Your health level can considerably change as you age. In the case of men, there can be certain changes that may happen to their bodies that eventually turn out to be serious conditions. This do not just happen overnight. There are certain warning signs that these conditions may display over the years but most men just continue to ignore. Here are some of the common warning signs that men should heed and take seriously and what they can possibly lead to.
Blood In Urine
Finding blood in urine can be a serious warning sign that men should not try to ignore. Blood in the urine can be caused by prostate cancer or having an enlarged prostate. It can also be caused by kidney stones as well as injury to the kidneys. Other conditions that may display bloody urine include infection of the bladder or the urethra.
Men having trouble “keeping it up” is not just connected to a sexual or emotional problem. Failing to maintain an erection can also be a sign of another underlying condition or disease. Diabetes, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, kidney disease, atherosclerosis and vascular disease are just some of the conditions that can also cause erectile dysfunction. These conditions can affect the ability to maintain an erection by damaging nerves, tissues, arteries and muscles.
Chest pain can be a warning sign for a number of ailments. While some may consider it a common sign of a heart attack, it can also be symptom of other conditions like angina, pneumonia or pulmonary embolism. Chest pains can even be a symptom of asthma or a serious gastrointestinal problem. All these conditions may require a doctor’s attention.
Shortness Of Breath
Some men may associate shortness of breath, especially after an activity, to the normal effects of aging. But this is not usually the case. Shortness of breath can be caused by a number of reasons and it is not always about getting old. It can also be a warning sign for a heart problem, lung cancer, pulmonary hypertension, asthma, or even anemia. All these may need a doctor’s attention or they may only worsen and cause other serious problems when left alone.