When men reach 50, hormones cause changes in our body.
Things are harder to do, health issues begin to arise and you ask yourself some questions:
- Is getting fat inevitable with age?
- Should I go to the doctor without having discomfort?
- Does diet influence testosterone?
A healthy lifestyle and some tips can help us to suffer these changes as little as possible and even learn to take better care of ourselves and decrease health risks.
We make a tour of the main stations where we must stop for a review, without excuses. And remember, at any age, prevention is better than cure.
The Hormones That Make Us Fat
Hormones tend to be labeled on older women (e.g. menopause).
It’s lesser known, but there are many hormonal changes that occur in aging men.
Middle age, for males, comes with a series of physical changes:
- More body fat accumulates
- Strength and energy are lost
- Sexual desire often decreases
Note on nutrients: It’s recommended to include in the diet from the age of 50, antioxidants (dark chocolate, wine, juices), calcium (dairy), vitamin B, fiber and zinc present in legumes, seafood, and meats.
The Danger of High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure, especially over 50 years of age, is one of the most critical signs indicating the development of cardiovascular diseases. Things like:
- Acute myocardial infarction
- Clogged arteries
All of which constitute the leading cause of mortality in our society.
Note: Currently, medications are effective in the vast majority of hypertensive patients who respond to treatment. Only around 5% of patients have persistent high blood pressure, when properly taking medicine and other doctor-recommended changes.
Prevent and control your high blood pressure by:
- Maintain a normal weight
- Exercise every day
- Eat a healthy diet
- Moderate the consumption of alcohol
Prevention Is Better Than Cure: Checkups Starting at Age 50
In recent years there has been an important change in the way we live.
It’s no longer just about whether we are sick or not, but how we can better manage our health.
Prevent the appearance of new diseases and keeping ourselves in the best possible shape — decreasing health risks.
More than simply “regular checkups”, doctors often recommend specific tests and reviews, based on the most common problems that affect people.
These reviews are often based on:
- Medical history
- Genetic inheritance
In the case of men, one priority is in the prostate and colon. From age of 50 onwards, get an annual prostate checkup.
And consider the convenience of having a colonoscopy, as well.
Blood pressure and blood tests will report cholesterol, triglycerides, transaminases, glucose, nutrient deficiencies and urea.
In short, many of these diseases can be detected at an early stage in a health checkup and become controllable, treatable and often curable.
Prevention is the single best way of ensuring lower risks when aging.
This is especially true in common underlying health problems.
Knowing of issues before symptoms arise dramatically improves treatment while reducing effects.