20 Health Problems Every Man Needs to Know About
As men, we don’t always have it easy. This holds particularly true when comes to health and wellbeing.
We are taught from a very young age that both our feelings and our problems (mental and physical) should be kept to ourselves. As a result, we rarely discuss our health-related problems, and subsequently, have very little awareness of what is a real health problem, and what isn’t.
Fortunately, Healthversed is here to help.
We have compiled a definitive list of 20 very common health problems that plague males on a regular basis. While this is by no means a guide on self-treatment (disclaimer: DON’T self-treat), it should provide some valuable information on what to look for as a male in regards to health problems.
1. Prostate Cancer
We are going to kick this list off with one of the big ones: prostate cancer.
The amount of young men getting diagnosed with prostate cancer is increasing on a yearly basis, from which it has increased 6 times over within the last 20 years alone. While prostate cancer is more commonly known for affecting men in their 60s and beyond, this increasing rate of diagnosis in men under 55 years old is definitely cause for concern.
Furthermore, prostate cancer is the most commonly occurring form of cancer in males in developed countries worldwide.
So what does this mean for you?
Get yourself checked regularly. Start getting checked for prostate cancer as part of your yearly health check-ups at 30 and DO NOT LOOK BACK. A little discomfort for a lifetime of health should be an easy decision.
2. High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is becoming increasingly common in men as young as 40 years of age, while the lifetime risk of developing high blood pressure at some point in your lifetime is at an absurd 90%. Yep, correct, 9/10 individuals are going to get high blood pressure during their lifetime.
But, there is hope.
High blood pressure can be avoided by regular exercise and limiting your dietary salt intake!
3. Erectile Dysfunction
While not ideal, erectile dysfunction is nothing to get embarrassed about, with approximately 50% of men suspected to have suffered from erectile dysfunction at some point during their lifetime, you are certainly not alone.
Erectile dysfunction has been linked to stress, fatigue and anxiety, so by improving your sleep quality and removing unnecessary stress from your life, you can decrease your chances of experiencing erectile dysfunction.