HElikes to take risks,
but he pays the price with a higher rate of injuries.
His body courses with testosterone, but as he agesand it declines, his ability to have satisfying sex canwane. He smokes and would like to quit, but he can’tquite pull the trigger. His waistline is widening, buthe isn’t tightening his belt on the things he needs todo to get healthier.
When he plunges into darkness due to a mentalhealth disorder, he tries to hide his problems.
He may need a prostate test, but just the thoughtof it makes him squirm, so he avoids going tothe doctor. If cancer invades his life, he clams up.
His heart beats wildly for you, though it may bea sign of heart disease.
What’s a woman to do?
Experts in the fields of sex, obesity, cardiovascularscience, injury prevention, cancer, mental health andsmoking provide advice on the latest strategies formaintaining and improving male health.
“Down there” on men includes the penis, the testicles and the much-talked about prostate.
The prostate is about the size of a walnut in young men, but it usually grows as men age.
By the time they’re 40 or so, it can become the elephant in the room. • Why? • Almost every
guy will have prostate trouble at some time in his life. Prostate cancer, the abnormal
growth of cells in a man’s prostate gland, is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in
Canadian men, according to the Canadian Cancer Society. • Prostate cancer rates remain
low until about the age of 40, when they start to rise
and peak at about age 70. Understanding
this gland and how to take care
of it should be at the top of
the list for adult males,
making it a priority
for their mates, too.
• But it can be atouchy subject.
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