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Heart Disease in Males:

Heart Disease in Males

Heart Disease is one of the most common diseases faced by males. It was found that more than one in three adult men have some form of heart disease. These diseases are Heart Failure, Coronary artery disease, Arrhythmias, Angina and Other heart-related infections, irregularities, and birth defects

Even though these diseases seem like they would come with serious and immediate symptoms, some of them take years to develop without the person even knowing. Some of the risk factors that cause these diseases are: A diet high in saturated fat, Alcohol abuse or excessive drinking, High cholesterol, Diabetes and Hypertension (high blood pressure).

So how can you prevent these diseases from occurring? The diseases normally form due to the lives that we lead. Take a look at the list below on ways to help prevent heart disease:

Control Blood pressure:

This can be done by having regular blood pressure checks, as well as taking time out to release stress.

Manage cholesterol levels:

This can be done by watching what you eat and taking medication if you need to.

Weight Management:

It is important to maintain a healthy weight in order to lower your risk of heart disease.

Limit alcohol and quit smoking:

Men should have no more than two alcoholic drinks per day, and if they smoke it is advisable to quit, or limit it as much as possible.

Manage Diabetes:

Make sure to control your diabetes (if you already have diabetes) and lower your sugar intake. This will lower the chance of getting diabetes, or making it worse, which adds to the risk of having heart disease.

Stress management:

Stress is one of the main causes of a heart attack. Make sure you take time to relax and destress in order to keep your heart healthy!

Those are just a few ways in which you can try to prevent heart disease in males. If you notice anything abnormal, make sure to contact your general practitioner to make sure you are not at risk.

Men and Heart Disease

Special Heart Risks for Men

Signs and Symptoms of Heart Disease in Men

Medical Gap Cover Questions & Queries

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Note: All material on this website is provided for your information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on and matter relating to their health and well-being. The information and opinions expressed here are believed to be accurate, based on the best judgement available to the authors, and readers who fail to consult with appropriate health authorities assume the risk of any injuries. Errors and Omissions Excepted. Terms and Conditions Apply.


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