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The Importance of Men’s Health

June is Men’s Health Month. With so much health buzz in the air, it’s the perfect time to learn how you can take charge of, improve, and maintain your health.

June 19, 2020 | HF Healthy Living Team

In this article, we’re going to focus on the importance of men’s health. Click on the images below to learn how making a few lifestyle changes can help you live a longer, healthier life.

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Take charge of your health
by making better lifestyle choices.

 

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Many of the major health risks that men face can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle: regular exercise, a healthy diet, not smoking, stress reduction, and alcohol consumption in the moderate range (no more than two drinks a day) if at all.

 

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Know male-specific health issues.

 

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Male-specific issues, such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, testosterone deficiency syndrome, and prostate and testicular cancer, should be considered priorities compared to lifestyle-related health problems, as they are just as important and should be addressed by your doctor.

 

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Get physical.

 

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Through yearly physicals, and seeing a healthcare provider on a “regular” basis, prevention is possible. Annual physicals will establish baselines for factors such as blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, and PSA (a screening test for prostate cancer risk)—and monitor how these factors change over time. Having an annual physical will enable you to catch potentially dangerous conditions early, when they’re still manageable and treatable.

 

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Don’t avoid the doctor.

 

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Your doctor can be your best ally for maintaining health and preventing disease. While there may be nothing wrong at the time, regular doctor visits can prevent long-term problems, especially if you have a family history of specific medical issues. Don’t wait until something is seriously wrong to visit the doctor. Listen to your body, and don’t put off getting something checked out that doesn’t feel right.

 
 

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This health information or program is for educational purposes only and not intended to treat, diagnose, or act as a substitute for medical advice from your provider. Consult your healthcare provider and always follow your healthcare provider’s instructions.

Sources
Men’s Health: Prevent the Top Threats. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). Accessed June 10, 2020.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/mens-health/in-depth/mens-health/art-20047764

Men’s Health. Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School. Accessed June 10, 2020.
https://www.health.harvard.edu/topics/mens-health

June is Men’s Health Month. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). Jan. 16, 2020.
https://health.gov/news-archive/blog-bayw/2018/06/june-is-mens-health-month/

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