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    Top 5 health concerns for men

    Top 5 health concerns for men

    Health concerns for men often go unspoken, brushed under the rug, avoided.

    Whether this is because of social stigma, male ego, or the world's obsession with women's magazines, it's time we started discussing men's health issues. These are issues that arise from the male anatomy and biology, also from behavior that occurs more commonly in men. Early detection and good lifestyle practices can prevent and also treat these conditions. Regular medical checkups and physical examinations are highly recommended after the age of 30.

    Matters of the heart

    Excessive fatty or cholesterol foods can increase your risk of heart disease. Also smoking or using tobacco products is a leading cause, along with excessive alcohol intake. Maintaining a healthy weight, and moderating the intake of alcohol are prime ways of maintaining good heart health. Following a nutritious diet, which comprises of fruits, vegetables, whole grain fibers, also lean meats helps and having a fitness routine is imperative.

    Prostate issues

    Even when prostate cancer is one of the most common ailments in men over 50, it is among the least treated ones. Early detection is the difference between life and death in this case. Prostates occur when the prostate is infected by pathogens such as bacteria. Dribbling after urination or frequent urges to urinate may result from an enlarged prostate condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia.

    Testicular cancer

    Testicular cancer is most common in the ages between 20 and 39. There is a high risk of developing testicular cancer if there is abnormal testicle development, such as an undescended testicle. Testicular cancer may run in families. Symptoms of this form of cancer include pain, swelling, and lumps in your testicles or groin. Treatment may include surgery, radiation or chemotherapy

    Lung cancer

    Cigarette smoking is the most common cause of lung cancer, which leads the charge in common causes of cancer deaths in men. Stick to a nutritious and well-balanced diet and consult your doctor for regular cancer screenings. Limit your exposure to potential cancer-causing substances, such as radon, asbestos, radiation and air pollution.

    Erectile dysfunction

    Erectile dysfunction occurs when someone is not able to maintain or achieve an erection for intercourse. Psychological and biological factors may reduce or eliminate interest in sex. Men can also develop problems with ejaculation. Erectile dysfunction could result from a variety of contributing factors, such as stress, illness, medications or emotional problems. Communicate frankly with your partner and your doctor about sexual issues to overcome these problems.

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