Health Problems That Men Ignore

Posted By: Sunayana
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Men's pride and their personal belief of being the superior sex develops a wrong attitude towards life. They usually deny any kind of health problems and thus skip annual check-ups.

Men feel embarrassed if they are advised to go to a doctor. According to a survey by the American Academy of Family Physicians, 38 percent of men go to the doctor only when they're extremely sick or when symptoms don't go away on their own.

Men completely ignore their health issues. They should always remember being healthy and feeling healthy is not the same. Prevention is always better than cure. It is always advisable to go for an early diagnosis rather than waiting for problems to improve with time. Ignoring health problems can develop health risks. Symptoms are the only warning sign where an individual has to be careful. These are the four common health symptoms which are ignored by men's.

Men Health

1. Hypertension

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a state of great psychological stress. Hypertension is an unambiguous a silent killer. Hypertension leads to weakening of circulatory systems due to elevated arteries and the heart has to work really hard for blood circulation. Hypertension is a very common disease and many blood pressure patient's are not even aware of it. Most men are prone to hypertension; it has been found that every one out of three men has hypertension.

There is no proper answer to the reason behind hypertension. The factors that influence blood pressure are smoking, family history or genetics, obesity, poor diet, heavy drinking, kidney problems and stress. Hypertension is not easy to be checked until and unless the blood pressure ascends. A blood pressure patient is also prone to fatigue, stroke, heart attack, sight deterioration, kidney damage, chest pain and lots more. This disease is not curable but can be checked by the use of blood pressure monitor. A proper diet, regular exercise, weight reduction, yoga and meditation can also be helpful to keep blood pressure constant.

2. Depression

Depression is a very awful feeling and can make small problems look much bigger. It is an emotional disorder and can create aversion towards activities. Depression leads to emotional breakdown and noticeable physical symptoms such as chest pain, digestive problems, headache, back pain, body pain, joint pain, sleeping problem, exhaustion, fatigue, changes in appetite and dizziness.

Depression can only be cured if we let others know our problem. Going for counseling, taking therapies or medicines can really help.

3. Lower stomach ache

Stomach aches or burning sensation in the stomach are generally seen as petty health issues and ignored. Stomach ache may be due to mild gastric problem or can be because of threatening disease like cancer. If there is a pain in the lower abdomen going to a doctor's clinic is very crucial as it can be a problem in the men's urinary tract. Pain can also be because of kidney stones, appendicitis, constipation, diarrhea, cancer etc.

The best way to eradicate with this problem is to look for a doctor's advice as soon as the pain is felt.

4. Dizziness

Dizziness is a common problem faced by all men and specially men over 40. Dizziness makes you feel light-headed, terribly weak and gives you a feeling of passing out. Dizziness occurs due to insufficient supply of blood to the brain and deficit oxygen in the blood. The simple ways of getting rid of these disease are by sitting or lying down when we fill giddy. Take deep and slow breaths, increase your focus level, move slowly and hydrate yourself.

We should always remember that health is wealth and should take extra precautions. Give ample time towards your health. It is high time that both men and women, realise that being busy is not an excuse to ignore their health.

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Story first published: Friday, October 26, 2012, 10:11 [IST]
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