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Celebrating Men’s Health Week- Blog Part 2

Posted on: June 19th, 2013 by BrevardBlogger No Comments

Brevard Medical Equipmentis Celebrating Men’s Health Week the whole month of June and we want give a little extra attention to the men in our lives and let them know how important they really are to us.

Cancer leading cause of death in men

Cancers of all types lead the list when it comes to causes of death for men, making visits to the doctor vital.

Some of the most common screening and health information a man can receive includes information on prostate cancer and other prostate issues, cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, testicular cancer, mental health, and low testosterone.

Some of the other important screening may be more often thought of as women’s issues, but are also important to men and include screenings for breast cancer, osteoporosis and skin care. Surprised? Studies show that in 2012, over 2000 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer and over 400 of them will die from the disease. A man’s risk or breast cancer is higher if he has a history of female breast cancer in the family.

Osteoporosis is also more common in women because of hormone changes but affect men as well.  Osteoporosis usually occurs later in men and is normally less destructive due to a larger male skeleton. But as life expectancy for men goes up, more of these bone problems occur and result in broken hips and other broken bones.

Skin care in men is not about vanity, it’s about skin cancers. Historically, men have been exposed to more sun than women due to the types of work and activities they do. This means that men are at a greater risk of skin cancers and make screening very important.

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Celebrating Men’s Health Week

Posted on: June 13th, 2013 by BrevardBlogger 1 Comment

Brevard Medical Equipmentis Celebrating Men’s Health Week the whole month of June and we want give a little extra attention to the men in our lives and let them know how important they really are to us.

Being checked by the doctor

Making an appointment with a doctor is such an easy way to keep tabs on your health, so why not do it?

Here’s fact that everyone can agree on; as a species, men don’t like going to the doctor. In fact, a recent study found that women are 100% more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventive services than men.

100?! Come on guys, we really need to take control of our health and this is the month to start doing it. If we don’t do it for ourselves, let’s do it for the other people in our lives and set good examples for our sons and grandsons.

Why are screenings so important? Men die at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death including many types of cancers and heart disease. Screening for prostate cancer, blood pressure, diabetes, and kidney, liver, heart, and thyroid issues are so important for men, especially as they age. On average, men die six years younger than women and often spend the last few years of their lives with more health related issues and disabilities.

Mental health screenings for depression and other common emotional issues are also getting more common and medical professionals are working to remove the stigma of these issues to encourage men to seek help earlier and more often. The National Institute of Mental Health is working hard to raise awareness about the issue of depression among men and boys.

If you are a father, have a father or care about a special man in your life, make this Father’s Day and Men’s Health Week the time to make the commitment for better health. If you’re looking for a great gift for a man in your life, see the selection of canes and walkers at Brevard Medical Equipment. These accessories come in a variety of sizes, styles and colors to fit any man and make getting around safer.