Men’s Health Month: Why Strong Men Don’t Avoid the Doctor
We all know men sometimes have the attitude that they can do anything. However, this feeling of invincibility can do more harm than good when it comes to health and wellness. Although it may feel out of character for you, seeing a doctor is critically important. During Men’s Health Month this June, we urge you to follow the lead of strong men who make visiting a health center regularly a priority.
Seeking Medical Treatment Saves Lives
For men, powering through aches and pains can become second nature. Others may believe that seeking medical treatment is a sign of weakness. Attitudes like these have led to an overall decline in men’s health. Today, men are generally leading less healthy lives and dying at younger ages.
Although addressing your own health issues may be a bitter pill to swallow, preventative medical services can help you live a happier, healthier, longer life.
Common Reasons Why Men Don’t Go to the Doctor
These days, men tend to be more focused on work than health and wellness. This troubling trend is on the rise for several reasons, including:
- Lack of awareness
- Insufficient health education
- Unhealthy work and personal habits
Whatever your own personal reason may be, you have the power to change that mindset during Men’s Health Month.
Why Visiting a Health Center is in Your Best Interests
The most common health risks for men, including heart disease and diabetes, can be treated when diagnosed early. By making regular visits to your health center, your health care professional will be able to keep a close eye on your overall well-being. At your appointments, you can receive regular screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, obesity, and more.
7 Other Reasons to See a Health Care Professional
- Reduce your risk of becoming sick
- Improve your overall health and wellness
- Better manage existing medical conditions
- Detect health issues earlier, increasing your chances of treating and curing medical conditions
- Limit overall health care costs by preventing the need for more extensive medical services later on
- Develop relationships with health professionals who can provide personalized medical services
- Live a healthier, happier, longer life
Start Taking Better Care of Yourself During Men’s Health Month
At Family Health Centers, we believe men’s health matters, not just one month a year but every single day. We provide affordable health care services to all members of the community, regardless of insurance status or the ability to pay. This June, we encourage all men to support the mission of Men’s Health Month by recommitting to taking better care of their own bodies.
Contact us today to request an appointment at one of our conveniently located Long Island health centers.