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The 10 Most Common Health Conditions Among Men

As a man, you may be more prone to struggling with certain health conditions compared to women. It may not be fun to think about, but taking care of your body means you get to live a full, happy life. Being aware of these issues and knowing how to avoid them can mean the difference between life and death.

Cardiovascular Disease

The American Heart Association revealed that at least 1 in 3 men deal with some form of cardiovascular disease, making it the most common health concern men face. Cardiovascular disease causes higher blood pressure, which in turn increases the chances of a stroke or heart attack occurring. Men are more likely to smoke than women. Pair that with the fact that men are less likely to seek help when needed and it’s apparent why this silent killer claims so many lives.

Respiratory Disease/COPD

Respiratory diseases and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) cause an individual’s respiratory system to slowly degrade and fail. Since more men are smokers than women, they’re more susceptible to experiencing lung-related issues brought on from nicotine and other harmful chemicals found in cigarettes. Your lungs are delicate and need to be properly taken care of. If you have been, or currently are, a smoker, understand that you’re significantly more likely to develop a respiratory disease.

Alzheimer handsThough still an uncommon form of cancer found in men, cases of testicular cancer have increased in the last 40 years. This cancer is brought on by the development of any tumors in the male reproductive organs. Luckily, the survival rate for men diagnosed with testicular cancer is high, especially when the cancer is treated in its early stages. Taking the time to check for any lumps in your testicles every now and then ensures your utmost health.

Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in men, second only to skin cancer. With approximately 1 in 9 men diagnosed in 2018, prostate cancer is a serious disease that can be lethal if not treated properly. If you’re having trouble urinating or controlling your bladder, you’ll want to go in for a checkup to ensure you’re cancer-free. Your health is something to be taken very seriously, so always err on the side of caution when it comes to staying healthy.

Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol-related hospitalizations and deaths are far more prevalent in men than women. Men are also more likely to binge drink than women, which can lead to life-threatening accidents or incidents. Not only does excessive alcohol hinder a person’s ability to look after themselves, but it can lead to the development of harmful diseases over time. A man is more likely to be diagnosed with liver, throat, and/or mouth cancer if he consumes alcohol at a high level. A drink here and there is perfectly fine. Just be mindful of your alcohol intake to prevent the worst from happening, both now and in the future.

Depression

We all feel sadness from time to time, but depression is much more serious. While more women are diagnosed with depression than men, this is partly due to men being more likely to deal with their emotions on their own rather than seeking any kind of outside help. Depression can lead to suicidal thoughts when left untreated. An easy way to begin coming to terms with your complex feelings is to speak openly with your friends and family. Letting others know about your specific emotions and thoughts can help your brain and body heal.

Diabetes

Roughly 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. Out of those 29 million, roughly 24% of them aren’t even aware they have the disease. Diabetes negates your body’s ability to make or use insulin, which can lead to high blood pressure, strokes, nerve damage, and more. While diabetes cannot be cured, individuals with the disease can learn to live with it and continue to thrive.

Skin Cancer

Men die at almost twice the rate of women as a result of skin cancer. Defending your body from skin cancer doesn’t take much effort. Always apply sunscreen and protect your skin from strong UV rays. Getting a nice tan surely isn’t worth developing a potentially life-threatening cancer, so always exercise caution when spending time in the sun.

HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS infections are tricky, as diagnosed individuals may remain symptomless for years. HIV is commonly thought of as an infection resulting from sex between two men. However, heterosexual men (and women) are also at risk for contracting the disease. Don’t just brush off what you think may be the flu or a cold; speak with your doctor to ensure you’re in good health.

Liver Disease

Liver diseases come in varying forms, but all are more likely to develop in an individual who drinks and/or smokes, meaning men are more susceptible to these diseases. Symptoms for liver disease can include swlling of the abdomen and a yellowing of the skin. Taking care of your liver means treating your body like an engine; only put in what’s going to help your body operate at it’s maximum potential.

Now that you know men’s medical issues that commonly arise, you can act accordingly and avoid unhealthy behaviors that could jeopardize your long-term well-being. Never be afraid to seek help or guidance since you owe it to yourself and others to take care of your body.

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Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
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Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
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Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
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Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
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