Men’s Health month is a very important month that addresses the many health issues that are specific to men that could easily be prevented by getting regular checkups. But, fact: unlike women, men are less likely to visit the doctor for medical help or preventative care.This makes men more likely to develop health issues with age.
AFC Urgent Care New Bedford wants to help close this gap by offering full checkups for men to address health issues and injuries. After all, most of these issues can be prevented, starting with a check up at our center any day of the week.
Common Men’s Health Issues You Should Know About
Let’s start off with a biggie: cancer in men. Did you know that prostate cancer is the most common cancer and one of the top causes of death in men? And let's not forget about testicular cancer, which is very common in younger men between the ages of 15-34. These health issues can easily be diagnosed by not skipping your doctor’s visit and by performing more self checks for testicular cancer at home.
Cardiovascular health is another issue men have to monitor with age. Cardiovascular disease (heart disease), diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol are often referred to as “silent, but deadly killers”. Men are often predisposed to these health conditions at a young age, and not going to the doctor’s office for a routine checkup raises their risks for progressing into the more serious stages of these diseases.
If you’re not living a healthy lifestyle, have a poor diet, are overweight/obese and are not active, then it’s time to come in. Symptoms of thirst, fatigue, frequent urination, tingling or numbness in your hands and feet, are warning signs of these health conditions.
Take More Health And Safety Precautions At Work
Lately, we’ve been seeing a lot of men come into our AFC urgent care center for workers compensation services, sprains, fractures and X-ray services. But, why is that? Every year, The U.S Bureau Of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports both fatal and nonfatal injuries and illnesses at the workplace and men are usually the victims…. as opposed to women (60% compared to 40%).
In light of health and safety month for the workplace, we encourage men to take more safety precautions at work and to wear safety gear to avoid accidents and mishaps. In the event you do get injured or sick, you can come see us and we’ll make you feel better.
Getting The Right Care For Men’s Health Starts With A Checkup At AFC Urgent Care New Bedford
If technology and medical equipment can improve overtime, so can societal norms for men to seek the health care they need to live a healthier and longer life.
From head to toe, AFC Urgent Care New Bedford offers checkups for diabetes, blood pressure, high cholesterol and a whole lot more. We also have workers compensation services, state of the art X-ray services for injuries, and can treat cuts and sprains. You can count on us to help a guy out.
Walk-in any day of the week with no appointment needed, 8am-8pm Mon-Fridays and 8am-5pm Saturdays and Sundays.