Movember Monday: Mens heart health, minority health –

Posted: November 20, 2019 at 3:51 am

Posted: Nov 18, 2019 / 08:58 AM EST / Updated: Nov 18, 2019 / 08:58 AM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) For the third week of No-Shave November or Movember, Dr. Denice Logan the Medical Director at Blue Care Network talked mens health on Daybreak. This week the concentration was heart health and minority mens health.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States. In fact, 1 in 4 male deaths in 2017 was related to heart disease. It can be a silent killer; nearly half of men who died from coronary heart disease had no previous symptoms.

Dr. Logan stressed the importance of seeing your doctor.Especially if you experience any of the following symptoms; shortness ofbreath, high blood pressure, or a headache. She stressed knowing your familyhistory is key to staying in front of heart disease.

Your doctor will help you to determine what you should be focused on. What you can work on to decrease your chronic conditions that may occur because of those genes, Logan joked about them not being the ones you put on to wear.

According to Blue Care Network, members of minority communitieshave different determinations and challenges when it comes to health andwell-being. They call them social determinates of health.

Circumstances in which you are born, work, age andlive, Dr. Logan said of the social determinates as defined by the WorldHealth Organization.

African-American men are at a 77% greater risk of developing diabetes which can lead to other health risks involving the kidneys, heart and lead to a stroke.

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