American men face a staggering array of health concerns. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 70 percent of American men are overweight, a key predictor of future health problems. Almost 25 percent smoke, another key risk factor. One in five American men has heart disease, and 29 percent aged twenty and older suffer from hypertension. More than 11 percent of men face a limitation in their usual activities due to chronic health conditions. In addition, the medical concerns men face often differ from those of most concern to women. Compared with women, nearly twice as many men die of heart disease, and 50 percent more die of cancer. This work provides up to date information on the health conditions of most significance to men. It includes guidelines for maintaining wellness with facts about recommended screenings, checkups, and vaccinations. It discusses heart disease, cancer, and other leading causes of death in men, and it offers information about sexual dysfunction and disorders of the prostate, penis, and testes. Mental health concerns and sex linked genetic disorders are also described, and the book concludes with a glossary and a directory of resources.
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