Everyone experiences changes as they age. After 40, a variety of issues can arise as the risk of diseases begins to increase. Some of these are universal problems, while others are significantly more likely to affect or are only experienced by men. It is important to understand the health issues that come with age and what can be done to prevent them or mitigate their effects.


1. Increased Risk of Hypertension

According to the American Heart Association, up until age 64, men are statistically more likely to develop hypertension than women. Other risk factors include a family history of high blood pressure, diabetes, unhealthy diet (particularly one that is high in salt), smoking, and not getting enough exercise. Race plays a part, too: African Americans develop hypertension more than any other ethnicity in the country.

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