Men’s Health Month: Avoiding The Most Common Men’s Health Issues

June 1, 2022

Older Man Going To AFC Urgent Care Malden For A Health Check Up For His Men’s Health Issues

Men’s health issues are an important topic to discuss and highlight during Men’s Health month. Men face many health issues as they age, some of which are not as well-known or talked about compared to women’s issues. A few of the top health issues men often face include heart disease, prostate cancer, and diabetes. So many of these issues could be avoided, or at the very least managed, by early detection and regular check ups. 

This month, AFC Urgent Care Malden wants to help men tackle some of the most common men’s health issues with a preventative care guide so that men can avoid these health issues and live a longer and fuller life…. because we care about you, man!

Regular Checkups And Screening Tests Can Help Spot These Common Health Issues Men Face With Age

Even if you feel fine, some of these health issues can sneak up on you when you least expect it. It’s important for men to seek medical care and education on these health issues so that they can prevent them because not all of these conditions show symptoms right away. Here are some of the most common men’s health issues:

  • Heart disease 
  • Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Low Testosterone Levels

For instance, the only way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to get it checked at least once a year. High blood glucose levels and high cholesterol levels may also go undetected unless you get a blood test to check for these conditions. 

Men are notorious for skipping doctor’s appointments or avoiding them until it’s too late. Take heart disease (cardiovascular disease) for example. It is the leading cause of death in the United States and it presents differently in men than it does in women. This is because men are often predisposed to other health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol which can raise their risk for developing heart disease. All of these conditions are not something you want to wait to do something about when you can easily prevent them by going to the doctor’s office more often, exercising more, eating healthy and avoiding a sedentary lifestyle. 

If these health conditions are left undetected or untreated, they can lead to heart failure, stroke, heart attack, kidney disease, amputations and other complications.

Last, but not least, cancer is another health threat to men of all ages. Did you know testicular cancer is very common in men from ages 15-34? Alternatively, prostate cancer is very common in older men. Sometimes these two cancers go undiagnosed until it’s too late. Don’t wait for the problem to come to you. Do yourself a favor and get checked more often!

Men Are Also More Likely To Get Injured On The Job

Workplace injuries are another men’s health threat that guys need to watch out for. Labor statistics continue to show that there is a gender gap between men and women when it comes to injuries (60% men compared to 40% women). These labor statistics also show that roofing, construction, logging and other jobs related to this field are where men are getting injured the most. 

AFC Urgent Care recognizes that accidents can happen. But, we highly encourage men to take the time to consider more safety precautions at work, wear protective gear and avoid being overzealous at the jobsite because danger is secretly attracted to you. Afterall, June is also Health and Safety Month.

AFC Urgent Care Malden Wants To Help Men Avoid These Men’s Health Issues

There are still some gaps when it comes to seeking medical advice, treatment and early diagnosis when it comes to men’s health issues. Sometimes they need a little nudge. But, when in doubt, you can always count on AFC Urgent Care in Malden to help a guy out. 

AFC Urgent Care Malden offers routine checkups for men looking to check their cholesterol levels, blood sugar levels for diabetes, blood pressure,hormone levels and more. We also offer workers compensation services, X-rays, and treatment for minor injuries like sprains, lacerations and muscular pain.

You can walk-in any day of the week with no appointment needed. Our doors are open for walk-ins with 8am-8pm Mon-Fridays and 8am-5pm Saturdays and Sundays.

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