According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on average, men are most likely to die almost five years earlier than women are.
The agency sat down with a Middle Georgia doctor for Men’s Health Month. The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to “heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.”
June is Men’s Health Month, which “gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.”
Professor and Chair Dr. Harry Strothers of Mercer University School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine Chief, Department of Family Medicine, and Navicent Health said that diabetes has been a leading problem among men in South.
Dr. Strothers said, “Men need to make sure that they are getting checked regularly with their family doctor for all the preventative treatments that they need and all the screening tests that they need like colon cancer and lung cancer and things like that.”
He also said that cardiovascular disease is another leading health issue among men. He recommends getting regular exercise and dieting to stay healthy.
The professor added, “Don’t go on crash diets because crash diets usually mean that you bounce back with a weight higher than what you started with. So, the thing is to find a diet that you can make part of your life, not just something that’s temporary.”