We often talk about the importance of advocating for yourself as a patient, but that means checking in on your health and educating yourself enough to know when something could be wrong. That’s an important responsibility for men and women alike.
Multiple studies have shown that men visit the doctor far less often than women. In fact, the Cleveland Clinic conducted a survey that showed 65% of men avoid seeking medical attention. Regardless of whether you chalk that up to machismo, avoidance, or different attitudes about health, it makes it harder to spot and treat problems identified in their early stages.
As great as our healthcare providers are, they can’t be with us 24-7.
Some of the most common health conditions doctors see in men include:
- Heart disease
- Liver disease
Knowing the signs and symptoms of these illnesses and staying in tune with your health can make all the difference in treatment. Remember, whether it’s for you or a loved one, there’s never any shame in talking to a doctor.
Our next edition of Central Florida Health News will take a closer look at men’s health issues, so be sure to check it out in June.
Thanks for reading, and God bless.