On the occasion of Men’s health week, Bright kidney center wishes all the men hale and healthy life.
We all have fathers, brothers, sons, grandfathers, and friends that are men!
Some of us are even men ourselves! We want the men in our lives to be healthy, happy, and with us for a long time, and encouraging them to take care of themselves is a big part of that. Men's Health Week helps us talk to the men in our life about their health!
We at Bright kidney center encourage all to promote the men’s health week and encourage men to feel like it’s OK to talk about their health issues and not just push them to the side and ignore health problems!
Here we talk about a few of the diseases which are more common in Men.
In most parts of the world, diabetes is more prevalent in men than in women, especially in middle-aged populations, and men are at a higher risk of developing complications than females.
In line with this, males are more likely to develop obesity, insulin resistance, and high blood sugars than females. Some of the complications more commonly seen in men are eye
complications, Limb amputations
While much work has been done in the diagnosis and fights against Diabetes, awareness is the most important thing. The more people are aware of it, the more likely they are to make healthy changes and stop or delay the onset of diabetes.
Generally Kidney disease is more common in women but men are more likely to have progressive disease and suffer from kidney failure and requirement of dialysis is more common in Men.
Generally across the world, if you look at people on dialysis, higher number of men are on dialysis compared to women. Men are also at higher risk of having kidney stones
Prostrate related issues are specific to Older men and hence are at higher risk of having kidney disease
Hypertension (High blood pressure ) is more common in Men compared to Women partly contributed by men’s lifestyle issues
Many men are encouraged to be macho and that means they ignore symptoms and put off doctor appointments because “they’re fine”
Men’s Health Week is all about promoting better health for men and improving awareness about getting regular health check ups and diagnose any medical condition early and take corrective measures in maintaining good health
It can be hard to find time to do the things we love to do, but Men’s Health Week is a good reminder that health is also about happiness. Make time for yourself to do things that you enjoy. Take a bike, go on a walk, do yoga, read a book, take a nap. Do what relaxes you! It's all healthy.