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Men’s Health

Men often neglect their health and well-being due to a lack of awareness, poor health education, or behaviour patterns in their work and personal lives. Men have a reputation for avoiding the doctor, especially when the visit may involve sensitive issues. However, regualr check-ups are a must. They can help screen for diseases that may have no obvious symptoms in their early stages – such as prostate or testicular cancer. Here are some common health concers men should pay more aattention to.

Prostatitis is the term used to inflammation of the prostate gland. A farly common condition, it can be difficult to diagnose. Symptoms include:

  • an urgent need to urinate
  • pain or burning when urinating
  • pelvic, groin, or lower back pain

Potstate enlargement is a common problem in middle-aged and older men. An enlarged prostate can press against the tube to the bladder(urethra) and interfere with the flow of urine. While not all men with an enlarged prostate have symptoms, some experience the following:

  • feeling and urgent need to urinate
  • difficulty starting urination
  • need to urinate frequently
  • a weak urine stream
  • dribbling at the end of urination

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in Canadian men. A man’s chances of developing this type of cancer increase with age, especially from age 50 on. Prostate cancer doesn’t usually produce any signs or symptoms in its early stages when treatment is most successful, so medical check-ps are vital. When symptoms are present, they may include:

  • painful urination
  • difficulty urinating
  • pain in the pelvic area that lasts several weeks or more
  • loss of appetite or unexplained weight loss
  • needing to urinate more often, especially at night
  • blood in the urine or semen

Erectile dysfunction is the repeated inability to abtain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. This is a very common condition, and there are a number of highly effective treatments.

 

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Melanoma escalates

The topic is from Canadian Health & Lifestyle, summer edition.
Based on the Dr. Marla, the most worrisome of all skin cancers, melanoma has escalated an one in 7 people risk a non-melanoma skin cancer during their lifetime. According to recent statistics, the 7th most common cancer in Canada will account for 5,600 new cases of melanoma this year, impacting 3,100 men and 2,500 women.
It is clear, males are higher risk than females.But the recent numbers show that young women has double speed increase of melanoma than young men. The one of the biggest culprits for it is a lot of women using indoor tanning beds when they are 20s and 30s.

People who frequently use indoor tanning beds are 74% more likely to develop melanoma.

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