Health Conditions That Affect More Men Than Women
For quite a long time, women have been considered healthier than men both from infancy and to old age. In most parts of the world, more boys are born than girls every year. However, a large percentage of boys don’t survive up to their first year. This is because boys are more susceptible to most of the deadly infants and newborn diseases. It’s been noted that most men doesn’t consider the risks of their health and are too optimistic provided they are feeling productive in their day to day activities.
Some of the men’s top health threats include cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Both these aren’t secrets; they are common, known and often preventable. Some of the cardiovascular diseases include atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), heart disease (which includes a group of diseases), and stroke. Checking on the blood pressure and cholesterol levels in your body is one step to preventing these diseases. Increasing the physical activities and eating healthy are effective remedies to keep cardiovascular diseases at bay.
When it comes to cancer, prostate and lung cancer are the deadly types of cancer common among men. Since no man is immune from these two cancers, it’s advisable to go for regular screening to detect the development of any cancerous cells in the body.
There are diseases that affect a relatively small percentage of the population, but their effects are quite adverse at the same time. Kidney and bladder stones are some of the recent health hazards to be made known to the public as per the US National Library of Medicine. According to the urologist S.Ramin, Adam, (the founder of Urology Cancer Specialists, Los Angeles) bladder stones are mainly hard pieces of mineral buildups that develop due to heavily concentrated urine. This abnormality causes lower abdominal pain, painful urination, and bloody urine.
Bladder stones make it hard to completely empty the bladder, and this poses a great risk for developing enlarged prostate, kidney stones, urinary tract infections and inflammations. Depending on the size of the stone, smaller ones may pass with urine while larger stones require medical surgery or ultrasonic waves and laser to break.
Another health condition that affects men much more often than women is exercise-induced hematuria, which is literally the presence of blood in the urine. This may occur for a number of reasons and is mostly common in people who do strenuous exercises such. The presence of blood in the urine may be caused by the breakdown of blood cells, imbalance of body fluids or trauma in the bladder.
For men engaging in intensive workouts, it’s advisable to urinate an hour before exercise so that some fluids remain in the bladder prior to the workout. The urine helps cushion the walls of the bladder from trauma caused by the bladder banging. To avoid complications in case of blood in the urine, seek medical attention for better clarification and diagnosing in order to rule out cases of kidney stones or cancer.