Men die at a faster rate when compared to women, even though both may be suffering from the same ailments. Men also die at a younger age than women. There is no conclusive reason why this disparity exists among the sexes-although some believe that men simply less adept at taking care of themselves whereas women are generally known to be better nurturers of health.
So what’s ailing men? Which health aspects should men focus on for better, healthier and longer living? According to statistics, the top four killers related to men’s health are heart ailments, suicide, prostate ailments, and respiratory ailments.
According to Men’s Health Network, an informational and educational organization based in Washington D.C, almost twice as many men die of heart ailments than women. This is the number one killer, according to Center for Disease Control. Factors that are more likely to lead to heart ailments include aging, family history of heart ailments, smoking, sedentary lifestyles, being overweight/obese, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and being male.