It can seem as though many health topics are focused on women. However, men’s health is just as important!
Our team at AFC Urgent Care Bronx Webster Ave. wants men to be aware of how important their health is, as well as steps they can take to live a healthier lifestyle. Read on as we take a look.
What Are the Biggest Health Threats to Men?
It’s pretty interesting, actually. Just like with women, men are at a high risk of many medical conditions that are tied with unhealthy lifestyle habits.
But men are also more likely to take risks, putting them at an increased risk of accidents and injuries. The good news is that practicing healthy habits and safety precautions can help safeguard men’s health.
Common Causes of Death in Men
- Heart disease
- Unintentional injuries
- Chronic lower respiratory diseases
Why Is It Important for Men Not to Avoid the Doctor?
Let’s put it this way—you take your car in to the mechanic to maintain it. During this maintenance check, the mechanic looks for potential issues that can be fixed before they really cause problems. That can save you money and give you peace of mind in the long run.
That’s what your doctor is doing during a regular checkup! Men should see their doctors at least once per year for a well-person checkup. This will allow your doctor to make recommendations on lifestyle changes and age-appropriate screenings you should be receiving.
Health Screenings for Men
- Cholesterol panel
- Blood pressure reading
- Colorectal cancer screening
- Blood glucose test
- Prostate cancer screening, if recommended by a doctor
- STD testing
Has it been over a year since your last wellness check? Visit AFC Urgent Care Bronx Webster Ave. today. No appointment is necessary.