Over the years, gifts for men have become largely uninspiring, impersonal and completely unoriginal – the striped tie, the pair of black socks or the bottle of aftershave, only because you couldn’t find anything better; everyone struggles to come up with a new and unique idea for a gift!
This year, why not break away from the tradition of getting him something that he may or may not use, and gift him something that will actually make him feel better, immensely, both physically and mentally? As we grow up and mature, we seldom realize that the man who stood by our side through thick and thin has aged, too!
Not only are men laxer when it comes to taking care of their health, but the fact of the matter is that while he was busy caring and providing for you and the family, his health took a backseat.
Only seeking medical care during an emergency is not enough. Most illnesses start with a few noticeable symptoms (symptoms that are usually brushed aside due to busy schedules). Making regular visits to the doctor and getting preventive health checks done are a must if you want to spot the early signs of most illnesses.
Here are 3 health issues that hound men all over the world.
This form of cancer affects the prostate gland and is the most common amongst men. Although younger men below the age of 50 years are hardly diagnosed with prostate cancer, it still accounts for 10% of cancer-related deaths among men.
The symptoms of prostate cancer rarely show; however, it can be diagnosed with a digital rectal exam to feel the prostate and a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) blood test.
Diabetes is one of the leading diseases that spell disaster for thousands of men. The symptoms of diabetes do not show at all once it takes root in the body. Blood sugar levels rise over time to eventually pass through urine. The symptoms at this stage include excessive thirst and frequent urination.
The concentration and quantity of more than normal glucose levels work as a slow poison on nerves and blood vessels. Strokes, heart attacks, kidney failure, amputations, and blindness are some of the adverse effects of diabetes on men’s’ health.
According to a report published by cancer.org, at least 83,550 men die from lung cancer each year. Lung cancer is metastatic and aggressive in nature. In other words, the cancer cells separate from the tumor and travel to other parts of the body.
The disease starts early and grows larger in size to give rise to symptoms, such as wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing up blood, and cough. By the time it’s detected in chest X-Rays and CT scans, the disease is advanced and extremely difficult to cure.
Plenty of gifts for men can be fun, but the effects are also short-lived. On his big day, gift him a health check on MediBuddy! MediBuddy is a curated network of outpatient services, where you can select, compare and book your preferred service from exhaustive listings of specialist doctors, trusted diagnostic centres and hospitals. It’s the perfect time and way to show him exactly how special he is to you and just how much his presence matters to you!