It’s rather a mystery why in recent medical studies shows that most men are likely to have some sort of fear going to the doctor. It may not be fear but rather a different approach when it comes to health. Let my site some reasons, in my opinion, why men are thought to be much more afraid than women from regularly going to their physicians.
I can say from my first-hand experience that I was afraid back then, to go to the doctor. I never thought that I was the only one with such fear. Aside from that, I also have a fear of blood and needles, which makes me not too fun in the medical world. But I realized that to be able to achieve good health, a regular visit to your doctor is a must.
According to some experts, women typically go to initial medical consultation once they feel something wrong about their bodies. Men, however, are more patient when it comes to pain and endures it as long as possible. Maybe, this attitude seems related to men’s machismo character that makes them more sensitive about the issue.
There are obvious reasons why men often cancel their appointments with their doctors. This includes the following.
- Men are much busier than women
- They tend to save money
- Some men think that doctors are just taking advantage of their weaknesses
- Don’t have time to spend
- Afraid of criticism and fact
- Fear of leaving their family financially unstable if diagnosed with a sickness
- Just typically scared of learning their underlying health status
This common behavior among men ain’t gonna help them achieve good health in the first place. The cost of treatment is much higher once the sickness is not prevented or cured immediately after the first symptoms. Plus, your health will be at higher risk of developing side symptoms and complications if the treatment has been prolonged.
The doctor always suggests that prevention is better than cure, and yet, men are still ignoring this helpful fact. Being ignorant rather than having proper treatment will not give you peace of mind. The big part of it is that men with conditions like this never share their dilemma with their family. The more they keep it to themselves, the more they endanger themselves from a certain disease or even death.
Another reason why men don’t go to the doctor is that they don’t want people to see them as a weakling or inferior of some sort. Men are born to be the strong part of the family, they don’t want it to be tarnished with having a disease.
Based on my opinion, these are the reasons why men are struggling with their health. Just notice why there are more breast cancer patients in women who survived than prostate cancer in men. It is because of this sad awkwardness about men’s many mental lapses. Why? Because this condition is somewhat psychological in nature. If a man cannot let go of that macho ego, is there any reason why a man cannot visit his physician?
You, as a man, have to understand the underlying factors of what a disease can do to your overall health. Being stubborn or yet just saving your precious bank account won’t help your condition in the long run.
For family members, once you notice that there is something wrong with the health of any male members of your family, it is wise that you convince him to have an immediate medical consultation. This can help prevent aggravating his condition from getting worse. If you love him, then do something to solve his issues on why he won’t visit a doctor.
Health must be our priority concern. To my fellow brothers, overcome your fear, let go of your ridiculous behaviors and visit your physicians whenever you feel something wrong about your health. There is nothing degrading about any condition you are in and obviously much wiser financially. So have a regular check-up and have a peace of mind!