Being a Healthy
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Being a healthy man isnt just about dodging illness.
Its about thriving as much as you can, as long as you can, in
every way you can. Its about what goes on your plate, what your
body does all day, and what happens in your bedroom -- and in your
Health Concerns for Men
Some health issues extend beyond differing ages, genders, and
geographic regions. However, other issues, such as men's health
problems, are usually particular to a certain group in society.
Prostate cancer is a growth of one of the major sex glands of men.
The prostate itself is roughly the size of walnut and is located
slightly behind the urinary bladder. A tumor in the prostate can
impede correct bladder control and typical sexual functioning.
Problems involving urinating typically are prostate cancer's initial
Atherosclerosis typically causes heart disease. This is the
amassing of fatty substances such as cholesterol, on the arteries'
inner wall. This attracts calcium, stringy tissue and blood elements.
These substances harden into plaques that block arteries. Other
factors can also cause some heart disease cases.
High Blood Pressure
Hypertension, or high blood pressure is another major health issue
for men. Blood pressure readings are typically given as two figures.
The first figure is your systolic pressure, which is established when
your heart beats. A high systolic pressure constantly exceeds 140.
The second figure is the diastolic pressure, which is the pressure
within blood vessels while the heart is inactive. A high diastolic
pressure constantly exceeds 90. Numerous factors can influence blood
pressure, such as the levels of various hormones in the body; your
kidneys', blood vessels' or nervous system's state; and the amount of
salt and water in your body.
Lung disease kills the third highest number of Americans. Lung
disease symptoms include wheezing; cyanosis (blue or purple skin);
chest pain; breathing failure; swelling; a constant or worsening
cough; and hemoptysis (coughing up blood).
An obese person is defined as person with a body mass index that
is greater than 30. Men's obesity typically collects near the upper
body. Researchers are currently analyzing data indicating that
obesity could be more detrimental for men, than for women. Obese men
seem to have less endurance and more problems managing carbohydrates,
than obese women.
Health Tips for Men
To remain healthy, men should take the following steps:
- Receive recommended screening exams (i.e. cholesterol,
diabetes, blood pressure, depression, obesity, cancer)
- Take preventative medications as needed
- Stay physically active
- Eat healthy foods
- Abstain from tobacco smoking
- Remain at a healthy wait
Men's health issues are important not only to men, but also to
those who love them.
Healthy lifestyle practices
The best way to stay healthy is to prevent problems before they
occur. Learn some basics about healthy lifestyle choices.
- Tobacco use: If you smoke, get help with quitting. Do your
best to limit your exposure to secondhand smoke.
- Exercise: Get 30 minutes or more of moderate exercise on most
- Nutrition: Nourish your mind and body with a healthy diet.
Choose foods that are low in fat, eat five or more servings of
fruits and vegetables per day, and consider portion sizes.
- Safety: Use seat belts, bicycle helmets, and smoke detectors
to protect against accidents and injuries. Make sure to store
- Alcohol: If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation. Don't
drink and drive.
- Safer sex: Avoid high-risk sexual behavior.
- Preventive care: Stay up-to-date with your immunizations and
Make this guide your launch pad for better health. Subjects they
cover at men.webmd.com/guide/default.htm
are listed below.
Fuel Your Body
- Diet and Nutrition tips for Men
Lose the Gut!
- Weight Loss for Men: Plan Your Day
- High Protein Foods
- Eating Out: How to Stick to Your Diet
- Healthy Snack Food
- Metabolism Boosters
- High-Protein Diet for Weight Loss
- Overcoming Overeating
- Fat or Muscle
- Benefits of Exercise
- Hate Exercise?
- Find a Gym: 10 Questions
- Online Personal Trainer
- Effects of Anabolic Steroids
- Workout Tips
- Strength Training
- Helpful tips to Obtain Muscle Definition
- Sore Muscles
- Weekend Warriors: Fight Back!
- Stretch Exercises
- Male Sexual Problems
- Mens Guide to Great Sex
- Penis Enlargement Pills
- Penis Implants
- Boxers or Briefs?
- Semen Production: How much is enough?
- Vasectomy Reversals
- Low Testosterone
- Testicle Loss
- The Never-Ending Circumcision Debate
- Adult Circumcision
- Penis Enlargement
- HIV and AIDS Facts: The Basics
- STD Symptoms
- Genital Warts/HPV
- Genital Herpes Facts: The Basics
- Is Solo Sex Hurting Your Relationship?
- 10 Secrets to a Better Love Life
- Top 10 Reasons Women Dont Want Sex
- Overcoming Infidelity
- Sexual Addiction: Real or Invented?
- Virtual Sex: Threat to Real Intimacy?
- Porn Addiction
- Foreplay -- Dont Rush It
- Pornography in Relationships
- Down Low: What Is It?
- Bad Marriage May Make You Sick
- Heart Disease
- Heart Attack Symptoms
- Lung Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Smoking Cessation
- Depression in Men
Below the Belt
- Happy, Healthy, and Hard
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Enlarged Prostate
- Groin Hernia
- Jock Itch
- Adult Immunizations
- Medical Tests for Your 20s and 30s
- Medical Tests for Your 40s
- Medical Tests for Your 50s
- Medical Tests for Your 60s and Up
- Male Menopause
- Midlife Crisis
- Workplace Wellness
- Sex and Depression
- Talk It Like a Man
- Stress Relief: Bouncing Back
- Work Stress
- Anger Management
- Razor Bumps
- Getting a Close Shave
- Wrinkles and Men
- Skin Cancer Prevention
- Athletes Foot
- Mens Gray Hair
- Causes of Hair Loss
- Hair Loss Treatments
- Plastic Surgery for Men
- Breast Reduction for Men
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