Men’s Health Week is June 13-19 2022, aimed to raise awareness about important health issues impacting men and boys.
Did you know?
According to Health Canada, men are twice as likely as women to suffer a heart attack.
Did you know?
According to Health Canada, men are newly diagnosed with heart disease about 10 years younger than women (55-64 years vs 65-74 years)
What is heart disease?
Heart disease is a term to describe a number of conditions affecting the heart including coronary artery and vascular disease due to hardening of the arteries (cause of most heart attacks and angina), rhythm disorders (arrhythmias), structural heart abnormalities, and heart failure.
What are some common causes of heart disease in men?
How can you reduce your risk of heart disease?
- Do not smoke
- Stay physically active
- Eat a healthy diet
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Limit alcohol and recreational drug use
- Limit stress
What else can you do to reduce your risk of heart disease?
- Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about your risk of and management of high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. All are contributing factors to risk of heart disease.
What are the top 5 causes of death for men in Canada?
According to Statistics Canada (2020) the leading causes of death were:
- Heart diseases
- Unintentional injuries (accidents)
- Cerebrovascular diseases (strokes, hemorrhages)