Bodies are personal. That’s why treating yours is a privilege.
Unfortunately, too many men don’t make their health a priority, often skipping out on annual appointments, trying to tough it out when they’re sick or ignoring important symptoms that may indicate a larger issue.
Top health concerns for men
One of the best things you can do for your health is to establish a relationship with a primary care provider. They will be your first line of defense against health issues. Think of your primary care provider as the quarterback of your health care—they’re the person who can connect you with specialists, therapists, dietitians or other providers.
During an annual health visit, your primary care provider will review your health history, do a physical exam, and complete preventive screenings that can catch disease during its earliest, more treatable stages. During your annual health visit, your doctor will also check in on your mental health.
Tips to keep you well:
- Manage your heart disease: Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men, claiming the lives of one in every four men.
- Pay attention to changes in your body: They may be signs for something cancer or stroke.
- Recognize signs of depression or anger.
- Manage your weight.
Michael B. Dabrow, DO, FACP, FACOI
Richard D. Ing, MD
Christopher R. Kester, DO
Preethi Ramchand, MD