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Top Health Conditions in Aging Men

Top Health Conditions in Aging Men

Common Health Issues in Older Men

Our health changes as we age, leaving us vulnerable to a number of chronic conditions. Yet, men are less likely than women to focus on their health and seek help for many conditions that they face. To inspire men to take control of their health as they age, learn more about the top conditions they may face.

Heart Disease

While adult males can develop the condition at any age, it’s most common in aging men later in life. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease, which occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to your heart — leading to a heart attack. Other types of heart disease include congestive heart failure and arrhythmias.

The following are some fast facts about heart disease that every man should know:

Prostate Conditions

As men grow older, their prostate gland becomes vulnerable to a number of conditions, ranging from an enlarged prostate to prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men and the American Cancer Society states that most cases of this condition are found in men aged 65 or older. Additionally, more than 90% of men over age 80 have an enlarged prostate.


Lifestyle habits such as smoking or eating too much salt can increase your blood pressure and, therefore, your risk for a stroke. The following are some fast facts about strokes that every man should know:

Men’s Primary and Specialty Care in Ohio

One of the most important things men can do to protect their health is to see their doctor regularly for recommended health screenings and testing.

Our team at the Southwest General Medical Group, Inc. includes both primary care and specialty care physicians who are committed to providing patients with high-quality medical care. To learn more about our primary and specialty care services or to schedule an appointment, visit our website.