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Health Mistakes Men Make

Take this quiz to see if you know the common health mistakes many men make -- from not seeing the doctor to not treating their ED.

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Health Mistakes Men Make
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Question 1 of 20 Correct

True or false: Men avoid healthcare more than women.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Men have an unhealthy tendency to put off medical care and regular health screenings. This means some diseases can become advanced before they begin causing any symptoms, which may make them harder to treat.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

What is the leading cause of death in men?

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The correct answer is: Heart disease is the leading cause of death in American men. On average, more than 300,000 men die each year because of heart disease.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

At what age does heart disease risk increase for men?

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The correct answer is: Men over the age of 45 are more likely to have coronary heart disease. However, that does not mean you should wait to be screened for heart disease until you're in your 40s. Blood tests and a physical examination each year may detect warning signs of the killer disease before it's taken a toll on your body.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

True or false: Men are more likely than women to visit the dentist.

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The correct answer is: This is false. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, men are less likely to seek preventive dental care. Flossing, brushing regularly and making appointments for dental check-ups can help reduce your risk for heart disease.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

How often should men see a dentist for a cleaning?

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The correct answer is: Men should receive a dental exam yearly and a professional teeth cleaning every six months.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

What is the most common skin care mistake made by men?

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The correct answer is: Not using sunscreen every day is the most common skin care mistake men make. According to a poll conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology, only 5 percent of men use sunscreen daily.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

What SPF is recommended for men's sunscreen?

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The correct answer is: Men should use a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher daily to help protect against skin aging and skin cancer.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

Having low testosterone (low-T) levels can increase the risk of which of these conditions?

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The correct answer is: Men with low testosterone levels are more prone to being overweight, having diabetes or feeling fatigued and depressed. A simple blood test can help diagnose low-T.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

Which of these is a symptom of low testosterone?

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The correct answer is: Men with low testosterone may experience infertility, sleeplessness and loss of interest in sex as well as anxiety, decrease in energy and erectile dysfunction.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

By what age should men have their first colonoscopy?

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The correct answer is: Men should have their first colonoscopy (to rule out colon cancer) by age 50, and then every three to five years after that. On average, men develop polyps and colon cancers 10 years before women, but many avoid colonoscopies for fear of feeling embarrassed.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

True or false: Snoring may decrease a man's risk for a heart attack.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Research has shown that heavy snorers have a 34 percent higher risk of heart attack. Heavy snorers also have a 40 percent increased risk of high blood pressure and a 67 percent increased risk of stroke compared to non-snorers.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

True or false: Men who snore may be making their partners sick.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Partners of snorers lose one hour per night of sleep on average. Sleeping poorly increases inflammation, impairs the immune system and is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

True or false: Snoring can lead to erectile dysfunction.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Research shows that men who snore heavily and have obstructive sleep apnea lose their sexual urges and are faced with impotence more often than men who don't snore.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

Which sex usually finds it harder to stop smoking?

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The correct answer is: Large research trials show that women may have more difficulty quitting and be less likely to quit than men, according to the National Institutes of Health.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

Frequent urination may be a symptom of which condition?

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The correct answer is: Frequent urination is an often-ignored symptom of a much larger problem -- benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as BPH or an enlarged prostate. BPH is noncancerous growth of the prostate gland that happens with age.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

True or false: Women are more often diagnosed with depression than men.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Women are more likely to be diagnosed as depressed. However, experts suspect more men who are depressed are never diagnosed because they refuse to seek treatment.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

Which of these may be a sign or symptom of depression in men?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Men tend to cope with dreary, sad or irritable feelings in unproductive, ineffective ways. They resort to binge drinking or use of drugs and engage in reckless behavior such as picking fights, driving irresponsibly and taking unwise risks. It's also true that the man who buries himself in work may be doing so as a way to avoid feelings.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

True or false: Erectile dysfunction is a normal part of aging and shouldn't be of concern.

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The correct answer is: This is false. While many men experience erectile dysfunction (ED) as they age, they do not have to accept that they will always live with it.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

What percentage of men don't seek treatment for erectile dysfunction?

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The correct answer is: Researchers estimate that as many as 80 percent of men who have erectile dysfunction (ED) go untreated.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

True or false: Erectile dysfunction can be a warning sign of a larger problem.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Erectile dysfunction may be an indication a man's arteries and heart aren't as healthy as they should be.

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