3 Health Threats for Men and How We Can Help

“Men put their health last,” says Demetrius Porche, DNS, RN, editor in chief of the American Journal of Men’s Health. “Most men’s thinking is, if they can live up to their roles in society, then they’re healthy.”

Men (and women too) should put their health first, no excuses. We cannot assume that our body can just continue functioning perfectly without any maintenance.

In honor of Men’s Health Week, we wanted to make you aware of 3 top health threats for men, and some simple ways to prevent, track and manage them:

The #1 threat: Cardiovascular Disease

According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The good news is that heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Healthy diets, physical activity and relieving stress are three great places to start. If you have hypertension, keeping a close eye on your blood pressure is important, as it is the most common heart disease risk factor. Our research has already proven that using Medisafe Measurements can dramatically improve your blood pressure levels.

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Depression

Depression is more than feeling sad or moody from time to time. It’s more like experiencing these feelings intensely, for long periods of time, and sometimes without any apparent reason. Often when experiencing depression sleep, appetite and energy level are disturbed. There’s no single proven way that people recover from depression, and it’s different for everyone. However, there are a range of effective treatments and health professionals who can help you. Medisafe tries to answer the needs of those experiencing depression; Besides making sure you take your medications, you can also document and track mood changes using our Mood Measurement and our Diary feature. For more information on how Medisafe can help, click here.

Diabetes

Frequent thirst and urination are what finally bring many men to the doctor, only to discover that for years their blood sugar levels have been creeping higher, and they’ve developed Diabetes. Since Diabetes usually starts with no symptoms- it is important to exercise and stick to a healthy diet. A major study found that moderate weight loss for those who are overweight combined with 30 minutes of daily physical activity reduced the chance of diabetes by more than 50% in men at high risk.

Medisafe first started when two brothers decided to create a solution for their diabetic father. A recent study we conducted proved that their solution works: Medisafe users with Diabetes increased their medication compliance by 7.7% in just 3 months! The intuitive app can make a big difference thanks to some great features that assure diabetic users have all the support they need to take their medications and stay on top of their health.

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To conclude, Men’s Health Week should serve as a calling to all men and those who have a man in their lives that they care about: Don’t ignore your body, pay attention to your health and wellbeing, and never hesitate to turn for help if needed.

To Your Health!