The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
This is a time to bring awareness to health issues that affect men disproportionately and focuses on getting men to become aware of problems they may have or could develop, and gain the courage to do something about it.
This year the focus of the week will be on diabetes in men. This is a disease that becomes present in men much more than women, and can develop complications in male bodies at a higher rate than females.
Did you know?
Men are more likely to get diabetes. More likely to suffer complications. More likely to face amputations as a result of diabetes. And more likely to die from diabetes. If you are not sure and need to find out more? Visit Oakhurst Medical Centers, Inc. and schedule an appointment. Contact us at 404-298-8998.
One man in five dies before the age of 65. #MHW2018