Men’s Health Report
Navin Khosla has been a registered Pharmacist since 1995. He obtained his B.Pharm Degree in Pharmacy from the London School of Pharmacy, University of London in 1994, and has built a wealth of experience by working across the community pharmacy retail sector.
Looking after your health is incredibly important for living a long and happy life. However, it can be hard to find the time to look after yourself and get regular checks when juggling work, family time, and hobbies. Therefore, it can help to know what health-threatening diseases and illnesses to look out for, and how to prevent them.
That’s why, here at FROM MARS, we’ve used our expertise in hair loss treatments for men to discover the most common illnesses, diseases, and causes of death.
We’ve looked at which illnesses and diseases are most prominent in men across the world, which causes of death are most common across the world, and which charities have received the most money. We’ve also looked at some expert tips on maintaining men’s health and preventing illness.
Most Common Causes of Death
We’ve looked at which causes of death are most common in death around the world in 2019.
- Ischemic heart disease – 4,968,251 causes of death in 2019
Ischemic heart disease was the most common cause of death in 2019, with 16.9% of all deaths a result of this disease. Ischemic heart disease is where the arteries leading to the heart get narrowed. This results in less oxygen going to the heart and could increase the risk of a heart attack.
- Stroke – 3,331,206 causes of death in 2019
Strokes are the second most common cause of death in 2019, with just over 10% of deaths a result of a stroke. This equates to 86 people per 100,000 across the world dying from this. A stroke is where the blood supply to part of your brain gets cut off. Symptoms include slurred speech, an inability to raise your arms, and one side of your face dropping.
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – 1,881,335 causes of death in 2019
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third most common cause of death, with almost 2 million causes of death in 2019. COPD is a blanket term for a number of lung conditions which cause breathing difficulties. This can include emphysema, which is damage to the air sacs in the lungs, and chronic bronchitis, which is long-term inflammation of the airways.
Most Common Illnesses and Diseases
Not all illnesses and diseases result in death, and some can cause long-term effects to your quality of life. Although they are not life-threatening, they are equally important to manage and prevent. We’ve looked at the most common illnesses and diseases to uncover which are the most prevalent.
- Oral disorders – 1,716,782,577 cases
Oral disorders are the most common conditions that men suffered from in 2019. Almost 50% of men will suffer from oral disorders, showing how important it is to look after oral health. Oral disorders include anything relating to your mouth, so this could include your teeth, gums, and tongue and more than 80% of people will have at least one cavity before the age of 34.
- Headache disorders – 1,183,152,980 cases
Headaches are the second most common health issue in men, with over 1 billion men suffering from this. Headaches are one of the most common disorders of the nervous system and can be incredibly painful and frustrating. There are a number of reasons why people get headaches, one big one is stress. Eyesight problems are also a cause of headaches, amongst many other reasons.
- Tuberculosis – 945,388,564 cases
Tuberculosis (TB) is the third most common health issue in men, with 945 million cases around the world in men. Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection which mainly affects the lungs, caused by inhaling tiny droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected person. Some common symptoms of TB are coughing, fever, tiredness, and loss of appetite.
There are many charities that raise money for various health issues across the world. So we’ve looked at which charities have raised the most.
- Movember – Prostate cancer – £123.9 million raised
Movember is one of the biggest men’s health charities and has raised £124 million for prostate cancer and men’s mental health. Movember encourages men across the world to grow a moustache during the month of November, whilst simultaneously raising money for the charity.
- Jump Rope for Heart – Heart disease – £45.6 million raised
Jump Rope for Heart is a charity which raises money for heart disease and has raised almost £46 million in the process. Jump Rope for Heart encourages children to jump rope to raise money, and the charity focuses on educating young people about their hearts and the basics of keeping their hearts healthy.
- ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – Motor Neuron Disease – £19.3 million raised
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took the internet by storm in 2014 as people challenged their friends to film themselves having a bucket of ice water tipped over their heads. The challenge inspired huge numbers of people to donate to motor neuron disease research, including A-list names such as David Beckham, Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian.
Keeping healthy can be easier than it sounds, but is often difficult to maintain. Balance is really important, and finding the balance between keeping healthy and enjoying yourself is really important. We’ve revealed some of the best and easiest tips to live a healthier lifestyle.
Exercising is really important for both your physical health and your mental health. Exercising releases endorphins which can relieve stress and improve your mental health. In addition to this, physical exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease, type two diabetes, stroke, and cancer. The World Health Organisation recommends that adults aged 18-65 get 150 to 300 minutes of exercise a week. However, exercising doesn’t have to include something as strenuous as running, cycling, or lifting heavy weights. Walking is a simple, effective, and easy way to incorporate exercise into your day to day routine
- Eating healthy
Eating healthy is another great way of improving your health. Eating healthy can mean a number of different things depending on your goals. However, getting the right nutrition should be a key factor when it comes to eating healthy. Incorporating fruit and vegetables into each meal is a great way of getting in those extra nutrients. Eating a nutritious diet can help you feel energized throughout the day. Reducing the amount of sugar, salt, and harmful fats can also have a significant effect on your health. Removing these can reduce your cholesterol and reduce plaque in your arteries, and therefore reduce your risk of heart related issues in the future.
- Regular check ups
Getting checked regularly is crucial to your overall health. Visiting the doctors and the dentist at least once a year is so crucial to your health because it allows you to spot any potential health risks. This will enable you to either make a change to your lifestyle to prevent a risk to your health in the future, or it allows you to get treatment early, which will increase the chance of a cure.
We got the death rates and prevalence rates from VizHub which gave us data from 2019. Although the prevalence percentage rates add up to more than 100%, it is likely due to the fact that people can experience more than one of these health concerns.
We found the charities which received the most donations from Non Profit Quarterly.
Finally, our expert tips came from our experts at From Mars.