Every June, Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday. June is also Men’s Health Month, which strives to raise awareness concerning the health issues that men suffer from at a higher rate than women. On average, men live an average of five years less than women. Although many factors contribute to this disparity in life expectancy, the fact remains that women visit their primary care physician two times more than men.
Regularly visiting a doctor significantly increases the chances of having an illness diagnosed in its early stages. This could ultimately be life-saving. This Men’s Health Month, encourage the men in your life to schedule an appointment with their primary care physician. Also, check out these men’s health facts:
- American women live an average of 81.2 years, while men live an average of 76.4 years
- Men suffer from hearing loss two-times more than women
- For American men over 20, 34.5% are obese
- For American men over 20, 32.6% suffer from hypertension
- Men suffer from depression at a higher rate and are four-times more likely to commit suicide
This Men’s Health Month, be extra conscious of your health and your family’s health. For all walk-in medical needs, visit us at AFC Urgent Care Arlington or call us at 781.648.4572. We’re open seven days a week and deliver Arlington’s highest-quality medical care.