fatherOn the third Sunday of every June, we celebrate Father’s Day. Keeping up with this theme, June is Men’s Health Month, which strives to raise awareness concerning the health issues that plague men at a higher rate than women. Men, on average, live about five years less than women in the United States. Yet back in the 1920’s, men only lived one year less than women.

Although men suffer from certain illnesses and diseases at a higher rate, the fact remains that women visit their physician two times more than men. Regularly seeing a doctor increases the chances of early diagnosis for a potentially serious illness, which in the end, could be life-saving.

For Men’s Health Month, be extra cognizant of the health for the men in your life. Relay to them the following men’s health facts:

  • 34.5% of men over 20 suffer from obesity
  • The average age of American men is 76.4 years, while for American women it’s 81.2 years
  • Approximately 32.6% of men over 20 have hypertension
  • Men commit suicide four times more than women
  • Men suffer from hearing loss twice as much as women

Make sure everyone in your family is on a consistent schedule visiting their primary care physician. For walk-in medical services, visit us in Pikesville, MD seven days a week on a walk-in basis. We look forward to helping you enjoy a safe and healthy summer.

For more information, call us at 410.484.4044 or walk into our center any day of the week!