Men’s Wellness

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Men’s Health

Men in the 1920s had an average life expectancy of one year less than women. Today, the gap between men and women’s life expectancies is six years, according to the Men’s Health Network. The reasons for this gap are many, and include men’s less frequent trips to the doctor, lower rate of health insurance coverage, and greater likelihood of working in dangerous industries. Use this guide to learn how to stay healthy and keep an eye out for health problems unique to men.

Men’s Wellness

Men can stay healthy by exercising regularly, eating well and seeing the doctor for routine checkups. In this section, learn about men’s nutrition needs, exercise suggestions and essential health screenings.

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Men’s Reproductive Health

Reproductive health is important for men and women alike. Untreated conditions can lead to infertility and other problems. Even if children aren’t in your future plans, the reproductive system is like other systems in the body: it needs to be healthy in order for you to stay healthy.

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Health Issues for Men

No matter how healthy your lifestyle may be illnesses can still occur. This section discusses health problems men commonly face, such as diabetes and hair loss.

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  • To keep up on the latest news concerning a condition you’re interested in, use your favorite news Web sites to create alerts. Alerts are usually free, and are e-mailed to you when a story that contains keywords you’ve selected is published.

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Mental Health and Men

Everyone, no matter his or her gender, is susceptible to mental illness. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five families in America is affected by mental illness. Most mental health issues have a variety of treatments. Don’t be afraid to talk to your doctor and get a referral to a mental health specialist if you think something is wrong.

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  • The specific disorders listed in this section aren’t necessarily unique to men, but are what men commonly face.
  • In 2004, men accounted for 78 percent of all suicides in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Though women are more likely (on average) to attempt suicide, men are more likely to do it.

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