Every June, the health of men is thrust into the spotlight during Men’s Health Month. Men’s Health Month serves as a conversation starter for encouraging men to focus on their health. Each experience shared, time volunteered, and dollar raised exemplifies the limitless possibilities when men unite to incite change.
Why Men’s Health Awareness is Important
Since 1992, the month of June has been dedicated to raising awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging early detection and treatment of diseases more common in males. National health fairs, screenings, and educational campaigns focus on empowering every man and boy to take control of their health.
“You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.”- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
On average, men deal with more illnesses than women and die younger. The only way to change the statistics is through proper screenings and care. A longer, healthier life starts with taking action now. Get started today by joining in on the various events, and take the first steps on your own healthy journey by:
- Learn more about the conditions more prevalent in men and their symptoms.
- See your doctor annually, at the very least, even if you don’t feel sick. They can screen for preventable health conditions you may be at risk for. It’s also important to manage chronic conditions, stay current on vaccine schedules, etc.
- Eat a well-balanced diet and exercise regularly.
- Protect your skin from skin cancer by wearing a hat and sunglasses and applying sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher to all exposed skin when outside.
Advancing Men’s Health Issues Through Research
Scientific research is a critical component of fundraising efforts during this month too. The monies raised during Men’s Health Month expand our knowledge of common medical conditions affecting men like low testosterone and improving how we manage them.
Testosterone levels begin to decrease later in a man’s life. Many times, symptoms are often chalked up to aging. While lower levels are not uncommon, significant decreases can lead to a hormone deficiency. Low T symptoms can vary, and some can cause severe issues over time when untreated. If you’re looking for a way to learn more about your condition so you can better prioritize your health, consider joining a research study.
Clinical research studies and the individuals who participate in them help evaluate the safety and effectiveness of potential new options for conditions more common in men. Charlottesville Medical Research is currently seeking men with low testosterone levels to join enrolling studies. You don’t have to live with Low T.
Get involved in your health and advancing medicine TODAY. Call us at (434) 817-2442 or visit our website to learn more about our enrolling Low T studies.