Guy’s, let’s face it; many of us are getting older and are starting to notice health changes. Perhaps you put on some weight in the past year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Maybe your last checkup was 5 years ago and since then, you’ve noticed that you’re more tired, achy and sicker than usual. We all know that as we get older, we’re more susceptible to injuries and health concerns. But, did you know that many of these things can be prevented by taking care of them now so that you can live life uninterrupted.
AFC Urgent Care Torrington wants to help men address these health concerns with a preventative guide for June’s Men’s Health Month.
Men Need To Take Care Of Themselves FIRST!
We often hear that men sacrifice their health so that they can take care of their families first. As this may have pertained to certain generations in the past, society has made some progress in the past decade to prioritize health so that men (and women) can STILL be there for their families, even into later ages. Or as they say on the airplane before take off: Put on your own oxygen mask first, so that you can help others second.
Technology, testing and screenings have also improved, making it easier for men to get the quality care they need. If you can’t remember the last time you had a checkup, then it’s time to check in, so we can check you out.
Health Issues That Men Can Prevent
Did you know that the leading health issue for men is cardiovascular disease (heart disease)?
Uncontrolled blood pressure, and unmanaged cholesterol can lead to heart disease, which affects millions of men in the United States each year! Statistics continue to show that heart disease can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
And let’s not forget about diabetes. Diabetes is often referred to as a “silent” killer because it can start at a very early age without any symptoms. Having diabetes raises your risk for developing other dangerous conditions such as: Heart disease, heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, nerve damage and eye problems. The last thing you want is for diabetes to affect your nervous system, cause organ failures and worse, amputations.
If you or a man you love is at risk for heart disease or diabetes, get them to start checking their blood pressure, blood glucose sugar levels (a1c) and cholesterol more often. Exercise, eating healthier and getting more routine checkups are the way to go!
And Don’t Forget About Workplace Safety And Health Concerns For Men
Did you know that men are more likely than women to get injured at the workplace? Each year, The U.S Bureau Of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports both fatal and nonfatal injuries and illnesses at the workplace. Do men attract danger? Or is it because they’re not taking the extra safety precautions? The jury is still out on that one.
June is also 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 hurt or injured, you can come see us for worker compensation services and to get you back on your feet.
AFC Urgent Care Torrington Can Help With Men’s Health Issues, Starting With A Check Up
Of course there are more men’s health issues and concerns like a decline in testosterone, hormone imbalances, prostate cancer, and a whole lot more that can be addressed with a urologist. But, getting a routine check up can greatly help you reduce your risk for the much bigger health threats like heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure that can affect day to day function.
If you don’t remember the last time you had a check up, then it’s time to prioritize your health first! AFC Urgent Care Torrington can help men get a check up and can screen them for diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and much more, 7 days a week. We can also help with workers compensation services to help men get cleared to go back to work.
Our doors are open for walk-ins with no appointment needed. We also take appointments too! Make an appointment online here, if you prefer an easier check in.