Well, HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all the deserving dads out there! Seriously. It’s that one day a year that is set aside to celebrate and honor you as a father, if you are one! And if you don’t happen to be a “DAD” yet, just look at this day as a time to celebrate men. Most likely your day to be a father will come. It is a very rewarding experience, one that cannot be put adequately into words. I know, I have 5 grandkids now, so somewhere in that line is a couple of people who are my children!
Well, enough of trying to be funny. There is a message to this blog entry. I heard a news report today, reported in Men’s Health, stating that the majority of men take better care of their cars and trucks than they do their own body! Really! The difference was statistically significant. More than two thirds of random men polled stated they would rather take their car to the mechanic than go to a doctor visit. That part is just hard to understand. If you don’t have a ‘Dad’ that is in good health, he doesn’t have a car, or have the ability to take care of it…….
OK, here is the pitch. Give your father a tie, a new shirt, key chain, or bottle of red wine. He deserves it. Along with it though, give him the insight to get his motor tuned. Give him the encouragement, even if he feels good or even great, to visit his doctor and get that yearly check up. You know his 280Z, BMW, or Mustang GT gets more attention and money put into it than a simple doctor office visit.
There are so many things that can be happening to your Dad’s health that can go unrecognized. Anything from heart problems, hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea, hypothyroidism to yes, here it comes, LOW T (testosterone). Our bodies, his body, gets so used to the slight changes happening as time goes by, that Andropause goes largely unrecognized and untreated. As we are finding out now, LOW T can be the culprit behind many disease states, and at the very least, the precursor to the development of a ton of health issues that can be avoided with testosterone replacement and other appropriate hormone testing and replenishment.
That’s it. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! Enjoy the day and your children, and hopefully you will listen to their request to get that medical checkup. They love you, and they will love you even more (and perhaps for a longer time) for getting your oil changed.