Eldemire-Shearer, Denise A.; Morris, Chloe W.; Paul, Tomlin J.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Community Health and Psychiatry
Aging males: An emerging area of concern
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
There is increasing recognition that male health problems are influenced differently from those of females despite sharing a common pathology. The basis for the gender difference in health status is due to the complex interaction of environmental, behavioural and biological factors. These also impact on differences in health behaviour. Men are also reported to be more exposed to risk factors like alcohol and tobacco. Biological factors include changes in body constitution, fat distribution and muscle weakness. Hormonal fluctuations and urinary incontinence can aggravate some of these factors and subsequent problems could be minimized by early intervention. Studies have shown that the extent of atherosclerosis is higher in males than in females. There are higher rates of mortality from heart disease in men than in women.....