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With Father's Day coming up, we're taking the time to put the spotlight on men's health issues. There are many conditions that disproportionately or only affect men, but one of the most common issues men deal with is cultural: a reluctance to visit the doctor. Men often don't take advantage of health care services as often as they should: statistics routinely show that women get medical care far more often than men, even when removing pregnancy-related care visits. We've got more statistics for you below that how men's health habits are different, and how this affects health outcomes.
Lack of attention to health care can be tied to other lifestyle habits that can increase your risk of various diseases:
Some of these rates combine being male with racial lines, pointing to health outcomes affected by a difference in health care availability:
These higher disease rates are connected to higher mortality rates:
The many issues facing men's health are too complex and varied to discuss in one article, but the Men's Health Network has provided a number of guides that may give you an overview. What's important to think about is how we can take care of our health, for the benefit of not only ourselves but also the people relying on us. That means going to the doctor's more often and improving our education about men's health, and it also means ensuring that we take steps at home to improve our health.
Ensuring you're at your healthiest involves many different aspects of health: the right diet and nutrients, adequate rest, regular exercise, and the right medications to manage ongoing conditions. It also requires an eye towards conditions that men are particularly at risk of, such as heart disease. Luckily Mountainside Medical Equipment has you covered! We've got everything from bone & joint health supplements to topical pain gels to get you active and help you stay healthy. Click this link to visit our heart health products!
Please consult your doctor or other qualified medical professional before stopping or starting any medications, supplements, or health regimens.