Women are likely to Outlive Men, AMRI Hospital Group explains why?by alok v. Writer
If you invest more time and money in taking care of your car or favorite gadgets than your body, you’re not the only one. AMRI Hospital, one of the best multispecialty hospitals in Kolkata, states that the majority of men lack health education and lead an unhealthy lifestyle, resulting in steady deterioration of their well-being.
"Men put their health last. Most of them think, if they can live up to their roles in society, they're doing alright even physically,” says Demetrius Porche, DNS, RN, editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Men's Health.
He further added, "As long as they're working and feeling productive, most men aren't considering the risks to their health."
As a matter of fact, men are less likely to be healthier than women from infancy to old age. They lead women in 14 out of 15 leading causes of death. The exception being Alzheimer's disease, which majority of the men don't live long enough to develop. They also die five years earlier as compared to their wives, on average.
According to the American Heart Association, more than one in three adult men suffers from some form of cardiovascular disease. AMRI Hospital Group emphasizes that a few health conditions, such as prostate cancer, and low testosterone can be seen only in men. Stroke targets more than 3 million men, while hypertension is quiet common in males under the age of 45. Prostate cancer happens to be the most common cancer in men other than skin cancer. Also, around two-third men (older than 70) have problems like erectile dysfunction. This can also be seen in 39% of 40-year-old men.
Contrary to what it is commonly believed, depression affects far more men as compared to women. The AMRI Hospital Group explains that their tendency to hide depressed feelings or express them is way different from women. A research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlighted that men are more prone to alcohol-related deaths and hospitalizations than women. They drink twice as much as women. This further increases their level of aggression and sexual assault against women.
Various studies highlight that depression and suicide are major causes of death among all men; especially in the case of young ones. Rather than expressing unhappiness or crying, men tend to show anger and become aggressive. They resort to other alternatives like alcohol or drugs instead of sharing their sadness with anyone. In very rare and extreme cases, they seek help to fight depression.
AMRI Hospital Group explains, “Apart from the biological reasons, men’s approach towards their health is responsible to a great extent. Studies show that men consult doctors less than women, and are more likely to have a serious condition when they consult them.”
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