Sick Men Afraid To Be Wimpy
Fearful of being considered weak or
wimpy, many men ignore serious health
symptoms like chest pain, fatigue,
depression, insomnia, urinary problems,
chronic cough and change in bowel
habits. The result is delayed
diagnosis, needless suffering, and
decreased life span.
Facts About Men's Health
- Men in their 40's and 50's have more
serious diseases than women the same
- Men do not live as long after cancer is
diagnosed, due to late diagnosis.
- Men's inability to handle stress,
express feelings and seek support puts
them at higher risk for suicide, heart
conditions and problems due to smoking
and alcohol abuse.
- Heart disease, lung and colon cancer
are strongly linked to unhealthy
What Kills Men
- Heart Disease, 37 percent.
- Cancer, 28 percent.
- Lung Disease, 9 percent.
- Accidents, 8.7 percent.
In an Ottawa study of 200 men, 30
percent reported depression, 10 percent
considered suicide. Marriage breakdown
is the major cause of suicide in men.
What You Can Do
- Improve your diet with more fibre, less
fat, less alcohol and less caffeine.
- Pay attention to your symptoms and
check with doctor promptly.
- If you are age 50-70, have your doctor
check your prostate every year.
- Depression and anxiety are real
illnesses for which you can get support
- Take stress reduction courses or urge
your employer to sponsor courses at
- Take antioxidant vitamin-C and
vitamin-E with betacarotene for extra
insurance against heart disease and
- Take a good multivitamin as well as a