The study of the journal “journal of internal medicine” reveals a veil over the terrible statistics. It turns out that lifestyle and habitat more affect male mortality than genetic factors. There are 6 main factors that can cause death in men and these factors could be avoided to live longer
1 Heart disease is the main cause of death among men
The killer of men number 1 is cardiovascular disease. They take the lives of every fourth guy (25%), regardless of the country of residence. Everyone knows that regular physical activity at any age can reduce the risk, but most do not even guess how.
“Leading a” couch “lifestyle is the same as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day,” said James M. Rippe, MD, founder of the Rippe Lifestyle Institute and a professor at the University of Central Florida.
Do not forget to consume enough water. In men who drink at least 5 glasses of water a day, the chances of dying from a heart attack are 54% less than those who consumed less fluid. Water dilutes the blood and reduces the likelihood of its folding right in the vessels, thereby protecting us from a heart attack.
2 Cancer is another cause of death in men
The second place, with a slight gap from the first, holds cancer – 24.1% of the male mortality. More than 50% of cancers are caused by lifestyle, not genetic factors. Dr. Ripp will not beg. Smoking is the main cause of cancer in men.
Excess weight affects the level of hormones responsible for the occurrence of cancer of the gastrointestinal tract and some other types of this deadly disease. Experts believe that in the next 10 years, overweight will overtake smoking in the competition for the title of the main cause of cancer.
3 Accidental Injuries
The third cause of death of men is injury from accidents. Guys, you need to be more careful – because most accidents and similar misfortunes happen because of the participants. A safety belt and compliance with traffic rules is a powerful weapon that can stop an old man with a scythe.
Begin to protect your joints even before 30. Vitamins A and E, calcium, collagen in the jellied (jelly) and all that. Our life is full of minor injuries, which we can not even notice. But these injuries will show themselves in old age. Therefore, if after 40 you suddenly feel pain in the knee – immediately go to the doctor. Otherwise, in 10 years, it will turn into your main problem.
This monster takes so many male lives that doctors in statistics gave him a separate line, and not included in the general list of cardiovascular diseases. And this disease settled in 4th place. The most terrible – 15% of strokes occur in men under the age of 45 years. Check your blood pressure, if the figure exceeds 120/80, it’s time for you to visit a doctor and reduce the intake of sodium ( table salt ).
Always take milk – it is this product is the main source of potassium for men. We’re not some sort of herbivore, like girls who love poppies and sesame, bananas and avocados. Potassium neutralizes the effects of excess sodium on our body, obtained from salted food.
5 Chronic diseases of the lower respiratory tract
In 5.4% of cases the old woman with a scythe comes to us through the lungs. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis – doctors have come up with so many long and scary names. But the consequences are always the same – breathing becomes harder and harder until one of the sighs becomes the last.
Air pollution in large cities harms our respiratory system no worse than tobacco smoke. Scientists have found that people who lived on the 8th floor or lower in the city were 40% more likely to die from lung diseases than those who lived above. Buy an apartment higher – there and the air is cleaner, and walking up the stairs well strengthen the heart.
6 Diabetes is also a significant cause of death among men
Although this disease takes the life of only 3.1% of the male population, it takes 6th place on our list. Do not relax – in our country, diabetes of different types affects more than 10% of the male population. Of course, you can live with type 2 diabetes for many years.
After 35 you need to check your blood sugar level at least once a year. About 20% of diabetics do not suffer from excessive weight. Therefore, look to the doctor – the earlier you find yourself in this muck, the easier it will be to defeat it.