Let's start off with why as women this is an issue we need to know about. Most of us have a man or men in our lives that we feel responsible for (is that the right word? Not sure) be it a brother, partner or son.
We as women tend to worry more about them than they do about themselves so it is a good idea to know more about their health. I have a couple of stubborn men in my life that I sometimes have to nag about taking care of themselves.
It is a fact that women live longer than men, on average about five years longer. That is better than the seven it used to be but is still an issue of concern. As we age so do they and a lot of common physical issues are shared.
The Professor and I dealt with a sudden heart attack a few years ago, he is doing better now but it was beyond scary at the time. That is only one item. As we go through this month I will focus on different areas of men's health and how we can help.
Besides cardiovascular health we need to be aware of changes in how their bowels or bladder are working; issues associated with erectile dysfunction or impotence; persistent issues like recurring headaches, bleeding that doesn't stop, changes in moles or unusual lumps appearing to name a few.
We need to notice and gently push them to get things looked at cause most of them are just too proud to say they need help. We need to encourage them to get check-ups and various tests as they get older.
Besides being aware of changes in their body we can also help them by making sure they are eating properly and making sure they get proper exercise. Besides helping them this will help us too. A two for one deal you keep him healthy and you keep yourself healthy.