Empowering Men's Health Month With A Full Check-Up

May 31, 2023

Man Worrying About A Decline in His Health And Is Going To Get A Physical At AFC Urgent Care Southing To Prevent Men’s Health Issues

Despite the advancements in medical services and technology, there are still statistics showing that men are least likely to seek regular, routine healthcare in comparison to women. Men often neglect check-ups and screenings, leaving them more susceptible to age-related health issues. At AFC Urgent Care Southington, our mission is to bridge this gap by offering thorough check-ups that address men's specific health concerns and injuries. By visiting our center any day of the week, you can take proactive steps to prevent many of these issues through simple check-ups.

Age-Related Health Issues Faced by Men

Let's start by addressing cancer, particularly prostate cancer, which is the most common cancer among American men (excluding skin cancer). Additionally, testicular cancer is prevalent among men between the ages of 15-34. Regular visits to the doctor and self-examinations at home can play a crucial role in detecting these conditions early.

Men also face other specific health issues such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and mental health disorders. These conditions often develop silently but can pose life-threatening risks. 

For example, many individuals remain unaware of their diabetes or their vulnerability to it. It is vital to prioritize your health and seek medical attention if you experience symptoms like thirst, fatigue, frequent urination, or tingling and numbness in your extremities.

Workplace Injuries: A Major Concern for Men

Accidental injuries represent another significant health issue for men. We've noticed a rise in men seeking workers' compensation services, X-rays, and treatment for sprains and fractures at our urgent care center. However, this is not because men are inherently more prone to injuries or illnesses, but rather due to the nature of their occupations. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, men are at higher risk of experiencing workplace injuries and illnesses. It is crucial for men to prioritize safety precautions, use protective gear, and avoid unnecessary risks at work.

Can't Remember Your Last Check-up? Visit Us Today!

AFC Urgent Care Southington is here to assist with men's health issues and provide services to prevent the aforementioned health concerns. From head to toe, we offer check-ups for diabetes, blood pressure, high cholesterol, and more. Additionally, our services include workers' compensation, state-of-the-art X-rays, and treatment for cuts and sprains. 

We believe in breaking down the barriers that prevent men from seeking healthcare. Our center welcomes walk-ins any day of the week, ensuring convenient access to the care you need. If you prefer, you can also schedule an appointment through our online booking system to accommodate your busy schedule. We also provide the convenience of online payment, allowing you to complete the check-in and check-out process with just a few simple clicks.

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