Today’s post is devoted just for men but women should read it too. I’ve noticed recently that my male readership has increased steadily and so I want to address health issues that men specifically find challenging.
It’s no secret that men don’t live as long as women. I think part of the reason for that is that men don’t take care of themselves as well as women do. I’ve been witness to this countless times with my own father, my son, my husband (ex), men I’ve dated, through social networking, and just in general.
I remember my dad saying that when he finally went to see a doctor, the doctor was shocked that my dad hadn’t had a physical in 20 years!
A past boyfriend of mine told me that he fell over the balcony of his two-story house, landed on his back, and never went to the doctor!
Another past boyfriend had symptoms of depression but never followed up with a health professional. He was a counselor prior to his current job.
My son told me he had growths on his hands that he let go for too long. He doesn’t believe they are warts. He still hasn’t seen a doctor.
My ex-husband quit smoking countless times. He IS a doctor!
So men, you can see you are not alone in not seeking out help for your health issues. We women would like to see you live as long as we do. The way to do that is to pay more attention to your body. Seek medical help when you need it and even when you don’t, in the form of a preventative checkup or procedure.
I’ve written more here. Start now to take better care of yourself.