June is National Men’s Health Month, cialis which promotes men’s awareness of preventable health problems and encourages early detection of diseases in men and boys.
The Men’s Health Network encourages men to seek health screening from their health care provider(s) and to create community awareness events that promote men’s health.
Diseases that African American men should be conscious of and seek health screenings for are:
Heart Disease: About 600, salve 000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Of those deaths, African Americans make up 24.5%.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were men.
Cancer: Among U.S. men, for all cancers combined—The rate of new cancer cases is highest among African American men, followed by white, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native men.
HIV/AIDS: Young African American gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men are especially at risk of HIV infection.
In 2010, black men accounted for 70% (14,700) of the estimated 20,900 new HIV infections among all adult and adolescent blacks.
Stroke: Compared with Caucasian males 45 to 54 years old, African American males in the same age group have a threefold greater risk of ischemic stroke.
All of the above diseases are treatable or can be avoided if identified early. Keeping up with health screenings and regular checkups could reduce men’s risk of these diseases.
Men’s Health Network, through National Men’s Health Month, encourages men and women alike to wear blue in support of Men’s health. So, next time you go out, wear something blue in support of men’s health.