When we’re young, our fathers are these invincible superheroes who are always there to make things better or give us the tough love we need to learn our lessons. As they age, however, their health can begin to decline because of various medical conditions.
June is National Men’s Health Month, a time focused on shedding light on the health issues that affect men of all ages. Homepro Medical Supplies wants to help spread the word about these medical conditions.
Take a look below to learn about common health concerns for men, what causes them and how we can help.
The medical issue: urinary incontinence
What causes it? Prostate issues, such as an enlarged prostate or prostate cancer
The medical issue: recovering from hip surgery
What causes it? Hip surgeries can be the result of a fall, accident or from overuse after decades of being active.
How Homepro can help: hip chairs are the optimal height and angle to avoid straining and over-flexing recently repaired hips. Our hip kits also help you complete daily tasks without straining your hip.
The medical issue: obesity
What causes it? Years of poor dieting and not enough physical activity (74 percent of American men are considered to be overweight or obese).
How Homepro can help: we offer numerous types of equipment for the care of heavier men, including bariatric bath safety equipment, beds, mattresses, walking aids, manual wheelchairs, powered mobility, geri-chairs and lift chairs.
The medical issue: poor balance
What causes it? Certain medical conditions or medications you are taking
The medical issue: traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
What causes them? Everything from automobile accidents to poor decision making (traumatic brain injuries in men have increased from 490 per 100,000 in 2001 to just over 800 per 100,000 in 20101)
How Homepro can help: traumatic brain injuries can leave victims without the ability to control some or all of their body. Homepro offers everything from patient lifts and wheelchairs to electric hospital beds and incontinence supplies to help with the care of a TBI victim.
If you or an aging male relative or friend has seen their health decline due to these or other medical conditions, know that Homepro Medical Supplies is here to help. You can learn more about all of the products we offer and even purchase them directly from our website, so don’t hesitate to take a look around today.
1National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey — United States, 2001–2010 (Emergency Department Visits)