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Causes of Mens Deaths: Top 5 Reasons

Do you Know Men have shorter life expediencies than women. However we will all die eventually, there are things we can do to live longer and healthier lives. Good thing is many of these causes can be prevented and men can take steps to avoid them by knowing the symptoms or by having regular checkups by a doctor or health care provider and by taking steps to live a healthier life. Below top ten causes is given carefully and think how can we prevent them:

1. Heart Disease(25.4%)

It includes many specific condition like coronary artery diseses, high blood pressure, cardiac arrest, congestive heart failure. 25% people die due to Heart disease.

Symptoms of Heart Disease:

  • Chest discomfort usually in center of chest
  • upper body discomfort like in both arms, neck, back etc
  • shortness of breath
Causes of Heart Diseases
  • Improper diet, obesity
  • Physical inactivity
  • Heredity

Prevention from Heart Disease:

  •  Eating a diet low in satureted fat, cholesterol but high in fiber
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Do regular exercise
  • No smoking
  • keep your blood sugar levels under control
  • Quit drink in moderation
2. Cancer(24.1%)

Each year, the American Cancer Society estimates the numbers of new cancer cases and deaths that will occur in the United States in the current year and compiles the most recent data on cancer incidence, mortality, and survival. In 2017, 1,688,780 new cancer cases and 600,920 cancer deaths are projected to occur in the United States. For all sites combined, the cancer incidence rate is 20% higher in men than in women, while the cancer death rate is 40% higher.

Causes of Cancer:
 Cancer is caused by changes to certain genes that alter the way our cells function. Some of these genetic changes occur naturally when DNA is replicated during the process of cell division. But others are the result of environmental exposures that damage DNA.
Below is given list of causes which we can  prevent:
  • Use of Tobacco
  • Smoking
  • Sun Rays
  • Air pollution
  • Chemical or toxic compound exposure
  • Ionising radiation
  • Pathogens
Ways to Prevent Cancer:
There are various ways scientist are studying:
  • Ways to avoid or control things known to cause cancer like Smoking, Use of Plastic etc
  • Changes in diet and lifestyle
  • Finding precancerous conditions early. Precancerous conditions are conditions that may become cancer
  • Chemoprevention (medicines to treat a precancerous condition or to keep cancer from starting)
  • Risk-reducing surgery

3. Accidents(6.4%)

It is mainly cover road accidents. Accidents are defined as unplanned occurrences which result in injuries, fatalities, loss of production or damage to property and assets.
Causes of Accidents:
Preventing accidents is extremely difficult in the absence of an understanding of the causes of accidents.

Cause of Road Accident: 
Common causes of road accidents is given below:
  • Speedy driving
  •  Drunk Drivings
  • Reckless Driving
  • Bad Road condition
  •  Running Red Lights
  • Teenage Drivers
  • Rain
Prevention of Road Accidents
  •  Obey traffic rules
  • Control on speed
  • Maintain distance from other vehicle
  • Maintain your vehicle
  • Wear Safety measures
  • No drink and drive
4. COPD or Respiratory Diseases(5.5%)

 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is term to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis

Causes of COPD:
  • Cigarette smoke. Pipe, cigar, and other types of tobacco smoke
  • Industrial dust and chemical fumes
  • Air pollution over a long period of time
Prevention of COPD:
  •  Not start smoking or to quit smoking
  • Try to avoid lung irritants that can contribute to COPD, such as air pollution, chemical fumes, dusts, and secondhand smoke, which is smoke in the air from other people smoking
  • Avoid occupational exposures. ...
  • Know your family history.
5.  Stroke(4.4%)

A stroke is a cerebrovascular accident or CVA is when part of the brain loses its blood supply and the part of the body that the blood-deprived brain cells control stops working. This loss of blood supply can be ischemic because of lack of blood flow, or hemorrhagic because of bleeding into brain tissue.

Symptoms of Stroke:
  • Face drooping
  • Speech difficulty
  • Confusion - including trouble with speaking and understanding
  • Headache - possibly with altered consciousness or vomiting
  • Numbness or inability to move parts of the face, arm, or leg
  • Trouble seeing - in one or both eyes
  • Trouble walking
Causes of Stroke:
By blockages or narrowing of the arteries that provide blood to the brain, resulting in ischemia - severely reduced blood flow that damages brain cells. These blockages are often caused by blood clots.
Prevention of  Stroke:
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Exercise regularly
  • Don't smoke
  • Avoiding alcohol or drink moderately

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