“Are your experiencing changes in your health condition? Read this blog to know more about 5 health symptoms that men shouldn’t ignore to avoid serious health problems.”
Dear men, when was the last time you visited the doctor for health checkup? It is known by all that men tend to visit doctors less frequently than women do. They often skip annual health checkups, ignore symptoms or even delay medical help when needed. But, have you ever thought that this delay can be fateful in some cases? Early diagnosis and treatment can bring positive results for many heath issues. So, it is very important to keep a tab on changes in health conditions and report to the doctor when required. Read this blog to know about 5 symptoms in men that might turn into serious men’s health problems.
- Shortness of breath
If you thought that chest pain is the only symptom for heart attack, then you are wrong. The symptoms of a heart attack vary from one person to another. Shortness of breath can be an early warning sign that there is a risk of heart attack. For instance, if you have a hard time catching your breath after an easy walk, it may be an early sign of coronary ischemia. This is a partial or complete blockage of arteries that carries blood to the heart. Please, note that a complete blockage can cause a heart attack. Are you experiencing this symptom? Then do not ignore and consult a doctor immediately. Go to the emergency room if you are experiencing pressure or tightness in your chest, extreme shortness of breath or dizziness.
- Unexpected weight loss
Are you actively trying to slim down? If not, then unexpected weight loss can be a cause of major concern. It is one of the first signs of many diseases including cancer. So visit the doctor now if you have recently lost weight rapidly and unintentionally.
- Bloody or black stools
Keep an eye on the color of your stool which can change from day to day depending on the food you eat or the medicines you take. For example eating beets can cause your stool to be alarming red or iron supplements can turn your stool tarry colored. It is even normal if the color is green or brown, but bloody, black or pale stool may indicate that there is a health issue. Black stool can indicate bleeding in upper GI tract and bloody stool can indicate bleeding in lower GI tract. Light colored stool may signal a problem with your liver or bile duct. If you notice any unusual change in the color of your stool, contact your doctor immediately.
- Frequent urination
It is known fact that frequent urination can be the sign of diabetes as it causes your kidneys to work overtime to eliminate excess sugar from your blood stream. But did you know that prostate problems can also cause frequent urination? Other symptoms related to prostate problems are decreased flow while urinating, blood in the urine or semen or discomfort in the pelvic area. Benign prostatic is common among older men. So do not ignore these symptoms if you are experiencing them. Rush to your doctor now.
You must be surprised to see constipation as a symptom of serious health issue. It is a most common problem faced by most people from time to time and it is most acute after the age of 50. However, chronic constipation can be a serious problem. Chronic constipation can lead you to push very hard and strain the rectum area while trying to have a bowel movement. This raises your chance of having hemorrhoids, which can cause discomfort and bleeding around your rectum. Constipation can also be the sign that a tumor, kink or polyp in your intestines might be blocking your colon. Consult a doctor soon because early detection of colon problems is essential to prevent colon cancer.
Consult a doctor when you suspect something might be wrong in the body. From unexpected weight loss to shortness of breath or changes in bathroom habits, all might be the sign of serious health problems. Get it detected as early as possible and take medical treatments to lead a healthy life.