This year, Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18th. Celebrating Father’s Day allows us to illustrate our appreciation to the men in our lives that have helped shape us in a positive manner. For this reason, June is also National Men’s Health Month.
Men suffer from a number of diseases at a demonstrably higher rate than women do, evidenced by men’s lower life expectancy, which is currently 5 years shorter than women’s. Despite this, men are still far more reluctant to go to the doctor’s office for an annual physical than women are.
This month, we’d like to show men how vital it is to visit the doctor’s office regularly, as it dramatically increases the chances of early detection for a serious illness. Below are some men’s health facts that illustrate the problem with men and their well-being:
In the 1920’s, women only lived one year longer on average than men
Women are 2x more likely to visit their doctor for an annual physical exam
The American male life expectancy is 76.4 years, while the female life expectancy is 81.2 years
Men suffer from undiagnosed depression at a much higher rate than women and are 4x more likely to commit suicide as women
Men are 2x more likely to suffer from hearing loss as women
With Father’s Day around the corner, it’s important to remind Dad about the importance of his health. Here at Synergy Immediate Care, we administer physical exams Monday-Saturday, making it easy for people who work 5 days a week to find a time to visit our convenient Tysons, VA center for primary care.
For more information, call us at 703-942-5331 or visit our center during our convenient business hours. We hope you enjoy your Men’s Health Month and keep your father’s health in mind!