How to Deal with Common Health Issues in Older Males

How to Deal with Common Health Issues in Older Males (2)

There are, of course, many medical issues, both of the more severe variety and also less serious, which afflict men and women in equal measure, and conversely, there are also some medical conditions that either solely affect males or tend to affect men more than women.

So, with that being said, here is how to deal with common health issues in older males.

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

A shocking yet important statistic to realize is that over the age of seventy-five, approximately one in five men pass away from heart disease, with the biggest cause of heart disease being high blood pressure.

Generally, especially with the high-fat content of most people’s diet combined with a more sedentary lifestyle, many older men, and indeed women, are diagnosed with high blood pressure, and this can make people feel it is not as serious as it can be.

Should you be diagnosed with high blood pressure, you may well be given a warning that you may need tablets before you are actually prescribed them, so be sure to keep saturated fats to a minimum, exercise every single day, reduce the level of sodium in your diet and limit the amount of alcohol you drink.

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction, otherwise referred to as impotence, can be something that occurs only once in a lifetime, or it can feel as if it is a permanent affliction, but there are treatments available.

Many health conditions are linked to erectile dysfunction, such as heart disease and diabetes, and if you are taking SSRIs (anti-depressants), this can also cause impotence.

Should you be experiencing either sporadic or consistent erectile dysfunction and perhaps are too busy or reluctant to collect medication from your local pharmacy, you could instead buy online and have it delivered straight to your door in discreet packaging.

How to Deal with Common Health Issues in Older Males (1)

Prostate Issues

The prostate is located between your bladder and your penis, and if you are over the age of sixty, you are at a higher risk of developing issues with your prostate.

Prostatitis, which causes pain when urinating, can be treated with medication and is usually caused by one of three catalysts:

1. Inflammation and then infection
2. When your prostate is growing larger
3. Prostate cancer

Physical and Emotional Pressure

Finally, and indeed, an issue that can cause myriad symptoms in men and women of any age but does tend to show itself physically more in older adult men is pressure and stress, which have both physical and emotional effects.

Excess stress and pressure can cause, amongst a host of other symptoms, increased sweating, tiredness and fatigue, irritability, loss of muscle, mood swings, hot flushes, and poor levels of concentration.

Should you be feeling under intense pressure, either in your professional or personal life, you should contact your doctor immediately, especially if you have been feeling depressed, you are abusing alcohol or other substances, or you are generally feeling as if you are constantly tired.


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