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Men’s Health: 3 Conditions Men Should Be Wary Of

Last updated: Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 4 min reading time

Rohit Khurana


It’s well known that the average man has a lower life expectancy than women, but how much do you really know about men’s health? Here are 3 of the most common medical concerns men face.

Coronary Artery Disease of the Heart (CAD)

Coronary artery disease

CAD is a leading cause of death worldwide for both men and women. However, men tend to be at a higher risk of CAD, and it affects them much earlier in life.

Facts about CAD

Symptoms of CAD

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, consider a health screen or consultation with your doctor. If you have chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness that is of sudden onset you should either go down to your nearest UCC or urgently consult your doctor as it could be a sign of severe heart disease.

Staying heart healthy

Men can protect themselves from heart disease by taking steps to stay healthy. Schedule regular check-ups and monitor your blood pressure, maintain good diabetic control and watch cholesterol levels. Get plenty of exercise (but be sure to do so in a progressive manner) and maintain a healthy diet. Quitting smoking and reducing alcohol consumption will also reduce risks of CAD.

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer

The prostate is a gland that is below the bladder and is responsible for producing part of the liquid component of semen. Only men have prostate. Prostate cancer has become the 3rd most common cancer in Singaporean men.

Facts about prostate cancer

Symptoms of prostate cancer

Detecting prostate cancer

It's important to note that prostate cancer often presents without any noticeable symptoms. Doctors recommend regular prostate examinations because early detection plays a big part in successful treatment.



Diabetes is a growing health concern for both men and women. Poorly controlled diabetes can adversely affect a man's testosterone level and cause impotence and infertility. Men (and women) who are significantly overweight have a much higher risk of developing diabetes, which is why it is important to maintain a healthy, balanced diet.

Facts about diabetes

Symptoms of diabetes

Please note that in mild to moderate diabetes, there might not be any symptoms at all. In fact about 50% of those with diabetes do not know they are suffering from the disease.

Preventing diabetes

In most cases, diabetes can be avoided, or at least delayed with exercise, a healthy balanced diet, and maintaining a healthy body weight. A sedentary lifestyle has been identified as one of the leading causes of type 2 diabetes, so an active lifestyle can make a difference.

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