Men’s General Health
Staying healthy does not have to be very difficult. Health encompasses a healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition, exercise, proper emotional stability, happy relationships, and much more. Your health may be compromised by the choices that you make on a daily basis. Simple lifestyle changes may make a huge difference in your health and well-being.
Men are unfortunate in the fact that they can suffer from diseases and disorders that women will never have to face. Most of these diseases and disorders involve the male reproductive system, the prostate, or important male hormones. Some of the most common topics within men’s general healthcare:
- Gynecomastia (Male Breasts)
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Prostate Health
- Testicular Health
- Low Testosterone
- Premature Ejaculation
- Jock Itch
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Men of all ages can stay much healthier and happier by following simple guidelines in their everyday lives:
- Eating healthy
- Minimize alcohol consumption
- Do not smoke
- Exercise frequently
- Wear sunscreen or limit sun exposure when not properly protected
- Use sunglasses to protect against UV damage to the eyes
- Practice safe sex techniques
- Drink adequate amounts of water
- Participate in activities that bring you joy
- Limit your daily intake of sweets
- Limit stress in your life
Part of living a healthy lifestyle is sticking to a preventative maintenance timetable:
- Males between the ages of 18 and 34 should visit their doctor for a wellness visit every 1-3 years. Males over the age of 34 should visit their physician on a yearly basis.
- All immunizations should be kept up to date.
- Cholesterol levels should be taken every 5 years for males under the age of 34. Males over the age of 34 should have their cholesterol tested every three years unless their physician orders a cholesterol check earlier due to medical risk factors.
- Males over the age of 50 should be screened for colon cancer every 1-10 years (dependant on the type of testing used).
- All individuals should visit their dental professionals on a yearly basis to ensure the health and well-being of their mouth and teeth.
- Eye examinations should be completed every 2 years.
- Prostate examinations should begin at the age of 40 is risk factors have been diagnosed. Males that have low risk of prostate cancer should begin their prostate examinations at the age of 50.