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International Men’s Day- How does Men’s Health Change After 40?

Being healthy is essential for people of all ages. We experience health issues and become more susceptible to chronic diseases when we age. Changing lifestyle factors such as increased stress, altered eating habits, and a lack of physical activity increase the risk of developing lifestyle disorders such as Hypertension, Heart disease, Diabetes, and Mellitus.

Men, like women, undergo developmental changes beginning in childhood. Furthermore, men are more stressed than women during their productive phase of life. There are multiple research’s which suggest that this is one of the reasons men outlive women. This International Men’s Day,

Here’s what to expect from your body now that you’re in your 40s:

Men’s hair loss becomes Noticeable- A study found that while significant hair loss affects 16% of men aged 18-29, more than half (53%) of men aged 40-49 will notice hair fall more frequently on top.

Your prostate Grows- For men, turning 40 means your annual physical will include a prostate exam. An enlarged prostate is first sign of prostate cancer.  As you age, your prostate would begin to grow slowly beginning 25 this is called as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).  BPH symptoms include a weak stream, stopping and starting flow, difficulty starting to urinate, dribbling, and straining or pushing when peeing. If these symptoms come to your notice, speak to the best specialist today on the Gigadocs app.

Changes in your sense of smell and taste- We have approximately 9,000 taste buds when we are born. However, the number of taste buds decreases as we age. This means that your sensitivity to the primary tastes (sweet, sour, bitter, and salty) decreases over time. Ladies, here comes the bad news: this usually occurs 10-20 years earlier in women than in men.

Your wrinkles become more visible- As we age, our skin becomes drier, loses elasticity, and becomes less able to regenerate after damage. Our advice is to prevent wrinkles by staying hydrated during the day, using a moisturizer at night, and using an SPF to protect your skin from UV rays.

Your hangovers become more intense- The liver becomes less efficient as we age but also, people with a higher percentage of body fat and less body water feel the effects of alcohol more strongly than those with more muscle mass. Limiting your alcohol consumption and drinking a glass of water between each alcoholic drink is a good way to avoid being in such a bad mood the next day.

Teeth are less sensitive- As you age, more dentin forms around the hard inner tissue between your teeth’s nerves and enamel. This additional insulation reduces pain response. The disadvantage is that you are less likely to notice something wrong with your teeth, making regular checkups even more important as you approach 40.

Your bone density declines- As we age, we lose bone density, with women being more affected. This is partly because women start with lower bone density than men and lose density faster, around 1% per year after age 35. Resistance training, adequate vitamin D, and a daily 1500mg calcium supplement can help prevent bone damage.

Testosterone production declines- While women’s bone density declines at a rate of 1% per year after age 35, men’s testosterone has declined at the same rate since age 30. While both sexes have a lot of testosterones, men have a lot more. Testosterone increases energy, influences behavior, regulates sexual desire and promotes muscle mass.

You notice a decrease in muscle mass- Corresponding to the previously mentioned decrease in testosterone. The lean mass-to-fat ratio in our bodies changes as we age, with primarily negative consequences. You can still build muscle at 40, halt and even reverse the trend. Consume plenty of high-quality protein from organic sources and increase your resistance training.

You sweat less- Our sweat glands shrink and become less sensitive as we age. According to one study, women in their forties sweat less than their younger counterparts. They attributed this to a structural change in the eccrine glands or surrounding skin cells with age.”

You have hearing loss- As we age, our eardrums and inner ear change. As you might expect, this affects your hearing, and because your inner ear controls your balance, you may also become less coordinated.

You accumulate more Fat- Men frequently gain weight steadily, beginning around 30 and continuing until age 55. A man’s excess weight tends to be carried as belly fat throughout his life, increasing his risk of heart disease and other conditions. Measuring your waist circumference is a simple way to determine if you carry too much weight. You should work toward a healthier goal if yours is over 40 inches. The good news is that any weight you lose as a man will usually come off your stomach first.

You have more sleep disruptions- You may have slept like a log in your 20s and 30s, but by 40, men and women are more likely to have sleep disruptions. Various studies have shown that as we age, the time it takes to fall asleep, the increase in sleep fragmentation (waking up during the night), and the overall decline in REM sleep become more common.

You develop lactose intolerance- One of the many cool things the body does is help your small intestine digest lactose a disaccharide sugar found in milk composed of galactose and glucose—by producing an enzyme called lactase. Lactase levels decrease as we age, and the lactose you consume can enter your colon in a less digested state, which is not good for your health.

Scaly, rough patches of skin can appear- Rough, scaly patches on sun-exposed areas such as the head and face appear as you grow old, generally caused by sun damage. They are more common in men because men are more likely to work outside, but they are not usually dangerous and pose a minor risk of developing cancer.

You notice changes in your vision- At 40, your eyes may require assistance reading small print, in candlelit restaurants, or simply feeling dryer than you’ve grown accustomed to. Now that you’ve reached the age where all of this and more is possible, it’s more important than ever to get regular eye exams. Between them, wear UV-protective sunglasses and eat a healthy diet to protect your eyes from sun damage. According to research, lycopene, the pigment that gives tomatoes their red color, may lower your risk of macular degeneration and cataracts later in life.

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