Australian Men are more likely to get sick from serious health problems than Australian Women.
The poor health status of Australian men is complicated by the fact that men are more likely than women to shy away from medical treatment of any kind. The lack of health awareness and unwillingness to adopt a healthier lifestyle also disadvantages men.
Health Screening is an important part of disease prevention. There are many screening tests and examinations that healthy men can undertake to help with detection of diseases such as cancer.
Here at Blackwood Family Medical Centre Adelaide our General Practitioners can carry out some of these tests, or refer you to have other tests. They will also advise you on some of the self-checks you can be doing to monitor your own health. The key role of our GP’s is to prevent disease, so they will be only too happy to help you.