Men's health emphasized in 'mustache march' through Rīga

On Monday, November 20, dozens of participants gathered outside the Freedom Monument for a “Mustache March.” November is Men's Health Month, and this year it places particular emphasis on the need to screening, Latvian Television reported.

“The main idea is to be like a drop in the ocean. And slowly remind men that health is important. And that you have to go to the doctor not only when you have a broken arm or there's a nail in your head or you can't walk at all anymore, but you have to take care of your health. And that's what the move also calls for,” said Ansis messenger of the health movement "Vīru tests".

Prostate cancer prevention is brought up annually in November. It is recommended that it be tested every two years by carrying out PSA or prostate-specific antigen analyses.

“We men are strong, we can all, we have to provide families, but in principle, a man has to be a bit selfish. He needs to take care of himself. [..] If at some point I'm not responsible for myself, then I'm already, in principle, hurting those next to me. Whether it's family, whether it's community circle,” noted Edgars, a participant in the march.

Physicians call for prostate-specific antigen analysis to be performed regularly from the time the age of 45 is reached.

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