Men’s Health Week annual campaign to increase awareness of health issues in men.
Men worldwide are being urged to take control of their health and wellbeing as part of this week’s Men’s Health Week.
Men’s Health week is an annual campaign aiming to increase awareness of preventable health problems in men of all ages. Each year men are encouraged to be pro-active with their own health and wellbeing and are reminded to engage in healthier lifestyle choices.
A survey by Macmillan Cancer Support found that almost half of men would feel discouraged from talking about changes to their health such as a lump, a suspicious mole or pain, in case they were perceived as 'making a fuss'.
Furthermore, the survey found that over 38 per cent have been 'kept awake at night' because of health worries, and 11 per cent of men who've noticed changes to their health have put off seeing a doctor because they are frightened their symptoms might be a sign of a serious health condition.
Early diagnoses and intervention of men’s health issues are crucial. At Australian Clinical Labs Functional Pathology we offer a range of tests to assist in detecting and managing general markers that indicate the health of men, such as hormonal imbalances, and general risk factors such as Cholesterol, Glucose, and Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA).
Visit your health practitioner for a health checkup, or call 1300 55 44 80 for more information on our tests.
More information on Men’s Health Week is available online at http://www.menshealthweek.org.au/