Statistics show that on average men don’t live as long as women, which is all the more reason for men to get routine health checkups. Yet, many don’t. “They’re often more likely to get their teeth cleaned than visit their doctor,” says Stanton Honig, MD, of Yale Medicine Urology. “Regular checkups give us an opportunity to discuss their overall health and help them take better care of themselves.”
Urologists help men deal with health issues, including enlarged prostate, testicular and prostate cancer as well as erectile dysfunction and ejaculatory issues, says Yale Medicine urologist Harris Foster, MD. Often improving men's general health improves sexual and urinary function, too.
In the infographic below, we take a look at some factors impacting men's health and life expectancy.