Men's Health Month: Get the Facts About Obesity and Your Health

Jun 12, 2017

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In the United States, on average, men live sicker and die younger than American women. More men than women die of heart disease, cancer, injuries, stroke and suicide. The CDC states that women are 100 percent more likely to visit their doctors for annual examinations and preventive services than men.

A number of health problems can be linked to weight for both men and women, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, gallstones, kidney stones, infertility and several different types of cancer. But on top of all that, men may be paying a higher price for excess weight in terms of sexuality and reproductive health.

Guys, did you know even your testosterone levels can be linked to weight? Men who are obese are more likely to experience erectile dysfunction than men with healthy weights and obesity has also been linked to low sperm count. Due to how obesity changes the metabolism of sex hormones, some studies have even shown a link between being overweight and a man’s increased risk of developing prostate cancer.

June is Men’s Health Month, but the focus on men’s health should last all year. It’s time to take action. Start by making an appointment with your primary care physician to get an overview of your health. Talk to your doctor about what you can do to live a longer, healthier life.

If you are overweight or obese, Nicholson Clinic can help. Weight loss surgery is about more than looks. Research shows that weight loss surgery can:

• Provide remission for type 2 diabetes
• Improve cardiovascular health
* Normalize blood pressure and cholesterol
* Improve emotional health
* Reduce or eliminate sleep apnea
• Provide relief from joint pain
• Reduce risk of certain cancers
• Improve testosterone levels

If you would like more information on how weight loss surgery can help improve your health, give Nicholson Clinic a call today.

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