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Male Health

What You Need To Know

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide for both men and women but male mortality is significantly higher. In fact, females outnumber males 2:1 by age 85 and 3:1 when they reach their nineties. Men are definitely not taking care of themselves well enough – ignoring symptoms until these worsen or sadly end with death. This is partly due to macho conditioning that views “complaining” as a weakness; with men preferring to shut up and put up rather than be called a “wimp”. Men are also less likely to talk about their daily stresses which build up and give rise to more symptoms. They are more embarrassed about talking to doctors, prone to going against medical advice and less vigilant about their diets, which contain high amounts of fat, salt and sugar. Unlike women, men are stubborn even when told that 65% of chronic diseases can be prevented by sound nutrition.

Fortunately the wake-up call

begins with the very simple and painless procedures of self-examination, blood pressure monitoring and weight watching. But heart disease is just one of ten preventable or easily arrested diseases that plague men. No need to walk a potential health minefield happily ignorant of diseases that kill or reduce your productivity and quality of living. In fact, undergoing the tight screening tests based on your

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age, risk factors and symptom can save your life if you have them now. Early detection of cancers allows doctors to nip it in the bud and gives you the opportunity to boost your health through a natural lifestyle that incorporates massive doses of antioxidants and other nutrients that ward off cancer cells. Diagnostic tests also give you a peek into the internal workings of your body so you can guard against complications like impotence, memory loss and deterioration of vision. These should be routine as one grows older.


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What’s the good news ? Cutting back on negative health habits like smoking, drinking alcohol, overeating and living a sedentary lifestyle can increase longevity by 20 years: more than that, it makes living pleasurable and productive. Dealing with stress positively tames the hormones that are responsible for belly fat and chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, stroke and heart disease. Tame that tiger and you avoid the pitfalls for these major health c onditions.

The Top Ten Men Killers and a Few Sobering Facts 1. Heart Disease Fact: Heart disease is the number one killer of men between the ages 45-55. Survivors may be left bedridden, depressed or too sick to live an enjoyable life post-recovery. It is also the second most frequent cause of death of men between 35-44 years old. 2. High Blood Pressure Fact: 50 million people have high blood pressure most of them male and overweight 3. High Bad Cholesterol (LDL) and Triglycerides Fact: High total cholesterol is a risk factor for both heart disease and stroke. Other common risk factors for these two conditions are being overweight, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and lack of exercise. 4. Stroke Fact: Strokes are similar in nature to heart attacks but occur in the brain. It is the 3rd leading cause of death after heart attacks and cancer and is a leading cause of disability in the U.S. It is estimated that every 40 seconds, a stroke occurs in the U.S. 5. Diabetes and Obesity Fact: 90-95% of Type 2 diabetes is associated with obesity and physical inactivity. 61% of the U.S. adult population is either overweight or obese 6.Lung Cancer Fact: Strongly associated with nicotine and second hand smoke.

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7. Colorectal Cancer Fact: 107,000 people are newly diagnosed with colon cancer each year 8. Prostate Conditions (Benign and Cancerous) Fact: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men and accounts for a quarter of all reported incidence. Over half of prostate cancer cases were diagnosed in men 70 years old and above. Survival rate has remarkably increased because of early detection through PSA testing. 9. Testicular Cancer Fact: Testicular cancer affects younger men and its incidence has doubled since 1975. It is the most common cancer in men between the ages 15-44 but is now considered highly curable.. 10. Depression Fact: Coronary heart disease is three times more common in depressed men. There are more male suicides in every age group.

Simple procedures that can be done to ensure health and wellness

1. Have you experienced easy fatigability, dizziness during exertion, shortness

of breath or chest pains? Check your risk for coronary artery disease and stroke by having your blood pressure and cholesterol levels monitored. The doctor will assess your other risk factors like obesity, drinking, smoking and lack of exercise. As we age, blood pressure rises but ideally should be maintained at 120/80, though 5 mm. hg rise is acceptable. High blood pressure is defined as 140/90, taken on at least 3 occasions. What does this mean? The lower the blood pressure, the easier it is for the heart to pump blood out to the arteries, including the small coronary arteries that nourish heart muscles. High blood pressure means that the blood vessels in the brain (and elsewhere) are likely to burst from aneurysm or be blocked by clots released from inflamed and plaque-encrusted blood vessels. A heart attack or myocardial infarct results from blocking of the coronary arteries either from complete clogging due to an accumulation of fats, blood components and other d ebris collectively called plaque. Blood vessels are like plumbing tubes which get clogged; however unlike inert tubes, blood vessels get inflamed and get more rigid as more plaque deposits. It also offers more resistance to blood flow from the heart. A furiously working

