Importancia de la Salud en el Hombre

November is men's health month. Throughout the month, gentlemen are made aware of taking care of their health in three main topics:

  • Testicular cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Mental health

TESTICULAR CANCER

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Testicular cancer is a disease that occurs in young men, the ages at which it can appear are between 15 and 35 years old. It is characterized by the following findings:

  • Increase in consistency (hardness) of the testicle
  • Increase in testicle size
  • It almost never hurts

The main cause of testicular cancer is cryptorchidism, that is, one or both testicles do not descend into the scrotum before birth. There are other causes such as a family history of testicular cancer or the mother's exposure to estrogen during pregnancy.

Testicular cancer can be treated and cured if detected early. The best way to do this is self-exploration, knowing your own body. If you detect something abnormal, it is recommended that you consult a specialist to clear up any doubts.

PROSTATE CANCER

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Prostate cancer is a very common tumor that usually affects men over 60 years of age.

It is a silent tumor, that is, there are no symptoms in the initial stage of the cancer, otherwise, until it is advanced.

The way to detect this cancer is through a blood test called prostate specific antigen or PSA.

Like most cancers, prostate cancer is curable if detected early, which is why it is important that, from the age of 45, men go to the urologist for a general check-up and detect risk factors for developing cancer later in life.

MENTAL HEALTH

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Suicide is the most common cause of death among men ages 20 to 45. The suicide rate in men is double that of women, according to the World Health Organization

There are several causes for suicide, depression is the most common, but there are other causes such as economic difficulties, family, or relationship problems, among others.

If you have felt desperate, sad or the idea of taking your life has crossed your mind, it is important that you know that you are not alone, there are many people willing to help you or a friend or relative you know who is going through this situation. It is important to seek professional help from a psychologist to prevent negative thoughts from having deadly consequences.