Wholesome Dwelling: Man Up! – 9 & 10 messages
One in 41 men dies from prostate cancer, one in four from heart disease, but a whopping 60 percent of men say they never see a doctor. June is men’s health month and Experts say that many of the health risks affecting men are preventable and that regular home and doctor visits can save lives.
Still, some of the greatest male killers can be prevented by simply being careful.
Experts say men should never ignore shortness of breath. This is a key indicator of cardiovascular disease, which is currently the number one killer of men in the United States. Also watch out for deficiency and erectile dysfunction. Doctors say either of these could be signs of poor blood flow to the arteries.
Never shake off the feeling of sadness. Men are almost four times more likely to commit suicide than women.
Doctors also say to watch out for excessive snoring. While some are common from time to time, aggressive snoring over several nights is an indicator of sleep apnea, which if left untreated, can be fatal.