Who’d be a man?
Masculinity in our society tends to be associated with the machismo of risky activities and occupations, fast driving and dangerous sports.
So it’s no surprise you guys have more accidents than women. Apparently you’re also prone to mid-life crises, pressure of work, stress-related headaches and high blood pressure.
Add to that the emotional confusion surrounding the role and expectations of the ‘modern man’ (and the fact you have to exist in the world alongside women!) and it’s little wonder the following statistics make sobering reading *.
- Between the ages of 15 & 44, accidental deaths are 5 times higher in men.
- Guys are more prone to cancer, heart disease and strokes.
- Alcohol and substance abuse is 5 times higher in fellas.
- Men are 4 times more likely to die from liver cancer.
- 75% of all suicides in the UK are male.
- Male anorexia, connected to body image, is on the increase.
- Men have fewer health checks and are less likely than women to visit their GP.
- When guys do seek medical help it’s often only because they’ve been ‘persuaded’ (nagged?) to.
It’s estimated 1 in 10 males over the age of 21 suffers from erectile dysfunction or impotence. Then there’s the prostate, and other deeply distressing sexual health issues and sexual/relationship/fertility difficulties. But many still choose to suffer in silence, unnecessarily.
So come on guys! If you’re looking for support while you’re going through any of these issues, buck the trend and seek help before things get to crisis point. Or you could become another statistic. Remember, all information is treated in strictest confidence and no judgements are made.
And just to reassure you, although the homeopathic world tends to attract more women than men, (in common with the experience of conventional medics), my practice has always supported a high proportion of male clients.
So you won’t be a total mystery to me.
(Take a look at Results & Testimonials for a testimonial from a (previously sceptical) male patient).