Mens Health – Cardiovascular (Heart) Disease

Mens Health – Cardiovascular (Heart) Disease

Over the last 10-15 years, Mens Health Issues have come into the spotlight. People on average are living longer, in part due to the attention that is being paid on Men’s and Women’s Health and Wellness. While there has always been a large group of men and women who have been focused on their health, for most it was an afterthought. With much more advertising and more clinical studies being done and simple anecdotal evidence more men are interested in ensuring that they live a long and healthy life – rather than just a long (miserable) life filled with pain and discomfort.

While men’s health issues do vary, there are some men’s health issues that are always on the forefront.

Cardiovascular Disease

This has become one of men’s major concerns, since heart disease (or cardiovascular disease) kills 1 in 4 in the United States.

Did you know that…

  • In 2008, over 616,000 people died of heart disease.
  • In 2008, heart disease caused almost 25% of deaths—almost one in every four—in the United States.
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2008 were in men.
  • Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease. In 2008, 405,309 people died from coronary heart disease.
  • Every year about 785,000 Americans have a first coronary attack. Another 470,000 who have already had one or more coronary attacks have another attack.
  • In 2010, coronary heart disease alone was projected to cost the United States $108.9 billion. This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity.

Lets’ look at some specific statistics for men.

Heart Disease Facts in Men

In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, killing 321,000 men in 2013—that’s 1 in every 4 male deaths.

Regardless of racial or ethnic group, heart disease has been the leading cause of death for men in the United States. This includes African Americans, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Hispanics, and Caucasians. For Asian American or Pacific Islander men, heart disease is second only to cancer.

This is a frightening statistic, but about 8.5% of all white men, 7.9% of black men, and 6.3% of Mexican American men have coronary heart disease. Even scarier is that half of the men who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms. Even if you have no symptoms, you may still be at risk for heart disease – and finally, between 70% and 89% of sudden cardiac events occur in men.

Wo what are some of the risk factors for heart disease?

High blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease. About half of Americans (49%) have at least one of these three risk factors.4
Several other medical conditions and lifestyle choices can also put people at a higher risk for heart disease, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Poor diet
  • Physical inactivity
  • Excessive alcohol use

One of the top supplements available for men as a preventive measure is fish oil. If you are getting enough fish in your diet, then you may not need this product however most men simply don’t eat that much fish.

According to an article on WebMD “Studies show strong evidence that omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil can lower blood pressure and triglyceride levels. There’s also good evidence that diets high in omega-3 fatty acids help with rheumatoid arthritis as well as osteoarthritis. Past evidence pointed to omega-3 fatty acids reducing risk of heart attacks, strokes, and death from heart disease, but recent research has refuted some of these findings. More specific research is needed to sort this out.”.

Dr. Tobias Fish Oil Supplements are one of the highest rated supplements available for men on Amazon. There are well over 7,800 reviews with 77% of those reviews being 5-stars. Given these are available on Amazon, there may even be special promotions or coupons on Amazon available for Dr. Tobias Omega 3 Fish Oil.

Who is Dr. Tobias?

Dr. Tobias Ihde is a real person. According to an article on the website Wellness, “It all started with a personal quest to overcome health challenges. As a student Tobias Ihde had focused on Sports Science at one of Germany’s most renowned universities. He’d been involved in strenuous physical and mental training for as long as seven hours a day, competing against top caliber athletes. But, as he got a little older, he suffered severe back problems and major food allergies. Years of consulting with high-profile medical doctors didn’t provide any solutions. So he began a six-year odyssey of personal research to get to the root causes of his health challenges.”

Not all fish oil products are the same, in fact according to this article on PR WEB some Fish Oil Supplements may not live up to claims. One product that came under scrutiny and passed with flying colors was Dr. Tobias Optimum Omega 3 Fish Oil which LabDoor rated as the highest quality Omega 3 fish oil supplement in the U.S. The Dr. Tobias product, which is made from the best quality coldwater fish, beat out all of the competition, including products made by national nutritional chains. It was also rated number six for value.

 

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