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Mens Health Month This June – ‘Awareness, Education, Prevention’

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Shocking stats reveal that mens health is at high risk & on an avg., males are dying nearly six years younger as compared to females & suffering greater death rates for major reasons of mortality. The objective of Mens Health Month is heightening awareness about avertable health issues & encouraging earlier identification & therapy of conditions in males across all ages.

Major Health Issues Affecting Males

Heart Disease

As per information furnished by the CDC, cardiovascular disease is the top obliterator of males in the U.S. & is oftentimes non-symptomatic. Till there’s an occurrence of some type - like angina, irregular heart beat (arrhythmia) or heart attacks, individuals fail to realize that they are unwell. The foremost symptom in such cases could be fatality.

The main 5 heart disease risk factors comprise of:

  • Hypertension
  • Being diabetic
  • Smoker
  • Strong kin history
  • High levels of cholesterol

Several of such risk factors could be managed; however, many males are mostly disinclined about amending their lifestyle. The general tendency is that habits would be changed only when a really serious, scary reason exists.

Smoke cessation is the best means of reducing a person’s risk for heart disease & assist in ensuring their longevity.

By bringing down & maintaining an idyllic body weight one could in fact annul hypertension & also diabetes in several situations, or making diabetes better controlled. Even though exercising holds importance, it isn’t necessary to be gym rats or running marathons for one’s cardiovascular system to be in peak form. Simply stop being sedentary, start moving – maintaining body suppleness & limberness is highly recommended.

Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer is the commonest cancer afflicting males. Regrettably, medical specialists fail to agree on the significance of being screened for prostate cancer as therapy could be causing grave side-effects like lost sexual functioning & becoming incontinent (urinary) & this gradually-spreading form of cancer might never spread to a stage wherein it impacts lifestyles in men.

This stated, current study has shown that being screened for prostate cancer could be life-salvager. Prior to being screened for PSA (prostate specific antigen) levels, around forty-five thousand mortalities annually occurred in the U.S., however once this started, that figure plummeted to seventeen thousand.

The AUA (American Urological Assn.) is presently advising that males must commence their screening at forty years of age instead of fifty years. Prostate cancer therapy differs & factors like the age of the person, how ill he is & the extent of cancer metastasis during identification are decisive in zeroing down on the therapy offered.

Therapy choices comprise of:

  • Surgical intervention.
  • Radiotherapy (internal/ external).
  • HIFU or High Frequency Focused Ultrasound.
  • Cryosurgery (tissue being frozen).

Although High Frequency Focused Ultrasound doesn’t have the FDA approval for prostate cancer therapy in the United States, it could be accessible in some countries that are in close proximity to it.

For surgically treating prostate cancer, an innovatory novel procedure dubbed ‘da Vinci Prostatectomy’ is being deployed wherein high-tech robots are providing least-invasive means of removing malignant prostate gland & adjoining tissue. During this procedure, the specialist would be sitting in a console some distance from the patient & operating electro-mechanic devices in real-time whilst observing the operated location on monitors.

The high-def pictures, robot accuracy & three-dimensional abilities assists the surgeon in effectually excising all malignancy whilst additionally facilitating a patient in swift reverting to sexual functioning & resolving urinary incontinence.

ED & Low Testosterone

Males would innately be experiencing plummeting levels of testosterone commencing in their thirties onwards & continuing all through the remnant part of their lives. Indications of testosterone deficits are depressive moods, being lethargic, low levels of energy & lacking sexual desires. Particular medical problems, medicines & a history of drug or steroid usage could be affecting levels of testosterone. Blood analysis could determine this condition which can be treated by HRT (hormone replacement therapy) in the form of patch, gel & jabs of testosterone.

ED even arises or augments as one ages – for instance, by eighty years of age around sixty per cent of males would be experiencing ED. Also 1/3 rd of males who report ED would additionally be having some cardiovascular issue or high blood pressure hence the duo are associated.

Mens Health Problems Preventative Measures

A diet that is good for the prostate would also be great for the heart. Men must also be taking a multivitamin, calcium & additional vitamin D daily.

Moreover, being heedful about your body is crucial; doing what one must be doing & in case one experiences any symptoms then stop being he-man & promptly get oneself medically evaluated. Heart specialists advice that the foremost experience of any pains in the chest must mean a quick check-up in the ER. This advice is doubly emphasized for people having risk factors.

Now, all ye men - do not want to be leaving near & dear ones around sadly gazing at your caskets, do you’ll?

Your health is important for your sake & for your family & friends.

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