Men’s Health

More often than not, men will neglect their healthcare needs despite the rising issues that they may face in their lifetime.
Men have been known to seek medical help only when an immediate and urgent issue arises.

Unfortunately, a great deal of health problems that men face are known as “silent” diseases, since they don’t cause any major signs or symptoms in their early stages.

The top issues men face in their lifetime are:

Heart Disease

1 in 4 men experience cardiac issues. If you experience shortness of breath, chest tightness, and nausea you should consult your physician immediately. Factors that contribute to this include being overweight, lack of exercise and smoking.

High Blood Pressure

Physicians recommend every 2 years checking your blood pressure. You should check this sooner if you are overweight, obese, or have other health issues.

Colorectal Cancer

At age 45, it’s recommended by healthcare providers to have this checked with CT colonography, or with a standard colonoscopy. This should be examined sooner if you have signs, symptoms or a family history of colorectal cancer.

High Cholesterol

At age 35, Men should have their cholesterol checked every 5 years. You should be checked sooner if you smoke, have high blood pressure or suffer from diabetes.

Low Testosterone

Men as young as 35 can start experiencing issues with their testosterone. Symptoms can range from fatigue, high body fat, low sex drive, and loss of body hair.

Men’s health is vitally important when planning to live a long and healthy life. Ways to extend your life can be as simple as making several lifestyle changes to improve your vitality. One way you can do this is to increase your activity. Try walking half a mile a day for a month, then maybe a mile a day the next month. Another way to improve your health would be simple dietary changes. Avoid eating fried foods and foods high in saturated fats. Finally, the best way to prevent long term health issues is avoiding excessive drinking and smoking. Alcohol can reduce bone formation as well your calcium intake. Smoking can lead to lung cancer as well as long term breathing issues.

As men get older, they can face health crises that could’ve been managed with preventative care, screenings, and regular check ups.  Once you understand that your risk factors, family history, and lifestyle choices can affect your health, you can make an appointment today with your healthcare provider to prevent these long term issues as well as manage any health concerns you may have.

Don't delay going to the doctor!

Sometimes people delay going to the doctor only to find that their condition worsens.

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