As a man, a father, or a husband, we often feel trapped in our own fantasies of being indestructible. We have been raised to provide and be responsible for our family’s well-being. However, more times than not, men tend to forget about themselves and leave self-care in the back seat of their priorities.

Men must always remember that the first step toward caring for their loved ones is caring for themselves. Families need strong and healthy men. That’s why June is Men’s Health Month to bring awareness of preventable health concerns and promote early detection and treatment of diseases that affect both boys and men.

How do current social issues impact men’s health?

Encouraging the men and boys we care about to prioritize their health is everyone’s responsibility. June provides an excellent opportunity to explore ways that men can feel comfortable expressing their emotions and seeking help from healthcare professionals.

By preventing illness through healthy eating and regular exercise, our community can empower men to take control of their health. While many men may not enjoy going to the doctor, making it a routine part of healthcare can improve overall well-being.

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Essential facts about men’s health

  • American men die younger than American women
  • Men are more likely to live with an unnoticed chronic disease than women
  • Irregular levels of testosterone are linked to elevated cholesterol and heart disease
  • Boys are four times more likely than girls to suffer depression and have suicidal thoughts
  • Women are 100% more likely to visit the doctor yearly

At Ascend Hospice Care, we are always focused on increasing health education. We are proud to keep men in our community healthy and happy. So please, call us if you need help finding or understanding information about your health.

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