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Top 8 Preventable Men’s Health Concerns

When it comes to motor vehicles, household structures, and lawn care, men typically lead the charge for routine maintenance. They realize that in these instances, a small amount of consistent effort helps avoid any larger issues from occurring. Sometimes I wonder why those who diligently perform oil changes and system checks on their vehicles don’t provide their bodies with the same level of upkeep. After all, routine maintenance is the key to keeping vehicles, and bodies, running better for longer.

In honor of Men’s Health Month, I’m covering eight men’s health concerns that, with a little elbow grease, can be prevented or alleviated.  

A Better Understanding of Mental Health

Diabetes, cancer, lupus. These are all types of disease, and oftentimes people feel comfortable talking openly about their personal experiences with their diagnosis, treatment, and recovery processes.

Mental illness is a disease too, though it’s a type of disease that often carries a stigma. People don’t always readily admit or accept they have mental illness. Shrouded in mystery and kept under wraps, mental illness seemingly has a taboo connotation that affects 20% of people while research shows 40-75% of its sufferers fail to seek treatment altogether. Mental illness is a condition that can disrupt a person’s day-to-day life, while also impacting feelings, thought process, mood, and interpersonal relations. In short, mental illnesses can leave people with a diminished capacity to cope with life’s everyday demands.