In support of Men’s Health Month this June, Liberty Medical Scheme highlights five of the biggest killers of men in South Africa1, helping men to arm themselves with healthier habits earlier on so as to ensure long-term good health!
Heart disease is one of the biggest killers in South Africa. Around one in three men will develop the condition before they are 60 years old. High blood pressure – also called hypertension – is one of the main causes of heart disease2.
Warning signs of a “heart attack” include recurring pains in the chest, neck or arms which can last for 10 -15 minutes. The pain in the chest area is often pressing in nature and may feel like “someone is sitting on your chest”. Call an ambulance or get to a hospital as soon as possible. The longer you put off going to a hospital, the less likely you will be to survive a heart attack.