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Common Health Men's Issues That Should Worry

It is well known that men are far less likely than women to seek routine or basic care, preventive health care. However, there are certain common male health problems that are treatable if detected early but can be permanently debilitating or even fatal if not detected before symptoms are known. The common problems of this type include heart disease, prostate problems and hypertension. These are all potential murderers can be prevented or treated if detected early.

Heart disease is the most common murderer of men and women in America. In the United States, an estimated 61.8 million people living with cardiovascular disease. The sad reality is that most Americans eat diets high in fat and do little or nothing. This causes elevated levels of cholesterol that can block vital arteries of the heart muscle and heart failure causes or may cause blood clots in the rest of the body that can develop in the heart and cause a heart attack. Fortunately, heart disease, if detected before causing serious damage to the heart muscle when treatment was available. Changes in lifestyle are the first line of defense in preventing and treating cardiovascular disease. Medical interventions ranging from drugs to surgery. Taking medication and following a doctor-approved program of diet, and that men can live a long and full, even with heart disease.

Statistics on prostate cancer are grim. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer, excluding skin cancer among American men. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that in 2006 approximately 234,460 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in the United States.It estimates that eighty percent of men who reach the age of eighty will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. While Americans are living longer, the overall incidence of prostate cancer is increasingly common. Fortunately, prostate cancer can be easily treated if caught early in the progression of the disease. For this reason it is very important that men over forty years of annual examinations of the prostate. In general, the progression of prostate cancer is slow and many people can live with the disease for years without symptoms.

Symptoms of prostate cancer: --
1. Increased frequency of urination, especially at night.
2. Difficulty starting urination with pain or burning sensation
3. Painful ejaculation
4. Blood in urine or semen
5. Pain or stiffness in the back, hips or upper thighs

Hypertension or high blood pressure is often called the "silent murderer" because it is usually asymptomatic until a heart attack or stroke occurs. Therefore, everyone should be regular assessments of blood pressure, regardless of age or sex. If caught in time, hypertension can be treated with medication and / or a change of lifestyle.

By: Lance Pately

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