When it comes to the litany of conditions and diagnoses in the medical world, a number of them are very common for both men and women.  However, some conditions tend to be more common or are more severe in men.

As we examine various issues during Men’s Health Month, here are six health conditions that are more common or severe in men than women.

Skin Cancer

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, men are 55 percent more likely to die of melanoma than women from the ages of 15 to 39.  


Respiratory Diseases

Even though smoking has dropped significantly in recent years, more men are still diagnosed with respiratory diseases each year per the American Lung Association, with lung cancer being the leading cancer killer in men.  


Hair Loss

This one isn’t a shock.  Hair loss is very common in men and is the result of a decrease of testosterone.  Women can still experience hair loss, but estrogen actually is a  big preventative hormone when it comes to hair loss in women.



Anyone knows that acne is an unfortunate part of going through puberty, but teen boys tend to have more severe cases of acne, because male sex hormones, like testosterone, are what causes your skin’s oil glands to produce more sebum.


Heart Disease

Heart Disease is the number one cause of death in both men and women, but men tend to develop symptoms of heart disease quicker than women.  According to the American Heart Association, one in three men has some form of Cardiovascular Disease.

Parkinson’s Disease

While there is still a lot to learn about Parkinson’s Disease, a recent study from the Parkinson’s Foundation found that men are more likely to develop the disease than women, with symptoms appearing after the age of 50.


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.