Men's Health

6 Common Diseases among Men

December 8th, 2017
6 Common Diseases among Men

Men are said to be stronger than women at least on physical front. There is no doubt in this point. But it is also true that cardiac diseases are more common men as compared to women. Due to their bodily constituency, the body of men fights with diseases in its own way. There could be reason behind the onset of various diseases in men. Let’s get to know some common diseases that tend to affect men at large.

Diabetes: - If left untreated, diabetes could lead to nerve and kidney damage, heart disease and stroke, and even vision problems or blindness. Men with diabetes face a risk of lower testosterone levels and sexual impotence. This can lead to increased depression or anxiety.

The best way to control your diabetes is to
eathealthy and exercise. If you have a family history of diabetes, it is important to see your doctor to have periodic screenings for diabetes.

Influenza and pneumonia: - Influenza and
pneumococcalinfectionare two top health risks for men. Men who have weaken immune systems due to COPD, diabetes, congestive heart failure, sickle cell anemia, AIDS, or cancer are more prone to these illnesses.

Men's are about 25 percent more likely to die from these diseases than women, according to a recent research. To
preventagainst influenza and pneumonia, the association recommends vaccination.

Skin Cancer: - According to a recent study, two-thirds of melanoma deaths in 2013 were men. This is more than twice the rate of women. Sixty percent of all melanoma deaths were white men's over the age of 50. You can help protect against skin cancer by wearing long sleeves and pants, hats with wide brims, sunglasses, and sunscreen when outdoors. You can also lower your risk of skin cancer by avoiding exposure to UV light sources, such as tanning beds or sunlamps.

HIV and AIDS: - Men who are infected with HIV may not realize it, as initial symptoms may mimic a cold or flu. As of 2010, men account for 76 percent of people infected with HIV. It is generally found men who have sex with men account for most new and existing HIV infections. African-American men have the highest rate of new HIV infection among all men.

Liver Diseases: - The liver helps you digest food and absorb nutrients. It also rids your body of toxic substances. Liver disease includes conditions such as:

  • cirrhosis
  • Viral hepatitis
  • autoimmune or genetic liver diseases
  • bile duct cancer
  • liver cancer
  • alcoholic liver disease

According to the India Cancer Association, alcohol and tobacco use increases your chance of developing liver disease.

Depression and Suicide: -
 Arecently study revealed that at least 6 million men's suffer from depressive disorders, including suicidal thoughts, annually.

Some ways to combat depression include:

  • getting regular exercise, even just going for routine walks aroundyourneighbourhood
  • journaling or writing down your thoughts
  • communicating openly with friends and family
  • seeking professional help

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