June is Men's Health Month, a time to focus on the health concerns that are specific to men. While many of the same health issues affect both men and women, there are some health problems that are more common in men or that present differently in men. For example, prostate cancer is more common in men, and heart disease and diabetes can be more fatal for men than women.
AFC Urgent Care Norwalk is here to help men prioritize their health with our guide on how to prevent health issues faced with age so that men can live a healthier and longer life.
Men’s Health Risks Change With Age
Here are the most common health issues men face with age:
- Prostate cancer
- Heart disease
- Testicular cancer
- Low Testosterone
- High blood pressure
- High Cholesterol
Prostate cancer and testicular cancer are two of the most common cancers in men that can easily be prevented with a regular checkup. Early detection is your best chance at avoiding these cancers and starting treatment in the early stages. A good tip for young men is to perform self-checks for testicular cancer as testicular cancer is more common in men between the ages of 15-34.
As for the other health conditions, men can easily address these health concerns by dieting, exercising, and making healthier lifestyle choices. At the same time, they can also be prevented by going to the doctors for a routine checkup. The point is, cardiovascular health is important!
An early diagnosis can help prevent you from developing some of the more serious health threats like heart disease and diabetes. These two are often referred to as “silent killers” of men. They can start at a young age and can become more serious with age. 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.
Men are at Higher Risk Of Getting Injured At The Workplace
Did you know that men are more likely to get injured at the workplace than women? According to a 2021 update on workplace injuries, men are more likely than women (60% compared to 40%) to miss work due to a workplace illness and injury.
It’s not because men are prone to getting injured, rather the job environments that have higher risks for injuries. Men are more likely to take on higher risk jobs like roofing, logging, construction, and delivery driving that have shown to be dangerous for men.
June is also health and safety month, which means that it’s time for men to consider their health and safety at the workplace. We highly 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.
We’re Here To Help Men Prevent These Health Issues
Don’t wait for the health problem to come knocking on your door when you can start with preventative care today. Our doors are open 7 days a week for you, man.
AFC Urgent Care Norwalk is your go to urgent care that can help men get a full check up and health screenings 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 any day of the week.
AFC in Norwalk accepts walk-ins with no appointment needed. You can also make an appointment online here.