Health Alert: 7 Health Risks for Middle Aged Men

Sadly, as we age over time and struggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle, it is becoming more evident that the most common causes of death in middle age men like cancer, stroke, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, respiratory disease, injuries, and suicide can be reduced by adopting some minor changes to bad habits.

Have you ever considered that your lifestyle may be causing long-term damage?

Chiropractic care has been helping families for years. Regardless of your age or condition, a better working spine is good for your health and can increase energy and vitality through regular chiropractic check-ups. To help you achieve the best results, our doctors at the West Sussex Chiropractic Clinic, will assess your individual needs and design a start-up programme that is right for you. Whether you are struggling to keep fit or would like to know more about how we can help you achieve a better quality of life, please contact one of our friendly staff today.

Act now and don’t wait until it’s too late to turn back the clock.

Sun Overexposure

Men are two times more likely than women to develop skin cancer. 60% of the cases of the deadly Melanoma are found in white males age 50 and older. Unfortunately, less than half of adult men protect themselves with sunscreen or protective clothing.

Excess time Sitting Down With Electronics

Psychologist’s have not yet worked out whether internet addiction is a valid diagnosis but it is true that time which could have been devoted to healthy activities like social interaction, walking and other forms of exercise is instead being spent on computer monitors, laptops, smart phones, televisions and video games. Physical isolation has been linked to an increased risk of depression and dementia. Extended sitting over a long period is associated with obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. In fact, a 2012 Australian study found that adults 45 and older who spent 11 hours or more per day seated had a 40% increase in their risk of death.

Depression

In 2009, 79% of all suicides were men. Men over age 65 commit suicide seven times more frequently than do women in the same age group. Social isolation, common in the elderly, is often a key cause. More than 60% of people who commit suicide have major depression. Men tend to equate depression with ordinary sadness or grief, so they fail to recognize the warning signs such as fatigue, trouble concentrating or thinking clearly, agitation, and changes in sleep patterns

Being Single

Many studies have shown that married men, particularly of middle age, are healthier than their unmarried peers. One theory is that marriage tends to increase a man’s overall social circle, which decreases stress and depression, which can cause chronic ailments. Unmarried men may also have less healthy habits than married men, such as poor eating and rare medical checkups.

Poor Diet

Men on the younger side of middle age are likely to eat an excess of junk food and red meat, which leads to common ailments like high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Older men may fail to prepare adequate meals for themselves leading to malnutrition.

Smoking

The negative effects of smoking tend to be worse in older people. They are likely to be heavier smokers and to have smoked for longer, which means their lungs have sustained more damage. 90% of all cases of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder, the fourth leading cause of death in men, are caused by smoking, as are 80 to 90% of lung cancer cases. Men over 65 who smoke double their chances of a stroke Quitting shows immediate results, no matter the person’s age. The risks of lung disease, stroke, and cancer drop immediately and the risk of cancer is cut in half after one year.

Driving Errors

Males in their 50s and 60s are twice as likely to die in car accidents as their female peers. Injuries, including car accidents, are the leading cause of death for men in the 40 to 44 age group, third most common cause in men aged 45 – 64, and eighth most common cause in men 65 and older. The car accident causes tend to be avoidable, such as running red lights and stop signs, driving over the speed limit and falling asleep at the wheel.

 Source: We liked this article published December 3, 2012 By Natural Health News Report

 

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We look at all aspects of your health and we have many blogs on diet and nutrition Do check these out Acid/Alkaline in your foods and how it is linked to Osteoporosis, protein in vegetables so you don’t have to eat so much meat, and another is on the eating healthily Pyramid and we have so many more for you to check out.

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  1. Dr Tammy Cashion says:

    Such great information here; I hope you don’t mind that I have shared this with my FB contacts and linked in connections; also posted to google +1 page. It is exciting to see such a dynamic office working hard to educate the community at large! Keep these blogs coming! Ty! Best wishes-
    Dr Tammy Cashion

  2. Bensoon says:

    Hey I like your article. Its fact that as we age over time and struggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle, it is becoming more evident that the most common causes of death in middle age men like cancer, stroke, heart disease, So we must have to take more care in this age, Thanks for your valuable advice.