Every Year, the world celebrates
Men’s Health Week
from June 11- June 17. This is a time to bring awareness to the health issues that affect men disproportionately. The week focuses on getting men to become aware of the health problems they may have or could develop and the courage to do something about it.
Did you know?
On the average men live five years less than women because of lack of preventative health care.
Men have a higher death rate for most leading causes of death, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and suicide.
30,000 men in the United States die each year from prostate cancer.
Men make ½ as many physician visits for prevention as women.
1 in 2 men are diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime compared to 1 in 3 women.
81% of men remember the make & model of their first car. Barely half remember their last trip to the doctor.
Men suffer hearing loss at 2 times the rate of women.
Men who smoke can plan on losing 12 teeth by age 72.
Causes of erectile dysfunction include heart disease, obesity, tobacco use, stress, and high cholesterol.
Men are more likely to develop oral and throat cancer and periodontal (gum) disease than women.
Depression in men is under-diagnosed, contributing to the fact that men are 4X likely to commit suicide.
Men can make changes in their health by taking responsibility and scheduling regular checkups with age- appropriate screenings. The benefits of check-ups and screening can result improved health and reduce premature death and disability.
Screenings appropriate for men:
Blood tests and urinalysis (for cholesterol, diabetes, kidney function)
Rectal exam (for colon, prostate cancer)
Prostate Specific Antigen (for prostate infection, cancer)
Hemoccult (for polyp, colon cancer)
Testosterone screening (for erectile dysfunction, fatigue, depression)
Sexually transmitted diseases (for sexually active men that are at risk for infections)
Self-exams (testicle, skin, oral, breast)
UnityPoint Health-Trinity Muscatine recognizes the importance of Men’s Health. As a Family Planning Council of Iowa delegate agency, Trinity Muscatine’s Public Health Department provides confidential services for males. The services include: General Health screening, STD screening and treatment and Family Planning services along with a variety of health education.
UnityPoint Health-Trinity Muscatine
Public Health Department
1609 Cedar street