Men's Health Issues

Men's Health Issues

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Men, it is said, take better care of their automobiles than they do of their health. Factors contributing to a decline in men's health, according to the Men's Health Network, include a lack of knowledge, inadequate health education, harmful work habits and personal lifestyle, as well as a refusal to seek help.

The average man values his health more minor than the average woman. Smoking, drinking, and overeating are the three most frequent lifestyle choices that contribute to poor health among men.

Heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, depression, and other disorders that can affect anyone afflicts men. Prostate cancer and benign prostate enlargement are two concerns that they face.

Common Men Health issues 

  1. Erectile dysfunction: Erectile dysfunction is the inability to get and maintain a hard enough erection for sex, which can create stress, lower men's self-confidence, and lead to relationship issues.
  2. Sexually Transmitted Disease: Sexual unprotected activity can result in a range of diseases such as syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, Hepatitis B, human papillomavirus (HPV), trichomoniasis, chancroid, and human immune deficiency virus (HIV).
  3.  Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH): As men age, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), often known as prostate gland enlargement, becomes more common. An enlarged prostate gland can produce unpleasant urinary symptoms, such as preventing urine from exiting the bladder. It can also cause difficulties with the bladder, urinary tract, and kidneys.
  4. Cardiovascular disease: CVD is most frequent in adults over the age of 50, and the chance of acquiring it increases with age. Men are more prone than women to acquire CVD at a younger age. Unhealthy eating habits can lead to elevated cholesterol and blood pressure.
  5. Diabetes mellitus: Men are more likely than women to develop diabetes due to a lower rate of weight increase and fat accumulation. They may have a variety of symptoms, including erectile dysfunction and recurring genital thrush.
  6. Colon cancer: Obesity increases the risk of colon and rectal cancer in both men and women; however, the association appears to be higher in men.
  7. Prostate cancer: The uncontrolled, malignant development of cells in the prostate gland is the hallmark of prostate cancer.
  8. Testicular cancer: Cancer that develops in the testicular tissues of one or both testicles. Young or middle-aged males are most likely to get testicular cancer. The majority of testicular malignancies start in the germ cells.
  9. Lung cancer: Lung cancer occurs in the tissues of the lungs, most commonly in the cells that line the airways. Men are more prone than women to get lung cancer due to their smoking habits.

It is one thing to be aware of the risks to one's health. Another option is to take action to mitigate the risks. Many of the most significant health concerns that males encounter can be avoided by leading a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise, a nutritious diet, not smoking, stress reduction, and moderate alcohol intake. Regular check-ups and screening tests can help detect disease early on when it is most treatable.

So, do not be ordinary men; start safeguarding our health immediately. The impact may be more than we anticipate.


 Bhagyashree Hatti
M. Tech (Food Technology)
Quality Assurance and 

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