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3 Reasons You Should Stop Avoiding the Doctor

by | Jun 14, 2022 | Everyday Health

There’s a disconnect in how Aussie men value their health and their ability to manage it, with only two-thirds actively looking after their health despite 95% considering their health to be important. So, consider this your public service announcement of 3 reasons you should put your health first and stop avoiding the doctor.

  1. 1. Healthcare is more convenient than ever

Around one-third of men report wait times or lack of appointments as barriers preventing them from seeing a GP. Another 15% avoid the doctor because they’re too busy. You’ve had the ability to order meals and rides from your phone for years. Now, Aussie start-up Stagger adds men’s healthcare to the mix of convenient services available online. Whether you’re dealing with erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, acne, hair loss, or other health issues, Stagger enables easy access to doctors and pharmacists with treatments discreetly delivered to your door

  1. 2. Google is unreliable

You may remember Dr. Google from such web searches of “How to last longer in bed?” or “How to stop hair loss?”. And you wouldn’t be the only one. More men than ever are using the internet to self-diagnose health conditions with 80% of men only seeing a doctor when showing obvious signs of illness. The drawback is that the internet is loaded with information that doesn’t relate to your specific circumstances. When it comes to your health, a licensed doctor should be your first and best source of advice.

  1. 3. It’s time to close the life expectancy gender gap

Men automatically lag in the number of laps around the sun they’ll complete in comparison to women. They also have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some types of cancer. To improve longevity and quality of life, preventative health screenings are the best way to reduce the risk of missing early signs of diseases that may be preventable or manageable from an earlier stage. Do your future self a favour and accept a little help from your doctor.

Get your health sorted with Stagger

Sources

Ten to Men Insights Report: Introduction

Australia’s welfare 2019: in brief, Summary – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (aihw.gov.au)

Why do men go to the doctor? Socio-demographic and lifestyle factors associated with healthcare utilisation among a cohort of Australian men – PMC (nih.gov)

More patients using internet to self-diagnose or get a second opinion – Roy Morgan Research

Causes of Death, Australia, 2020 | Australian Bureau of Statistics (abs.gov.au)

 


This blog is designed to be informative and educational. It is not intended to provide specific medical advice or replace advice from your medical practitioner.

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