Taking On Men's Health Month Challenges: Let’s Encourage Men To Take Preventive Care

May 31, 2023

Old Man Holding Worried About His Heart Condition That Could’ve Been Prevented If He Went For A Check-up At AFC Urgent Care Natick

As June arrives, so does Men's Health Month, providing a vital opportunity to contemplate the numerous ways in which men can enhance their well-being. It's crucial to acknowledge the specific health challenges that men face, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and cardiovascular disease, which impact the lives of millions of men annually. Moreover, men are more susceptible to workplace injuries and fatalities compared to women.

Now is the time to encourage men to prioritize their healthcare and take proactive steps to prevent health issues and enhance overall wellness. Regular check-ups play a pivotal role in addressing these men's health concerns, as they enable the identification and treatment of potential problems before they escalate. AFC Urgent Care Natick stands ready to provide guidance and support for men seeking preventive care during this month.

Preventive Care: The Key to Combating Men's Health Issues

Why wait for health problems to manifest when they can be easily prevented through regular doctor visits? Numerous physical health conditions specifically affect men, such as heart disease, which claims more male lives than female lives. This disparity arises from men's hesitancy to seek medical attention and undergo check-ups when experiencing symptoms. 

Men are also predisposed to health conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes, intensifying the impact of heart disease. If you notice these symptoms, consider them warning signs to schedule a check-up.

Testicular cancer also represents another health concern prevalent among men. Startlingly, it ranks as the most common cancer among young men aged 15-34. Although highly treatable, it often goes undetected due to men's reluctance to visit healthcare professionals.

Lastly, prostate cancer is more frequently observed in older men. It stands as the second leading cause of death among men and can be prevented through regular check-ups with a urologist.

Additionally, Men Are Prone to Workplace Injuries

Yes, it's true—men face a higher likelihood of work-related injuries and illnesses. The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) consistently reports higher percentages of men sustaining injuries, including slips, falls, sprains, lacerations, and driving accidents, compared to women (60% versus 40%). This discrepancy does not arise from an inherent attraction to danger, but rather from the risks associated with the jobs typically performed by men. 

In light of Health and Safety Month, we strongly encourage men to prioritize safety protocols, such as wearing protective gear, avoiding overexertion, and taking necessary precautions for tasks considered more hazardous.

AFC Urgent Care Natick: Committed to Men's Preventive Care

When it comes to seeking medical advice, treatment, and early diagnosis, AFC Urgent Care is dedicated to providing men with the support they need.

AFC Urgent Care Natick addresses these men's health issues by offering routine check-ups for monitoring cholesterol, blood sugar levels for diabetes, blood pressure, and more. We also provide workers' compensation services, X-rays, and treatment for minor injuries like sprains, lacerations, and muscle pain.

You can visit us without prior appointments, as we welcome walk-ins any day of the week from 8 am to 8 pm on weekdays and 8 am to 5 pm on weekends. Alternatively, you can conveniently schedule an appointment online. Let us assist you in taking proactive steps towards a healthier life, man. To simplify the process for you, we offer an online payment system that enables you to conveniently settle your payment and manage all the necessary arrangements. With just a few clicks, you'll be able to complete the check-in and check-out procedures smoothly.


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