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2 Your Health Movember "I hate going to the doctor"

2 Your Health Movember "I hate going to the doctor"

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The News 2 "2 Your Health Team" continues a special series of Movember Men's Health reports designed to remind dads and dudes why they need to take care of their health.

John Blunt was sitting in his doctor's office when he explained that his lack of patience for doctors.

"As a man I just don't want to admit that i have all of these illness so I say that I don't have it I deny it," Blunt said.

He said that accepting a diagnosis seems to make the problem worse and planned to deny every diagnosis he was given.@

"People say they have diabetes they lose weight...i haven't lost a pound" Blunt said.

Blunt admitted that he doesn't always follow doctor's orders despite being diagnosed with diabetes, diverticulitis, hypertension, and high cholesterol. 

According to the National Institutes of Health, 75 percent of American women said they had a physical in 2012, but only 60 percent of men said the same thing.

Blunt's doctor Dr. Thaddeus Bell said that some patients require an extra does of patience. And some only need to hear the truth that prevention saves lives.

"Men hearing stories of men being chronically ill and passing away gets to some of these men.  the word is getting out.  The mindset of men has to change" Bell said.

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