Males have different nutritional requirements and health concerns. Lifestyle changes including eating balanced nutritious diet & regular physical activity may prevent risk of diseases. Here are some following Men’s health concerns:
Cardiovascular diseases refers to blocked blood vessels that cause heart attack, stroke or chest pain. Cardiovascular disease symptoms may be different for men and women. For instance, men are more likely to have chest pain and women are more likely to have symptoms such as shortness of breath, nausea and extreme fatigue. Eating high fiber, low fat and protein rich diet along with regular physical activity are advisable for preventing cardiovascular diseases.
Diabetes is a metabolic disease and also known as diabetes mellitus, which occurs due deficiency of insulin or non-response of cells to insulin activity that leads to abnormal high blood sugar level in blood stream. Common Symptoms of Diabetes are frequent urination, intense thirst & hunger, weight gain, cuts & bruises, weight loss, fatigue, numbness & tingling in hands and feet. Diet rich in protein, fibers and low in sugar & fat along with regular physical activity is advisable to manage blood sugar level.
Fatigue is a feeling of weariness, tiredness, or lack of energy and motivation. It has variety of physical & mental causes and may be accompanied by malnutrition also. There is some key factors of fatigue such as Sleep disorder, Persistent pain, Anemia, Depression, Diabetes, Congestive heart failure, Cancer, Fibromyalgia, Infections, HIV, AIDS, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis, Medications such as antidepressants, sleeping pills, blood pressure medicines, antihistamines for allergies, steroids, diuretics and regular alcohol intake.
The prostate gland is found surround the urethra (the tube through which urine passes out of the body) and produces fluid to carry sperm during ejaculation. With age, prostate gland generally swells (also known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia-BPH) and become bigger to create problem in urination. Common symptoms of prostate enlargement are pain with urination or bloody urine, delayed start of urinary stream, strong & sudden urge to urinate, weak urine stream and incomplete emptying of bladder.
Sexual problems in Men are very common with age, which cause unsatisfactory sexual health. The most common sexual problems in men are ejaculation disorders, erectile dysfunctions and inhibited sexual desire. There are various factors for poor sexual health and some are: Diabetes, Heart disease, Neurological disorders, Hormonal imbalance, Kidney diseases, Alcoholism & Drug abuse, Work-related stress & depression and Marital or Relationship problems. Visiting a doctor, limiting alcohol intake, stop smoking, deal with emotional or psychological issues and increase communication with partner may be useful for dealing with sexual problems.
Digestive system ranges from mouth to rectum and cleanses waste material from body and it helps absorb essential nutrients in body. Most common digestive problems are Diarrhea, Constipation, Acid reflux and Hemorrhoids. These are easy to control with lifestyle changes & some medications. Avoiding these health concerns may lead to serious medical conditions. To improve digestive health, one should consider fiber rich diet including B Vitamins rich food.