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The 5 most common diseases in Mexican men

Their mortality increases after 65 years of age.

The diseases that are most frequently diagnosed in men, which are the main causes of mortality in those over 65 years of age are: 

Ischemic heart disease, Mellitus diabetes, Prostate cancer, Cerebral vascular disease, Cirrhosis and other chronic diseases of the

liver

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70.3% of the Mexican population has at least one cardiovascular risk factor (arterial hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity, etc.), that is, more than 30 million Mexican adults are at risk. Ischemic heart disease and diabetes mellitus are diagnosed in the fourth and fifth decade of life; whereas the cerebrovascular disease generally presents in the seventh and eighth.

On the other hand, prostate cancer is a serious public health problem, it is the main cause of death due to malignant neoplasia in the adult male population, and it is the most frequent malignant neoplasm in men over 40 years of age.

Dr. Noemí Santos, Medical Director of Landsteiner Scientific, a Mexican pharmaceutical laboratory, points out that ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease are considered the most serious and frequent complications of the d.

Ischemic heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and cerebrovascular disease are linked in large percentage to lifestyle, sedentary lifestyle, poor eating habits, obesity, smoking, and alcoholism. In the case of liver cirrhosis, its appearance depends on the time of onset of alcoholism, it is considered that alcohol intake to develop liver disease should be a daily alcohol consumption of between 30-60 g / d, and for a period older than 10 years, therefore the age may vary.

"Currently there are clinical and para-clinical elements that contribute to early diagnoses of the pathologies that are more frequent in males, but it is necessary to be aware that it is better to prevent than to face an advanced disease," says Dr. Saints.

Finally, the expert comments that to a large extent the increase in these diseases is linked to poor nutrition, overweight and obesity. "The key to preventing most diseases is to maintain a healthy lifestyle, in addition to visiting the doctor regularly."

Remember once you start a medical treatment the following recommendations:

  1. Do not self-medicate.
  2. Do not stop treatment.
  3. Follow the medical indications regarding changes in lifestyle.
  4. Keep a healthy weight.
  5. Eat a balanced diet, choose a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and potassium, avoiding fatty and energy-dense foods, and do not eat too much salt.
  6. Exercise, at least half an hour a day.
  7. Stop smoking and avoid passive exposure.
  8. Reduce the  Stress

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Reduce the possibility of eventually suffering from the most common diseases, it is in your hands, learn to lead a healthier lifestyle!

 

Source:

National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Mexico). Women and Men in Mexico 2014 / National Institute of Statistics and Geography. Mexico: INEGI, c2015. vii, 99 p. ISBN 978-607-739-372-6.

Lara A. Arch Cardiol Mex 2004; 74 (3): 231-245.

Velázquez O, Rosas M, Lara A. Arch Inst Cardiol Mex 2002; 72: 71-84.

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