Men’s Health Concerns Underestimated by Women
You think you
know him better than you know yourself, but you’re wrong. Men are
worried about their health, according to a consumer poll released by
LaurusHealth.com, a consumer health information Web site created by
doctors and hospitals nationwide.
looked at what health issues most concern men, what women believe are
the major health concerns of their husbands, and what men are doing
about their health concerns.
Highlights from the survey revealed:
percent of men surveyed said they are concerned about heart disease,
but just 40 percent of female partners perceived their concern.
believe men are not as concerned about prostate cancer as they really
are; 46 percent of the men expressed concern about the disease,
compared to 33 percent of the women. Men are less anxious about hair
loss than women think they are, with only 13 percent of men identifying
it as a concern, compared to 18 percent of women.
are putting their concerns into action, according to the study, and
this is good news,” according to Dr. Peter J. Plantes,
LaurusHealth medical director.
overwhelming majority of men say they are eating healthier (76
percent), having annual checkups (70 percent) and exercising regularly
(71 percent). However, men are not taking vitamins, herbs and minerals
(3 percent) to enhance their health.
The top health concerns of men, according to the survey are:
- heart disease (49 percent)
- prostate cancer (46 percent)
- weight gain (40 percent)
- skin cancer (33 percent)
- lung cancer (30 percent)
showed that men are not as concerned about hair loss (13 percent),
diabetes ( 6 percent) and high blood pressure (2 percent).