It is important that men begin to prioritise their health more. Making healthy lifestyle choices, seeking early medical attention and getting the right preventive screenings and tests are vital. In this guide we explore the main threats to men’s health and identify ways men can live healthier.
Men have higher death rates than women for all of the leading causes of death, with the exception of Alzheimer's disease.
This gender imbalance can be attributed to men’s lifestyle choices and their approach to health. The majority of smokers are male; men are more likely to drink unhealthy levels of alcohol, use illegal drugs and have a poor diet. Men are also more likely than women to be exposed to occupational health hazards, and less likely to visit their doctor, especially for mental health problems.
Men must educate themselves more on the greatest risks to their health and understand that many chronic health conditions can be prevented.