Wellness in Focus: Improving Health Outcomes for Men

Wellness in Focus: Improving Health Outcomes for Men

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J. Flowers Health Institute recognizes the importance of men’s physical and mental wellbeing during Men’s Health Month

HOUSTON, TX. June 2024 

Ambitious, assertive, dominant, self-confident, independent, macho, tough, rigid, self-sufficient. These are just some of the personality and behavioral stereotypes that are generally applied to men.  

Accurate or not, men at their core have the same fundamental needs as women (or as adolescents or the elderly for that matter) when it comes to mental and physical well-being.

Men’s Health Month – the annual June observation that encourages men and boys to implement healthy living decisions – underscores the importance of improving health outcomes for men of all walks of life. For health professionals it’s an opportunity to amplify that message which hopefully will resonate not just for the month but through the calendar year and a lifetime.

Special designations like Men’s Health Month help bring awareness of men’s health to the forefront, highlighting and raising awareness to crucial issues. Bringing these important issues to our attention and hopefully ensuring the messaging endures beyond the designated month.

That messaging for Men’s Health Month is particularly vital: On average, men in the U.S. die nearly six years earlier than women and are at higher risk for serious diseases including heart disease and lung cancer. This year the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is using June to focus special attention on improving health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority men whose unique cultures and histories impact their overall health and well-being.

Men seeking mental, medical, and addiction disorder treatment can benefit from the comprehensive approach offered by the J. Flowers Health Institute. Through a 360° strategy encompassing a thorough diagnostic evaluation and holistic treatment, addressing the entirety of the mind and body – incorporating biological, psychological, and spiritual dimensions – ensures that no aspect is overlooked or left to chance.

J. Flowers Health Institute’s distinctive role in championing comprehensive wellness is particularly significant in the current landscape of healthcare. The National Alliance on Mental Illness reports that one in five U.S. adults grapples with mental illness, underscoring the urgency of addressing mental health concerns across society. Despite the prevalence of mental health issues, men are notably less likely to seek or receive mental health treatment compared to women, as highlighted by the National Institute of Mental Health.

This disparity in help-seeking behavior between men and women can be attributed to various factors, including societal expectations of traditional masculinity that discourage men from expressing vulnerability or seeking help for emotional struggles. The stigma surrounding mental health issues in many cultures may also contribute to men avoiding seeking professional assistance, leading to underdiagnosis and undertreatment of mental health conditions among men.

Moreover, men’s reluctance to prioritize their mental well-being can have cascading effects on their overall health. Mental health concerns, if left unaddressed, can exacerbate physical health problems and increase the risk of developing chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. The interconnectedness of mental and physical health underscores the importance of holistic approaches to healthcare that consider the whole person.

By providing a 360° approach to wellness that integrates comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and holistic treatment modalities, the J. Flowers Health Institute is not only addressing the immediate mental health needs of men but also promoting a broader understanding of the interconnected nature of mental and physical well-being. Encouraging men to prioritize self-care, seek help when needed, and engage in open discussions about mental health can pave the way for improved health outcomes and a more resilient, empowered male population.

 

A takeaway for June: Stop seeing men through a filter of stereotypes. Understanding and treating the unique needs of individuals in crisis is a hallmark of the total wellness approach at J. Flowers Health Institute.

About J. Flowers Health Institute

J. Flowers Health Institute delivers unparalleled bespoke health care to executives, high-profile individuals, young adults, adolescents, and those with complex conditions. Our Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation Program uncovers the true source of any health issue and illuminates the most effective path to optimal wellness. The timeliness of our reports and diagnostic impressions allows the next appropriate level of care to begin promptly with a broad and deep understanding of the individual’s health and wellness.

 

Our multidisciplinary team of experts collaborates to deliver the future of whole-person health. We select the best providers and protocols from Western medicine, holistic health, integrative nutrition, sports medicine, and more that will help our clients reach optimal health. Our team’s coordination and collaboration offer each client a full continuum of bespoke care as appropriate for their unique circumstances.

 

Every client receives one-on-one support and personalized care. Our high-end medical facilities, access to the world’s largest medical campus, and private partnerships with exquisite hotels and spas ensure that we deliver an exceptional experience for every client. No detail is ever left to chance. Clients of J. Flowers Health Institute focus and heal in discreet comfort.