Compelling Facts About Men’s (and Boy’s) Health

Boys and girls are different in more than just the obvious ways. We discussed some need-to-know facts about girls health last month, so let’s consider a few compelling health facts about the boys out there.

Be aware that when it comes to diagnoses, these three familiar conditions are more commonly diagnosed in boys.

So, there we have three more examples of why we should not treat men and women the same when it comes to health. And it doesn’t stop there. Men tend to live shorter lives than women—in the U.S., men typically live 6.7 fewer years than women. Testosterone levels can decrease each year once a man turns 30, which affects sex drive, mood, and muscle mass (and much more).

We’ve only discussed a few of the most common men’s health complaints here, so be sure to dig a little deeper into any topics you find compelling. With Men’s Health Month coming to an end, it’s important for any self-healther to remain aware of the issues they—and those they care for—need to monitor.

Image from iStock/JackF (main). 

Paula Widish

Paula Widish, author of Trophia: Simple Steps to Everyday Self-Health, is a freelance writer and self-healther. She loves nothing more than sharing tidbits of information she discovers with others. (Actually, she loves her family more than that—and probably bacon too.) Paula has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Public Relations and is a Certified Professional Life Coach through International Coach Academy.

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