AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE—MEN’S HEALTH MONTH
When it comes to prevention and early detection, men’s health often takes a back seat to women’s health. Most men even find themselves skipping out on annual checkups with their doctor. The problem? Some serious health problems may not cause symptoms at first and getting annual checkups and the necessary screenings are the best way to detect health issues early.
According to the CDC, the top five health risks for men are:
- Heart disease
- Unintentional injuries
- Chronic lower respiratory disease
By making healthy lifestyle changes, men can help reduce their health risks and improve their overall health. Take a proactive approach by following these basic health tips.
- Work with your doctor to identify potential health concerns that are unique to men such as prostate and testicular cancers
- Get an annual comprehensive exam, which is an opportunity to screen for health issues including certain cancers and heart disease
- Make healthy lifestyle choices such as avoiding smoking, limiting alcohol, and maintaining a well-balanced diet and exercise regimen
Start by calling your doctor to make an appointment.