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In fact, nearly two-thirds of men say they’ll wait until they have “prolonged, severe pain” before visiting a doctor, according to a 2012 survey of 2,000 men.
But delaying checkups and treatment until he’s seriously ill is a gamble nobody should take, especially because not all ailments have symptoms.
That’s where you come in. Women can help their men spot trouble. Here are 10 danger signs to watch out for:
Danger sign #1: He has a big gut.
If his waist is bigger than his hips, he has an increased risk for disease.
“A man should maintain a measurement under 40 inches,” says Walter Gaman, M.D., of Healthcare Associates in Irving, Texas, and co-author of Executive Medicine: Optimizing Your Chances for a Longer Life. “If the waist size exceeds that, the risk for diabetes and heart disease increase.”