The following nagging is meant with the best of intentions. We men don’t like asking for directions or for help in general, and we are very stubborn when it comes to our health issues. Most of us try really hard to maintain the façade that we are always healthy, and virile, and indomitable, but the fact is, we get sick like everyone else. We just really don’t like talking about it or admitting it, because we don’t want to be perceived as weak. But guys, let’s be honest. This isn’t doing us any good at all. The more we neglect to discuss and disclose our health problems, the sicker we get. The sad thing is too, a lot of the medical problems more likely to affect us men, are very preventable.
Studies published as part of the National Policy Institute for Family Impact Seminars show that men are much more likely than women to neglect getting preventative health care, or to delay seeking medical care, even when they clearly exhibit symptoms. This information is extremely depressing, because while we think we’re maintaining an image, it’s clearly superficial. We need to take better care of ourselves, and here are a couple things we need to pay attention to:
- Men 30 and up need to go to their doctors and get screened for prostate cancer. It is extremely preventable and if caught early enough, it is usually manageable and very treatable. As far as preventative diet is concerned, do some research online and make appropriate changes to your diet. You should also take supplements that are specifically formulated to help the prevention process. Prostate Revive is a great supplement preparation that you can investigate as an option. Even if you don’t feel any pain or exhibit any symptoms of prostate cancer, you should check your family history as well for indicators, as most medical professionals consider it hereditary.
- Hypertension is no laughing matter either. Also referred to as high blood pressure, this is a serious disease and it can be fatal when it goes untreated. The worrisome thing about this disease is that there are very few symptoms, and it is often only till severe damage is done that things get picked up. It can affect several organs including the kidneys and heart, and it can also impact eyesight and produce strokes. Treatment is inexpensive, but prevention is much easier to maintain.
Ok guys, do you see how painless this was to read this? You survived, you’re OK, and there is no hyperventilation necessary. These are just a couple of the health issues that men need to address in a precautionary way, but there are many more. Please make an appointment to see your doctor, unaccompanied or not, and have a frank discussion about what your health situation is now, and what you may need to do in the future. Take charge of things at home in terms of your diet and exercise, and you’ll be good to go. Good luck, dads!