June is a very special month, highlighting men’s health awareness issues, health and safety at the workplace, and Father’s day. It’s time to tune in to their specific health needs because we love our men and want them to live a full and healthy life.
As men age, they’re more susceptible to health issues and concerns related to cardiovascular health. At the same time, men are notoriously known to injure themselves, especially at the workplace. For this reason, AFC Urgent Care New Britain has created a guide on health issues and injuries that men can prevent!
Health Issues Men Face With Age
As men get older, they're more susceptible to these health issues:
- Prostate cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Low Testosterone
Most of these health concerns relating to cardiovascular health can be addressed through diet, exercise, and other lifestyle modifications. At the same time, they can also be prevented by going to the doctor for a routine checkup. An early diagnosis can help prevent you from developing some of the more serious and debilitating conditions like heart disease and diabetes.
Heart disease and diabetes are often referred to as “silent killers” of men. As heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol are contributing factors and can also be just as debilitating. Men tend to be predisposed at an early age to these health conditions making them a serious threat for when they get older.
If you or a man you love starts to feel symptoms of thirst, frequent urination, tingling or numbness in their hands and feet, then it’s time to come in because these are warning signs for a few of these health conditions.
As for men and cancer, prostate and testicular cancer can be prevented and treated with early detection by a urologist. Just as women have to do self-checks for breast cancer, men should also be doing self-checks for testicular cancer as it is usually more common for men to develop lumps between the ages of 15-34.
The point is, a full check up is needed to avoid these scary health conditions.
Men Also Need To Watch Out For Workplace Injuries
Health issues for men also include injuries. Did you know that men are more likely to get injured at the workplace than women? The statistics don’t lie and it’s not because men are looking for danger, but it’s rather that certain job environments have higher risks for injuries. Men are also more inclined to doing higher risk jobs like roofing, logging, construction, and delivery driving that have shown to be dangerous for men.
In light of June’s health and safety month for the workplace, we encourage men of all ages to take the extra precautions such as wearing protective gear, equipment and following safety protocols on a jobsite to avoid injury and health risks.
AFC Urgent Care New Britain Can Help Men Prevent Health Issues
Why wait for a health problem to knock on your door when you can educate yourself about these health issues now and be seen for early treatment so you can avoid them altogether. AFC Urgent Care New Britain is your go to urgent care that can help men get a full check up so they can be screened for diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and other health threats. We can also help with workers compensation services, X-rays, lab work and treatment for cuts and sprains 7 days a week.
Our doors are open for walk-ins with no appointment needed. You can also make an appointment online here.
We care about you, man. Don’t delay. Visit AFC in New Britain today!