Men's Health Month serves a purpose. Unlike women, who tend to prioritize regular doctor visits, men often neglect their annual check-ups or avoid seeking medical attention for injuries. This is a significant mistake as it can lead to potential health risks as men age.
Understanding men's health issues and associated risks is crucial for men to safeguard themselves against dangerous diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and prostate cancer, among others. AFC Urgent Care Worcester aims to contribute to men's health during Men's Health Month by providing education and preventative care. Men's health matters, guys!
Men Are Prone to These Health Issues
Let's delve deeper into them:
- Heart disease
- Prostate cancer
- Low testosterone levels
- Testicular cancer
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is also a prominent concern that can develop without symptoms at an early age. Having diabetes elevates the risk of other dangerous conditions, including heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease, nerve damage, and eye problems. The consequences can range from affecting the nervous system to organ failures and even amputations.
Cancer, often referred to as the "Big C," is another cause of death in men, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer. These cancers are often diagnosed at later stages. Just as women perform self-checks for breast cancer, men should conduct self-checks for testicular cancer at home. Did you know testicular cancer is common among men aged 15-34? On the other hand, prostate cancer poses a significant threat to older men, particularly if they do not prioritize regular medical visits.
The bottom line is that men need to be vigilant about numerous health risks as they age. Regular check-ups are essential for maintaining optimal health.
June Also Highlights Health and Safety in the Workplace
According to a 2022 update on workplace injuries, men (60%) are more likely than women (40%) to miss work due to occupational illnesses and injuries. Why is that the case? It's not because men are inherently prone to getting injured; rather, it's often due to the nature of their jobs that put them at a higher risk. Occupations such as roofing, logging, construction, and delivery driving, which are more prevalent among men, have been associated with increased danger.
June also emphasizes health and safety in the workplace, urging men of all ages to prioritize their well-being. Taking extra precautions such as wearing protective gear, following safety protocols, and using appropriate equipment can help mitigate the risks of injury and health hazards.
Men Can Prevent Health Issues and Risks through Regular Check-ups!
When it comes to seeking medical advice, treatment, and early diagnosis, AFC Urgent Care Worcester is here to support men.
AFC Urgent Care Worcester provides routine checkups for men, enabling them to monitor their cholesterol, blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and overall health. Additionally, they offer workers' compensation services, X-rays, and treatment for minor injuries such as sprains, lacerations, and muscular pain.
Feel free to walk in any day of the week without an appointment. Our doors are open from 8am to 8pm on weekdays and from 8am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. To make things more convenient for you, we offer an online payment system that enables you to handle your payment and manage all the necessary arrangements with ease. With just a few quick clicks, you can seamlessly complete the check-in and check-out procedures without any hassle or complications. Alternatively, you can make an appointment online for a smoother check-in process.