According to The Men’s Health Network (MHN), men die at higher rates than women, commonly from these top 10 illnesses/ diseases – heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, accidents, pneumonia and influenza, diabetes, suicide, kidney disease, and chronic liver disease and cirrhosis.
According to the Network, men also die at younger ages than women. While in 1920, the gap between the age of an average man’s death and a woman’s was only one year, today, women outlive men by five or more years.
According to WebMD, a man’s biggest issue is not necessarily the disease itself, but the lack of proper health care monitoring which could catch these diseases early and prevent them from progressing as quickly. For example, the progression of heart disease. The ten top diseases mentioned are preventable according to the site and can be better treated if caught early
While average annual rates of the appearance of heart disease complications rises from seven to 68 per 1,000 men at ages 35-44 to 85-94. But for women similar rates occur about 10 years later in life than men. The average age of a man who has their first heart attack is 65.8 for men and 70.4 for women.
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in men in the US, after heart disease and cancer.
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