The health of man has specific problems related to his gender. On average, men live between 5 and six years less than women. While in Spain life expectancy among women is 88 years old, in men it only reaches 83 years.
This circumstance is usually caused by several factors: less healthy health habits such as smoking and drinking, less frequent visits to the doctor due to lack of time, fear of being diagnosed with a disease or the discomfort that some tests such as rectal exams involve. , for the education that men receive, in which they tend to acquire higher risk behaviors.
Which diseases are those that most affect the health of man?
1.- Cardiovascular diseases: are caused by an unhealthy diet, sedentary life, overweight, obesity, and poor health habits. Stress also causes more heart problems in men.
2.- Hypertension: high blood pressure affects men in higher numbers. It is essential to treat it since it is related to the risk of suffering a cerebral infarction, of myocardium or heart failure.
3.- Gout: also men are the ones who suffer most from this ailment, i.e. identified by inflammation of the joints due to the crystals that form when there is an excess of uric acid in the blood.
4.- Prostate cancer: it is the most frequent tumor among Spanish men. Each year 32,000 new cases are diagnosed in our country. For prevention and cure, prevention and periodic check-ups with the urologist are essential, as this type of cancer only begins to show symptoms when it is in very advanced stages.
5.- Testicular cancer: although it is not very frequent, the number of new cases has doubled in the last 50 years. It is recommended that the man perform periodic palpation of the testicles to be able to locate possible tumors.
6.- Colon cancer: it is the third most frequent cancer behind the prostate and lung cancer. It has an excellent cure rate if it is detected early. It is advisable to carry out periodic reviews after 50 years.
7.- Benign prostatic hyperplasia: also from the age of 50 the prostate grows and can come to press the urethra and create problems in the urinary system.
Most of these problems in the health of man can be avoided by leading a healthy life with a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and low fat, and leading an active presence in which you practice between 2 and three times a week exercise physical, that takes us away from sedentary life and overweight. It is also advisable to adopt preventive health routines in which the doctor is visited regularly to perform a checkup, even when there are no problems or symptoms.