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Women are simply healthier than men from infancy to old age. A study shows that men go to doctor less than women and when they do go for a consultation it is more likely to be a serious condition. In this article, let us see some of the common health problems men face.
As men age, prostate is prone for problems. It is a small gland, walnut sized, located behind the penis and it secretes fluids important for ejaculation. In most cases prostate cancer develops slowly, while other is aggressive and it is unlikely to spread. It is diagnosed by screening tests. It requires a specific digital rectal examination and also a blood test for Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA).
Depression which leads to suicide
Men are at risk. Depression is not a simple anger or a bad mood. But it is a serious emotional condition which affects both the physical and mental health of an individual. Researchers found that men with depression are more likely to develop heart related diseases which ultimately becomes fatal. Depression is proven to have a mind body connection. Stress hormones and brain chemicals are out of balance and greatly affected. This in turn disturbs the sleep, energy level and appetite. The reason why it causes trouble in men though women also gets depressed is men hide their feeling or show it in a different way.
Varicose veins also known as varicoses or varicosities occur when the veins in the lower leg becomes dilated, enlarged and overfilled with blood. They appear swollen and raised. They are often painful and have reddish or bluish-purple color.
It affects the legs because they are farthest from the heart. The gravity makes it harder for the blood to flow upwards. Misshapen veins, pain, swelling, discoloration are some of the primary symptoms of varicoses.
It is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain and it is fatal. A stroke occurs when the blood vessels carrying nutrition and oxygen to the brain is damaged or blocked by a clot. A stroke is a fatal condition and treatment should be sought immediately. When the blood vessels get damaged, part of the brain does not get blood and nutrition and hence the brain cells die.
Types of strokes
There are three types of stroke namely Ischemic Stroke. It is caused by a clot obstructing the flow of blood to the brain. Hemorrhagic Stroke is caused by a blood vessel rupturing and it prevents the blood flow to the brain. A TIA or Transient Ischemic Attack is a mini stroke caused by a temporary clot in the blood vessels of the brain.
Major effects of stroke
As we all know that brain is the important organ and it controls the functions of the body. It is vital that brain should have proper nutrition and blood flow. Suppose if blood flow can’t reach a region which controls a particular body function, that particular part of the body wont wok as it should. Hence if the signs and symptoms of stroke are shown, it is important to begin the course of treatment.
Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
Dementia affects both men and women equally. This disease describes the loss of intellectual ability and cognition. The person affected with dementia loses his language, ability, reasoning skills, memory and problem solving skills. The cause of the disease is still a mystery in the field of medicine and a cure is also not yet been found.
Causes of dementia
Dementia is said to be caused because of alcohol intake, high blood pressure, and high level of cholesterol, smoking and diabetes mellitus. It affects men because they have all the above mentioned unhealthy habits than a woman does. Head injuries are also associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Ways to prevent
Keeping one’s self mentally and physically fit helps prevent Dementia. Keeping socially active by interacting with people may also help prevent Dementia.
Urinary tract infection
Another common disease that affects men is urinary tract infection. A research says that about 15% of men are affected by urinary tract infection. It is common in adults than in children besides bedwetting. UTI involves the kidneys, ureters and bladder. Before urine gets eliminated from the body it passes through these structures.
Signs and symptoms of urinary tract infection
The main symptoms are fever, nausea, vomiting, chill and other severe pains. The most common symptom of UTI involves in the process of urination and it includes:
- Severe pain in the lower abdomen or a burning sensation while urination.
- Feeling of the need to urinate frequently or the feeling of urgency to urinate. In most severe cases there might be blood spotting aswell.
There are medicines available and prescribed for curing urinary tract infection. It can also be prevented by maintaining personal hygiene, drinking plenty of water, washing the undergarments thoroughly.But it is advisable to consult a physician if urinary tract infection persists or if it is frequent as it might lead to some major problems.
Injuries and accidents
A study shows men are more likely to die or suffer from injuries caused in accidents. Accidents happen in everyone’s life but the key to minimize the death is by using common sense and avoid dangerous situations which cause accidents.
Following simple instructions like wearing a seat belt while in the car. Reading the road signs and abiding by the rules and regulations. Avoid driving while impaired on drugs or on treatment.
The testicles are contained within a sac and form a part of the male reproductive system. The primary functions of testicles are the production of the male hormone testosterone and sperm.
It is a discomfort that is felt on one or both of the testicles and it might originate from the testicles itself. It might also be the result of other conditions affecting the abdomen, groin or scrotum. There are numerous conditions that cause the pain but few of them constitute immediate medical attention as it might cause loss of testicular function or impairment.