5 Most Common Men’s Health Issues to Address This Men’s Health Month

June 1, 2022

Man Wearing A Sling Because Of An Injury He Sustained At Work And Seeking Medical Care At AFC Urgent Care Marlborough For Workers Compensation Services

Age is a defining characteristic that affects how we live our lives. As we age, our bodies and minds change, which can cause both physical and mental health issues. Some of these issues are unique to men, such as prostate cancer and testicular cancer, while others are shared by both men and women, such as heart disease and diabetes. It's important to recognize these issues in men because men are notorious for skipping their doctor’s appointments as opposed to women, who in general, tend to take better care of themselves physically.  

In light of Men's Health month, AFC Urgent Care Marlborough wants to help close the medical gender gap between men and women when it comes to preventative care. Afterall, most of these men’s health issues can be prevented by getting a routine checkup and staying educated on the 5 most common health issues men face.

Heart Disease Is A Major Health Issue For Men Of All Ages

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States. Statistics continue to show that heart disease can present differently in men than in women and can be more debilitating for men because of their predisposition to other health conditions that affect the heart.

Men can easily prevent heart disease by focusing on dieting, exercise and making healthier lifestyle choices. But, nothing beats getting an annual checkup with a doctor who will be able to perform tests and point you in the right direction to avoid heart disease.

Prostate Cancer And Testicular Cancer 

Testicular cancer and prostate cancer are two major threats to men of all ages. These two types of cancers often go undiagnosed because men are reluctant to go to the doctor. Did you know that Testicular cancer is very common in younger men between the ages of 15-34?  It’s also easily treatable if detected early. If you are within this age group, it is highly suggested to perform self checks for lumps and abnormalities more often. 

On the other hand, prostate cancer is more common in older men, making it a real threat if men continue the habit of skipping their doctor’s appointments.

Diabetes Is A Silent And Deadly Health Issue

Diabetes is often referred to as a “silent” killer because it can begin at a very early age without any symptoms. Having diabetes raises your risk for developing other dangerous conditions such as: Heart disease, heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, nerve damage and eye problems. The last thing you want is for diabetes to affect your nervous system, cause organ failures and worse, amputations.

Low Testosterone Is A Men’s Health Issue That Happens With Age

As men age, some of you may notice a decline in virility, more irritability, and loss of sex drive. Low testosterone is a men’s health issue that is often overlooked. Some might think this is inevitable with age, but low testosterone is actually correlated to other health issues like diabetes, obesity, and even after testicular cancer (losing a testicle). 

Getting a full check up and routine blood work will help you stay on top of your testosterone levels so that you can feel better and function your best.

Injuries Are Also A Part Of Men’s Health Issues

Did you know that men are more likely to get injured on the job than women? 

Statistics don’t lie! 

According to The U.S Bureau Of Labor Statistics (BLS) there is a big disparity among men and women when it comes to injuries and illnesses (60% of men compared to 40% of women). With that being said, men need to be more careful in the workforce. 

In light of Health and Safety month, AFC Urgent Care Marlborough offers worker’s compensation services to help men with injuries, slips, falls, and lacerations. We’ll help get you back on your feet and ready to work again!

AFC Urgent Care Marlborough Wants To Help You Prioritize Health, Starting With A Checkup

If you don’t remember the last time you got a checkup, then it’s time to come in. Our doors are open 7 days at our AFC Urgent Care center in Marlborough. We can perform blood work and health screenings for diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and more. Our team is also ready to treat you guys for any injuries you sustain at the workplace. We’ll help with X-rays, sprains, cuts and lacerations.

You can count on us to help the men in our Marlborough communities stay on top of their health, so they can live life uninterrupted. We accept walk-ins 7 days a week: 8am-8pm Mon-Fridays and 8am-5pm Saturdays and Sundays.

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