That’s a shocker, isn’t it? Especially as P just celebrated his 61st birthday last week, eek!
I don’t mean to be so depressing, but we really need to be doing something here. In short, I ask that men get a good MOT done preferably well before they are 60 – I always say 45 onwards. Your doctor can do a lot of this, but if you can afford it, I would suggest the Man Ultra test from FDX. Quite brilliant and every time I have done it, we have found something quite crucial to work on.
SO SIMPLE, YET SO CRUCIAL. True preventative medicine.
Of course, not everyone can afford to do that and money, and the lack of it, has its own impact:
Again, shocking. Men’s Health Forum are calling upon the government to put a strategy in place to end this type of inequality of healthcare, much as they have announced for women. Some countries (Ireland, Australia) and even UK cities (Leeds) are taking action already to offer better ‘gender-informed’ healthcare.
The beauty of testing and checking health in good time is your ability to reverse and offset anything that shows up as a risk or something ‘building’ as I call it. There is usually much you can do if you catch it early enough.
For more on Heart Disease, see my Heart Disease Factsheet. (Please don’t rely on GP cholesterol results here!)