Many men feel like their wives push them to go to the doctor’s office and according to a federal report, it’s for good reason. The report suggested that men are far less likely than women to keep regular checkup appointments. The importance of seeing your doctor regularly becomes more and more important with age, however, young men are also at risk for things like prostate cancer. Do not try to ‘play doctor’ to avoid the issue.
In comparison to women, men:
- Drink more alcohol
- Smoke more
- Are more likely to skip regular visits to the doctor
- Put off routine checkups and disregard symptoms of a health problem
- Participate in reckless, risky, and dangerous activities
It is no wonder our wives push us. There is a bit of good news, however. Many diseases and health conditions that men face can be prevented or treated if they are found early enough. To start taking better care of your health, eliminate those risk factors that contribute to an unhealthy lifestyle. Talk to your doctor about diseases that run in your family such as heart disease, cancer, and sexual dysfunction. Some risk factors are genetic and others are in your control.
Sexual dysfunctions are often precursors to more serious medical conditions, so early diagnosis will pay off in the long run.