- 40% of men still die prematurely (before the age of 75)
- Unskilled manual men have a life expectancy of 73 and, in some parts of England, male life expectancy is as low as 65.
- Male death rates are significantly affected by social deprivation and unemployment
- Coronary heart disease kills more men than women and on average men develop it 10-15 years earlier. South Asian men living in the UK have an even higher premature death rate from heart disease and stroke than men generally.
- Men are 60% more likely than women to develop a non sex-specific cancer, and are 70% more likely to die from the disease.
- Men are more likely to drink alcohol above recommended levels, smoke cigarettes and eat a poor diet. • By 2015, 36% of men will be obese and, by 2025, only 13% will have a healthy body mass index.
- Three times as many men kill themselves. The suicide rate for men is much higher in deprived areas.
- Men visit their GP 20% less frequently than women and are also much less likely to have regular dental check-ups or to use community pharmacies as a source of advice and information about health. • NHS smoking cessation programmes are less well used by men than women as are weight management services and health trainers.
At mens health clinic we can listen to your concerns, carry out investigations and tests that may help up find out problems early.