Top Health Concerns Facing Men Around the world, men face a plethora of health issues—many of which are preventable. Here in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put out a list of the leading causes of death in men in 2011.

While this isn’t the most uplifting topic, it’s critical we’re aware of what is affecting half the population, and as your wellness provider, we’re here to provide you some recommendations on preventing these issues. Keep an eye out for men’s health information all month long!

10 Leading Health Concerns for Men

Most years, the CDC puts out a list of the top causes of death for sections of the population. The most up-to-date information available regarding men is from 2011, and is listed as:

1.

Heart disease

24.5%

2.

Cancer

23.4%

3.

Unintentional injuries

6.4%

4.

Chronic lower respiratory diseases

5.2%

5.

Stroke

4.2%

6.

Diabetes

3.1%

7.

Suicide

2.5%

8.

Alzheimer’s disease

2.1%

9.

Influenza and pneumonia

2.0%

10.

Chronic liver disease

1.9%

Looking at this list, it’s obvious that heart disease and cancer are the overwhelming leading causes of death. If you take a look at this list broken down by age group, unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for age groups from 1 to 44. From age 45 to 85+, it’s predominately heart disease, as well as cancer. So what does that mean? You need to take preventative measures to protect your most valuable asset: your health.

List of the Leading Health Concerns for Men

How can I create a life of health and well-being?

Well, if you’re reading this from one of our offices, you’re already making excellent choices. In the United States, the healthcare focus is set squarely on reactive treatment—meaning you go to the doctor when you get sick, instead of seeing a doctor to learn how to stay well. This is how we, as chiropractors, are different. One of our focuses is educating our patients on ways to maintain excellent health through diet, exercise, healthy choices and chiropractic adjustments.

How does chiropractic promote health and well-being?

Chiropractic care focuses on the overall health and well-being of the nervous system, the system that controls and regulates all body functions. Through chiropractic adjustments, chiropractors help your body function optimally by removing interferences (known as subluxations) to your nervous system. Subluxations, caused by physical, chemical and mental stressors, occur when one or more spinal vertebrae move out of position and create stress or irritation on nearby nerves. A gentle, non-invasive adjustment removes the subluxation, and you reap the benefits of your body functioning at its optimal level.

 If you haven’t tried chiropractic, and you’re ready to lead a life of extraordinary wellness, schedule an appointment with us at one of our 41 Chicagoland locations. Why wait?