International men’s week is celebrated in June, but learning about the most common male health issues does all good and zero harm. In fact, raising the awareness for such matter should be a year-long thing in any part of the globe.
No matter who you are, it pays to know the main causes of death among guys to keep yourself or your loved ones healthy.
This serious disease is the second most fatal cancer in the U.S. and the U.K. About 233,000 Americans are estimated to have received a prostate cancer diagnosis in 2014, while around 41,700 British men—over 110 every day—were diagnosed in 2011.
It’s not clear what actually causes it, but researchers have found several risk factors. Smoking, eating red meat or high-fat dairy items, exposure to toxic combustion products, vasectomy, and sexually transmitted infections are the risk factors you can do something about to lower your odds of getting prostate cancer. There are, however, some people who are more likely to get it naturally. Researchers found age, ethnicity, nationality, and genes contribute to the development of this disease as well.
Good thing, you can reduce your risk for developing cancer cells in the prostate by sleeping around. A ground-breaking study in the Univesity of Montreal revealed that men who had sex with more than 20 women are less likely to get sick by 28% because of frequent ejaculation. On the contrary, men who sleep with more than 20 male partners double their odds of having prostate cancer.
The death of Robin Williams was an eye-opener. At least 1 in 17 American men are diagnosed with this condition. It’s really hard to tell if you’re suffering from this severe medical illness until your doctor tells you so, especially when men and women may show different symptoms. Depressed men are likely to die by suicide associated with this condition.
Even if you’re less likely to get this disease than the cancer of the prostate, you have a lesser chance of survival with testicular cancer. While it can strike at any age, it usually develops in either one or two testicles.
Same as its evil twin, its cause is unknown. Researchers, however, found that birth abnormality and family history are two among the top risk factors for testicular cancer.
If prevention is not a possible cure for these diseases, early detection of such illnesses is the remedy. Spread the word, educate yourself more about these health issues, and don’t be part of the statistics.