By Dr. Deena Adimoolam, ABC News Medical Unit
Thanks to an increased risk of heart attacks, cancer and mental health problems, men live on average five years less than women. The Movember movement aims to help men get healthier by raising awareness for common ailments men face.
ABC News' Health Twitter chat on Tuesday focused on getting the word out on ways men can close the health gap. Moderated by ABC News chief health and medical editor, Dr. Richard Besser, we were joined by Livestrong, Men's Health Magazine, The Movember Foundation and headspace.com.
Here are some of the highlights from the conversation distilled into nine scintillating tweets.
T1: Men are less likely to visit a doctor when they are ill and, and less likely to report on the symptoms of disease or illness #abcDrBchat
— Movember USA (@Movember) November 18, 2014
— Ryan D. Lang, MD (@DrRyanLang) November 18, 2014
— Jamie Zimmerman, MD (@jamiezmd) November 18, 2014
— Men's Health Mag (@MensHealthMag) November 18, 2014
T4 The leading causes of cancer death among men: #1 Lung Cancer, #2 Prostate Cancer, #3 Colorectal Cancer #abcDrBchat
— Doctor Deena (@Doctor_Deena) November 18, 2014
— LIVESTRONG (@livestrong) November 18, 2014
— Tobacco Free Florida (@tobaccofreefla) November 18, 2014
— Men's Health Network (@MensHlthNetwork) November 18, 2014
— Dr Alok Patel (@AlokPatelMD) November 18, 2014