Men’s Health Month is a special awareness period for men’s health observed across the globe. It was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton on May 31, 1994. The purpose of “Men’s Health Month” is to increase the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Alarming statistics show that men’s health is at great risk. On an average, men die almost 5 years younger than women and have higher mortality rates for cardiovascular diseases.Research has also shown that men do not consult physicians for a physical exam as often as women.
There are also health conditions that only affect men, such as prostate cancer and low testosterone. Many of the major health risks that men face, like colon cancer, heart disease orlung cancer, can be prevented and treated with early diagnosis. Besides, men are associated with the most dangerous occupations, such as mining, firefighting, construction etc. which affect their health adversely.
Men’s health has unique aspects and it should be properlytaken care of. So, this month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular check-ups, medical advice, and early treatment for diseases and injuries.
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