There is a general perception that women tend to suffer more from health issues as compared to men. This is completely false as men have the same chances of getting health issues like women but the difference lies in the fact that men tend to ignore general health problems.
In order to live a healthy and happy life, it is important for a person to take best possible care of his health. Our body is highly complex and it shows signs and symptoms when something bad happens to it. For us, it is all about reading them and taking necessary actions to find the exact problem. Let’s look at some of the most commonly found diseases in men that they tend to ignore.
Chest Pain: - A majority of men relate chest pain with a heart attack, but there could be several other health conditions that produce this symptom. A lung condition such as pneumonia, a pulmonary embolism, or asthma is also associated with constant chest pain. With increasing stress levels and unhealthy food habits, gastrointestinal health condition such as acid reflux or stomach ulcer are common among men. These conditions cause severe chest pain and should not be ignored.
Out of breath: - Falling short of breath is a general problem faced by men, and it refers to serious health concerns related to the cardiovascular system. It might also designate lung diseases, such as lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, or pulmonary hypertension. In fact, breathlessness is also a sign of anemia, which is common in men these days.
Fatigue: - Men come across heavy tiredness and a continuing lack of energy on a daily basis. In some cases, it goes even further to encompass lack of focus, negativity, and lack of sleep. Fatigue can also be a symptom of a more serious physical or psychological health condition. Cancer, congestive heart failure, diabetes, arthritis, infections, and kidney or liver disease are a few serious ailments that are linked to fatigue, which should not be ignored. It can also refer to the faulty thyroid gland.
Depression: - Several studies indicate that men are more susceptible to depression, the reason being men undergo a lot of stress — from a lot of expectations to meeting the needs of family and society. This causes restlessness, stress, and depression as they are not vocal about their problems. Depression results from overactivity of the brain trying to get neurochemicals (like serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine) to function from all over the body. The brain then goes into a shutdown mode. While in depression, the brain stops various activities to preserve these chemicals, which can cause anger and suicidal thoughts.
Urinary problems: - Alike women, men also face genital issues which are primarily ignored. Bloody urine or issues in urinating among men is of serious concern, as it can be due to kidney and liver disorders. Bloody urine can be a sign of prostate cancer and kidney stone, inflammation of the bladder. If ignored, this can lead to further complications among men. Enlarged prostate or prostate cancer is highly common among men, but men tend to ignore the early signs, which worsen the problem.