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    Men’s medical symptoms to watch for

    Is common knowledge that men are less likely to seek medical attention then women when they have bothersome symptoms. The same holds true for men when seeking antiaging procedures. It is as though men are not as self-conscious about their wrinkles. Recent reports have highlighted the increase in men seeking cosmetic procedures. The truth is, the percentage remains very low. Dr. Kim explains to his male patients that waiting to address aging skin reduces the available options to treat it. Male patients can benefit from Botox which can treat lines and wrinkles in the forehead as well as crows at the corners of the eyes. In some cases a brow lift may be recommended in order to achieve maximum correction. It is necessary for a patient to be an excellent health prior to elective surgical procedures. Men should not ignore medical symptoms that could be. According to ABC7, some of them are:

    Internist Dr. Imad El Asmar, from the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, says women outnumber men two to one in his practice. It’s a concern because there are signs men should not ignore.

    To me, pain in the abdomen is the most serious thing I could face in practice, said El Asmar.

    A dull persistent ache could be a kidney stone or a tumor.

    Getting winded after physical exertion that worsens each time could signal an impending heart attack.

    And persistent forgetfulness may warrant a doctor’s attention.

    This is a warning sign for a stroke that can happen in the near future, said El Asmar.

    Erectile dysfunction is a condition itself, but many men may not realize it could be a sign of something worse.

    The latest studies find men in their 40s and 50s with E.D. could be two or five years away from a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack.

    Try to find out if there is any secondary reason for erectile dysfunction before starting to prescribe medications, said El Asmar.

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