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Top 10 Reasons Why Men Refuse to See a Doctor - Part 1

January 26, 2012

Paying a visit to a doctor at least once a year is a simple and effective way to stay heart healthy. However, for some reason, many men choose to skip this important annual appointment. Here are the top 10 reasons why men refuse to visit their doctors:

You do not have a doctor you can trust

Male patient with doctor for heart healthYes, it is essential that you find a physician that you can trust, but you will never be able to find one if you do not try. You can locate a reliable doctor by doing research on the Internet, browsing listings of clinics and medical facilities in your locality, and asking for recommendations from your insurance company or friends.

You do not have health insurance

You can call doctors in your area to find out what payment options are available for uninsured people. They may give discounts or charge sliding scale fees. Also, there are government-funded health centers that can do checkups for people who do not have insurance, as well as state agencies that can help eligible people pay their medical expenses.

There is probably nothing wrong

Even if it is true, you will not know for sure until you see a doctor. Some risk factors of heart disease, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes, may not have obvious symptoms, and they can only be detected by doctors. Early diagnosis can make a big difference in the length and quality of your life.

You do not have the time 

Most people make work their first priority, but they fail to realize that they will not be able to excel in their work unless they are healthy. Out of the 8,760 hours you have in a year, you only need to spare two to keep yourself healthy. By sparing a little time to see a doctor once a year, you will most likely live longer, gaining many more hours in return.

Continued next time..