Harmful Lifestyle Men's Health
alcoholism proverb that says 'It is better to prevent than cure' is apt
to run in terms of maintaining health. But still many people who do not
appreciate the health that have been obtained up to now ill regret later.
Currently about half of people who die sooner than the life expectancy is
due to be caused by lifestyle factors. Lifestyles that adversely affect
health include smoking, alcohol consumption, poor diet and lack of
Men are also more prone to experience the lifestyle diseases due to
lifestyle factors such proximity with the daily activities of men.
Factors such as smoking, many still consider it reasonable that if men
smoke, even the habit began in childhood. Though smoking is hazardous to
health and has negative effects on nearly every organ system. Likewise,
other factors such as alcohol consumption and stress.
Environmental issues such as water and air pollution in fact also
contributed to the mortality rate that is faster than life expectancy.
But still the dominant factor is the result of our own lifestyle. So
although we can not avoid environmental pollution factors, we still can
maintain health by changing our lifestyle to become healthier.
smokingTembakau on cigarettes has a negative effect on almost all
organs of the body. Tobacco worldwide is estimated to cause 6 million
deaths annually. Cigarette smoke is also harmful to passive smokers,
those who are not directly contribute to suck smoke from active smokers.
Short-term effects of smoking is a disturbance in the respiratory
tract such as cough, fever, bronchitis, and pneumonia. While the long-
term effects of smoking are numerous. There are several diseases
associated with smoking as a result of cancer of the mouth, throat,
lungs, stomach, kidney, bladder, and pancreas.
Approximately one third of smoking-related cancers and 90% of lung
cancer is also associated with smoking. Smoking reduces blood circulation
and narrows blood vessels, reducing oxygen levels in the blood and
increases the risk of heart disease. Smoking also increases the risk of
stroke, and cataracts.
How To Stop Smoking
Here are some ways that can be used for smoking cessation plan,
Make a list of reasons to quit smoking (such as for health
reasons, save money, etc.)
Make a note of when to begin smoking and triggers
Find information about smoking cessation programs either through
the website or book
Make a schedule when it will begin to stop smoking (at that time
get rid of all the things associated with smoking, such as ashtrays,
lighters, cigarettes, cigarette containers, etc.)
- Find the support
Consultation to health professionals on how to quit smoking
Join a smoking cessation program
Joining a support group to quit smoking
Also ask for support from friends and family about your plan
Make a note of what is felt during the process
- Strategies to cope with stress or urge to smoke again
Try to learn yoga, meditation or breathing exercises
Consultation with health workers
If need be considered for use medication to stop smoking or
nicotine replacement therapy
If it turns out you are still smoking again, do not despair. Focus on
your intention to quit smoking. Set back your time to quit smoking again,
remember that many people who have successfully quit smoking after trying
a few times.
partyKonsumsi after alcohol starts to become a habit at this time,
either because of social or environmental factors because of the demands
of work. Excessive alcohol consumption can increase the risk of health
problems such as liver disorders or unintentional accident. Alcohol is
the result of fermentation of yeast with the chemical name of ethyl
alcohol or ethanol. Alcohol is usually found in drinks such as beer, wine
or other liquor.
Alcohol affects the body's organs, for suppressing the central
nervous system. Actually, alcohol is metabolized in the liver by the
enzyme, but the liver can only metabolize alcohol in small amounts, so
the rest will enter the bloodstream and have an effect on the nervous
system. The effect of alcohol depends on the amount of alcohol consumed.
Excessive alcohol consumption is often associated with multiple
health problems, such as:
Chronic diseases such as liver cirrhosis (damage to liver cells),
pankreatis (inflammation of the pancreas); various types of cancers
including liver cancer, mouth & throat; high blood pressure and
Unintentional accidents due to the influence of alcohol such as
motor vehicle accidents, drowning, burns, etc..
Domestic violence such as torture of family members or hurt
Syndrome of sudden death from alcohol overdose.