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and overburdened heart becomes stretched or dilated and will be less efficient in pumping blood for distribution to other organs. Death can also occur from an “electrical problem” causing the heart to cease beating. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and diabetes are all risk factors for heart disease

2. Everyone has heard about bad and good cholesterol and what it

does to your body but to get the true picture, you must have a fasting blood lipid panel which shows total cholesterol, good cholesterol (HDL), bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides. Men should start having a test from age 20 and every 5 years after until 35 where more frequent testing is suggested. You are fine if total cholesterol is less than 2 00 mg., 200-239 would be borderline and results 240 mg and above call for lifestyle changes and treatment. The results go a long way into reducing risks for chronic diseases and shows whether the dietary, lifestyle and remedies are effective.

3. Examine yourself for moles, lymph nodes and other growths. Include the

testicles when gently feeling for any growths. Any change in moles – discharge, bleeding, itchiness, growth, blurring of edges and discoloration should be reported to your doctor. Men have skin cancer three times more often than women. Check the testicles and penis for warts, pain and discharge. Those harmless looking grainy warts, deceptively asymptomatic unlike other venereal diseases, can cause cervical cancer in your unsuspecting partner. Your doctor will do a prostate check (DRE or digital rectal exam), especially if you have symptoms like frequent urination or changes in urinary stream (decreased flow, interrupted). He will also be asking sensitive questions

regarding sex and ejaculation since these give valuable clues to prostate conditions like benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) or prostatic cancer. As in all cancers, the earlier it is detected, the better; especially since prostatic cancer is generally slow-growing. The American Urological Society strongly suggests having the prostate specific antigen test (PSA) by age 40. The American Cancer Society recommends a testicular exam since most cases occur between 20-54 years of age and are undetected until its late stage.

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4. Colorectal screening should begin by 50. Most colorectal cancers

start out as polyps and early detection can nip the cancer in the bud before it spreads to other organs. CT scan or barium enema is advised. When a polyp is detected on scan, flexible colonoscopy is advised so polyps can be removed and tested.

5. One third of those with diabetes

don’t know they have it. Controlling diabetes reduces risks for heart disease, stroke, blindness, nerve damage, and impotence. Diabetes can be controlled by exercise, nutrition and lifestyle changes. Like hypertension, weight reduction of 10 pounds or more improves the condition remarkably. The most common s creening test for diabetes is the fasting plasma glucose test. Adults 45 years and above should have a test done every 3 years but should have it done earlier and more frequently if there are risk factors like obesity and high cholesterol, symptoms like urinary frequency, nocturia (getting up at night to pee), fatigue, blurring of vision, and positive family history. Some doctors prefer the A1C test because it gives a more “dynamic” insight since it shows how your body copes with sugar after a meal. After an overnight fast, 83 mg/dl (4.6 mmol/L) or less is considered within normal levels. Some doctors are more lax and will tell you that anything below 100 is okay. However, studies show that those who had findings between 90-100 mg/dl eventually had diabetes over time. If you belong in the gray zone, now is the time to cross-out some of your favorite carbs from your diet and take a hike, literally!

“Grow Old Along With Me. The Best Is Yet to Come” Robert Browning The wonderful thing about knowing your baseline is that you can now act in healthful, proactive ways. Take your fridge – now is the time to clean it out of high calorie, fat-laden, additive saturated food. Whether you want to maintain your weight and keep to a healthy BMI (body mass index) of < 25 or opt for losing more, now is the time to shop for fresh anti-oxidant rich fresh fruits and vegetables and to choose the smarter alternatives for protein. It’s also time to walk around the block and go for strength-training to increase metabolic rate and tone muscles.

