Studies have shown that due to the lack of awareness regarding health education, and unhealthy lifestyles have caused a steady deterioration of the well-being of Indian men.
Given below are the top 10 men’s health issues that you should know about. Let’s see:
1. Heart Diseases
Diseases related to the heart are more common in men than in women. A study has shown that more than one in three adult men have some form of cardiovascular disease. There are several reasons that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in men, some of them are cholesterol, blood pressure, and smoking habits.
2. Respiratory Diseases
It is true that men smoke more than women, especially in a country like India. So, men are more prone to respiratory diseases such as lung cancer, emphysema, or COPD. Some men might be exposed to occupational hazards such as asbestos which also increasing your chance of attaining respiratory diseases.
3. Consumption Of Alcohol
Men are more prone to alcohol-related deaths and hospitalizations than women do. It is true that men drink twice as much as women. Alcohol consumption also increases your risk for cancer of the mouth, liver, throat, esophagus, and colon. It can also result in male impotency.
4. Suicide And Depression
There are several reasons that can lead to someone thinking about suicide. Depression can arise due to work, marriage, family problems, and much more. if you are depressed and thought of suicide is coming inside your mind, you should talk to family members or professionals for help.
5. Injuries Due To Accidents
Accidents are one the leading cause of death in our country. There are more male drivers and rider on Indian roads than female drivers. That’s why men are more prone to accidents.
6. Liver Disease
The liver is one of the most important organs in our body which do essential functions like digesting food and absorbing nutrients. If it doesn’t function well, it can give rise to liver-related diseases such as cirrhosis, viral hepatitis, autoimmune or genetic liver diseases, liver cancer, etc.
Men are more obese than women, which leads to diseases like diabetes. If diabetes is untreated, it can give rise to other diseases such as nerve and kidney-related issues, heart disease and stroke, and even vision problems or blindness. Diabetes can also lower the lower testosterone levels of men and increases sexual impotency.
8. Influenza And Pneumonia
Influenza and Pneumonia are two leading health risks for men as they are more prone to diseases like COPD, diabetes, sickle cell anemia, congestive heart failure, AIDS, or cancer. A man suffering from these diseases are more prone to influenza and pneumonia.
9. Skin Cancer
According to the reports, two-thirds of death caused due to melanoma was seen in men, which is twice more than the rate in women. This is because men are generally more exposed to the harmful UV rays of the sun.
10. HIV AIDS
HIV AIDS, which was once a global pandemic, is still an issue for men. Men who perform unprotected sex with multiple partners are more prone to this disease.
So now that you know of these illness, take steps to avoid it. Try to make lifestyle changes for a healthier life and also make sure you have a health insurance
in place to cover for your financial expenses.