Watch for the hairy lips on the Male staff at Pharmasave Ladysmith!
We are growing mustaches (or Mo’s) to raise awareness of Male Health Issues. Putting our upper lip forward towards raising funds to cure prostate cancer, and bring attention to Men’s Health Care Issues: You can donate to the cause at : http://ca.movember.com/team/781065
The average life expectancy for men is four to five years less than women.
The reasons for the poor state of men’s health in the Canada and around the world are numerous and complex and this is primarily due to a lack of awareness of the health issues men face. This can largely be attributed to the reluctance of men to openly discussing the subject due to longstanding traditions, coupled with an ‘it’ll be alright’ attitude. Men are less likely to schedule doctor appointments for an annual physical, unless they feel ill, thereby denying themselves the chance of early detection and effective treatment of common diseases. They are less likely to learn about their health risks and family history of illness.
Studies show that many men don’t get regular health checks for the following reasons: