What are the major health concerns for men?

The major health concerns for men are similar to those of women, with a few differences. The number one health concern for both sexes is heart health. You should eat a heart healthy diet and get regular exercise. In addition, avoid tobacco and having more than two drinks of alcohol per day. The next health concern for men is cancer; if  you are a smoker, lung cancer is the biggest concern. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men (and obviously not in women), but doesn't cause as many deaths as lung cancer.
The leading cause for death in the US is cardiovascular disease, followed by cancer. So, it is critically important to get checked for high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, exercise regimen, quit smoking, balanced nutrition, etc. for heart and vascular health.  Then, you should discuss with your doctor about prostate, colorectal cancer screening and other general health maintenance issues.

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