Healthy Living: Man Up!
One in every 41 men will die of prostate cancer, one in every four will die of heart disease, but a whopping 60 percent of men say that they never go to the doctor. June is men’s health month and experts say many of the health risks plaguing men are preventable, and that regular checkups at home and at the doctors can save lives.
Yet some of the biggest killers of men can be prevented by simply paying attention.
Experts say men should never ignore shortness of breath. This is a major indicator for cardiovascular disease which is currently the number one killer of men in the United States. Also, look out for deficiency and erectile dysfunction. Doctors say both can be signs of poor blood flow in arteries.
Never brush off feeling sad. Men are nearly four times more likely to take their own lives than women.
Doctors also say to watch out for excessive snoring. While some are common from time to time, aggressive snoring for more nights than not is an indicator of sleep apnea, which if left untreated, can be fatal.