Articles on Men’s Health

Elite Men’s Guide Health Scorecard

The Super Seven Health Numbers: Here are seven important health numbers every man needs to know. See your primary care doctor at least once a year and get your numbers. Enter your numbers below to find out where you stand. Also check out, EMG’s 7 Health Numbers Every Man Should Know Infographic.     Your… Read more

Men’s Health Issues Introduction

Men’s Health Issues Introduction Many health issues affect men. Worse yet, aging increases the likelihood that many of the health issues may occur. Nevertheless, you can reduce your chances of experiences theses health issues by educating yourself. The major men’s health issues include cardiovascular, reproductive, and metabolic issues. The following sections provide practical information on… Read more

7 Health Numbers Every Man Should Know Infographic

What are the most important health numbers that every man should know? Here are 7 health numbers every man needs to know. Each number includes a chart that shows exactly where you stand. See your primary care doctor at least once a year and get your numbers.     Updated: May 5, 2015  

EMG Health Numbers: Body Mass Index

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a popular method, which health care professionals use to evaluate body composition based on an individual’s height and weight. A BMI below 18.5 is considered underweight. A normal BMI ranges between 18.5 and 24.9. A BMI between 25 and 29.9 is overweight. A BMI greater than 30 is obese.1 To… Read more

Heart Attack Introduction

Heart Attack Introduction (AKA Myocardial Infarction)1 Heart attack (aka myocardial infarction) is synonymous with unfortunate consequences and possibly death. But, do you really know what it is and what to do if it happens to you or someone you love. Our goal is to provide you with a basic understanding of what a heart attack… Read more

EMG Health Numbers: Waist to Height Ratio

The waist to height ratio is one method by which health care professionals estimate an individual’s body composition in order to evaluate his overall health.1 Enter your information in inches into EMG’s Waist to Height Ratio Calculator to determine your ratio. Although the Body Mass Index (BMI) is generally more well known than the waist… Read more

Heart Attack Risk Factors

What Are Heart Attack Risk Factors? As you can imagine, there are a wide range of heart attack risk factors. However, as mentioned in EMG’s Heart Attack: An Introduction article, atherosclerotic plaque rupture is the cause of ~90% of heart attacks. The remaining 10% are caused by anything else that can temporarily or permanently decrease… Read more

Heart Attack Signs and Symptoms

Heart Attack Signs and Symptoms As a man ages, he must be aware of both typical and atypical heart attack signs and symptoms. Early treatment is essential to both short-term and long-term survival. The most important factor in survival when a heart attack occurs is early defibrillation. Defibrillation involves delivering a therapeutic electrical shock to… Read more

Blood Pressure Chart for Men

Blood pressure is one of the most important indicators of your cardiovascular health.1 Every time you visit your physician, he or she will take your blood pressure. You can also monitor your blood pressure at home with an electronic blood pressure monitor.   What is Blood Pressure? Blood pressure is a measurement of the pressure… Read more

HDL Cholesterol and LDL Cholesterol

The two basic types of cholesterol with which we are concerned with are LDL and HDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol (BAD cholesterol) causes plaque build up on the inside walls of arteries. Over time, this plaque buildup leads to coronary artery disease.1 HDL cholesterol (GOOD cholesterol) removes LDL cholesterol from the blood. HDL cholesterol prevents plaque build… Read more