Written by Thomas Rothwell
Tom is a qualified sports nutritionist and mental health first aider.
Do you generally bury your head in the sand when it comes to a health concern? When considering men’s health, a good place to start is the fact that three quarters of men will put off going to the doctors when showing signs of illness, with a quarter of guys saying it’s because they don’t have time – of course, this approach comes with some risks. The World Health Organisation estimates in 2018 that 41 million (or 71%) of all global deaths were premature and due to non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes, cancers, cardiovascular disease and chronic respiratory diseases. These are conditions that can be monitored, managed, treated and even avoided by visiting a doctor and making some lifestyle changes.
With this in mind, what should we be looking out for, guys?
1) Prostate and Testicular Cancer
One of the biggest threats to a man’s health is prostate cancer. According to the World Cancer Research Fund, there were 1.3 million new cases of prostate cancer in 2018 – broken down, that makes 3,500 new cases every day.