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Top 7 health risks for men

Top 7 health risks for men
in Internal Medicine

Apr 19, 2022

Heart disorders

Heart problems arrive in several forms. Every form can cause fatal complications, if not detected on time. Over 1/3rd of the adult men have some kind of cardiovascular problem.

Stroke has targeted over 3 million males. High blood pressure is very common in men.

COPD & other respiratory diseases

Several respiratory disorders begin with a smoker’s cough and over time, the cough can cause fatal conditions like lung cancer, COPD, or emphysema. All such conditions interfere with our ability to inhale and exhale.


Males experience higher rates of deaths & hospitalizations due to alcohol, than women. They are prone to get more aggressive against women. Consumption of alcohol raises our risk of cancer of throat, mouth, esophagus, colon and liver. Alcohol also causes problems o hormone production and testicular function. This can lead to infertility and impotence. Men commit more suicides than women and they usually drink before committing suicide.

Depression & suicide

It is estimated that nearly 6 million men are suffering from depressive disorders annually, along with suicidal tendencies.

Inadvertent Injuries & accidents

Unintentional injuries are one of the leading reasons for deaths amongst men. This comprises of traumatic brain injury, drowning and firework-related mishaps.

Death rates due to motor vehicles foe men as drivers & passengers aged 15 to 19 were twice as high as females in the recent years. Male staffs incurred 92% of all reported occupational fatal injuries. Hence we shall remember that safety is always first.

 Liver disorders

Our liver is as big as a football. It helps us digest food & absorb the nutrients from it. It also rids our body of the toxic elements. Liver disorders include conditions like:

  • Cirrhosis
  • Autoimmune or genetic liver disorders
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Liver cancer
  • Bile duct cancer
  • Alcoholic liver disorder

Consumption of alcohol & tobacco increases our possibilities of developing liver diseases.


If not treated on time, or left untreated, it can cause damage to nerve & kidney, cardiac disorders & stroke and also vision problems or blindness. Men having diabetes face the risk of reduced testosterone level & sexual impotence. This can result in increased anxiety or depression.

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