June 30, 2022
Men’s Health Month was created in 1992 to raise awareness of the importance of proper screenings, early detection, and obtaining regular medical advice for men and to encourage young men to implement self-care and a healthy lifestyle. Studies show a significant difference between the health of men and the health of women, as men are less likely to seek treatment for preventable diseases.
I feel there are barriers to men seeking treatment. One of those barriers is the lack of education. Also, men tend to ignore signs of symptoms that something may be wrong because they are fearful of the test results.
Two simple changes that can help create a healthy lifestyle is for medical professionals to educate their male patients when opportunities arise. As medical professionals we should offer emotional support to men’s health. We can offer this support by being always approachable.
Men can help improve their overall health and decrease their risk for serious diseases and illnesses by scheduling annual checkups with doctors and lending their knowledge to support groups. Men can start support groups when they visit a doctor’s office. They can reach out to each other while in waiting rooms, to help deal with the psychological aspects of men’s health.
At VITALIA Active Adult Community® – Solon Solon, OH, we take the health and well-being of our male residents, whether in Independent Living, Assisted Living, or Memory Care, very seriously.
Healthy lifestyles and self-care for most men start only when needed. Preventative screenings, along with regular checkups while younger, can help lead to a healthier, richer, and more enjoyable life in the later years for men.
VITALIA® Solon in Solon, OH offers senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include The Lake Effect Restaurant, a 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Conveniently located just southwest of Hwy 77 and 480 just moments from Ahuja medical with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Signature of Solon, Uptown Solon, Cleveland Metro Parks, Rollhouse Solon, and Chagrin Falls Shopping District.
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