From infancy to old age, women are healthier than men. Out of the 15 leading causes of death, men lead women in all of them except Alzheimer’s disease, which many men don’t live long enough to develop. So guys, watch out for these 5 health issues.
In cardiovascular disease, cholesterol plaques gradually block the arteries in the heart and brain. If a plaque becomes unstable, a blood clot forms, blocking the artery and causing a heart attack or stroke.
Prevent cardiovascular disease with these steps
The prostate is a walnut-sized gland behind the penis that secretes fluids important for ejaculation. It’s prone to problems as men age.
Experts previously thought depression affected far more women than men. But, that may just be men’s tendency to hide depressed feelings or express them differently than women.
Three ways depression affects sufferers
Most men and women respond well to depression treatment with medications, therapy, or both. If you think you might be depressed, reach out to your doctor or someone close to you, and seek help.
Diabetes usually begins without symptoms. Over years, blood sugar levels creep higher, eventually spilling into the urine. Many men finally visit the doctor because of frequent
urination and thirst. The high sugar of diabetes is anything but sweet. Excess glucose acts like a slow poison on blood vessels and nerves everywhere in the body.
Some of the possible effects of diabetes
Prevent type 2 diabetes
Men with erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, report less enjoyment in life and are more likely to be depressed. Despite the impact it has on their sex lives, ED could also be an early warning sign for cardiovascular disease, and as such, should be taken seriously if experienced frequently. ED is most often caused by atherosclerosis – the same process that causes heart attacks and strokes. Having ED frequently means that blood vessels throughout the body are in less-than-perfect health.
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Treatments make a fulfilling sex life possible despite ED, but they don’t cure the condition. If you have erectile dysfunction, see your doctor, and ask if more than your sex life is at risk.