There are several dangers posed to men at or around 40 years old. This site states that in 2003 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control cited 10 issues affecting men’s health are heart disease, stroke, and diabetes among others.
The article states that, according to the American Heart Association, men “usually develop heart disease 10 to 15 years earlier than women, [therefore] men are more likely to die of it in the prime of life. (American Heart Association).”
People have a stroke when there is an interruption of blood to the brain leaving you disabled or possibly dead. Regular checkups and a healthy life style are ways to mitigate this possible health risk.
Men tend to develop type-2 diabetes after age 40. Diabetes can lead to blindness, susceptibility to illness or death because of the unregulated nature of blood sugar levels. It can be curtailed through an adequate diet and exercise.
The WebMd website states that most problems men have are due to a lack of preventive measures as opposed to women. This corroborates the argument that men need to be married to women to have better health. However, it better to be single than in a bad relationship which can lead to stress and chronic illness.
Other issues cited are:
This is a sedentary lifestyle, which because of being socially isolated and physically immobile can lead to depression and dementia. The sedentary lifestyle can cause many of the other health problems stated here.
According to the article on WebMd men tend to ignore pesky things like self-exams. We also don’t wear make-up so we are totally exposed, since more men tend to work and play outdoors.
This occurs in men over age 40 because apparently we like our red meat too much, as we like our junk food, making our statistics rise for obesity.
According to the same article, men tend to die more in car accidents than women. I don’t know about this. Maybe it has to do with ratio of men to women on the road and region of the country.
The more you smoke the more you hurt yourself through the years. According to Yahoo! Health, “Smoking causes more than 90 percent of all cases of COPD — the fourth leading cause of death among men — and 80 to 90 percent of all lung cancer.”
Shouldn’t it have been menopause for men and anything else, pretty much, to describe the woman’s condition? I mean strictly from a linguistic point of view.
Symptoms of this include erectile dysfunction, mood changes, and depression, among other things. It’s a cruel joke in our older years.
Most importantly, there is this penis problem in which the head and foreskin, as well, suffer inflammation most probably caused by poor hygiene.
Apparently, according to Menshealth, this condition is “most common in men over 40.” One of the effects of this is impotence.