When it comes to scheduling doctor visits, some men are notorious procrastinators. This can be risky. Routine preventive care can find diseases in men in the early stages, when there are more options for treatment and better chances of treating the issue.
Furthermore, doctors report that their male patients ignore big and obvious health symptoms. With the following information, you can make sure that this isn’t describing you.
Symptoms No Man Should Ignore
1. Chest Pain
You’d think this would be the last thing a man would ignore, but it happens all the time. Men report later that they thought that they were just out of shape, having a little indigestion, or feeling stressed.
Bottom line: Anyone experiencing chest tightness, chest pain or shortness of breath needs medical attention.
2. A Big Belly
People who gain belly fat are at greater risk of serious health problems than are people who accumulate fat in other areas. Having a large amount of belly fat increases your risk of:
Some types of cancer
Type 2 diabetes
Low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good,” cholesterol
Bottom line: A man who has gained belly weight should see his doctor.