Health management tips for men

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Dr Andrew Thornber’s health management tips for men

1. Dont rely on Dr Search

When it comes to health, there can be a lot of information and advice on Google that can
be misleading. A symptom can mean something completely different from patient to patient. Don’t spend ages trawling the internet but instead seek professional medical advice, as quickly as you can.

2. Don’t ignore it

The quicker the problem gets sorted and treated, the quicker you can get back to normal. Leaving a health problem, no matter how insignificant you think it might be, could make things worse, so don’t delay making an appointment to see your GP.

3. Be prepared

It is always useful to write down your concerns/symptoms before you talk to your GP, so you don’t miss anything out. That way, you won’t forget anything and the GP can correctly diagnosis or provide the right health advice.

4. Don’t be embarrassed

GPs aren’t embarrassed, so don’t be embarrassed by your health problem, as your GP will usually have seen it all before. Your doctor is a highly-trained medical professional, used to examining people and talking about uncomfortable or sensitive issues all the time.

5. Speak to a virtual GP

Digital health is revolutionising the UK healthcare system, helping to ease the burden on the NHS. You can now get GP appointments via mobile technology at a convenient time and place, putting the care of each patient’s health into their own hands, and helping those who find GP appointments uncomfortable to feel less stressed.

Mind Matters:

Suicide is the biggest cause of death for men under 35
Just over three out of four suicides, or 76% are by men

Source: ONS

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