8 diseases men will encounter by the age of 50

Every man encounters some health issues, from time to time, even those who eat healthy food and exercise are not spared. As we grow old, we experience some health conditions that we have not before. While there are many different diseases, there are some that strike the most of the men by middle age.

Here are the diseases that most men will have to face with by age 50:

Acne

There are no many guys that have managed to evade this awful condition. Did you know that around 85% of all teens suffer from this condition? For many guys, acne stay even in their adulthood. Some researches have been able to link our diet with acne and these researches have offered us a solution – in order to have a healthy face, we should limit carb intake to about 40% of our total daily calorie intake.

Baldness

The fear of many guys, especially when they reach middle age. Unfortunately, around 67% of all middle-aged men are affected by this condition. As you probably know, there is no effective cure for baldness and basically guys have to find a way to cope with it.

Epstein-Barr virus

You may not have heard about it, but you have surely heard of mononucleosis (also known as “kissing disease”). This virus is what causes the mononucleosis. The amazing fact is that 95% of all men over thirty have this virus in their bodies.

Gum disease

More than 50% of all adult men have to face with this condition. According to one study from Japan, people who don’t floss have 95% chance to have this condition and if you are smoking there is 71% increase in risk of getting this disease. The best way to protect yourself is to floss.

Herpes

According to recent studies, around 54% of all adult men carry the herpes simplex virus 1, while, on the other hand around 16% carry herpes simplex virus 2. The second type is the scarier version and if you want to be safe from it, make sure to wear a condom every time you have sex.

Norovirus

According to the statistics, every adult man on average has five norovirus-caused infections in their life. There are many ways to get this bug (from food, surfaces and people) and if you want to stay away from it, make sure to wash your hands regularly and avoid contact with people who have stomach symptoms.

Obesity

Obesity is sometimes referred to as the disease of the 21st century and here’s why – more than 73% of all adult men are either obese or overweight. While there are many causes for this, it is believed that the sedentary way of life is to blame.

Varicella

The reports suggest that around 98% of all adult men have been infected with this virus, known as the major cause of the shingles and chicken pox. Doctors recommend varicella vaccine for all males who didn’t have chicken pox or vaccine already.

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