Men over the age of 45 (55 for women), have an increased risk of developing coronary heart disease (heart attack). Men with a family history of early coronary heart disease are also at risk.

Men who smoke, have high blood pressure, diabetes, high blood cholesterol, are physically inactive, and or are overweight, are also at increased risk of developing the illness. These above risks can be much lessened by making changes in lifestyle

Around 95% of men lose their hair due to male pattern baldness (characterised by a receding hairline and/or a thinning of the crown), which tends to be hereditary. Other causes may include stress, an under active thyroid, iron-deficiency, reaction to pharmaceutical drugs, and a fungal scalp infection.

Yes men can and do get breast cancer. Men actually have a small amount of breast tissue positioned just behind their nipples. It is here that breast cancer can sometimes develop. Only 1-2% of all breast cancer cases are men.

Midlife crisis is a term created in 1965 by a man named Elliott Jaques (Canadian psychoanalyst and organizational psychologist ). It's commonly used in Western societies to describe a period of dramatic change in attitude, outlook, and self-doubt within middle-aged men, typically from ages 40 to 55 years.

The male prostate gland is an organ roughly the size of a walnut. Its function is to help regulate bladder control and normal sexual functioning. The prostate is located between the bladder and the rectum. Most countries encouraged men to get yearly prostate cancer screening from age 40 to 75.

6-7% of men in the industrialised world will get Coronary Heart Disease (heart attack). Men over the age of 45 (55 for women), have an increased risk of developing the disorder.

Research has shown that women in the industrialised world don't suffer killer diseases, such as heart attack and stroke, for up to 10 years later than their male counterparts.

The male man-o-pause (correctly named Andropause), is a name that has been given to menopause-like symptoms in men of middle-age. Some doctors are still sceptical about whether it actually exists or not.

A man's connective tissue is formed in a different way to that of a woman, plus it's both thicker and firmer too. What this means that the fat lying beneath a man's skin doesn't protrude in the same way as it does in women. This is why men, in general, have no visible signs of cellulite.

Middle-age is the period between early adulthood and old age. This is considered to be from ages 45 to 65 years. Middle-age is also a time in life where we're no longer young, but we're certainly not old either.

 

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