The Biggest Threats to Men’s Health
When it comes to taking care of their health, men don’t always make it a priority. This is one of the factors that has led to men having a shorter life expectancy than women. Without regular checkups, you leave yourself vulnerable to serious health issues common in men, including:
- Heart disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- Cancer (lung, prostate and skin)
- Accidental injury
- Depression and suicide
Knowing the health conditions you can develop is half the battle. You can lower the risk of developing these conditions with healthy lifestyle habits such as:
- Eating healthy
- Exercising regularly
- Not smoking
- Limiting alcohol intake
- Managing stress
- Seeing a doctor regularly
Men are far less likely than women to see their doctor regularly. “These checkups are an opportunity to assess your health and protect your future through preventative exams and screenings. It’s important that you talk openly with your doctor about any concerns or symptoms you are experiencing so that they can determine the best way to protect your health,” says Dr. Jennifer Lee, family medicine physician at PIH Health.
Don’t wait until it’s too late! If you haven’t seen your doctor lately, now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment. If you are looking for a doctor in or near your area, visit PIHHealth.org/find-a-doctor.
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