To overcome the problem of alcohol dependence should be consulted
with health professionals, including how to overcome the dependency
Weight problems is currently a major problem throughout the world
resulting from changes in diet and lifestyle. People who are obese or
overweight are likely to suffer from diabetes, vascular disease (heart
disease) and gallbladder disease. They are also at risk for high blood
pressure disease, problems with joints (like arthritis) and respiratory
problems (such as asthma and sleep apnea) as well as the possibility of
suffering a stroke.
Many factors contribute to obesity or being overweight such as
lifestyle (lack of exercise), medical condition (hypothyroidism) or
because of genetic / hereditary. When a person consumes more calories
than it incurred as a result there will be obese or overweight. This is
because the body's excess calories will be stored by the body in the form
of fat, but weight loss programs do, the more fat is stored in the body
Although the main cause of the problem of overweight is due to
consumption of excess calories and lack of exercise, but there are
several factors that influence such as:
Lack of sports facilities / open space in residential areas
Many prefer to use the vehicle than on foot
Snacks that contain more excess calories than a healthy diet
Many who prefer fast food than a healthy home cooking
Many people gain weight when they quit smoking, this is because
the food will taste better and also nicotine is no longer speed up the
process of burning calories
Alcohol consumption can also gain weight because alcohol can
increase your appetite
Obesity or overweight is dangerous because it can cause complications
Increase the risk of colon cancer, rectal cancer, prostate
cancer, gallbladder cancer, uterine cancer, breast cancer, and cancer of
the urinary tract.
Diabetes (obesity is a major cause of diabetes type 2) this is
due to deposition of fat in the body increases blood sugar levels and
make insulin not working effectively
Emotional problems (often associated with problems of perception
/ opinion of people who appreciate the slim compared to obese people) so
as to make fat people become prone to depression
Disturbances in liver function (when the excess fat accumulates
in the liver can cause inflammation of the liver or liver cirrhosis)
Gallbladder problems (due to high levels of cholesterol in the
gallbladder, it is easier for obese people suffering from gallstones)
Osteoarthritis and gout (excess weight gives extra load on your
joints while on the move, especially knee and hip areas, this causes the
cartilage tissue in the area will be quickly damaged and cause pain when
High blood pressure
The presence of fat in the blood can result in clogging the blood
vessels (may cause a stroke or narrowing of blood vessels)
Problem of sleep apnea (stopping breathing during sleep). In some
cases people who are overweight could be at risk for sleep apnea because
of the narrowing of the airways
Therapy for the treatment of overweight:
In general, the first thing to be done to tackle obesity is a
weight loss program. With weight reduction as much as 5-10% of patients
will begin to feel the benefits. Average weight loss is safe and ideally
be about ½ -1 kg per week.
Dietary adjustments, exercise program can be done to sustain the
weight loss program.
In some cases the provision of drugs (both prescription-free or
purchased) and surgery may be needed to handle this weight problem.
stressStres is the body's response to changes in physical, mental,
emotional, or environmental conditions on a person. Stress can be caused
by factors from outside (such as the environment) or by factors that
originate from within (such as attitudes, feelings, etc.). A common cause
of stress is due to illness, accident, fear / loss, and anxiety.
Everyone has a different response to stress. Own stress response is
rapid and can affect the functioning of the body, work motivation or
productivity. Bodily reactions to stress initiated and controlled by the
central nervous system (located in the brain and spinal cord). In
response to stress, the brain a signal to the adrenal glands to release
hormones (adrenaline (ephinephrine) and norephinephrine) which will lead
to surrender or fight response to deal with stress.
Then the brain will also lead to other expenses such as cortisol
hormone that serves to maintain the stress response. The effects of the
Changes in the gastrointestinal tract (caused by increased blood
flow to muscles and reduced blood flow to the gastrointestinal tract)
Dilation of blood vessels
Accelerate the respiratory
Accelerate the heart rate and increased blood pressure (caused by
increased blood flow to the brain)
Increased blood sugar levels (to provide energy more)
Stress management stress management can be done, such as:
Avoid situations that may cause stress
Always eat a healthy diet
Do regular exercise
Get enough rest
Take the time to do fun activities like reading, watching,
listening to music, relax with friends etc..
Reduce consumption of alcohol and caffeine
Try to focus on positive attitude