Gentlemen, bet on your long-term health!

Gentlemen, make your health a priority so you can enjoy your life to the fullest for as long as possible. Your energy level will reach its peak as a result.

Staying healthy: a question of willpower

All too often, men tend to take their health for granted and trivialize their concerns or those of their loved ones in this regard.

Gentlemen, here are some questions you should ask yourself:

  • Do you eat prepared foods, fast food and processed foods? Are vegetables and whole grains scant on your daily menu?
  • Are you exercising less than 150 minutes a week?
  • Do you suffer from insomnia or stress?
  • Do you drink more than 3 glasses of alcohol a day or 15 glasses a week?
  • Do you smoke?
  • Do you see your doctor only if you have a serious health issue?
  • Do you tend not to follow all of your doctor's or pharmacist's recommendations regarding your medications or a chronic condition?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, know that it's never too late to reverse the trend and set a course for better health.

Staying healthy starts with wanting to do so and then taking steps to achieve that goal.

For more advice on how to make the right health decisions in your daily life, we suggest that you read the following texts:

 

Four health problems to watch for in men

When it comes to men's health, there are certain problems that are particularly worth watching out for. However, the good news is that prevention and a healthy lifestyle will be your best allies in keeping them at bay. 

Cardiovascular disease

Tackling cardiovascular disease prevention is a good start to reducing the mortality gap between men and women. Cardiovascular disease is one of the most common and deadly health problems in Canada. Men often suffer from it at a younger age than women. So, to reduce their cardiovascular risk, men would be wise to make the changes needed to adopt a healthier lifestyle. For more information on this vital health issue, read the following health tips:

Erectile dysfunction

It is estimated that after the age of 40, approximately one in three men experiences erection difficulties. Sometimes this problem has organic causes, such as a disease or the effects of certain medications. It may also be due to psychological causes, such as fatigue, stress, performance anxiety or psychological trauma. Quite often, it results from a combination of factors. Fortunately, solutions do exist! Just speak to a doctor and your pharmacist, who will be able to suggest solutions.

For additional information about erectile dysfunction, read the following text: Solutions to Erectile Dysfunction.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia

With age, many men suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia. This condition is caused by the normal aging process. BPH symptoms rarely appear before the age of 40, affecting nearly 50% of men aged 60, and 80% of those aged 80 and over. The most common symptom is difficulty urinating. Other symptoms may be present, such as a feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder after urination, the need to force urination and a weak stream of urine. If you experience symptoms related to your ability to urinate, discuss them with your doctor and pharmacist. For additional information about this topic, read the text on Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

Prostate cancer

The earlier it is detected, the better prostate cancer responds to treatment, increasing the chances of recovery. Certain lifestyle changes can be made to reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer. Visit your doctor regularly to discuss your risk of prostate cancer and screening and prevention measures. For more information on this disease, read the following texts: Five Good Habits to Adopt to Prevent Prostate Cancer and How to Detect Prostate Cancer and Recognize Symptoms.

Pharmacists are always there to help if you have any questions about health or medications. Don't hesitate to consult them!

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Gentlemen, bet on your long-term health!

These days, both men and women show more concern for their health than previous generations, which has led to improvements in quality of life and life expectancy. Men have many challenges to deal with every day. Why not try to meet the challenge of remaining healthy?
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