HElikes to take risks,
but he pays the price with a higher rate of injuries.
His body courses with testosterone, but as he ages
and it declines, his ability to have satisfying sex can
wane. He smokes and would like to quit, but he can’t
quite pull the trigger. His waistline is widening, but
he isn’t tightening his belt on the things he needs to
do to get healthier.
When he plunges into darkness due to a mental
health disorder, he tries to hide his problems.
He may need a prostate test, but just the thought
of it makes him squirm, so he avoids going to
the doctor. If cancer invades his life, he clams up.
His heart beats wildly for you, though it may be
a sign of heart disease.
What’s a woman to do?
Experts in the fields of sex, obesity, cardiovascular
science, injury prevention, cancer, mental health and
smoking provide advice on the latest strategies for
maintaining 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 a
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