In most parts of the world, health outcomes among men continue to be substantially worse than among women. Men tend to suffer more severe conditions than women, they have higher death rates for most leading causes of death and they die about six years younger than women.
By the age of 55, approximately 75% of black men will develop high blood pressure. 40% of black men die prematurely from cardiovascular disease as compared to 21% of white men. 44% of black men are considered overweight and 24% are obese.
Men are statistically shown to make less frequent visits to the doctor than women, and when they see a doctor, they are less likely to report on the symptoms of disease or illness. In fact, most men tend to skip the doctor until they become sick or are faced with a serious health problem!
Unfortunately, many of the health issues men face are preventable and treatable. In most households, it’s often the