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Taking care of your health like you do of your car?

Do men take better care of their car or favorite gadget than their bodies?

I believe the answer to this question in the majority of cases is yes!

According to the Men’s Health Network, a lack of awareness, weak health education, and unhealthy work and personal lifestyles have caused a steady deterioration of the well-being of men.

June is men’s health month. The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. Education is of paramount importance with the focus on:

  • potential health risks

  • how to prevent them

  • what symptoms to look out for

  • where to get medical assistance.

The thousands of awareness initiatives taking place globally shows the need and enthusiasm shared amongst all the relevant parties.

So what are the main killers? Below are the leading causes of death for men around the world:

  • Colon and rectal cancer. It’s one of the most commonly occurring internal cancers and the second-most common cause of cancer-related death, after lung cancer.

  • Heart disease. A man’s risk of heart disease begins to rise steeply after 45.

  • Prostate cancer. It is one of the leading killers of men globally.

  • Accidents. Also called unintentional injuries. This is the number three cause of death among men.

  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases. A group of diseases that affect the lungs.

  • Stroke. Managing your high blood pressure can lower your risk of a stroke.

  • Diabetes. Most men are unaware of this until they develop vision loss, kidney disease or erectile dysfunction.

  • Suicide. Men are almost four times more likely than women to successfully commit suicide.

  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. These diseases usually occur after age 65 but are also on the rise among men in their 30s, 40s, and 50s.

  • Throat and lung cancer. Cigarette smoking is the major cause of lung cancer.

However, it’s never too late to take action. Generally, a healthy lifestyle, routine doctor’s visits, and preventative screenings are the best ways to protect your health. Visit your medical provider to learn how you can reduce your risk of common conditions facing men.

Please share this article with your patients, clients, in fact, all males on your database. The more we are made aware of the importance of taking care of our bodies the better our well-being!

Feel free to contact us for a quote for quality and affordable diagnostic equipment your practice need.

Source: Men’s Health Month and Health24