‘Man-Flu’ – is the joke over? Take a Man MOT

Men’s health under threat as vital warning signs are ignored.
Have you ever been accused of having ‘Man-Flu’? New research reveals that the term, ‘Man-Flu’ adopted by many to ridicule men when they are sick, could be having a negative impact. In some cases, men feel that the term, ‘man-flu’ is denying them the right to be ill (43%) and preventing them from seeking advice for a legitimate illness (52%).

In fact, only 55% of men surveyed visit their GP once or more a year compared with 72% of women, with over half (53%) of the men worrying about wasting their doctor’s time. Does this sound familiar? Unfortunately, these attitudes could mean that serious health conditions are being left undetected and therefore untreated.

To encourage men to think more about their health and seek medical advice, the ‘Ministry of Manly Behaviour’ has been launched to raise awareness of Man MOT.

Click here to watch the ‘Ministry of Manly Behaviour’ video

You can take the first step in taking care of your health with Man MOT, the UK’s first online health surgery exclusively for men and speak with a qualified GP to get medical advice on a broad range of health issues in total confidence. Please follow the link: www.manmot.co.uk

Man MOT is open every Monday between 6pm and 10pm until 16th May 2011, offering confidential web chats with qualified GPs.
The GPs on Man MOT can talk to you about any health problem, suggest the best course of action to take, and direct you to appropriate health services if necessary. However, as they do not have access to your medical records and are not able to perform a clinical examination, they cannot give individualised medical advice or offer a specific medical diagnosis.
The Man MOT online surgery is funded by Pfizer and is supported by National Obesity Forum, Men's Health Forum, Sexual Advice Association, Relate, HEART UK and Diabetes UK.
References
OnePoll survey data, September 2010: PR consumer survey. Participants: 3,000