Comedian PJ Gallagher tells men to make sure this is addressed during Men’s Health Week
Irish comedian PJ Gallagher urges men to make their health a priority and to see a healthcare professional whenever they have a problem, as Men’s Health Week begins today.
Gallagher partnered with LloydsPharmacy this week to launch a campaign that encourages men to seek help with their health concerns by promoting their free men’s checkup service.
LloydsPharmacy stores are also open late and on weekends to help those with busy lifestyles.
Comedian and campaign ambassador PJ Gallagher said: “We all know how important our health is, especially since last year, but many men still struggle to talk about their health. I know what it’s like to talk about your health and ask for help.
“It can be difficult, but the benefits far outweigh the embarrassment or fear that might cause men to delay seeking help. This Men’s Health Week, with LloydsPharmacy, I’m calling men to make their health a priority.
“LloydsPharmacy offers a free men’s health check-up where you can get private and professional advice. Men who have health concerns should visit their local LloydsPharmacy to speak with a pharmacist or see their GP. “
A recent survey by LloydsPharmacy found that 42% of men deferred seeking advice on health issues and 41% of these men did so out of fear of finding out what was wrong, compared to only 27% of women.
The investigation also revealed that weight, stress, blood pressure, and depression are all key health concerns for men, and nearly half of men surveyed say they’re not likely to contact their GP or healthcare professional. they have a health problem.
Additional research by the Men’s Health Forum Ireland also found that men die, on average, up to four years younger than women and have higher death rates than women for most of the leading causes of death. .
LloydsPharmacy Superintendent Pharmacist Denis O’Driscoll said: “The Men’s Health Check service at LloydsPharmacy stores in Ireland is a private, free service that can help those concerned about heart disease, erectile dysfunction, diabetes, smoking cessation, mental health, sexual health, hair loss and skin conditions.
“Free blood pressure and BMI checks are also available as part of the service, so we encourage anyone with concerns in these areas to visit their local LloydsPharmacy now to speak with a pharmacist. “