Archive for June, 2015

Top killers of men in the United States (part 2)

Posted on: June 18th, 2015 by BrevardBlogger No Comments

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June is Men’s Health Month, and last week, we covered some of the top 5 killers of men in the United States. Today’s blog is part 2, the next top 5 things that men should be aware of when it comes to their health:

  • Diabetes

The causes for diabetes can vary, especially when you’re comparing type 1 or type 2. For the latter, diet and exercise are the keys to prevention. Brevard Medical carries a number of walking aids that can help you get up and moving again.

  • Suicide

A number of factors can lead to suicide, including a family or personal history of depression or anxiety. If you are having thoughts of harming yourself, talk to your doctor right away.

  • Alzheimer’s Disease

While the cause of Alzheimer’s is not known, stroke, high blood pressure and genetics are suspected to play a role. Evidence shows that staying active mentally, physically and socially can help prevent it.

  • Influenza and pneumonia

One of the best ways for prevent the flu is through regular vaccination, according to the CDC. A number of health conditions can arise from the influenza virus, including pneumonia, ear and sinus infections and a worsening of already existing conditions, such as asthma and heart failure.

  • Kidney Disease

With kidney disease, waste can build up in your body and lead to other issues such as anemia, heart disease and weak bones. The key to treating kidney disease is to start treatment early. Eating right and staying active can both aid in prevention. Brevard Medical carries a number of exercise products to help keep you in shape.

A number of the top killers of men—both in this blog and in last week’s blog—can be prevented through activities such as better diet or exercise, or cutting out bad habits such as smoking. Remember to always talk to your doctor before starting a treatment option.

Top killers of men in the United States

Posted on: June 11th, 2015 by BrevardBlogger No Comments

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Since Men’s Health Month falls in June, we thought we would use today’s blog to talk about the top health conditions that kill men in America—and some of the things you can do to prevent them:

  • Heart Disease

There are a number of things that cause heart disease, and some (like family history) can’t be helped. Others, however, can be addressed. For instance, if you have sleep apnea, did you know that CPAP therapy can cut back on your risk of heart disease? We carry a number of CPAP products in our online catalog, and if your doctor recommends you start using a CPAP machine, Brevard Medical is here to help.

  • Cancer

Two of the top cancers for men—prostate and colon—can be caught and treated early on if you’re having regular exams. The other top cancers are caused by smoking. If you’re having trouble quitting, consult your doctor about cessation methods.

  • Injury

Proper safety precautions—both on the job and off—can help prevent this type of death. Your workplace should follow OSHA regulations and have proper safety measures in place. If not, it may be time to talk to those higher-up; or it might be time to find a new job.

  • Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (COPD)

COPD often refers to either emphysema or chronic bronchitis. Toxins found in tobacco products can damage the lung tissue, leading to both of these diseases. If you are a smoker, try to kick the habit now.

  • Stroke

Early intervention is the key to mitigating a stroke’s destruction. Living a healthy lifestyle can help prevent them. Getting immediate medical attention if you do have a stroke can cut back on its impact.

Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns about the conditions mentioned in this blog. We will touch on the next 5 things in this list in next week’s blog.