Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Metro Men Prone to Lifestyle Diseases

Posted On : June 16,2014

Call it a by-effect of affluence; a major survey across Indian metros has revealed a high incidence of lifestyle diseases in Indian men. 

Metropolis Healthcare Ltd conducted a pan India survey ahead of World Men’s Health Week starting from 09 to 15 June 2014.

The study unveiled high incidence of diabetes level in male respondents of Delhi. The survey conducted by Metropolis covered major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Chennai.

Out of 8,877 the samples screened 51.52% of the total sample reported high diabetes level. Over 41.73% fell in the age group 20 to 40 years indicates an increasing trend of younger population being identified with high diabetes.

HbA1C levels are positively associated with age, furthermore, BMI, family predisposition to diabetes or leisure-time physical activity, affects this age dependent increase in glycohemoglobin levels. People with diabetes have high risk for cardio vascular disease.

A regular health checkup will aid in keeping a track on their health. This also focuses on preventive measures that are required to reduce obesity, increase in physical activity, controlling junk foods and a constant effort to promote awareness among the masses.

The study also unveiled the worrying trend in the city of prostrate cancer. Out of 5, 028 samples tested for PSA 1,025 samples shows marginally high risk of prostrate cancer.

PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test which is done as a screening measure for early detection of Prostate Carcinoma. Normally the test suggested for men above 40 years which is considerably shows in the Metropolis study. However, low levels of PSA in the bloodstream do not rule out the possibility of prostate cancer. Conversely, most cases of early prostate cancer are found by a PSA blood test.