One of the Most Significant Health Issues Men Face May Not Show Symptoms
By Buffalo Medical Group | June 6 2019 | Doctor Tips
The start of June marks Men’s Health Month, where the awareness of major men’s health issues is brought to the forefront on a global scale. One of the leading health issues that men face today, and also the leading cause of death among males is Heart Disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 men have some form of heart disease.
Approximately 610,000 people die every year from a Heart disease in the United States, constituting for 1 in every 4 deaths.
50% of Men Who Die Suddenly of Coronary Heart Disease Have No Previous Symptoms
Factors Affecting Heart Disease Include:
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Being Overweight
- Poor Diet
- Physical Inactivity
- Excessive Alcohol Use
Keep Your Heart Healthy With The Following Prevention Measures
Smoking is one of the most significant risk factors associated with Heart disease.
Maintain a Healthy Diet:
Eating healthy foods is important when watching your heart health. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can work to protect your heart.
Be Physically Active:
Exercise for approximately 30 min. on most weekdays.
Stay up to Date on Regular Health Screenings:
It is crucial to stay up to date on important numbers concerning your heart health. Make sure you are keeping regular track of your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and diabetes screening.
Get Quality Sleep:
Getting a significant amount of quality sleep can lower an individual’s risk for obesity, high blood pressure, heart attack, and diabetes.
Talk to your primary care physician, or schedule an appointment with one of our cardiologists, if you think you may be at risk for heart disease.