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Did you know that, on average, men are less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than women? More than half of premature deaths among men are preventable. But you can't prevent a problem if you don't know it exists. This book discusses the main health issues that men face. Each chapter focuses on a single condition or group of related ones — from diabetes and cancer, to prostate health, to addiction and substance abuse issues — and talks about the factors that increase your risk, shows you how to recognize symptoms, and gives you some practical, easy-to-implement prevention and treatment strategies. An appendix focuses on the special concerns of African-Americans and Latinos.
See also: For Women Only: Health Information Just for Women
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
2 FOR WOMEN ONLY: WHY MEN'S HEALTH IS A WOMEN'S ISSUE
Identifying the Problem
What You Can Do to Help
3 YOU AND YOUR DOCTOR: PARTNERS IN HEALTH
Making a Choice
Building a Relationship
Preparing for Your First Visit
Steps You Can Take to Improve
and Length of Your Life
5 DIET AND NUTRITION
What Does a Good Diet Look Like?
The New Food Pyramid
Diet and Weight Loss
Achieving and Maintaining a Healthy Weight
What about Vitamins and Minerals?
6 DENTAL HEALTH AND HYGIENE
7 EXERCISE AND FITNESS
What Kind of Exercise Should You Do
How Much Should You Exercise?
Preventing Exercise-Related Injuries
8 SEXUAL HEALTH
Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
Safe Sex and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
How Your Sex Life Changes as You Age
9 PROSTATE HEALTH
What Is the Prostate?
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Treating Prostate Cancer
10 CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
Hypertension/High Blood Pressure
Diagnosing and Treating High Blood Pressure
Coronary Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Treating and Preventing Cardiovascular Disease
Living with and Preventing Diabetes
13 TESTICULAR CANCER
14 EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Causes of Depression
15 ADDICTION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
What is Addiction?
16 ACCIDENT PREVENTION AND SAFETY
Motor Vehicle Crashes
It's Good for You
It's Good for Your Children
Staying Involved after Divorce or Separation
Being a Good Role Model
Tips to Help You Be The Kind of Dad You Want to Be
18 APPENDIX A: SPECIAL CONCERNS OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS, LATINOS, AND OTHER MINORITIES
You and Your Doctor
Diet and Nutrition
Exercise and Fitness
Emotional Health and Wellbeing
Addiction and Substance Abuse
Accident Prevention and Safety
Blood Disorders: Sickle Cell Anemia
19 APPENDIX B: SCREENING AND CHECKUP SCHEDULE
20 APPENDIX C: RESOURCES