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Nine in ten men 'avoid seeking medical help'

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Nearly nine in 10 men claim they would not visit a doctor or a pharmacist unless they have a serious problem, according to new figures.

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) is calling for men to enhance their understanding of medicines after a survey also found that one in 10 men would take a new prescription medicine without reading the patient information leaflet first.

And the poll of 1,700 adults across the UK found that almost a quarter of men admit their understanding of medicines is poor, compared with just 15% of women.

Mike Holden, chief executive of the NPA, said: “We urge men to work in partnership with health professionals to get a firmer grip on their long-term well-being.

“With the help of their local pharmacy team, men can do more to stay well, not just get treatment when they are sick.”

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