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Top Health Risks for Men

There’s one truth that follows us around wherever we go, men’s lives are shorter on average than their female counterparts.  Research has been conducted repeatedly over the years to determine why, and it turns out there isn’t any one reason, but a broad range of them instead.  If you’ve ever wondered what some of the most significant health risks facing men are, then this article is for you. Read on and learn if changing habits might help the men in your life live longer.

Heart Disease Is A Hard-Hearted Killer
All puns aside this disease is known for the hardening of the arteries caused by the build-up in the brain and heart of cholesterol plaques. It is from this feature that it gets its name “Atherosclerosis”, or “hardening of the arteries.”  As plaque builds up, it can block the arteries leading to an increase in blood pressure and a risk of a piece of plaque breaking free and causing a blood clot that can result in a stroke or heart attack.

Lung Cancer Will Smoke You
This vicious killer is most commonly associated with heart disease, but that isn’t its only cause.  Regardless of its origins lung disease is known for its aggressive nature and tendency to build up and spread before it ever becomes possible to find it.  As a result by the time you detect lung cancer it’s challenging to battle it effectively, and it just so happens that its favorite target happens to be men.

Prostate Cancer Will Get You In The End
This one is kind of a cheat for this list, given that it has an exactly zero kill rate among the female-bodied population as they utterly lack prostates.  This gland is a walnut that’s located by the penis that is necessary for the production of fluids that are an essential part of ejaculation. Unlike Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer can present in multiple forms, some more aggressive than others. It has it’s own bag of tricks though, namely that there’s no way to test for which version of prostate cancer is present.  Every year 200,000 men get hit with prostate cancer, though only one in every 35 will die from it.

Depression And Suicide
These conditions have a high presence among the male population. Recent data suggests that while earlier wisdom indicated that women were more prone to it than men; there may be societal factors at play resulting in these conditions being less reported among men.  This doesn’t stop suicide from being the 8th highest cause of death among men in the United States.

If you’re taking a close look at your health as you age and are looking for an expert on men’s health, it may be time to pick up the phone and contact Dr. Sam Olu Faleye.  They’ve been helping men improve their health and work towards a long and healthy life for years, and are always looking for new patients they can help guide on their way to long and healthy golden years.



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