Men’s Health Month Concerns And Unintentional Injuries: They Can Be Prevented!

June 1, 2022

Man Getting A Check Up And Addressing Men’s Health Concerns With A Medical Professional At AFC Urgent Care Vernon

As you get older, your men's health concerns are likely to change. In light of Men’s Health Awareness month, AFC Urgent Care Vernon wants to focus on preventative care so that men can have the chance to get what they need to start living a more healthier lifestyle.  

The truth is, you may have gotten away with things like eating unhealthy, smoking, not treating injuries, skipping doctors appointments and more when you were younger, but now it’s starting to catch up to you! This and other health concerns are starting to creep in the more you continue this lifestyle. For this reason, AFC in Vernon is here to help get you started with our Men's Health guide on addressing these men’s health concerns, and ways to stay in the healthy lane going forward.

Men’s Health Concerns Change Over time

Taking care of your health is a part of getting older. At the same time, we may have to make adjustments to our lifestyles to consider these health concerns that come with age. Men are often predisposed to these major health threats at a young age:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Drinking
  • Loss of Testosterone

Heart disease and diabetes are the major threats to worry about as they can often lead to heart attacks and strokes, as well as organ failures. High blood pressure and unmanaged high cholesterol are the issues that usually lead up to the previous two. Smoking and drinking can also have a negative impact on our health and could also contribute to diabetes and heart disease. 

The bottom line is, getting a checkup more often is what’s going to make all the difference when it comes to preventative care and to live a healthier lifestyle.

Let’s Not Forget About Unintentional Injuries

June is also health and safety awareness month. It’s a time to consider health and safety in the workplace and to ensure you’re wearing safety gear when out on the job. According to a 2021 update on workplace injuries, men are more likely than women to miss work due to a workplace illness and injury. Is there a correlation here? Statistics don’t lie, man. 

If you get hurt or sick at work (which we hope you don’t), you can count on us to help you feel better.  

When You Can’t Get An Appointment With Your Primary Care Doctor, Visit Us Instead!

There is a saying that grandchildren should know their grandparents. For this reason, we encourage men to start taking care of their health today so that they can be there and live a full life, uninterrupted!

AFC Urgent Care Vernon is your go to urgent care center for routine check ups, sprains, injuries, heart disease and diabetes screenings, workers compensation services and a whole lot more! We are open 7 days a week with extended weekday hours from 8a-8p and weekend hours from 8a-5p making it convenient for your schedule. There is no appointment needed when it comes to your health. You can walk-in any day of the week. But, if you prefer to make an appointment, we can help with that too! Make an appointment online here.

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