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The Current State of Men’s Health

From infancy to old age, women are simply healthier than men. In regards to the 15 leading causes of death, men top women in all of them, except Alzheimer’s disease, (create link to Alzheimer’s page) which many men don’t live long enough to develop. Worldwide, on average men still die five years earlier than their wives.

This can be pinned down specifically to the X chromosome and the microRNA that it contains. Men have one X chromosome and one Y chromosome, and women have two X’s. Researches have been able to highlight that our microRNA plays a significant role in our immune system’s ability to ward off infections and cancer – and much of this microRNA is found on the X chromosome, which suggests why the genetic deck may be stacked in women’s favour.

Other biological factors

Such as sex hormones including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone may also influence the sex difference in terms of health – currently, there is a compelling body of work to show that hormones impact the functioning of our immune system to alter development of disease and estrogen is favoured to be an immune boosting hormone.

Men also approach to their health

is different to women – men tend to put their health last and even visit the doctor less than women. Furthermore, research shows that when men do visit the doctor, they are more likely to be diagnosed with a serious condition.

The top diagnosed health conditions of men are often progressive diseases, meaning they have a preventable aspect to them:

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Lung cancer

  • Prostate cancer

  • Depression and suicide

  • Erectile dysfunction

In addition, studies are proving that many of the diseases that affect men but are not life threatening, such as premature hair loss, can also be alleviated by regenerative medicine.

How Hyperbaric Oxygen is Beneficial to Men’s Health

Hyperbaric oxygen is a regenerative adjunct that aims to use oxygen to repair or replace damaged or diseases cells, organs and tissues. Hyperbaric oxygen is a painless, non-invasive and specialised procedure that effectively enhances the body’s natural healing. 100% oxygen is inhaled in a controlled hyperbaric chamber – which allows the plasma to absorb to fifteen times more oxygen.

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