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We are besieged daily by health advice: Take this, eat that, don’t do the other. Yet even the most health aware — not to mention the doctor averse — can make mistakes in caring for themselves.

Common Health Mistakes Men Make

The conventional wisdom says that the average man takes better care of his car than his body. “All male health blunders come from the essential male blunder, and that is the notion (many men have) that a real man is a man with no vulnerabilities,” Terry Real, MSW, a family therapist and author in Watertown, Mass., tells WebMD

“Unless something is falling off,” Larrian Gillespie, MD, a urologist in California, tells WebMD, “men won’t go to the doctor.”

Men have a shorter life expectancy compared with women, Real says, because they don’t take care of themselves. “They don’t recognize that they need help, they don’t seek it, and when they do seek it, they don’t do what the doctor says.” The bottom line, Real says, is that men die. “I could call that a big blunder — costly.”

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  • Skipping . You will not rev your metabolism into action and function as well in the morning. Then you will pig out at lunch.
  • Wearing perfume in the sun. This can set up a chemical reaction leading to a rash.
  • Not self-examining . A trip to the gynecologist once a year is no substitute for self-exams. If you do feel a lump or notice a change in your breasts, see your physician right away for further evaluation.
  • Not getting routine blood tests. Women, especially those who have risk factors for , cholesterol levels, and function can also be done.
  • Thinking you can’t get pregnant after age 40. “This is the dumbest!” exclaims Gillespie. “Even if you think you are going into get pregnant.”
  • Using too many feminine sprays. “These upset the normal flora and fauna in the ,”>thyroid problems, estrogen.”
  • Not recognizing symptoms of a possible problems differently. Women often don’t get the “>fatigue, sweats, and nausea. A feeling such as heart attack in women.
  • Both men and women need to eat better, exercise regularly, and not be afraid to insist on their rights to decent, timely health care. It’s only a life or death matter.

    Star Lawrence is a medical journalist based in the Phoenix area.