Top diseases men should be aware of (part 2)

Posted on: June 12th, 2015 by JayHawkPharmacyBlogger

Week 2 post 1

Last week, we talked about Men’s Health Month, and the top five diseases men should be proactive about preventing. In today’s blog, we will talk about the next five disease men are most likely to die from in the United States:

  • Diabetes

When not under control, diabetes can lead to a number of other diseases, including stroke, heart attack, and nerve damage. Reduced circulation can sometimes lead to limb loss. Here at Jayhawk Pharmacy, we carry diabetic footwear to cut down on the risk of skin breakdown in people with diabetes.

  • Suicide

Statistically, more women than men will attempt suicide—but more men will succeed. Some men will be more predisposed to attempt suicide than others—mainly those who have a family history of suicide or attempted suicide, or a personal/family history of depression and anxiety.

  • Alzheimer’s Disease

There’s no known cause Alzheimer’s. The disease is marked by a gradual loss of cognition and intellectual ability, including language, attention and memory. While there is not a cure, the symptoms can be mitigated through physical activity, social interaction and doing things to keep your mind sharp.

  • Influenza and pneumonia

Regular immunizations can cut back on your risk of the flu. Pneumonia, which is an inflammation of the lungs, is tied with influenza as the ninth most common cause of death of men in the United States. Sometimes, a case of influenza can lead to pneumonia.

  • Kidney Disease

Finally, the tenth most common killer of men in the United States is kidney disease. Kidneys are responsible for maintaining electrolyte balance and filtering impurities in the blood. They often fail as a result of poorly controlled high blood pressure or diabetes.

While not all of these diseases have cures yet, some of the symptoms can be treated by medicine. If you are at risk for these, talk to your doctor about possible preventative measures.

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