. Blood pressure measuring above 120/80 mm Hg is considered as a case of hypertension. If not kept in check, this condition may result in congestive heart failure, stroke, heart disease, vision impairment, and others.
Hyper-cholesterolemia is a condition of high cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is soft waxy fat substance that increases levels in blood causes blockage of arteries and can lead to coronary heart diseases, increased risk for stroke, and heart attack. The condition can even prove fatal.
Obesity is referred to as being overweight. Obese men are considered at high risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, heart disease, asthma, etc.
Erectile issues are very common among men. Men increasingly experience conditions such as erectile dysfunction, delayed ejaculation, premature ejaculation and infertility.
Enlarged prostate is another issue. Growth of the prostate not only involves prostate cells but also the hormones. These affect other tissues in the body. At times they may experience cancerous growth on the prostrate gland. If left untreated it may spread to lungs, liver, bones and other parts of the body. Early intervention can curtail this growth.
The good news is that such common health issues are preventable with good care. Good health largely depends on your lifestyle. A balanced diet along with proper exercise keeps lot of problems at bay. Besides, it is also important to go for an annual check-up so that an early detection can provide timely treatment.