get routine screenings for men’s health month
June is Men’s Health Month, and local doctors are urging men to put their health first and get tested.
They say whenever something bothers you you should talk to your doctor, but this month should also serve as a reminder to get routine screenings.
Dr. Helen L. Bernie, medical director of male sexual and reproductive medicine at Indiana University, says that when it comes to health, it is important to take initiative.
“You are important. Take charge of your health. Go see your primary care doctor or go see your urologist and get things checked out,” said Dr. Bernie.
“They will be screened for blood pressure. They will check your lab work. They will check your sugars to rule out diabetes. Mental health is also very, very important. ”
The sooner you catch things the better, and these projections are a vital way to find things.
Regular appointments can find mental and physical health issues. While annual checkups can keep men on a positive heart course through diet and exercise.
Doctors say men in their mid-twenties should act now to ensure healthier lives for years to come.
Doctors recommend blood tests to check cholesterol and blood sugar levels because they can identify problems early and allow doctors to intervene.
Dr Bernie says your doctor should screen for things like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and skin cancer.
“The sooner we can catch something, the easier it is to help fix and fix anything,” said Dr Bernie.
“I think that’s another reason why men, and women in general, might be afraid to see a doctor. They are so afraid that something is wrong. But the good news is, we have so many wonderful ways to do preventative medicine. ”
These preventative measures can include lifestyle and diet changes, taking medication, or even surgery if things are more serious.
People should always feel comfortable with their doctor, regardless of their gender. So, if you are uncomfortable, try making another appointment with another doctor.
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