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Men’s Health Month: Bringing Awareness To Men’s Health Issue

Celebrated each year during June, Men’s Health Month brings awareness to the health issues all men face. Hosted by Men’s Health Network since 1992, the month is dedicated to enriching men’s health and wellness through a broad spectrum of national screening and educational campaigns.

Men’s Health Month is an annual observance aimed at raising awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

Across the country at health fairs and other health education and outreach activities, the focus of this month is encouragement of men, boys, and their families to take control of male health issues with the proper screenings and care.

Goal of Men’s Health Month

Did you know that men, on average, die almost five years earlier than women? Part of the reason is that men are more reluctant to go to the doctor, according to menshealthmonth.org. In fact, studies show that women go to the doctor twice as much as men.

Additionally, Men’s Health Network notes that certain conditions are more prevalent in men, which patients and their doctors should keep an eye on through regular appointments.

Thus, the purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among both men and boys.

This month gives health care providers as well as individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.

Focusing On Male Health In Seniors

It’s important as a senior man to brush up on your health facts, listen to your body and be sure to get regular checkups. Not only will you live longer, you’ll have a better quality of life.

General Health – Even if you don’t feel sick, if it important to see your doctor regularly and schedule annual exams. Here are some of the screening tests recommended by Johns Hopkins for men 65+:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Blood pressure
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Depression
  • Diabetes mellitus, type 2
  • Lipid disorders
  • STD
  • Raising Social Media Awareness Regarding Men’s Health

    During Men’s Health Month, you can use social media to share education and awareness about men’s health issues around the world. You can help spread the message of protecting men’s health by using the hashtags: #MensHealthMonth and #ShowUsYourBlue

    Wear Blue Day

    Plan a “Wear Blue Day” to help spread the knowledge of Men’s Health Month!

    The statistics show that men deal with more illness than women, and die younger. Wear BLUE was created by Men’s Health Network to raise awareness about the importance of male health and to encourage men to live longer and healthier lives.

    Whether it is your friend, brother, dad, boyfriend, spouse, or boss, show them you care about them and their health by wearing blue.

    Wear BLUE also raises awareness and money for education about men’s need to seek regular checkups, or testicular cancer education, prostate cancer education, or other health issues that affect men. (Cardiovascular disease, skin cancer, lung cancer, diabetes, gout, and more.)