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Top Men’s Health Risks

Top Men’s Health Risks

Health Risks that Men Should Know

When it comes to certain health conditions, knowing your risk is important when it comes to prevention and early detection. In light of Men’s Health Month, the health experts at Parrish are here to outline some health issues men should keep on their radar.

Heart Disease

Heart disease is the number one leading cause of death for American men, being responsible for 1 in 4 male deaths each year. Commonly called a “silent killer,” more than half of the men who die at the hands of heart disease have shown no warning signs before experiencing a cardiac event like a heart attack or stroke.

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is also a major cause for concern for men. Because men tend to carry their excess weight in their midsections, men are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes at a lower weight than women.

Men are also less likely to be properly diagnosed and treated for this chronic health condition because men tend to put off health screenings and seek medical attention. When type 2 diabetes goes untreated, men are more likely to experience the following health issues:

  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Overactive bladder
  • Male incontinence
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • And retrograde ejaculation.

Certain Cancers

While cancer can affect anyone, there are certain cancers that are more commonly diagnosed in men. Men are at a higher risk for developing the following types of cancer:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Skin cancer

If you’re unsure about whether you’re up-to-date on your checkup-ups and routine health screenings, be sure to reach out to your primary care doctor to get you back on track.

Primary Care in Titusville

When it comes to supporting your health, it is important to find a family care doctor you can trust. The family doctors at Parrish Medical Group Family Medicine treat patients throughout all stages of your life, providing you with the insight, resources, and preventative care you need to live happily and healthily.

Whether you’re in need of a regular check-up or you have a health concern, contact Parrish Medical Group Family Medicine at 321-268-6111 to schedule your next visit.