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Men's Health Week 2019: Get The Test

Updated: Nov 12, 2019

Men's Health Week began this week (June 10th -16th). Created back in 2002 with the intention to raise international awareness of health issues in males and to encourage men all around the world to join the conversation.




In support of Men's health week, we have put together a list of the most common UK health issues with men and the tests available in diagnosing these health issues and how to prevent further health problems.




1. Diabetes


Medical Definition



Also known as Diabetes mellitus, is a common disease associated with abnormally high levels of sugar glucose in the blood.


Key Statistics



4 Million people in the UK have diabetes

Eng: 3.2m | Scot: 295K | Wal: 195K | NI: 96K




Tests



  • Insulin (fasting plasma glucose test)

  • Diabetes Check (HbA1c)


For more info we recommend visiting:

diabetes.org.uk






2. High Cholesterol


Medical Definition



Also known as lipid disorder or hyperlipidaemia, cholesterol is a type of blood fat. High levels of cholesterol in your blood can clog up your arteries – the large blood vessels that carry blood around your body. Over time, this can lead to serious health problems in men.


Key Statistics



Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), the gradual narrowing of coronary arteries, is caused by high cholesterol with over 1.6 million men living with CHD in the UK.