Men Cares More Cares More About Cars than Health
Some men may ignore the symptoms of health conditions that need to be treated and do not visit doctors for six months to a year after experiencing symptoms of the disease.
Scott Williams, vice president of Men’s Health Network [MHN], said the statistics are scary, especially considering that many diseases can be treated before it is too late.
MHN conducted a national online survey with Abbott Laboratories as partners. The survey included 501 men aged 45 to 65 years and 501 of their partners to see how proactive the men are when dealing with health problems.
The result confirms what health experts think so far that men live in denial.
Williams embed a mindset that the social values ??that are conditioning boys to be brave in facing injury.
“When boy are five years old and his knees hurt, he was told that the big boys don’t cry,” she said.
Dr. Harry Fisch, professor of clinical urology at New York and Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical College, said, “At age 40, the body starts changing and men goes through years of maintenance-free.”
That is why MHN seeks to raise awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection.
Women also play a role. More than 40 percent of respondents reported that they worried about the health of their partners.
And 56 percent of women are more worried about the health of their partners than their own health, according to foxbusiness.
Williams said that this is largely because women tend to be responsible for the care of their families and will seek preventive care more often than men.