Watch the Recording: Men’s Heart Health Webinar - Change the Statistics by Knowing Yours
25 June 2021
To mark Men’s Health Week (14th-20th of June), Medicare LifeSense held a free educational webinar on the 17th of June at 11am focusing on Circulatory Diseases in men.
Knowing your health stats, being aware of the signs and trying to live a healthier lifestyle are all ways that men can help prevent and manage these circulatory diseases.
This webinar is ideal for men who want to learn more about heart health, but also those who have men in their lives that they care about. Research has shown that a higher proportion of females than males consulted health professionals. We hope that this webinar will encourage men to take a proactive role in their heart health and recognise the signs and symptoms of circulatory diseases.
During the webinar, the basics of circulatory diseases were discussed as well as the differences between cardiac arrest, heart attack and stroke.
What are Circulatory Diseases?
- A disorder or condition that affects the circulatory system.
- Can arise from problems with the heart, blood vessels and blood itself.
- Circulatory diseases are amongst the leading causes of male deaths.
Types of Circulatory DiseasesHypertension: Hypertension means that your blood pressure is consistently higher than it should be. If it is not treated or kept under control, it is one of the major risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
Pulmonary Heart Disease: Enlargement and failure of the right ventricle of the heart as a response to increased high blood pressure in the lungs.
Ischemic Heart Disease: The term given to heart problems caused by narrowing arteries. When arteries are narrowed, less blood and oxygen reach the heart muscle. This is also called Coronary Artery Disease and Coronary Heart Disease.
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
- Hypertension means that your blood pressure is consistently higher than it should be.
- If it is not treated or kept under control, it is one of the major risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
Men’s health stats
- Diseases of the Circulatory System is the leading cause of death for males aged 75+
- The proportion of male deaths due to diseases of the circulatory system has decreased
- The proportion of deaths due to ischemic heart disease is higher for males than for females
- The male death rate for ischemic heart disease has fallen
This month for Men’s Health Awareness Month, make sure to be mindful of your health and wellbeing.
Devine, P. and Early, E. (2020), Men’s Health in Numbers: Irish Men’s Health Report Card 2020. Dublin: Men’s Health Forum in Ireland.