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.
When accessing our Website, 50ish.org will learn certain information about you during your visit.
Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web site utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and Web server logs to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site, your IP address.
Cookies and Web Beacons
* Web beacons, also known as 'web bug's and 'clear GIFs' used in combination with cookies to help people running websites understand the behaviour of their customers and visitors.
IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as “traffic data” so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you.
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received online, mail and telephone.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service and making available other items and services to our customers and prospective customers.
50ish.org will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us, nor will such information be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection.
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.
A Special Note About Children
Children are not eligible to use our web site and services and we ask that minors (under the age of 13) do not submit any personal information to us. If you are a minor, you can use this site only in conjunction with permission and guidance from your parents or guardians.
How Do We Protect Your Information and Secure Information Transmissions?
Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. Some of the information you may enter on our Web site may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Credit Card information is never transmitted via email.
50ish.org may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, 50ish.org uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
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