During November, also known as Movember, men grow mustaches to raise awareness about men’s health. These awareness efforts have become more important in recent decades as the mortality gap between men and women has remained significant.
According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention in 2016, men lived to an average age of 76.1 compared to an average age of 81.1 for women.
With this mortality age gap even widening slightly compared to 2015, it’s important to discuss health issues specific to men. Raising awareness, particularly about being proactive is key in helping many men reduce their risk of common health issues.
Here are five things you might not have known about men’s health issues.