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Primetime Vitality and Vigor It is said that age is a great equalizer because men at the prime of their life with money to spare are often too tired and stressed to enjoy it! The transition phase in females is quite obvious because menopause brings on a lot of varied symptoms like mood swings, dryness, weight gain and the very telling hot flushes. However, men between 35-65 years old also undergo its equivalent, aptly called andropause, which like menopause is due to a decline in hormones. As men age, testosterone levels go down; in fact this decline actually starts in the mid 20’s and progresses insidiously leading to the characteristic beer belly, loss of energy, muscle mass loss, hair loss, lack of libido and for some, the much dreaded erectile dysfunction.

However, men can turn the tables around and slow down the clock. Men who are physically fit – within the normal BMI (basal mass index for their age), who have regular exercise and have good dietary habits are more likely to go through andropause with ease. In fact, it is not rare for older men who had been so career-driven in their youth to do a 180 degree turn and compete in the next Ironman race with flying colors. How to do this? Here are some enjoyable must-dos to ensure that you enjoy health and vigor at any age:

#1 Beat the Flab

Belly fat is visceral fat and is dangerous for your heart. You can have beer belly even if you don’t drink a drop of beer. Weight gain around the middle can mean a lot of things – overeating, alcohol habit, hormonal dysfunction and stress. Why stress? Cortisol the hormone released during stress signals fat to accumulate in the middle. Fat must be shed since it increases the risk for developing heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and the metabolic syndrome. The best way to beat flab is to engage in lots of physical activity and strengthtraining that can burn those calories. As muscles, become leaner, they oxidize fat more efficiently – even at rest.

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#2 Bon appetit’

When hormonal levels decline, you need adequate amounts of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants and amino acids ideally from your diet to boost production. Antioxidants boost your immunity and prevent cancer from developing or spreading. Top foods to eat: Lean meat, far from being taboo actually provides a healthy dose of protein. It contains leucine which is used by the body to build muscle. Choose free-range chicken and beef from grass-fed cows if possible. Remove the skin from chicken before cooking and stay away from the foie gras! For the strictly vegan, soy protein is a high protein, low fat, low calorie alternative that is extremely versatile. It’s also great for keeping the prostate healthy. Eggs you can have for its lutein and iron content. Try to cheat your taste buds by adding more egg whites to your omelet; you halve the cholesterol and double the protein. Legumes would be perfect but if you are suffering from gout or arthritis, it could (pardon the pun) be a pain. Eat 2-3 servings of fatty fish rich in Omega 3 weekly. Bake, steam or broil instead of frying fish as the latter destroys most of the Omega 3. Shellfish contain a lot of zinc which is necessary for testosterone production. There must be some truth to the rumor that oysters are potent aphrodisiacs. Go nuts for squash seeds – these seeds do wonders for prostate health. Pistachios, hazelnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts and cashew are rich in fiber, essential fatty acids and zinc. Go easy on the salt – high content might negate the blood-pressure lowering effects of the nuts and cause bloating. Go loco over (dark) choco. These goodies are not limited to the ladies. Dark chocolate has antioxidants that boost immunity and stimulate endorphins, the “feel good” hormone. Some fruits and vegetables to savor: Bananas for potassium, berries, dark green vegetables and citrus for antioxidants, cherries for pain relief (has anti-histaminic action), avocado and olives both rich in monounsaturated fatty acids lower cholesterol levels. Eat various colors of vegetables to completeyour phytochemicals-vitamins cocktail. Carotene, from orange colored vegetables, offers some protection against prostate cancer. Dark leafy vegetables aside from being rich in antioxidants contain lutein which protects against age-related vision degeneration. Lots of Vitamin B keeps those nerves healthy and the memory sharp.

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Wear the milk mustache: whey and yogurt are rich in leucine which helps build muscles. Sauce up your dishes with lycopene-rich tomato sauce, Mexican salsa and antioxidant-rich curries –- or go Mediterranean and drizzle with heart friendly olive oil.

# 3 Live a Little and Beat the Blues

iIf you must indulge, energize your morning with juice: whip up a cocktail of “grass juice” known for its rejuvenating benefits. Go ahead have a cup of coffee. Coffee is definitely on the list of drinks high in antioxidants alongside other favorites like hot chocolate and green tea. Just a tip on artificial sweeteners – give your body a break, don’t use them! Toast life with a glass of red wine (or grape juice) – your metabolic age should be 10 years less than your actual age if you followed these tips. In fact, you’d be getting younger every day.

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