WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Each June, we spotlight Men's Health Month, and as you know, overall health and wellness is an important part of living a full and happy life. <div style="display:none">buy mifepristone misoprostol <a href="http://www.westshoreprimarycare.com/blog/page/abortion-pill-misoprostol">read</a> redirect</div><div style="display:none">abortion providers <a href="http://www3.poolhost.com/blog/page/abortion-pill-online.aspx">go</a> read</div><div style="display:none">abortion pill information <a href="http://www3.poolhost.com/blog/page/abortion-pill-online.aspx">the abortion pill experiences</a> about abortion</div> }}" />

   
 
 
Popular Excuses Why Men Avoid The Doctor's Office

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
   
   
  Originally Published on: 6/6/2014

Each June, we spotlight Men's Health Month. As you know, overall health and wellness is an important part of living a full and happy life, but some men avoid going to the doctor regularly.

What do time, money and appearance all have in common with men's health? They're all frequently used by men as reasons, or excuses, to avoid going to the doctor.

Sound familiar? If so, here is some advice to get you, or the men in your life, to make routine, preventive health care a priority.

Here's a classic excuse: "I just don't have the time."

Experts agree, you need to make the time. "We don't want to wait until troubles start before we seek the advice and direction of our doctor," says Dr. Laurence Sperling of the Emory School of Medicine.

It is recommended to plan ahead for an appointment and bring along notes and questions to make it productive and worthwhile.

Another popular justification, money... "It costs too much."

Try looking at preventive care as an important investment. "It's much more sensible to approach health care dollars up front, as opposed to a large economic burden when there's a significant medical problem," says Dr. Sperling.

What about using one's appearance as an indicator of good health? "I look fine. I'm in good shape."

"Silent health problems such as having high blood pressure or diabetes, or high cholesterol, they can have a cumulative effect on your health," says Dr. Sperling.

The best excuse? Well, it just might be none at all.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 A local woman is battling cancer, but has her community behind her to help in her fight.. Full Story
Image1 A project to convert all of Richland County's 41 tornado sirens from broad band to narrow band will soon be completed. Full Story
 
Image1 The Shelby Community Improvement Corporation, the City of Shelby and local playwright Jim Stoner will present “The Black Cyclone,” a historical drama, which tells the story of Charles Follis, the First, Black, Professional, Football player in America! Full Story
Image1 Mansfield resident Bryce Millikin, is helping people find items and services they need free of charge through his new website. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Local resident launches new swap website

EEOC Mobile Outreach coming to Mansfield June 9

Richland Lithic and Lapidary Show June 6-7

Fit1 CrossFit with Roy Leedy

Lucas Football And Softball Field Lights Being Replaced

Public meeting will address future of Galion Depot

More News