Top 6 Health Issues Facing Today’s Man
We all know that women live longer than men. A female born today can expect to live about 81 years—about five years longer than a male. While the reasons are partly biological, men simply don’t take care of themselves as well as women do. Some 55 percent of American men haven’t seen a doctor in the past year, and they make half as many doctor visits for prevention as women. “A lot of men think going to the doctor is just one more thing on a seemingly endless ‘to do’ list,” says Kevin Polsley, M.D., assistant professor, Department of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine. “But to get all those other ‘to dos’ done men need to start thinking about their health and make it a priority.” Here, six of the top health issues facing men and some easy-to-follow prevention strategies.