Men are 24% less likely than women to have annual physiques. The CDC states that nearly 15% of men are in good or poor health. Their main health problems are preventable.
MINNEAPOLIS – Heart disease. Cancer. Unwanted injury. According to Mayo Clinic, these are the three main health problems that men face. Mayo’s documents say everyone can be greatly prevented if men seek regular medical attention.
Are men more likely to take the car for routine maintenance than for a physicist? A Cleveland Clinic survey shows that more than 40% of men say they only go to the doctor when they think they have a serious illness. More than half say “health” is not something they talk about.
The National Health Survey Interview with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says 14.9% of adult men have fair or poor physical health.
Be proactive. Check it out!
It’s time to stop avoiding the doctor. The Cleveland Clinic says more than 7 million American men have not seen a doctor in more than ten years. The reasons: worries about bad results, embarrassment, inconvenience, and being raised to “not complain”. But avoiding it will not make any problem go away. In many cases, delayed attention only makes things worse. Early research on COVID-19 mortality shows that men die at higher rates than women because they had more underlying health conditions.
Men’s Journal has published a concise guide to the projections men should receive during every decade of their lives from the age of twenty. The Cleveland Clinic has created a screening chart that explains some of the most common male health exams, who should take them, and how often they should be done.
Think of physical aspects in terms of car maintenance – if you wait until strange engine noises start to occur, repair is likely to be more complicated (and costly).
Health Fair 11 provides this information as part of its Know Your Numbers campaign. Health Fair 11 is a non-profit organization that operates with the support of KARE 11 TV and UCare. Learn more at www.HealthFair11.org. To find out how your organization can become an official sponsor of Health Fair 11, email email@example.com.
RESOURCES USED IN THIS ARTICLE
CDC National Center for Health Statistics 2019
The Cleveland Clinic
Men’s Diary Review Guide
Frontiers in public health: gender and mortality COVID-19