Many men get so caught up with their day-to-day responsibilities that they often don’t take time to take care of themselves and think proactively about their health. While some medical conditions affect everyone pretty equally, others disproportionately impact men and should be watched closely so that preventative steps can be taken.
Since June is Men’s Health Month, here is a list of the health issues that should be on guys’ radar right now and natural approaches for prevention and treatment.
Research has shown that men are about twice as likely to suffer from heart attacks than women. Cardiovascular issues are a leading cause of death among men, especially those who have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and who are obese with low levels of physical activity.
Men should limit their intake of high-sodium foods, added sugars, and saturated fats to keep their blood pressure and cholesterol in check. Natural supplements, such as Seagate Omega 3+ Shark Liver Oil can help men maintain heart health.
In general, men have a greater risk of developing type-2 diabetes than women, often due to having more belly fat. Exercising regularly and understanding your level of prediabetes risk can help men prevent this disease.
After heart disease, cancer is the leading cause of death among men in the United States. Also, men are more likely to die from cancer than women. Common types of cancer among men are colorectal cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer.
Men can reduce their cancer risks by making healthy choices, such as quitting smoking, limiting alcohol, using sunscreen, and staying within a healthy weight range. It is also recommended to get colorectal cancer screenings between the ages of 45 and 74, lung cancer screenings between the ages of 50 and 80 for current or former smokers, and prostate cancer screenings during middle age. Natural supplements that contain antioxidants, such as Seagate Pomegranate capsules, can help fight free-radicals in the cells that contribute to disease.
Although erectile dysfunction (ED) is not life threatening in the way that some of the other health issues on this list are, it is still a major concern among men, especially as they get older. Beyond just prescription medications used to treat ED, men can prevent this condition by limiting alcohol and quitting smoking.
ED could be a sign of a more serious medical condition, such as diabetes, so it is a good idea to get checked out by a doctor to rule out any bigger issues that could be to blame. If hemorrhoids or other rectal issues are present, Seagate Olive Rectal Spray can provide relief.
Accidental injuries also disproportionately affect men more than women, often due to the types of jobs that men often do and higher tolerances for risk. Occupational injuries in the construction, manufacturing, agricultural, public safety, mining, and military industries put many men at risk. Preventative strategies include following safety protocols, staying sober and focused at work, and informing management about any potential workplace hazards.
Unfortunately, in our society today, there is still some stigma about men and mental health that prevents guys from getting the care they need. In general, men are less likely to seek mental health treatment than women, which has contributed to the higher suicide rate among men. Men may feel angry or irritable rather than sad and not even realize they are suffering from depression. Exercise, improving friendships, and bringing more awareness to the issue of men’s mental health can help men feel their best and live happier lives.