Men can stay healthy by exercising regularly, eating well and seeing the doctor for routine checkups. In this section, learn about men’s nutrition needs, exercise suggestions and essential health screenings.
- If you smoke or use chewing tobacco, stopping can significantly improve your health. To learn more about it, visit the findingDulcinea Quit Smoking Web Guide.
Reproductive health is important for men and women alike. Untreated conditions can lead to infertility and other problems. Even if children aren’t in your future plans, the reproductive system is like other systems in the body: it needs to be healthy in order for you to stay healthy.
- To learn more about the reproductive system, see the findingDulcinea Reproductive System Web Guide.
No matter how healthy your lifestyle may be illnesses can still occur. This section discusses health problems men commonly face, such as diabetes and hair loss.
- To keep up on the latest news concerning a condition you’re interested in, use your favorite news Web sites to create alerts. Alerts are usually free, and are e-mailed to you when a story that contains keywords you’ve selected is published.
Everyone, no matter his or her gender, is susceptible to mental illness. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five families in America is affected by mental illness. Most mental health issues have a variety of treatments. Don’t be afraid to talk to your doctor and get a referral to a mental health specialist if you think something is wrong.
- The specific disorders listed in this section aren’t necessarily unique to men, but are what men commonly face.
- In 2004, men accounted for 78 percent of all suicides in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Though women are more likely (on average) to attempt suicide, men are more likely to do it.