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Silent Killer Diseases That Are Greatly Affecting Men

Our bodies are made in such a way that we get sick and also get infections.We tend to get many disease but others are too sensitive and it is important to be keen once we see the signs and symptoms.

This is due to the fact that some diseases could easily kill us.Even though we will all die at some point,there are certain things that we should do to live longer and healthier lives.

These things would help in improving the overall quality of our lives and the lives of our loved ones.In this particular article,I am going to share with men on the health issues that could greatly affect their lives.

Men should make it a habit to always go for routine health screenings and diagnosis.Men,please make an appointment with your doctor/physician if you haven't had a medical checkup in a while.

Prostate Cancer

This type of cancer is very common among men and it is such a silent killer.Each and every year,a large number of men succumb to this condition.

This is mainly because this type of cancer has no major signs until it has spread all over the body.Prostate cancer unfortunately has no cure if detected in the late stages.However,if it is detected in the early stages,it can be treated.That is why it is important for me to go for regular checkups.

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a major killer among men especially if it is not detected early.It could result to sudden death since it can cause a heart attack,stroke and heart failure.

High blood pressure is dangerous as someone can live with it for years undetected.That is why it is important to go for regular medical checkups.

Lung Cancer

This is another deadly type of cancer that affects men especially those who are smokers.Men constitute a majority of the gender that smoke tobacco.If detected in the early stages,it can be easily treated.That is why it is important for men to go for vital regular checkups.

Obesity

Obesity is becoming a worldwide pandemic that largely affects men.It is dangerous as it causes heart failure,coronary heart disease and other ailments.Obesity is mainly caused by poor diets and lack of exercise.

That is why it is important for men and women alike to practise healthy habits such as exercising,eating healthy and being generally active.

Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is a disease that occurs when the liver is exposed to heavy amounts of toxins.It is most likely to affect men as they are the ones who tend to binge on alcohol more.

Colon Cancer

Colon cancer has been found to affect men of African descent a lot more than the other races.Men of African descent are more likely to be diagnosed with colon cancer.

Colon cancer poses a higher risk to people who have someone in their family who is afflicted by it.It also mostly affects people who smoke,have a poor diet and people who engage in a series of unhealthy habits.

Heart Disease

For decades, more men than women have died of heart disease. Heart disease tend to cause a larger percentage of men's deaths which is about 25% than women's which is about 23%. Studies have found that men tend to have more heart disease risk factors as compared to women.

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's disease is a disease that develops when the brain cells that help in controlling movement do not work right or die. This then causes problems with the body's motor system. It could cause tremors or shaking in the hands, arms, legs and face. Limbs also become very stiff.

People with Parkinson's often have trouble talking, walking and also in keeping their balance. Parkinson's disease is often very progressive, which means that the symptoms usually get worse over time. Parkinson's disease affects about 50% more men than women and doctors are not sure why. It is believed that hormones,genetics and environmental factors all play a role.

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