Men's Health Week: Time for your M.O.T. - Tips and advice

TIME FOR YOUR MOT

During the pandemic we have all focused on Covid 19 whilst other serious conditions have gone unnoticed.  

It's been reported that early stage cancer diagnoses fell by third during the first lockdown and is continuing to drop. Macmillan Cancer Support estimate 50,000 of us have missed a cancer diagnosis during the pandemic. Prostate cancer diagnoses were down 29% between 2019 and 2020. Not because prostate cancer is becoming rarer, as it isn't, but because men weren't seeing their GPs to report symptoms and recieve a diagnosis. Male visits to the GP decreased more than female visits. There were good reasons for this fall during lockdown but not now.

Meanwhile, NHS Health Checks, which should be offered to most people over 40, were paused during Covid. They should be being restarted (from April 2022). 

All of this gives us even more reason to keep an eye on our own bodies and minds and give ourselves an MOT.

So during Men's Health Week, take the time to give your body a full MOT from head to toe and reach out to your GP if you have any worries, concerns, or if you haven't been checked over recently. 

For more information visit: Time for your MOT | Men's Health Forum (menshealthforum.org.uk) (Source) 

Posted on June 9th 2022

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