Most men seem very confident in their good health and pay no much attention to take care of their health. They are ready to join any parties and ignore the harms to their health. As a result, deadly diseases will come close to them.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women. However, men ratio dying from heart disease is much higher than that of women. In addition, over 20 percent of men are smokers, a contributor to heart disease because it can narrow and constrict the blood vessels.
The early stages of heart disease may have come-and-go symptoms that include: out of breath after moderate exercise, like climbing stairs; a feeling of achiness or squeezing in the chest that can last 30 minutes or longer; and pain in the upper extremities that can’t be explained.
So, the advice is regularly seeing your doctor, and making sure you are eating a balanced and healthy diet while refraining from smoking and moderating the intake of alcohol and caffeine.
Men with diabetes are more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction and low testosterone levels. Diabetes if not treated will raise the risk of cardiovascular disease and cause problems with your eyes, skin, kidneys, nervous system and even become blind.
Prostate cancer is generally a slow growing disease and the majority of men with low grade prostate cancer live for many years without symptoms and without it spreading and becoming life-threatening. However, high grade disease spreads quickly and can be lethal.
Strokes are the fourth leading cause of death in men, yet most guys can’t name one stroke symptom. There are many causes of stroke in men, but the most common one is high blood pressure. Some other factors can also increase your chances of having a heart attack such as cigarette smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke, high cholesterol, diabetes, being overweight or obese, physical inactivity, heavy or binge drinking, etc.
The common signs and symptoms for someone to get stroke include trouble with speaking and understanding, paralysis or numbness of the face, arm or leg, trouble with seeing in one or both eyes, headache and trouble with walking. If you notice any signs or symptoms of a stroke, even if they seem to fluctuate or disappear, do the following. F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. When you can spot the signs, you’ll know that you need to call 9-1-1 for help right away. F.A.S.T. is:
Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? Or is one arm unable to raise up?
Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is his or her speech slurred or strange?
Time to call 9-1-1: If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get the person to the hospital immediately. Check the time so you’ll know when the first symptoms appeared.
Don’t wait to see if symptoms go away. Every minute counts. The longer a stroke goes untreated, the greater the potential for brain damage and disability.