Common Health Risks Found in Men Over 40

Whether you’re a new arrival, or a long-time resident, your 40s are here. Now that we’ve arrived, looking back, a lot has certainly changed, though there’s one thing that will almost always remain the same throughout your 40s, and that is your body’s willingness and ability to fight-off the most common ailments that affect men in their 40s and beyond.

Our choice of lifestyle can contribute substantially to the health of men even over 40. By exercising and choosing to the proper diet, your overall healthy habits can make a vast difference in your body well past 40.

With that being said, here, are the three most common health issues, faced by men in their 40’s.

High Blood Pressure 
Long known as the “silent killer,” High blood pressure is a common and serious problem in men over 40. Symptoms may not appear until too late. Have your blood pressure checked regularly and know the meaning of your numbers. Maintaining a healthy diet and with proper exercise, can keep those dangerously high numbers down within normal levels.

High Cholesterol 
High cholesterol behaves a lot like high blood pressure in that both disorders can often be symptomless. Though it has the potential to escalate to dangerous levels, it too can also be kept under control with proper diet and by making healthy lifestyle changes. At this wise age of 40 you should be choosing a wiser diet of greens, fruits, and vegetables and cutting back on those foods high in cholesterol content, remembering to have your blood tested on an on-going and regular basis.

Another common ailment found in men after 40 is diabetes, here again, the choice of a healthy lifestyle can be key in how you control diabetes. Where type 1 and 2 diabetes are fairly common and can be genetic, the choice of a healthy lifestyle can contribute to keeping the disease well within manageable levels. Along with a healthy diet and exercise, and by regularly testing your blood sugar to keep one step ahead of the diabetes, precaution is key to the proper care and control of diabetes to prevent other more serious complications in the future.