This factsheet is for people who would like a general overview of health issues that are particularly important for men. There are also links to other factsheets dealing with a variety of male-specific conditions.
Many health problems that are shared by men and women, such as cardiovascular disease and some cancers, tend to affect men earlier in life. There are also certain conditions including prostate disorders, testicular problems and impotence that are specific to men. Men are also at higher risk of injuries, death on the roads and suicide. Overall there are more premature deaths in men than in women.
Despite these challenges to their health, men tend to ignore their symptoms, are less likely to visit their GP for advice, and may be especially reluctant to ask for help for emotional problems.
Patient UK has information leaflets on a wide range of health and illness topics and an extensive directory of patient support and self help groups. In addition, our extensive web directory lists many other sites which provide information and support on specific illnesses and health issues.There are also links to large or general sites that cover many men's health topics.
Section of the NHS Choices website dedicated to men's health.
Online forum for men's health, run by Discovery Channel's home & health.
Netdoctor site dedicated to men's health issues.
"We all want to be in good health, yet men are least likely to visit their doctor if they're worried about their health. A little time spent reading through this section will go a long way towards knowing what danger signals you should be on the look out for".
A charity that provides an independent and authoritative voice for male health in England and Wales and tackles the issues and inequalities affecting the health and well-being of men and boys.
MHF’s vision is a future in which all boys and men in England and Wales have an equal opportunity to attain the highest possible level of health and well-being.
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