“See a doctor for regular checkups even if you feel healthy.
This is important because some diseases
and health conditions don’t have symptoms at first”.1

Men and Women

Men’s HealthWhat are some differences in men’s and women’s health issues?Men’s Health

In What Is Women’s Health Research? the (United States) Office of Research on Women’s Health note:

“There are striking sex and gender differences in many diseases and conditions, including:

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Depression and brain disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Infectious diseases
  • Obesity
  • Substance abuse disorders”.2

Men’s Health

What are some associations between men and their health?

In Men: Take Charge of Your Health – The Basics: Overview the (United States) MyHealthFinder explain:

“Many men need to pay more attention to their health. Compared to women, men are more likely to:

  • Smoke
  • Drink too much alcohol
  • Make unhealthy or risky choices
  • Put off regular checkups and medical care.

The good news is that you can start taking steps to improve your health today!”3

Biggest ThreatsMen’s Health

What are the biggest threats to men’s health?

In Men’s Health the (United States) Mayo Clinic elaborate on:

“Do you know the biggest threats to men’s health? Heart disease and cancer top the list. Others include injury, lung disease, stroke and diabetes. Although you may not be able to prevent all of these, some can be prevented. Healthy lifestyle choices, such as eating a healthy diet and moving every day, can help.

To protect your health, avoid risky actions, such as smoking, drinking too much alcohol and having casual sex.

And take steps to keep yourself safe. Use a seat belt when in a car. Wear a helmet when on a bike or motorcycle. Use a safety ladder to reach high areas. Manage illnesses such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. Practice safer sex. Get all the suggested health screenings and vaccinations for your age”.4

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Why is it important for men to see a doctor for regular checkups even if they feel healthy?Men’s Health

In Men: Take Charge of Your Health – The Basics: Overview – How Can I Take Charge of My Health? the (United States) MyHealthFinder elaborate on:

“See a doctor for regular checkups even if you feel healthy. This is important because some diseases and health conditions don’t have symptoms at first. Plus, seeing a doctor will give you a chance to learn more about your health.

Here are some more things you can do to take care of your health:

  • Eat healthy and get active
  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation
  • Quit smoking
  • Know your family’s health history
  • Get screening tests to check for health problems before you have symptoms
  • Make sure you’re up to date on your vaccines (shots)”.5

Health Topics A-Z

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  1. Men: Take Charge of Your Health – The Basics: Overview – How Can I Take Charge of My Health? Content Last Updated: 16 February 2024. MyHealthFinder https://health.gov/myhealthfinder/topics/doctor-visits/regular-checkups/men-take-charge-your-health Accessed: 10 June 2024
  2. What Is Women’s Health Research? Office of Research on Women’s Health https://orwh.od.nih.gov/research/funded-research-and-programs/what-womens-health-research Accessed: 10 June 2024
  3. Men: Take Charge of Your Health – The Basics: Overview. Content Last Updated: 16 February 2024. MyHealthFinder https://health.gov/myhealthfinder/topics/doctor-visits/regular-checkups/men-take-charge-your-health Accessed: 10 June 2024
  4. Men’s Health. 10 October 2023. Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/mens-health/basics/mens-health/hlv-20049438 Accessed: 10 June 2024
  5. Men: Take Charge of Your Health – The Basics: Overview – How Can I Take Charge of My Health? Content Last Updated: 16 February 2024. MyHealthFinder https://health.gov/myhealthfinder/topics/doctor-visits/regular-checkups/men-take-charge-your-health Accessed: 10 June 2024
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