Men's Health

Men and Heart Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States, killing 321,000 men in 2013—that’s 1 in every 4 male deaths. Half of the men who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms. Even if you have no symptoms, you may still be at risk for heart disease. Risk factors include high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking.

Several other medical conditions and lifestyle choices can also put people at a higher risk for heart disease, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Poor diet
  • Physical inactivity
  • Excessive alcohol use

Warning signs for a heart attack include:

  • Chest discomfort
  • Discomfort in the other areas of the upper body
  • Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort
  • Breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness

If you experience these symptoms, CALL 9-1-1!

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Men and Joint Health

By 2030, an estimated 20 percent of Americans—about 70 million people—will have passed their 65th birthday and will be at increased risk for osteoarthritis according to the National Institutes of Health. Osteoarthritis is a form of degenerative joint pain caused by wear and tear on your joints.

There are many non-surgical and surgical approaches to relieving joint pain including joint replacement surgery, computer assisted knee replacement procedures, Anterior Supine Intermuscular (ASI) hip replacement technique, arthroscopy and partial knee replacement.

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Men and Pelvic Health

Approximately 3.4 million men suffer from incontinence, an embarrassing condition that includes issues with urination and excretion. About 6% of men experience chronic pelvic pain in the pelvis, genitals, tailbone, joints or lower back. Many men may also experience Erectile Dysfunction.

Frye Regional offers a comprehensive pelvic health program for men that may bring relief for these conditions and symptoms.

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