Men’s Health Month
I remember a man who in my eyes was a superhero, he could do anything, he was loving, vigorous, always alert, loved his work and his family and he enjoyed good health, this man is my father. We all know a man like that, even though over time his health diminishes, and he stops doing the things he could easily do before.
This June, which celebrates Father’s Day and is Men’s Health Month, we have an opportunity to raise awareness and make it a trend. Whether it’s your father, brother or friend, all men should know the importance of taking care of their health.
Unlike women, men visit the doctor less, and this often means disease is not detected until it is too late. The leading causes of death in men around the world, are heart disease, lung disease, and lung and prostate cancer. In men over 60 years of age, abdominal aortic aneurysm is the leading cause of sudden death, and the risk increases if they are smokers, so it is recommended to have a test to determine if you have any of these conditions.
This and every month, we should all become aware of the importance of caring for those gentlemen who occupy a special place in our lives and encourage them to take care of themselves from an early age. It is unfair for everyone to lose an important family member to lack of information or prevention.
Men and COVID-19
During the COVID-19 pandemic both men and women are exposed to becoming infected, global data indicates that the number of cases between men and women are pretty even; however the mortality rate indicates that more men than women die, although the cause is still unknown, it is believed that it is due to sex-based immunology, and women have a stronger immune system.
It is important to pay special attention to older adults or people with heart conditions, lung disease, low immune system, severe obesity, hypertension, diabetes and liver disease as their risk for infection is higher.