There is a persistent and troubling myth that men don’t care about their health. But they do. Most men older than 40 will have visited a doctor in the past 12 months. But compared to women, men visit the doctor less often, have shorter consultations and tend to see their GP later in the course of their illness.
Remember, although you may feel embarrassed about health issues, our doctors are not at all embarrassed and will do their best to make you feel comfortable about examinations you may require. Preventative screens such as bowel cancer screening and blood pressure checks can prevent catastrophes happening later down the track.
Usually, the contemplation of these preventative examinations is far worse than the reality of having them.